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#Salisbury – EU Foreign Ministers support sanctions against Russians responsible for nerve agent attack

#Salisbury – EU Foreign Ministers support sanctions against Russians responsible for nerve agent attack

| January 21, 2019

The EU’s foreign ministers imposed sanctions on nine persons and one entity under the new regime of restrictive measures against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons created on 15 October 2018. These designations include the two GRU officials, and the Head and Deputy Head of the GRU (Intelligence arm of the Russian Armed Forces) […]

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#Brexit – Coveney says Polish Foreign Minister’s proposal on Irish backstop does not reflect EU thinking

#Brexit – Coveney says Polish Foreign Minister’s proposal on Irish backstop does not reflect EU thinking

| January 21, 2019

Simon Coveney, Irish Tánaiste, reacted to the suggestion put forward by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz that a time limit be placed on the backstop concerning the Irish border. The backstop is one of the issues that British members of parliament have identified as a barrier to adopting the Withdrawal Agreement in the UK. Coveney […]

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Commissioner Thyssen attends launch of #OECD report on #SkillsStrategyForFlanders

Commissioner Thyssen attends launch of #OECD report on #SkillsStrategyForFlanders

| January 21, 2019

On Monday 21 January Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen (pictured) will attend the launch of the OECD report on the Flemish Skills Strategy place in Brussels. This project has been realised in cooperation with the European Commission and received co-funding from Erasmus+. At the event, the Organization for Economic Co-operation […]

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  #EUUSTradeTalks – European Commission presents draft negotiating mandates

 #EUUSTradeTalks – European Commission presents draft negotiating mandates

| January 21, 2019

The European Commission has adopted proposals for negotiating directives for trade talks with the United States: one on conformity assessment to make it easier for companies to prove their products meet technical requirements on both sides of the Atlantic, and one on the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods. The member states must now give […]

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MEPs call for safety and liability rules for #DriverlessCars

MEPs call for safety and liability rules for #DriverlessCars

| January 16, 2019

MEPs want EU to respond faster to developments in automated mobility © AP images/European Union-EP  MEPs welcome focus on automated mobility, but call for further efforts to ensure road safety and support for EU industry. Europe has to be innovative, but faster. China and the USA are not waiting,” said rapporteur Wim Van de Camp […]

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#EasternPartnership – #TEN-T Investment Action Plan of €13 billion for better connectivity with the EU and stronger growth in the region

#EasternPartnership – #TEN-T Investment Action Plan of €13 billion for better connectivity with the EU and stronger growth in the region

| January 16, 2019

The European Commission together with the World Bank have developed a new Indicative trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Investment Action Plan that identifies priority projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Together, these almost 100 projects amount to an investment of almost €13 billion up to 2030 and foresee a total of 4,800 kilometres of road and rail, […]

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#eu2019ro – ‘We have fulfilled all the conditions for Schengen membership’ Teodorovici

#eu2019ro – ‘We have fulfilled all the conditions for Schengen membership’ Teodorovici

| January 15, 2019

Today (15 January) MEPs meeting in Strasbourg discussed the priorities of the incoming Romanian Presidency of the European Council. This is the first time that Romania – which joined the EU in 2007 – will hold the Presidency. We asked Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici about the next six months of what will be an unusual […]

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