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#Coronavirus – ‘We have taken strong and comprehensive measures’ Ambassador Cao Zhongming

#Coronavirus – ‘We have taken strong and comprehensive measures’ Ambassador Cao Zhongming

| February 13, 2020

Ahead of today’s (13 February) Extraordinary meeting of European health ministers to discuss the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and related measures, EU Reporter met the Chinese Ambassador Cao Zhongming, to find out more about China’s response and how it was working together with international partners.   Q: What measures China has taken in response to Covid-19?   The sudden outbreak of Covid-19 is a challenge […]

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Commission welcomes European Parliament’s approval of EU and #Vietnam trade and investment agreements

Commission welcomes European Parliament’s approval of EU and #Vietnam trade and investment agreements

| February 13, 2020

The European Commission welcomes the decision of 12 February by the European Parliament to approve the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements. The EU-Vietnam trade agreement is now set to enter into force in 2020, upon conclusion of the ratification procedure by Vietnam. The trade agreement will eliminate virtually all tariffs on goods traded between the […]

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Britain gives ‘green signal’ to major rail project #HS2

Britain gives ‘green signal’ to major rail project #HS2

| February 12, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) gave the green light for a high speed rail project connecting London to northern England on Tuesday (11 February), saying he would take a firmer grip on a project that is behind schedule and running billions of pounds over budget, writes Sarah Young. Known as HS2, the high speed […]

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#TradePreferences boost developing countries’ exports to European Union

#TradePreferences boost developing countries’ exports to European Union

| February 12, 2020

Exports to the European Union from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the EU’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high of €69 billion in 2018. According to the European Commission’s report published every two years on the GSP, released on 10 February, exports to the EU from the 71 GSP beneficiary […]

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#TradePreferences boost developing countries’ exports to the European Union

#TradePreferences boost developing countries’ exports to the European Union

| February 11, 2020

Exports to the European Union from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the EU’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high of €69 billion in 2018. According to the European Commission’s report published every two years on the GSP, released today, exports to the EU from the 71 GSP beneficiary countries increased […]

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#Eurozone getting ready to spend more to boost flagging economy – sources

#Eurozone getting ready to spend more to boost flagging economy – sources

| February 10, 2020

Eurozone finance ministers are set to agree this month a more growth-friendly fiscal policy, three EU officials said on Friday (7 February), a change from current targets that would pave the way for more spending in Germany amid fears of a downturn, writes Francesco Guarascio @fraguarascio. Repeated attempts to boost investment and growth in the […]

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EU supports small and medium enterprises and sustainable transport in #Poland

EU supports small and medium enterprises and sustainable transport in #Poland

| February 10, 2020

The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a guarantee agreement with Poland’s national promotional bank, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), which will allow BGK to provide around PLN 10.5 billion (€2.5bn) in loans to small and medium businesses. The EIF guarantee comes under the EU’s SME programme COSME and is backed by the European Fund for […]

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