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EU leading in #GlobalAgriFoodTrade

EU leading in #GlobalAgriFoodTrade

| September 6, 2019

In a report published on 5 September,, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods exported in 2018, ranking fourth after machinery, other manufactured […]

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Javid to respond to #InflationLinkedBonds report on Wednesday

Javid to respond to #InflationLinkedBonds report on Wednesday

| September 3, 2019

British Finance Minister Sajid Javid (pictured) said he would respond on Wednesday (4 September) to a call by lawmakers to stop issuing inflation-linked debt linked to an outdated price measure that give bondholders an annual 1 billion-pound ($1.2 billion) windfall,writes William Schomberg. The government’s response would be made at 06h30 GMT on 4 September, Javid […]

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#TonyBlair warns UK #Labour – Don’t fall into election ‘elephant trap’

#TonyBlair warns UK #Labour – Don’t fall into election ‘elephant trap’

| September 3, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is laying an election “elephant trap” for the opposition Labour Party that it should avoid, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warned on Monday (2 September), write Paul Sandle and Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters.  “Boris Johnson knows that if no-deal Brexit stands on its own as a proposition it might […]

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Major engagement initiative to be launched in first three months of new #Commission 

Major engagement initiative to be launched in first three months of new #Commission 

| September 2, 2019

The European Commission intends to launch an EU-wide campaign of engagement with citizens to present its political priorities in its ‘first hundred days’ of office, writes Catherine Feore.   In a draft document outlining the European Commission’s priorities, the next Commission will agree on what they describe as a ‘joint narrative’ at their first college seminar, which […]

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#Huawei announces new investment to support its growing business in Ireland over next 3 years

#Huawei announces new investment to support its growing business in Ireland over next 3 years

| August 30, 2019

Huawei has announced a €70 million investment in Irish research and development (R&D) over the next three years to support its growing business in Ireland. The company has said the R&D will focus on the areas of video, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and site-reliability engineering (SRE). The work will be supported by over 100 […]

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#Brexit – A proposal to leave Ireland’s border to future negotiations ‘just won’t fly’ says Coveney 

#Brexit – A proposal to leave Ireland’s border to future negotiations ‘just won’t fly’ says Coveney 

| August 30, 2019

Arriving for the Informal (Gymnich) meeting of Foreign Ministers on 30 August, Irish Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that he would be happy for the UK to meet the EU five days a week if necessary, in response to a question about the UK’s announcement that it would be negotiating two days per week in Brussels, […]

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#EIB European Investment Bank signs €25 million financing deal with podcast company #Acast under the #JunckerPlan

#EIB European Investment Bank signs €25 million financing deal with podcast company #Acast under the #JunckerPlan

| August 28, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €25 million ‘quasi-equity’ financing agreement with podcast company Acast to expand its research and development activities and to further develop its audio content distribution platform. As well as independent podcasts, Acast also looks after the audio content of larger publishers, such as the Financial Times, the Guardian, […]

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