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#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) will have a meeting with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Friday 21 July at 11am at the Elysée Palace.  Leading the ETUC delegation will be ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini, who will be accompanied by ETUC Confederal Secretary Thiébaut Weber and the Secretary Generals of the five […]

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#12DaysofChristmas: Trade deals remain controversial #Yes2TTIP #StopTTIP

#12DaysofChristmas: Trade deals remain controversial #Yes2TTIP #StopTTIP

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU-US negotiations to reach a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the EU’s largest export partner remain vexed. Secretary of State John Kerry optimistically hoped to reach an agreement by the end of the year. With a seemingly protectionist President-elect and public concern in Europe, it is difficult to see how progress will […]

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MEPs to debate #CETA trade agreement with business, trade unions and farmers

MEPs to debate #CETA trade agreement with business, trade unions and farmers

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs will debate the pros and cons of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada with farmers, businesses and trade union representatives from around 9h on Wednesday morning (12 October). EU trade ministers are to decide on 18 October in Brussels on the approval and provisional application of the agreement. […]

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#TradeCommittee: TTIP and CETA talks – follow-up debates in EP Trade Committee

#TradeCommittee: TTIP and CETA talks – follow-up debates in EP Trade Committee

Stocktaking debates on progress in EU trade talks with two major partners, Canada and the USA , will be held in the International Trade Committee on Monday (14 March) afternoon. The recently updated investment rules in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) deal with Canada and latest developments on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment […]

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#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

While heads of state and governments will try to work out the details of the EU-Turkey migration deal during the last European summit in Brussels on 17-18 March, parliamentary committees will also be dealing with migration issues this week. MEPs vote on proposals for relocation schemes for refugees and EU humanitarian visa and also asses […]

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EU strikes comprehensive trade deal with East African Community

EU strikes comprehensive trade deal with East African Community

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 16 October, negotiators from the EU and the East African Community (EAC) finalized a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between both regions. The agreement will provide legal certainty for businesses and open a long-term perspective for free and unlimited access to the EU market for products from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. […]

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Level playing field ‘essential for future competitive taxi innovation’

Level playing field ‘essential for future competitive taxi innovation’

Innovation in Europe’s taxi industry and recent challenges faced from so called ride-sharing apps highlighted to newly elected MEPs, Belgian politicians and industry stakeholders by IRU, which welcomes new technologies, but stresses that fair competition and clear regulations are essential. Presenting innovation in Europe’s taxi industry and recent challenges faced from so called ride-sharing apps […]

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