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Campaigners step up pressure on EU and UK to guarantee citizens’ rights after #Brexit

Campaigners step up pressure on EU and UK to guarantee citizens’ rights after #Brexit

| November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

A delegation of campaigners met MEPs in Strasbourg as part of a campaign to ensure the legal residency rights of citizens are “fully respected” after the UK exits the EU, writes Martin Banks. The move came as MPs in the House of Commons held a debate amendments to legislation which will pave the way for […]

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#Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

#Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein (pictured), has suggested holding another referendum on Brexit. Blankfein tweeted: “Here in UK, lots of hand-wringing from CEOs over #Brexit… So much at stake, why not make sure consensus still there?” The firm, which is known to have taken office space in Frankfurt, employs about 6,000 people […]

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EU report: Evaluation of #Ukraine reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation to reap full benefits

EU report: Evaluation of #Ukraine reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation to reap full benefits

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A report produced by the European External Action Service and the European Commission highlights that Ukraine has pursued the implementation of a number of reforms identified in its Association Agenda in 2017, with several significant successes. Progress in other areas has been less forthcoming, with accelerated implementation needed to bring about real change for the […]

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#EESC to take part in #GothenburgSocialSummit in show of support for #EuropeanPillarofSocialRights

#EESC to take part in #GothenburgSocialSummit in show of support for #EuropeanPillarofSocialRights

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

A delegation of members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), led by its President Georges Dassis, will take part in the high-level social summit in Gothenburg on 17 November to voice the EESC’s support for the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), in line with the Committee’s active and important contribution to the ongoing discussion about […]

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#Merkel allies talk tough ahead of crunch coalition negotiations

#Merkel allies talk tough ahead of crunch coalition negotiations

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they would not agree a coalition at any price ahead of crunch talks on Thursday (16 November) at which she must forge a three-way alliance or else risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end, writes Paul Carrel. Merkel, 63, is trying to form an […]

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European Parliament’s #Brexit negotiator – ‘Not so pessimistic’ about reaching deal

European Parliament’s #Brexit negotiator – ‘Not so pessimistic’ about reaching deal

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

The European Union and Britain must quickly solve major issues in Brexit negotiations such as finances and citizens’ rights but there is a good chance a deal can be reached, European Parliament negotiator Guy Verhofstadt (pictured) was quoted as saying. “It’s our goal to conclude the talks with an agreement. And I’m actually not so […]

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European paper industry calls for reviewed #BioeconomyStrategy that bolsters investment

European paper industry calls for reviewed #BioeconomyStrategy that bolsters investment

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European paper industry takes a positive stance on the European Commission’s Staff Working Document on the review of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy.   “To achieve Europe’s bioeconomy and climate change agenda, it is essential that the EU lays down the conditions to spur the investments which shift Europe away from a ‘fossil-addicted’ economy.  The […]

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