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#WTO – US blocking of the appellate body is serious blow to the international rules-based trade system

#WTO – US blocking of the appellate body is serious blow to the international rules-based trade system

| December 10, 2019

Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan (pictured) made a statement given that the WTO’s Appellate Body will stop functioning as of tomorrow (11 December) due to the US failure to appoint or reappointment of its members. Hogan described this as a regrettable & very serious blow to the international rules-based trade system. The #EU firmly believes that […]

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‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

| December 6, 2019

Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and unblock paralysis. He told Irish business […]

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#Huawei welcomes ‘fact-based approach’ of EU telecoms ministers

#Huawei welcomes ‘fact-based approach’ of EU telecoms ministers

| December 4, 2019

A Huawei spokesperson, speaking in Brussels, said: “Huawei welcomes and encourages the facts-based approach of the EU Telecom Ministers towards the security of 5G networks. Indeed, this is the model that both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have endorsed as the gold standard for 5G verification. “Europe is the natural 5G leader: it […]

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Four Presidents mark ten years of #LisbonTreaty in House of European History

Four Presidents mark ten years of #LisbonTreaty in House of European History

| November 28, 2019

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty, European Parliament President David Sassoli is hosting a ceremony in the House of European History on Sunday, 1 December. At noon on Sunday, President Sassoli will be joined by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel and European Central Bank President […]

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Parliament elects #VonDerLeyenCommission

Parliament elects #VonDerLeyenCommission

| November 27, 2019

President-elect von der Leyen presents her team and vision to Parliament prior to the vote for the election of the Commission©EU 2019 – EP  Following the conclusion of the hearings process, Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect von der Leyen today (27 November). In a roll call vote that took […]

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Coming up in plenary: #NewCommission, #Climate emergency, #EUBudget

Coming up in plenary: #NewCommission, #Climate emergency, #EUBudget

| November 26, 2019

MEPs will vote on the new European Commission, award the 2019 LUX Film Prize and decide on the EU budget for 2020 at the November plenary session in Strasbourg. Election of the 2019-2024 Commission Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presents her team and programme in the plenary on Wednesday morning (27 November). Following a […]

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#Romania presidential elections 2019: Current president scores historic win

#Romania presidential elections 2019: Current president scores historic win

| November 25, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis (pictured) scored a landslide victory against former prime minister Viorica Dancila, when the voting ended in the country yesterday (24 November). Iohannis received 66.5% of the votes compared to 33.5% for Viorica Dancila, according to the IRES exit poll. The other exit poll, carried out by CURS Avangarde, showed a score of 64.8% […]

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