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EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman have today (20 January) published a joint assessment of the progress made in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since negotiations started in July 2013. While nobody thinks immediate progress will be made on TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment […]

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Council President #Tusk on putting ‘Europe first’ in 2017

Council President #Tusk on putting ‘Europe first’ in 2017

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brexit, EU relations with the US and Russia, migration, economic and social progress, and the defence union were the key political challenges for 2017 debated by MEPs, Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen and Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday (18 January). Tusk briefed MEPs on the outcome of the December 2016 meeting of EU heads […]

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Antonio #Tajani elected new president of #EuropeanParliament

Antonio #Tajani elected new president of #EuropeanParliament

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) (pictured) has won Parliament’s presidential election with 351 votes in a final face-off with Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT), who secured 282 votes. Outcome of the fourth ballot Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) 351 Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT) 282 Valid votes cast: 633 Abstentions: 80 Total votes cast: 713 Press conference No candidate […]

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Theresa May’s #Brexit speech (26 April 2016)

Theresa May’s #Brexit speech (26 April 2016)

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (17 January), Theresa May will be making her much anticipated Brexit speech. We are likely to hear much of what we already know: the UK will NOT remain in the EEA; will NOT become an associate member; will NOT stay in a customs union; and will paddle its own canoe on the world stage… In April […]

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Policy address to the Security Council of the United Nations by His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, president of the Republic of #Kazakhstan

Policy address to the Security Council of the United Nations by His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, president of the Republic of #Kazakhstan

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Republic of Kazakhstan began its duties as a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council on 1 January 2017, for the next two years.   Kazakhstan is grateful to all the UN member states that supported its candidature. We consider our election to the Security Council as a great responsibility and evidence of the […]

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Kazakhstan to seek unity and diplomatic solutions during tenure on #UNSC

Kazakhstan to seek unity and diplomatic solutions during tenure on #UNSC

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The past 12 months will rank among the most turbulent of recent times. We have seen major political shocks driven by widespread public anger and frustration at the political and business elite in the US and Europe. Mainstream parties and ideas are under challenge everywhere. The tragedy of Syria and Iraq has deepened, fuelled by […]

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Delivering 22nd-century #CBRN forensics

Delivering 22nd-century #CBRN forensics

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is no doubt that Europe is under an everyday threat of terrorism and the chance of that escalating into an attack from chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) agents also seems to be increasing. Police forces (and others) have been improving their capability to detect these attacks, but until these attacks materialize the skills […]

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