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#Brexit – The EU and UK agree to a single governance structure for a future agreement

#Brexit – The EU and UK agree to a single governance structure for a future agreement

| July 23, 2020

The EU’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier said there had been some progress during this week’s round of negotiations with the UK. He said that there has been a narrowing of divergences in the areas of social security coordination and Union programmes; progress on the use of a single governance structure for the agreement – which […]

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#EUCO – ‘We did it! Europe is strong, Europe is united’

#EUCO – ‘We did it! Europe is strong, Europe is united’

| July 21, 2020

Following a marathon summit of four days and nights, between Europe’s 27 heads of government,  European Council President Charles Michel announced that a deal had been reached: ‘We did it!’ The package is made up of a multi-annual budget (MFF) of €1,074 billion and an additional €750bn to help Europe relaunch its economy following the […]

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First president of #Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 80th birthday and his role in international relations

First president of #Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 80th birthday and his role in international relations

| July 4, 2020

Aigul Kuspan, the ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Belgium and head of mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the European Union, looks at the life and achievements of Kazakhstan’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev. 6 July 2020 marked the 80th birthday of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan […]

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#BlackLivesMatter – ‘In our Union there is no place for racism or any kind of discrimination’ Von der Leyen

#BlackLivesMatter – ‘In our Union there is no place for racism or any kind of discrimination’ Von der Leyen

| June 18, 2020

Following the death of George Floyd an African American man who died while being arrested by police officers on the street in the US city of Minneapolis on 25 May. The European Parliament organised a debate to discuss the racism, discrimination and police violence often faced by minorities, in particular, those of African descent. Floyd’s […]

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Barnier – We will put EU’s long-term economic interests ahead of short-term adaptation costs of #Brexit

Barnier – We will put EU’s long-term economic interests ahead of short-term adaptation costs of #Brexit

| June 11, 2020

Michel Barnier (pictured), head of the EU Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, addressed the June plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Barnier provided an update on the state of play of Brexit negotiations regretting the “lack of willingness” on the British side to reach an agreement on the […]

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#UK – ‘The United Kingdom will have to be more realistic; it will have to overcome its incomprehension’ Barnier

#UK – ‘The United Kingdom will have to be more realistic; it will have to overcome its incomprehension’ Barnier

| May 16, 2020

At the end of the third round of negotiations, EU/UK stalemate continued. The EU described the talks as “disappointing” and the UK “regretted” that little progress has been made. The areas of contention remain as far from agreement as in the previous rounds, with a recalcitrant UK refusing to budge, or to understand the issues. […]

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International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

| May 11, 2020

  Researchers and scientists from all over the world are working together to find a vaccine to combat Coronavirus. Companies from Europe, China, USA, Australia and Canada are at the forefront in seeking to find medical solutions to tackle Covid-19. But there is one common denominator in the work of all these specific research programmes. […]

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