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Amid trade wars, countries like #Kazakhstan remain open for business

Amid trade wars, countries like #Kazakhstan remain open for business

| January 11, 2019

The battle between openness and isolationism in world trade is nothing new. However, global interest in so-called ‘trade wars’ has increased hugely of late, due to the escalation of tensions between China and the US. Recently, both countries have imposed a series of tariffs on products, amid warnings from the IMF and others that this […]

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#Bulgaria: Whistleblower reveals corruption in the sale of passports goes to the top

#Bulgaria: Whistleblower reveals corruption in the sale of passports goes to the top

| January 6, 2019

Katya Mateva started work in the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice in 2005. In 2012, when she rose to the level of director of the Council for Citizenship, there was a change of government. The new parliament decided to carry out an investigation into the granting of Bulgarian citizenship over the previous 10 years – a […]

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#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

| December 14, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May will return empty handed to the UK today (14 December). She put forward a ‘package’ to help her get the Withdrawal Agreement adopted in the UK, arguing that with the right assurances it would be possible that the UK parliament would support her deal, describing it as the “only one […]

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#Brexit: Theresa May makes a statement to the House of Commons

#Brexit: Theresa May makes a statement to the House of Commons

| November 22, 2018

Following her meeting in Brussels with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, Theresa May gave a statement to the House of Commons on the withdrawal agreement with the European Union. A 26-page political declaration was leaked earlier today. The document sets out the draft framework for the future EU-UK relationship and is set to be considered by EU […]

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#Brexit: May to return to Brussels on Saturday before European Council

#Brexit: May to return to Brussels on Saturday before European Council

| November 21, 2018

Following today’s (21 November) meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she would be returning on Saturday (24 November) to bring the discussions to a conclusion. The announcement means that negotiations will go down to the wire and that the Council may not be able to reach an […]

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#Brexit: ‘We have the divorce papers on the table, 45 years of a difficult marriage are coming to an end’ Blümel #eu2018at

#Brexit: ‘We have the divorce papers on the table, 45 years of a difficult marriage are coming to an end’ Blümel #eu2018at

| November 19, 2018

The General Affairs Council (Article 50) is meeting today (19 November) in EU-27 format, to prepare the special meeting of the European Council to endorse the Brexit withdrawal agreement and reach agreement on the political declaration on the future relationship of the UK with the EU. If “nothing extraordinary happens before then”, to use the words of Donald Tusk, then heads of government will adopt the documents on Sunday […]

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#HumanRightsWithoutFrontiers – Exploitation of #NorthKorea workers in #Poland

#HumanRightsWithoutFrontiers – Exploitation of #NorthKorea workers in #Poland

| November 8, 2018

Welcome to the second in our regular series discussing human rights, brought to you in partnership with Human Rights without Frontiers. In this programme we are looking at the exploitation of North Korean Workers in Poland.  A film dealing with the issue was screened at an event organized within the European Parliament by MEP Laszlo […]

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