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Barriers to trade: As #Protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms

Barriers to trade: As #Protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms

| June 18, 2019

The European Commission’s report released on 17 June confirms the continuous rise in barriers encountered by European companies in foreign markets. Thanks to the EU’s firm response, 123 such barriers have been eliminated since the beginning of the current Commission mandate, allowing for more than €6 billion extra exports in 2018. The latest edition of […]

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#EDD19 – European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

#EDD19 – European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

| June 18, 2019

Today (18 June), the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development community, including heads of state and government, leading experts, key influencers and young leaders. This […]

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European Commission increases support for the EU’s #Beekeeping sector

European Commission increases support for the EU’s #Beekeeping sector

| June 18, 2019

The European Commission will provide €120 million to the EU’s beekeeping sector over the next three years to support its essential role in agriculture and the environment. This represents an increase of €12 million compared to the support provided for the period from 2017 to 2019. Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said: “Beekeeping is an important part of the EU agri-food […]

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PM hopeful #Raab ‘quietly confident’ of making next round of leadership contest

PM hopeful #Raab ‘quietly confident’ of making next round of leadership contest

| June 18, 2019

Dominic Raab (pictured), a candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday (17 June) he was “quietly confident” of going through to the next round of a Conservative Party leadership contest, writes William James. Speaking to journalists at a hustings in Westminster which frontrunner Boris Johnson declined to attend, Raab voiced optimism that […]

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#Johnson must be put to the test in PM race – rival #Gove

#Johnson must be put to the test in PM race – rival #Gove

| June 18, 2019

Boris Johnson (pictured), the front-runner to replace Theresa May as British prime minister but who has so far kept a low profile in the leadership race, needs to be put to the test, rival contender Michael Gove said on Monday (17 June), writes William Schomberg. “At the moment, yes, of course, it is the case that […]

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UK firms to cut investment by most in 10 years as #Brexit drags on – #BCC

UK firms to cut investment by most in 10 years as #Brexit drags on – #BCC

| June 18, 2019

British companies look set to cut their investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 as the Brexit crisis drags on, weighing on future economic growth prospects, a survey showed on Monday (17 June), writes William Schomberg. Business investment – key for productivity and pay growth – was forecast to fall by 1.3% this year […]

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PM candidate Hunt: #Brexit paralysis has damaged UK’s reputation

PM candidate Hunt: #Brexit paralysis has damaged UK’s reputation

| June 18, 2019

Britain’s paralysis over implementing the decision to leave the European Union has damaged its standing on the world stage, said Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt (pictured), one of six men hoping to become the country’s next prime minister, writes William James. “The way we have gone about Brexit – Brexit paralysis – has (damaged Britain’s international standing), […]

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