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EU and #CentralAsia – New opportunities to work together for a #GreenFuture

EU and #CentralAsia – New opportunities to work together for a #GreenFuture

| January 27, 2020

On 28 January 2020, friends from Central Asia, Afghanistan and the European Union will gather in Berlin for a conference organized by the German Foreign Ministry, entitled ‘Green Central Asia’. I was glad to accept the invitation and join foreign ministers from the region, for two main reasons, writes Josep Borell (pictured).   Photo credit: […]

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Stakeholder conference on first #EuropeanClimateLaw

Stakeholder conference on first #EuropeanClimateLaw

| January 27, 2020

Tomorrow (28 January), the Commission will hold a High-Level Public Conference on the European Climate Law to provide an opportunity for an open debate with stakeholders before the adoption of the Commission’s proposals next month. The Commission committed in President von der Leyen’s Political Guidelines to adopt a European Climate Law within 100 days of taking office. […]

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#DataProtectionDay – Joint Statement by Vice President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders

#DataProtectionDay – Joint Statement by Vice President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders

| January 27, 2020

To mark the 2020 Data Protection Day taking place on 28 January, Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders issued the following joint statement: “Data is becoming increasingly important for our economy and for our daily lives. With the roll-out of 5G and uptake of the Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things technologies, personal data will be in abundance and with potential […]

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EU announces post-Brexit ambassador to the UK

EU announces post-Brexit ambassador to the UK

| January 27, 2020

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, announced that Mr João Vale de Almeida will be the first Head of the future EU Delegation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He will take up his new functions on 1 February 2020. As the United Kingdom will be […]

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EU and 16 countries agree on interim WTO appellate body following US blockage

EU and 16 countries agree on interim WTO appellate body following US blockage

| January 27, 2020

The EU and ministers from 16 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to develop a multi-party interim appeal arrangement (24 January) that will allow the participating members to preserve a functioning, two-step dispute settlement system at the WTO in disputes among them, following the US blockage of new appointments to the appellate body […]

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#Brexit – Signed, sealed, and not quite delivered

#Brexit – Signed, sealed, and not quite delivered

| January 24, 2020

This morning (24 January), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel signed the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK in Brussels, writes Catherine Feore. The European Parliament’s plenary will hold a vote on the agreement on 29 January. Once the European Parliament has given its consent, the Council […]

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Commissioner #Hahn in Stockholm, Sweden

Commissioner #Hahn in Stockholm, Sweden

| January 24, 2020

Stockholm is the next step of Commissioner Hahn’s “tour des capitales”. Commissioner Johannes Hahn (pictured), in charge of Budget and Administration, will be in Stockholm today (24 January), to discuss the next long-term EU budget. Commissioner Hahn said: “For the sake of beneficiaries, it is high time to reach a compromise!” He will meet the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, […]

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