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#Coronavirus – EU and 21 other WTO members pledge to ensure well-functioning global food supply chains

#Coronavirus – EU and 21 other WTO members pledge to ensure well-functioning global food supply chains

| April 24, 2020

The European Union, together with 21 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has committed to open and predictable trade in agricultural and food products during the current global health crisis. Co-signatories of the joint statement pledge to ensure well-functioning global agriculture and agri-food supply chains and avoid measures with potential negative impact on food […]

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#China accuses #Australia of discriminating against #Huawei

#China accuses #Australia of discriminating against #Huawei

| February 24, 2020

Chinese ambassador says consumers not being served well by ‘politically motivated’ ban on tech firm’s entry into 5G network, writes Amy Remeikis @amyremeikis. The Chinese ambassador, Cheng Jingye (pictured), says Australia’s ban on Huawei is ‘politically motivated’ and accuses Australia of discriminating against the tech firm. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA  The Australian government’s ban on Huawei’s participation […]

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#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

| October 9, 2019

Operation HYGIEA: Approximatively 200,000 pieces of counterfeit perfumes, toothpastes, cosmetics, 120 tonnes of counterfeit detergents, shampoos, diapers as well as more than 4.2 million of other counterfeit goods (battery cells, footwear, toys, tennis balls, shavers, electronic devices, etc.), 77 million cigarettes and 44 tonnes of counterfeit water pipe tobacco have been seized by the Asian […]

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#ASIC – Why not litigate?

#ASIC – Why not litigate?

| April 5, 2019

Because it could very well expose your shortcomings.  Securities regulators around the world should be paying close attention to a potentially very concerning situation evolving in Australia, writes Colin Stevens. The recent sweeping reforms of the Hayne Royal Commission have found many deficiencies in the Australian financial system and have recommended that the Australian Securities […]

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EU to strengthen co-operation with #Australia on private sector investment and infrastructure, #ClimateAction and #GenderEquality

EU to strengthen co-operation with #Australia on private sector investment and infrastructure, #ClimateAction and #GenderEquality

| March 7, 2019

International Development and Co-operation Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured), arrived in Australia on 6 March for a two-day visit. On this occasion, the Commissioner said: “The EU and Australia are working closely to meet shared global responsibilities. We must fight against poverty and team up to catalyse private sector engagement for development, build up climate resilience, […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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Leaders gather in Brussels for milestone meeting on #Australia relations

Leaders gather in Brussels for milestone meeting on #Australia relations

| November 21, 2018

Key European and Australian leaders from government, business, media, education and civil society have gathered in Brussels this week to take part in the 2018 EU-Australia Leadership Forum. This is the first time that the prestigious five-day Forum has been hosted in Europe.   The Forum is a cornerstone event of the EU-Australia Leadership Forum project […]

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