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Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today (28 October), after five years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea Region – the first major MPA in the history of the Antarctic. Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner Karmenu Vella expressed his deep satisfaction […]

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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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Is #Australia getting closer to EU than ever before? EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Is #Australia getting closer to EU than ever before? EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although the EU has more than 50 trade agreements internationally, its commitment to worldwide free trade is in question. The negotiations on the so-called TTIP and CETA are thought to be in trouble, if not at a standstill. Thus, the following doubt arises: can the EU still do trade deals? writes Natalia Ziemblewicz. There is […]

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#Australia says committed to #Britain free trade deal

#Australia says committed to #Britain free trade deal

| September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Sunday (4 September) his country and Britain were both very committed to having an early free trade agreement after Britain leaves the European Union, write Sue-Lin Wong, Ben Blanchard and Elias Glenn. “Prime Minister May and I are very committed to having an early free trade agreement put […]

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#ISSG: Statement of the International #Syria Support Group

#ISSG: Statement of the International #Syria Support Group

Meeting in Vienna on 17 May as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, The Netherlands, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, […]

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#EarthHour: European Parliament to switch off lights

#EarthHour: European Parliament to switch off lights

The European Parliament will once again mark the so-called ‘Earth Hour‘ by switching off lights in all its buildings on Saturday 19 March from 20.30h to 21.30h. ‘Earth Hour’ is a global environmental initiative, begun in Sydney in 2007, to raise awareness of the need to act to fight climate change. On this occasion, European […]

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#FreeTrade: MEP calls for swift action on new trade deals with Australia and New Zealand

#FreeTrade: MEP calls for swift action on new trade deals with Australia and New Zealand

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Daniel Dalton MEP has backed the launch of free trade negotiations between the EU and Australia and New Zealand in a vote in the European Parliament. He gave strong backing to the commencement of negotiations as soon as possible on “deep and comprehensive” free trade deals with the two Commonwealth countries.    Speaking after the […]

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