Tag: Brazil

#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

| July 10, 2019

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed his intention to nominate Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s member of the European Commission. Phil Hogan served as Agriculture and Rural Development commissioner in the current Commission and is considered to be a skilled negotiator and alliance builder. Speaking today (10 July) the Taoiseach said that […]

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#FinnishEUPresidency urged to toughen up human rights rules on business

#FinnishEUPresidency urged to toughen up human rights rules on business

| February 15, 2019

The tragic dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, on 25 January, which saw at least 150 lives lost and thousands of livelihoods destroyed, highlights the human cost of weak regulations on business operating in the global south. Yet despite these dangers, most European companies’ approach to human and labour rights remains superficial, putting lives at risk […]

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#BELLA project: A new digital data highway will bring Europe and Latin America closer

#BELLA project: A new digital data highway will bring Europe and Latin America closer

| January 9, 2019

The contract to construct a fibre optic cable running under the Atlantic Ocean that will connect Latin America and Europe is now in force. This new transatlantic cable is scheduled to be ready for use in 2020 and will run between Portugal and Brazil. It will provide high broadband connectivity, advancing business, scientific and cultural […]

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Could Jair Bolsonaro be a boon for #Brazil-EU trade?

Could Jair Bolsonaro be a boon for #Brazil-EU trade?

| November 19, 2018

The controversial Jair Bolsonaro will become the 38th president of Brazil on the 1st January 2019 following a sweeping victory in last month’s election. With less than a month and half until he takes office, many experts are predicting that his appointment will have major ramifications for the Latin American economy, but what about for […]

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#Brazil – European Social Democrats call on Bolsonaro to respect constitution

#Brazil – European Social Democrats call on Bolsonaro to respect constitution

| October 29, 2018

Brazilians went to the polls yesterday (28 October) and elected a new president, with election results indicating that the winner is Jair Bolsonaro (pictured). With all respect to the Brazilian democracy and out of friendship with the Brazilian people, Socialists and Democrats call on the new president to respect the universal values of human rights […]

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#Brazil launches trade dispute against #China over sugar – #WTO

#Brazil launches trade dispute against #China over sugar – #WTO

| October 25, 2018

Brazil has launched a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization to challenge Beijing’s restrictions on sugar imports, a filing published by the WTO showed this week, writes Tom Miles. Brazil said it was challenging China’s “safeguard” measure on imported sugar, the administration of its tariff-rate quota, and its “automatic import licensing” system for […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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