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#UKCarIndustry calls for tariff-free deal with EU as output slumps

#UKCarIndustry calls for tariff-free deal with EU as output slumps

| December 30, 2019

Britain’s car industry body called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to secure a tariff-free trade deal with the European Union which avoids barriers for businesses as production slumped in November, writes Costas Pitas. Output fell 16.5 percent last month to 107,753 cars, continuing a trend of decline in 2019 which leaves output down 14.5% in […]

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#BMW: Commission raid German car companies in cartel investigation

#BMW: Commission raid German car companies in cartel investigation

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission confirmed today (20 October) that as of 16 October 2017 its officials carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a car manufacturer in Germany as part of a cartel investigation. The inspection is related to Commission concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit […]

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Still much to be done, CAR president tells Foreign Affairs Committee

Still much to be done, CAR president tells Foreign Affairs Committee

“The Central African Republic is doing much better. There is a clear improvement even if it is still very fragile,” CAR’s interim president Catherine Samba-Panza (pictured) told foreign affairs MEPs. CAR still needs the EU’s “multi-dimensional aid”, she stressed, calling on member states to redouble their efforts to help the CAR meet its electoral, budgetary […]

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Central African Republic: EU launches first multi-donor trust fund for linking relief, rehabilitation and development

Central African Republic: EU launches first multi-donor trust fund for linking relief, rehabilitation and development

The EU is about to launch its first ever multi-donor development trust fund, in support of the Central African Republic (CAR). With an initial amount of €64 million the fund creates an effective and co-ordinated international instrument to help the population of the country and contribute to its stabilization. This comes in addition to the […]

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Development Policy Forum Africa Summit organized by Friends of Europe

Development Policy Forum Africa Summit organized by Friends of Europe

Andris PIEBALGS, Brussels, 24 June 2014 “Introduction: Africa today In a matter of decades, Africa has emerged from the shadows of colonial rule, apartheid, crippling debt and economic stagnation. It has entered a new era of unprecedented economic and demographic growth. Today it is the most dynamic continent, considered the world’s growth “reservoir”. It has a […]

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EU steps up efforts to help refugees fleeing violence in Central African Republic

EU steps up efforts to help refugees fleeing violence in Central African Republic

The European Commission is increasing by €6 million its life-saving assistance to help a hundred thousand Central African Republic refugees who have been forced to flee to Cameroon and Chad. The funding comes on top of the Commission’s support of €4m to Central African refugees since the country’s crisis escalated last December. It will help the […]

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Louis Michel: Denying financial support to CAR would be ‘unpardonable’

Louis Michel: Denying financial support to CAR would be ‘unpardonable’

“We cannot deprive transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza of the means she needs to bring about a return to constitutional order in the Central African Republic, as this would be unpardonable,” said ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Co-President Louis Michel (pictured), opening its 27th session in Strasbourg. Michel noted that the task of the CAR government was […]

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