Tag: Chile

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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Commission reports on progress under global commitments for #SustainableUrbanDevelopment

Commission reports on progress under global commitments for #SustainableUrbanDevelopment

| February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the World Urban Forum in Malaysia on 9 February, the Commission took stock of what was achieved under the three commitments put forward by the EU and its partners 15 months ago. Significant progress has been achieved under the three commitments since they were presented at the UN Habitat III conference in October 2016, […]

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Council agrees to launch negotiations to modernize #AssociationAgreement with #Chile

Council agrees to launch negotiations to modernize #AssociationAgreement with #Chile

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 13 November, the Council approved a mandate to negotiate the modernization of the existing association agreement with Chile. Political and economic relations between the EU and Chile are governed by the association agreement signed in 2002. The agreement was provisionally applied, including the trade provisions, in 2003, while the rest of the agreement has […]

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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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EU-CELAC Business Summit: Programmes to increase co-operation between two regions

EU-CELAC Business Summit: Programmes to increase co-operation between two regions

Commercial ties between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean have doubled over the last decade boosting exports and jobs. As leaders from the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States met with European officials in Brussels today, several new projects were forged to elevate our trade ties and grow investment in small-to-medium […]

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EU co-operation with Latin America

EU co-operation with Latin America

The EU has more than 18 years’ experience of regional co-operation in Latin America. Between 2007- 2013 the EU provided €556 million for regional funds, spent in the areas of social cohesion, water management, socio-economic development, higher education and information society, amongst others. At the EUROsociAL conference in Brussels on 24-25 March, Development Commissioner Andris […]

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Still facing threat of economic boycott measures from EU because of settlement policy, Israel trys to make it less dependent on European market

Still facing threat of economic boycott measures from EU because of settlement policy, Israel trys to make it less dependent on European market

By Yossi Lempkowicz The EU is today Israel’s largest import and export market and accounts for around a third of Israel’s total trade. In 2012, 35 % of Israeli imports come from the EU while 27 % of Israeli exports go to the EU. On Sunday (18 May), the Israeli government approved a three-year plan […]

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