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Netherlands faces review by UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Netherlands faces review by UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Netherlands’ record on tackling racial discrimination will face scrutiny by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Tuesday 18 August and Wednesday 19 August.  The Netherlands is one of the 177 States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and so is required […]

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Trillion-euro global high-tech trade deal agreed

Trillion-euro global high-tech trade deal agreed

The European Union, the United States, China and the vast majority of the World Trade Organization (WTO) members that were participating in the negotiations agreed on 24 July to eliminate custom duties on 201 high-tech products. The extension of the 1996 Information Technology Agreement (ITA) is the biggest tariff-cutting deal in the WTO in almost […]

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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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Second ministerial conference of Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online

Second ministerial conference of Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online

The Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online has been up and running since 2012. Concrete goals have been set and additional countries have joined forces, but the fight to eradicate the online exploitation of children is far from complete. At the invitation of Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and US Attorney General Eric Holder, […]

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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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Significant new EU support for Latin America announced

Significant new EU support for Latin America announced

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will today (24 March) announce new EU support of €2.5 billion for Latin America for the years 2014 to 2020 (including funding for regional programmes, and for the bilateral envelopes to the eligible countries). The new financial package, which is part of the Development Co-operation Instrument, now published, will be discussed […]

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EU to chair plurilateral talks to open services markets

EU to chair plurilateral talks to open services markets

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Efforts to liberalize trade in services are gaining momentum as the European Union will chair the 6th round of negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which begin today (17 February) in Geneva. TiSA negotiations aim at opening up markets in services among a diverse group of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) members who […]

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