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A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

At this month’s G20 summit, Germany secured a major injection of private investment for Africa as a way to curtail mass migration to Europe. The drive was a win for German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been driving a campaign for a new Marshall – or “Merkel” – Plan for Africa following the realization that […]

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Statement by President Donald Tusk on the situation in #Poland

Statement by President Donald Tusk on the situation in #Poland

“Yesterday I contacted President Andrzej Duda to suggest an urgent meeting to discuss the political crisis in our country and its dangerous consequences for Poland’s standing on the world stage. It falls to us, together, to avert bleak outcomes which could ultimately lead to the marginalization of Poland in Europe. “We view the proposals put […]

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#DRC:  Pre-trial violence raises the stakes in Congo’s political crisis

#DRC: Pre-trial violence raises the stakes in Congo’s political crisis

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s a disturbing development that has passed almost unnoticed by all but a few members of the Western media – and that’s exactly how would-be president for life Joseph Kabila wants it. This Wednesday, on the eve of a hearing that has major implications for the political future of the DRC, shots were fired on […]

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IRU calls for #Brexit deal to avoid road transport chaos

IRU calls for #Brexit deal to avoid road transport chaos

As Brexit negotiations start in earnest this week, it is essential that the UK Government and the European Union reach a comprehensive deal that addresses the many questions affecting the road transport industry. Road transport is the lifeblood of Europe’s economy, with the fortunes of the markets in both the UK and the European Union […]

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#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) will have a meeting with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Friday 21 July at 11am at the Elysée Palace.  Leading the ETUC delegation will be ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini, who will be accompanied by ETUC Confederal Secretary Thiébaut Weber and the Secretary Generals of the five […]

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Commission launches public consultation on health and care in #DigitalSingleMarket

Commission launches public consultation on health and care in #DigitalSingleMarket

Today (20 July) the European Commission launches a public consultation on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and health systems in Europe. The input will feed into a new policy Communication to be adopted by the end of 2017, as announced in the recent review of […]

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#Brexit: Fox says UK-EU trade deal should be ‘one of easiest in human history’

#Brexit: Fox says UK-EU trade deal should be ‘one of easiest in human history’

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A bespoke trade deal between Britain and the European Union should be “one of the easiest in human history” to reach, British trade minister Liam Fox (pictured) said on Thursday (20 July). Fox said Britain and the EU already have similar regulatory rules and no tariffs, writes Andrew MacAskill. “The only reason that we wouldn’t […]

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