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#Verhofstadt on future EU-UK relations: ‘We should be ambitious’

#Verhofstadt on future EU-UK relations: ‘We should be ambitious’

| January 27, 2020

Ahead of Wednesday’s (29 January) vote on the withdrawal agreement, European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt (Renew Europe, Belgium) laid out his thoughts. One of the aims of the withdrawal agreement is to protect citizens’ rights. How will they be safeguarded? Citizens’ rights are safeguarded on several levels. First of all, on the level of […]

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EU and #CentralAsia – New opportunities to work together for a #GreenFuture

EU and #CentralAsia – New opportunities to work together for a #GreenFuture

| January 27, 2020

On 28 January 2020, friends from Central Asia, Afghanistan and the European Union will gather in Berlin for a conference organized by the German Foreign Ministry, entitled ‘Green Central Asia’. I was glad to accept the invitation and join foreign ministers from the region, for two main reasons, writes Josep Borell (pictured).   Photo credit: […]

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Stakeholder conference on first #EuropeanClimateLaw

Stakeholder conference on first #EuropeanClimateLaw

| January 27, 2020

Tomorrow (28 January), the Commission will hold a High-Level Public Conference on the European Climate Law to provide an opportunity for an open debate with stakeholders before the adoption of the Commission’s proposals next month. The Commission committed in President von der Leyen’s Political Guidelines to adopt a European Climate Law within 100 days of taking office. […]

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EU and #Kazakhstan to deepen ties

EU and #Kazakhstan to deepen ties

| January 27, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi at the 17th EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Council in Brussels, 20 January 2020 The European Union and Kazakhstan pledged on 20 January mutual commitment in deepening ties, partnership, political dialogue and strengthening the contact between their citizens. The Cooperation Council between the EU and Kazakhstan held its seventeenth meeting on 20 January […]

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#DataProtectionDay – Joint Statement by Vice President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders

#DataProtectionDay – Joint Statement by Vice President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders

| January 27, 2020

To mark the 2020 Data Protection Day taking place on 28 January, Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders issued the following joint statement: “Data is becoming increasingly important for our economy and for our daily lives. With the roll-out of 5G and uptake of the Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things technologies, personal data will be in abundance and with potential […]

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Britain advises against all travel to China’s #Hubei province

Britain advises against all travel to China’s #Hubei province

| January 27, 2020

Britain said on Saturday (25 January) it was advising against all travel to Hubei province in China due to the outbreak of coronavirus, writes Sarah Young. In new travel advice, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office told people to leave Hubei province. The city of Wuhan in Hubei is at the centre of the outbreak […]

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Plan for #ScottishVisa

Plan for #ScottishVisa

| January 27, 2020

Proposals for a new Scottish visa to address depopulation and cut skills gaps have been unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured, right). The proposals have been designed to work with devolution – but the principles and the practical measures proposed could be adapted should Scotland become independent in future. Under the current constitutional arrangements, […]

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