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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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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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#FreeTrade: MEP calls for swift action on new trade deals with Australia and New Zealand

#FreeTrade: MEP calls for swift action on new trade deals with Australia and New Zealand

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Daniel Dalton MEP has backed the launch of free trade negotiations between the EU and Australia and New Zealand in a vote in the European Parliament. He gave strong backing to the commencement of negotiations as soon as possible on “deep and comprehensive” free trade deals with the two Commonwealth countries.    Speaking after the […]

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Engineering degree accreditation best practice updated

Engineering degree accreditation best practice updated

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some 26 countries around the world have agreed new and updated best practice in the accreditation of engineering degree programmes described in a document entitled ‘Best Practice in Engineering Programme Accreditation’. The document represents a joint initiative between ENAEE and the International Engineering Alliance, which comprises the so-called Washington, Sydney and Dublin Accords. The countries […]

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Cameron welcomes European Commission’s trade strategy

Cameron welcomes European Commission’s trade strategy

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcoming the European Commission’s trade strategy published on 14 October, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said: “One of the biggest benefits of our EU membership is the free trade deals between the EU and the rest of the world which tear down barriers to business and open up markets. That’s why sixty per cent of […]

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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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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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