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#Trade: EU to seek clarification on US proposals before imposing counter measures

#Trade: EU to seek clarification on US proposals before imposing counter measures

| March 9, 2018

US President Donald Trump yesterday signed two presidential proclamations on adjusting imports of aluminum and steel into the United States. The EU outlined what its response would be earlier in the week, today (9 March) Vice-President Katainen replied saying that as the EU is not a source of unfair trade, or a security threat it […]

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#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of protesters gathered on the streets Brussels to protest against Trump’s visit to Brussels. The key issues were: gender equality, climate change, LGBT rights and social justice. In this instance, we think “a picture tells a thousand words”, writes Catherine Feore. Amnesty International focused on the refugee ban, with supporters dressed as the iconic […]

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Boeing Response to #WTO Ruling on Washington State Tax Incentives

Boeing Response to #WTO Ruling on Washington State Tax Incentives

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The World Trade Organization (WTO) today (28 November) rejected virtually all of the European Union’s challenges to the Washington state tax incentives. In today’s case, the EU challenged seven different state tax incentives.  The WTO rejected entirely the EU’s challenge to six of the seven incentives and rejected most of the challenge to the seventh.  […]

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#Iran: EU calls on Iran to use its influence to end violence in Syria

#Iran: EU calls on Iran to use its influence to end violence in Syria

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

EU foreign ministers have urged Iran to use its influence on the Syrian regime to end the violence against civilian populations, humanitarian personnel and civilian and humanitarian infrastructure. The Council also encourages Iran to fully contribute to laying the ground for the resumption of an inclusive and Syrian led political process under UN auspices. Following […]

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#BrusselsAttacks: Victims from 40 different nations

#BrusselsAttacks: Victims from 40 different nations

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Wednesday 23 March in Brussels that the victims from the attack come from at least 40 different countries. Among the people injured would  also be citizens from the United States, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. During the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday 22 March, at least […]

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#Taxation: Google, Apple, IKEA and McDonalds probed by Tax Rulings II Committee

#Taxation: Google, Apple, IKEA and McDonalds probed by Tax Rulings II Committee

Google, Apple, Inter-IKEA Group and McDonald’s would welcome more clarity and certainty about their tax liabilities in the EU, but they are concerned about the administrative compliance costs and reluctant to see tax data being made public. So said their representatives at a public hearing, held by Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings II on […]

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#Encryption: ‘Restricting encryption will hurt security and economy, won’t stop terrorists from using it anyway’, ITIF finds in new analysis

#Encryption: ‘Restricting encryption will hurt security and economy, won’t stop terrorists from using it anyway’, ITIF finds in new analysis

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), an innovation policy think tank, today (14 March) urged the U.S. government not to limit the commercialization of cybersecurity innovations, especially encryption. In a new report, ITIF argued that restricting encryption would reduce the overall security of law-abiding citizens and businesses, make it more difficult for U.S. companies […]

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