Tag: Vietnam

#EUBudget battle, #Poland standoff, #Vietnam trade

#EUBudget battle, #Poland standoff, #Vietnam trade

| February 14, 2020

The European Parliament debated the EU´s next long-term budget plan, with EPP Group MEPs warning EU member states against taking decisions without considering the Parliament’s position. The EPP Group urged the European Commission to ask the European Court of Justice to block a Polish law aimed at firing dissident judges critical of the nationalist government’s […]

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Commission welcomes European Parliament’s approval of EU and #Vietnam trade and investment agreements

Commission welcomes European Parliament’s approval of EU and #Vietnam trade and investment agreements

| February 13, 2020

The European Commission welcomes the decision of 12 February by the European Parliament to approve the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements. The EU-Vietnam trade agreement is now set to enter into force in 2020, upon conclusion of the ratification procedure by Vietnam. The trade agreement will eliminate virtually all tariffs on goods traded between the […]

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Irish court allows appeal against extradition for #VietnameseTruckDeaths – RTE

Irish court allows appeal against extradition for #VietnameseTruckDeaths – RTE

| February 13, 2020

An Irish court on Wednesday (12 February) granted a lorry driver leave to challenge his extradition to the UK in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last year, national broadcaster RTE has reported, writes Graham Fahy. British authorities are seeking Eamonn Harrison, 23, on […]

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EU #Vietnam trade deal: What are the benefits?

EU #Vietnam trade deal: What are the benefits?

| February 6, 2020

The EU-Vietnam trade deal is set to eliminate virtually all tariffs over the course of a decade. MEP Geert Bourgeois explains the benefits in this interview. A new dawn for EU-Vietnam trade ©Mongkol Chuewong/Adobe Stock  Ahead of Parliament votes on free trade and investment deals between the EU and Vietnam on 12 February 2020, Belgian […]

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#TradeAgreements will create jobs and protect human rights in #Vietnam

#TradeAgreements will create jobs and protect human rights in #Vietnam

| January 22, 2020

The EPP Group wants to use the Trade and Investment Agreements between Vietnam and the EU as a door opener to access other Asian markets. At the same time, the agreements shall raise environmental, labour and human rights standards in Vietnam. “The Trade and Investment Agreements with Vietnam can boost our trade and therefore create growth […]

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In Parliament this week: #Brexit and #NATO and #Vietnam

In Parliament this week: #Brexit and #NATO and #Vietnam

| January 21, 2020

MEPs have another busy week ahead of them  Parliamentary committees will this week deal with Brexit, a free trade deal with Vietnam and discuss security matters with Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg. On Thursday (23 January) the constitutional affairs committee will vote on its recommendation to Parliament on whether it should approve the EU-UK withdrawal agreement. […]

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EU set to sign trade and investment agreements with #Vietnam

EU set to sign trade and investment agreements with #Vietnam

| June 26, 2019

The Council of Ministers has approved the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature on Sunday 30 June in Hanoi. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “I welcome the decision taken today by member states. After Singapore, the agreements with Vietnam are the second to have been concluded between the EU and a Southeast […]

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