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#Freetrade EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement now available online

#Freetrade EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement now available online

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

In line with its transparency commitments, the European Commission has published the text of the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Vietnam, and shows how the FTA impacts human rights and sustainable development. The European Commission has published the text of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Vietnam, following the conclusion […]

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#GMB slams Commission over dumping of steel from China

#GMB slams Commission over dumping of steel from China

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

GMB, the union for steel workers, commented on the discussions in the EU College of the Commission yesterday (13 January) on anti-dumping and the pushing of any decision back to at least summer 2016. GMB National Officer Dave Hulse said: “The Commission ducking the decision on Market Economy Status for China shows that deep down […]

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Global trade increasingly obstructed, EU annual report says

Global trade increasingly obstructed, EU annual report says

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The tendency to impose trade-restricting measures remains strong among the EU’s commercial partners, fuelling continuing uncertainty in the world economy. These are the main findings of the European Commission’s annual report on protectionism published today (17 November). “I regret to see that many countries still consider protectionism a valid policy tool. This goes clearly against […]

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EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes

EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes

The European Union today (28 August) took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment agreements with its trading partners. The rules – set out in the Regulation on financial responsibility under future […]

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Remarks by President Barroso following the bilateral talks with Prime Minister Dung of Vietnam

Remarks by President Barroso following the bilateral talks with Prime Minister Dung of Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam, 25 August 2014 “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I am particularly glad to be in Hanoi today – seven years after my first visit to Vietnam as President of the European Commission. “And it is a pleasure to meet again Prime Minister Dung giving sequence to our intense contacts over these recent years. […]

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President Barroso in Vietnam

President Barroso in Vietnam

On 25 and 26 August, Commission President Barroso pays an official visit to Vietnam. On 25 August, in Hanoi, he will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Dung. They are expected to discuss the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement negotiations, development co-operation and South China Sea/East Sea-related issues, and they will attend a […]

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Eight member states of UN Human Rights Council ‘put believers and atheists in jail’

Eight member states of UN Human Rights Council ‘put believers and atheists in jail’

| December 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) has just released its Annual World Freedom of Religion or Belief Prisoners List – three newly elected member states of the UN Human Rights Council and five other members are on its list of 24 countries: China, Morocco and Saudi Arabia  and India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Libya and South Korea respectively. […]

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