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President Nazarbayev’s call for a debate between leaders to resolve conflicts

President Nazarbayev’s call for a debate between leaders to resolve conflicts

| March 11, 2019

Against a backdrop of increasing violence and armed conflict in the world, a high level conference in Brussels heard heartfelt pleas for peace, and discussed the need for new means of conflict resolution. “I am very glad that the issue of this conference is not conflict prevention, but conflict resolution”, Frank Schwalba-Hoth, former Member of […]

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Global #fur industry declares war on #animalrights groups over “fake” video showing animal brutally skinned alive

Global #fur industry declares war on #animalrights groups over “fake” video showing animal brutally skinned alive

| March 10, 2019

Fur trade, worth $30 billion a year blames video for fashion fur bans. The global fur trade is hitting back against claims that animals are skinned alive for their pelts to supply the fashion industry. A team of top lawyers and media consultants has been hired to “explode the myth” that fur is taken from animals. […]

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Politicians and #Forex: How May and Trump have an impact on exchange rates

Politicians and #Forex: How May and Trump have an impact on exchange rates

| February 28, 2019

With British MPs leaving the Labour Party and the Conservative Party to form a new Independent Group in Parliament, the political landscape in the UK is becoming increasingly unstable, especially with the UK due to leave the EU in March. A new survey has revealed that over 50% of the British electorate now back the formation […]

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The EU is right to be cautious about recognising Juan Guaidó as #Venezuela’s president

The EU is right to be cautious about recognising Juan Guaidó as #Venezuela’s president

| January 24, 2019

January 23rd was an extraordinary day in the history of Venezuela, capped off by opposition leader Juan Guaidó proclaiming himself the country’s legitimate president and taking the oath of office in front of cheering crowds of protestors. Even more astonishingly, the Trump administration quickly backed Guaidó’s claim—a nearly unprecedented step, as the U.S. typically refrains […]

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Amid trade wars, countries like #Kazakhstan remain open for business

Amid trade wars, countries like #Kazakhstan remain open for business

| January 11, 2019

The battle between openness and isolationism in world trade is nothing new. However, global interest in so-called ‘trade wars’ has increased hugely of late, due to the escalation of tensions between China and the US. Recently, both countries have imposed a series of tariffs on products, amid warnings from the IMF and others that this […]

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Looking towards a beacon in #Africa

Looking towards a beacon in #Africa

| November 7, 2018

This week in Brussels the focus is on Africa-EU relations at the S&Ds with Africa week-long event.  Delegates will discuss the challenges that we face together and highlight our shared vision of a future governed by the principles of cooperation and freedom.  As the Nigerian election approaches in February 2019, we are reminded that the […]

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Working together for a safer world: Support #Taiwan’s participation as an Observer in #INTERPOL

Working together for a safer world: Support #Taiwan’s participation as an Observer in #INTERPOL

| November 7, 2018

Transnational crime is on the rise. Law enforcement agencies worldwide can only be effective against this trend where there are strong ties and efficient cooperation. It is for this reason that Taiwan must be allowed observer status in the International Criminal Police Organisation INTERPOL – writes Tsai Tsan-Po, Commissioner, Criminal Investigation Bureau, Republic of China […]

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