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May to hold #Brexit talks with EU’s Juncker; urges party unity

May to hold #Brexit talks with EU’s Juncker; urges party unity

| February 18, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week, her office said on Saturday (16 February), following last week’s symbolic defeat in parliament which was widely interpreted as undermining her negotiating strength with the EU, writes Stephen Addison. Her office did not give a date for the […]

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EU provides €45 million in support for smallholder agri-businesses in rural #Africa

EU provides €45 million in support for smallholder agri-businesses in rural #Africa

| February 18, 2019

International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica has visited Rome for the launch of the new Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund, which will help deliver on the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs. Speaking at the launch, organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Commissioner Mimica said: “The EU is committed to boosting […]

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#China – ‘Carry forward the cause of ‘Icebreakers’ from generation to generation’

#China – ‘Carry forward the cause of ‘Icebreakers’ from generation to generation’

| February 18, 2019

As I walked into the Great Hall to meet President Xi in October 2018, many memories of my father in the early 1950s mixed with deep impressions of Chinese history and the great significance of the man I was about to meet, writes Stephen Perry. As I left with our group, I looked at my […]

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‘We need to learn to listen to #China’

‘We need to learn to listen to #China’

| February 18, 2019

In 1995, I attended the World Conference on Women held in Beijing, which was my first time in China. It was an important moment, the world’s female leaders gathered in China to carry out dialogues on topics concerning women’s development and rights. At that time, China had just began to show confidence in international exchanges […]

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Leading candidate for EU’s new #AntiCorruptionAgency faces major investigation

Leading candidate for EU’s new #AntiCorruptionAgency faces major investigation

| February 15, 2019

Romania’s under-fire former anti-corruption chief has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of office and false testimony.  The charges against Laura Codruta Kovesi (pictured) come on the eve of hearings in Brussels about her candidacy as EU chief prosecutor, the new EU agency that will tackle financial fraud across the European Union. Kovesi said […]

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#FinnishEUPresidency urged to toughen up human rights rules on business

#FinnishEUPresidency urged to toughen up human rights rules on business

| February 15, 2019

The tragic dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, on 25 January, which saw at least 150 lives lost and thousands of livelihoods destroyed, highlights the human cost of weak regulations on business operating in the global south. Yet despite these dangers, most European companies’ approach to human and labour rights remains superficial, putting lives at risk […]

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UK government will set out which EU trade deals will not be replicated before #Brexit – Fox

UK government will set out which EU trade deals will not be replicated before #Brexit – Fox

| February 15, 2019

The British government will set out in the coming days which European Union trade deals it does not believe will be rolled over before its 29 March exit from the bloc, trade minister Liam Fox (pictured) said on Wednesday (13 February), writes Kylie MacLellan. Britain is seeking to replicate around 40 EU trade deals covering […]

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