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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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#BELLA project: A new digital data highway will bring Europe and Latin America closer

#BELLA project: A new digital data highway will bring Europe and Latin America closer

| January 9, 2019

The contract to construct a fibre optic cable running under the Atlantic Ocean that will connect Latin America and Europe is now in force. This new transatlantic cable is scheduled to be ready for use in 2020 and will run between Portugal and Brazil. It will provide high broadband connectivity, advancing business, scientific and cultural […]

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Could Jair Bolsonaro be a boon for #Brazil-EU trade?

Could Jair Bolsonaro be a boon for #Brazil-EU trade?

| November 19, 2018

The controversial Jair Bolsonaro will become the 38th president of Brazil on the 1st January 2019 following a sweeping victory in last month’s election. With less than a month and half until he takes office, many experts are predicting that his appointment will have major ramifications for the Latin American economy, but what about for […]

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#Brazil – European Social Democrats call on Bolsonaro to respect constitution

#Brazil – European Social Democrats call on Bolsonaro to respect constitution

| October 29, 2018

Brazilians went to the polls yesterday (28 October) and elected a new president, with election results indicating that the winner is Jair Bolsonaro (pictured). With all respect to the Brazilian democracy and out of friendship with the Brazilian people, Socialists and Democrats call on the new president to respect the universal values of human rights […]

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#Brazil launches trade dispute against #China over sugar – #WTO

#Brazil launches trade dispute against #China over sugar – #WTO

| October 25, 2018

Brazil has launched a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization to challenge Beijing’s restrictions on sugar imports, a filing published by the WTO showed this week, writes Tom Miles. Brazil said it was challenging China’s “safeguard” measure on imported sugar, the administration of its tariff-rate quota, and its “automatic import licensing” system for […]

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Fleeing #Venezuela: MEPs to probe humanitarian conditions in Colombia and Brazil

Fleeing #Venezuela: MEPs to probe humanitarian conditions in Colombia and Brazil

| June 25, 2018

MEPs will visit Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil this week to assess the humanitarian situation of people fleeing Venezuela. From 25 to 29 June, five MEPs headed by Agustín Díaz de Mera (EPP, ES) will travel to Colombia’s capital city Bogotá and the border city of Cúcuta, while another two, led by Francisco Assis […]

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Commission imposes anti-dumping duties on imports of steel products from Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine

Commission imposes anti-dumping duties on imports of steel products from Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The EU has taken further action to protect EU steel producers from unfair competition. This latest action brings to 48 the number of measures in place against anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures in the steel sector. Hot-rolled flat steel products from Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine will now face duties ranging between €17.6 and €96.5 per tonne, writes […]

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