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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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#Brazil: European Parliament’s United Left party back Brazilian President

#Brazil: European Parliament’s United Left party back Brazilian President

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament strongly condemns the coup d’état in Brazil against a democratically elected president of a sovereign nation. Unquestionably, this has been a political coup – one perpetrated and orchestrated by President Dilma Rousseff’s (pictured) right-wing opponents, the oligarchs and imperialism with the complicit involvement of many in the international […]

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#Competition: Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon merger following pressure from EU and US competition authorities

#Competition: Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon merger following pressure from EU and US competition authorities

Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon merger deal originally valued at $35 billion following objections from EU and US authorities. In connection with the termination of the merger agreement, Halliburton will pay Baker Hughes the termination fee of $3.5 billion. The US Department of Justice filed a suit on 6 April, 2016, to block the merger, alleging that […]

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#Zika: EU supports Zika research with €10 million

#Zika: EU supports Zika research with €10 million

The European Commission is today releasing €10 million for research on the Zika virus, currently affecting large parts of Latin America. The most affected country is Brazil, where the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the recent cluster of severe brain malformations in new-borns may be linked to the virus. While the risk of […]

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#Technology: EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

#Technology: EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU and Brazil signed an agreement to develop 5G, the next generation of communication networks. The Commission also started work on an action plan to deploy the technology in the EU by 2020. In the future, everybody and everything will use 5G. By 2020, there will be 26 billion connected devices and 70 percent […]

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EU requests WTO panel on Brazil’s discriminatory taxes

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Union today (31 October) requested the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva to rule on a dispute concerning certain Brazilian discriminatory taxes. In the EU’s opinion, the Brazilian tax measures give an unfair advantage to domestic producers and go against WTO rules. By taking the case to the WTO, the EU aims to […]

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