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Joint statement by High Representative Federica Mogherini and Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on decision of United States to further activate Title III of the Helms Burton #Libertad Act

Joint statement by High Representative Federica Mogherini and Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on decision of United States to further activate Title III of the Helms Burton #Libertad Act

| April 18, 2019

In the light of the United States administration’s decision to not renew the waiver related to Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton (LIBERTAD) Act, the European Union reiterates its strong opposition to the extraterritorial application of unilateral Cuba-related measures that are contrary to international law. This decision is also a breach of the United States’ […]

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#EUUSTrade – Commission welcomes Council’s green light to start negotiations with the United States

#EUUSTrade – Commission welcomes Council’s green light to start negotiations with the United States

| April 18, 2019

The European Commission welcomes today’s decision by the Council to adopt the negotiating directives for trade talks with the United States, thus continuing to deliver on the implementation of the Joint Statement agreed by Presidents Juncker and Trump in July 2018. European Union Member States gave the Commission the green light to start formal negotiations […]

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US charges #Assange after London arrest ends seven years in Ecuador embassy

US charges #Assange after London arrest ends seven years in Ecuador embassy

| April 15, 2019

British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (pictured) out of Ecuador’s embassy on Thursday (11 April) after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information, write Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Costas Pitas. Hours after the frail-looking Assange, with white hair and […]

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#Huawei says it is ‘delivering tools’ to help Europe take lead in embracing artificial intelligence and #5G

#Huawei says it is ‘delivering tools’ to help Europe take lead in embracing artificial intelligence and #5G

| April 11, 2019

Speaking at an event in Brussels, Sophie Batas, director for cybersecurity and data privacy at Huawei’s Brussels office, said the aim was to “ensure these technologies can be trusted”. During a briefing session at the company’s new Cyber Security Transparency Centre, Huawei experts explained how the company is using its expertise to speed up deployment while […]

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Anti-corruption bill #HR1 can fix the US’ broken democracy

Anti-corruption bill #HR1 can fix the US’ broken democracy

| April 10, 2019

Recently, the House of Representatives passed the most significant democracy reform bill in generations: The For The People Act (HR 1). This omnibus bill tackles virtually all aspects of our broken democracy—from the corrosive influence of money in politics to out-of-control gerrymandering to widespread voter suppression—with practical, proven-to-work solutions such as public financing of elections, automatic and same-day voter registration, […]

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Talking us out of #NuclearWar

Talking us out of #NuclearWar

| April 10, 2019

You may have missed the news last month, buried in the Trump administration’s budget sent to Congress: hundreds of millions of dollars cut from efforts to clean up nuclear weapons waste in Washington State, writes Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn and Living Room Conversations. The Hanford site, which produced plutonium for the nation’s nuclear missiles, has ballooning cleanup […]

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To be or not to be the defender of #Baltics and #Poland

To be or not to be the defender of #Baltics and #Poland

| April 10, 2019

Usually, when we speak about the US we keep in mind its might and influence. This country plays one of the main roles in the world politics. It does its best to be the leader. Everybody is used to it. Even Americans are used to it, writes Adomas Abromaitis. We, Europeans, take its role for granted. Very often Europeans call for the US assistance and help in politics, trade, finance and even on war issues. […]

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