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UK-EU trade deal on goods and services doable by end of 2020: UK’s #Javid

UK-EU trade deal on goods and services doable by end of 2020: UK’s #Javid

| January 23, 2020

Britain and the European Union are capable of reaching a long-term trade deal covering both goods and services by the end of this year, Finance Minister Sajid Javid (pictured) said on Wednesday, dismissing suggestions from the EU that this is unrealistic, write Balazs Koranyi and Dmitry Zhdannikov. “I’ve had a number of discussions with my […]

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#Macron and #Trump declare truce in digital tax dispute

#Macron and #Trump declare truce in digital tax dispute

| January 22, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said on Monday (2o January) he had a “great discussion” with US President Donald Trump over a digital tax planned by Paris and said the two countries would work together to avoid a rise in tariffs, writes Michel Rose. Macron and Trump agreed to hold off on a potential tariffs […]

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#Huawei’s ties with #Iran known to HSBC before Meng Wanzhou arrest, documents show

#Huawei’s ties with #Iran known to HSBC before Meng Wanzhou arrest, documents show

| January 20, 2020

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is currently fighting extradition to the United States in the Canadian courts The executive is accused of making a fraudulent presentation to the bank about the Chinese tech giant’s business dealings in Iran.  Documents seen by the South China Morning Post show communications between HSBC staff and Huawei employees […]

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Phil Hogan says that US threats over #Huawei are ‘a bit of sabre-rattling’

Phil Hogan says that US threats over #Huawei are ‘a bit of sabre-rattling’

| January 17, 2020

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan has said that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ambition to get a full trade deal negotiated with Brussels by the end-of-year deadline is “just not possible”. The former minister, who is in the US at the moment, also said that threats from the US to stop sharing intelligence with the […]

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#ChinaUSTradeDeal – Macron hopes China and US trade deal will not bring new US-EU tensions

#ChinaUSTradeDeal – Macron hopes China and US trade deal will not bring new US-EU tensions

| January 17, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said on Wednesday (15 January) that he hoped a new agreement between China and the United States on trade will not lead to new tensions between the United States and Europe, writes Michel Rose. “I hope it is a good dynamic. But I would not want this Chinese-American rapprochement to […]

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#Huawei – 2020 ‘make or break’ for EU #5G leadership

#Huawei – 2020 ‘make or break’ for EU #5G leadership

| January 17, 2020

2020 will see 5G gather speed across Europe. For successful deployment, an inclusive and facts-based approach will be key, finds a debate held in Brussels. “As Europe is set to take the decisive steps towards deploying 5G this year, there is an urgent need for action: achieving 5G leadership will require strengthened trust, global collaboration […]

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#Iran – Can the EU help to defuse the situation?

#Iran – Can the EU help to defuse the situation?

| January 15, 2020

Tehran, Iran ©Shutterstock.com/Vanchai Tan  MEPs debate the situation in Iran following recent escalations. What led to the current state of affairs and what role can the EU play? Relations with Iran have been fraught for years over fears that the country was developing nuclear weapons. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement was meant […]

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