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Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner #Moscovici in #WashingtonDC

Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner #Moscovici in #WashingtonDC

| October 17, 2019

Commissioner Moscovici will participate in the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. The vice president and the Commissioner will also participate in a series of bilateral meetings and speaking engagements. Vice-President Dombrovskis will meet, among others, Heath Tarbert, Chairman and Chief Executive of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Oksana Markarova, Ukraine […]

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#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

| October 9, 2019

Regardless of what happens with Trump’s impeachment inquiry, the new Ukrainian leadership must deliver genuine rule-of-law reform and continue the fight against corruption. Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Orysiaua The first page of the unclassified memorandum of US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy […]

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In blow to US, EU pledges quick move on tax for #PollutingFirms

In blow to US, EU pledges quick move on tax for #PollutingFirms

| October 4, 2019

The European Commission will quickly start work on a tax on foreign polluting firms, the nominee for the EU’s economic and tax commissioner said on Thursday (3 October), a move that could hit US companies and deepen a trade war with Washington, writes Francesco Guarascio. In his confirmation hearing before EU lawmakers, Italy’s Paolo Gentiloni […]

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US wins $7.5 billion award in #Airbus subsidies case

US wins $7.5 billion award in #Airbus subsidies case

| October 4, 2019

The United States has won the largest arbitration award in World Trade Organization (WTO) history in its dispute with the European Union over illegal subsidies to Airbus. This follows four previous panel and appellate reports from 2011-2018 finding that EU subsidies to Airbus break WTO rules. The decision demonstrates that massive EU corporate welfare has […]

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Clarkson calls eco warrior #GretaThunberg ‘spoilt brat’

Clarkson calls eco warrior #GretaThunberg ‘spoilt brat’

| October 2, 2019

Jeremy Clarkson (pictured) has weighed into eco-activist Greta Thunberg, calling her a “spoilt brat”. Greta, 16, told the United Nations her childhood had been ruined by global changing. She said: “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. “Yet you all come to us for […]

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#CriminalJustice – Joint statement on launch of EU-US negotiations to facilitate access to #ElectronicEvidence

#CriminalJustice – Joint statement on launch of EU-US negotiations to facilitate access to #ElectronicEvidence

| October 1, 2019

European Commission and US Department of Justice officials have met to begin formal negotiations on an EU-US agreement to facilitate access to electronic evidence in criminal investigations. Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner Věra Jourová said: “I welcome the start of formal negotiations. Criminals use fast, modern technologies to organize their crimes and cover up […]

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#Huawei already making equipment without US parts, says founder

#Huawei already making equipment without US parts, says founder

| September 30, 2019

Chinese tech firm Huawei is already producing 5G base stations that do not use any US components, the company’s founder said. Ren Zhengfei (pictured) said his company is making 5,000 base stations per month and plans to ramp up production to make 1.5m of the telecoms hubs next year. US President Donald Trump has added […]

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