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#Sassoli – ‘Let’s give new political momentum to the enlargement process’ 

At the invitation of European Parliament President David Sassoli (pictured), the speakers of the parliaments of the Western Balkans came together today in Brussels. It was the first Summit of this kind. They were joined by the speaker of the parliament of Croatia, which is holding the rotating Council Presidency.  Following the Summit, President Sassoli …

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#UNHCR issues recommendations for EU to make 2020 year of change for #Refugees protection

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has launched a set of ambitious but achievable Recommendations for the 2020 Croatian and German Presidencies of the Council of the European Union (EU). The Presidencies and the envisaged EU Pact on Migration and Asylum present unique opportunities to better protect forcibly displaced and stateless people in Europe and abroad, while supporting …

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The key contents and basic judgment on the #U.S.-#China trade negotiation

China and the United States have recently reached an agreement on the contents of the first phase of the trade deal. In China, the State Council Information Office held a rare press conference at 11 p.m. on December 13, and invited Ning Jizhe, Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission, Liao Min, Deputy …

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#Brexit – ‘We are ready to start the next phase, to defend and promote Europe’s interests’ #EUCO

  The decisive victory by the British Conservatives in yesterday’s general election was widely and enthusiastically welcomed by European leaders attending today’s (13 December) European Council. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said that they welcomed the certainty that the election provided and said that it had been difficult when things had been agreed in Brussels, …

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#NAVEXGlobal acquires #WhistleB – EU Reporter : EU Reporter

Leading integrated risk and compliance management software company NAVEX Global® today announced the acquisition of WhistleB, an innovative whistleblowing solution and incident management software provider based in Stockholm, Sweden. The demand for automated compliance solutions is growing worldwide, and particularly in Europe. This is due in large part to the proliferation of regulatory requirements including …

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Europe replicated in #Huawei City, #China

Google was forced to suspend Huawei’s Android license earlier this year after the Chinese firm was added to the US government’s Entity List, which prevents American companies from doing business with them. It stems from fears that Huawei devices and services are being used by the Chinese government as secret surveillance tools, however no evidence …

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‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and …

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The mystery of Farhad Azima: middleman or confidence man?

I don’t often find myself loitering outside of court buildings but I couldn’t resist wandering down to the U.K. High Court a few weeks back because I’ve become besotted by a most unusual man and I wanted to catch sight of him to see if he actually exists, so bizarre is his story – writes …

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How are the Russian raiders doing this?

One curious case about the real estate in Moscow, London and Dubai and the liquidated trading company A few weeks ago an article came out in Russia. Its title sounds unclear: ‘The perdimonocle’s effect. The raiders among us’. The ‘perdimonocle’ is a Russian version of the French phrase ‘perdu monocle’ which means ‘to drop a …

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New business platform and co-operation agreements to bring #Kazakhstan and EU closer

The leadership of Kazakhstan is committed to further strengthening co-operation with the European Union, and with the start of work by the new European Commission and the full entry into force of the large-scale agreement between Kazakhstan and the EU, this co-operation will receive a significant new impetus, Kazakh Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Roman …

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