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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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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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Political will was not enough for justice reform in #Moldova

The lack of political will to carry out rule of law reforms is frequently the reason why reforms are not fully implemented. The case of Moldova proves that in societies where strong vested interests still persist, political savviness is equally as important as political will. Old and new political power brokers in Moldova struck a fragile …

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Conservatives’ poll lead over Labour narrows to 11 points – #Kantar poll

Britain’s opposition Labour Party has squeezed the governing Conservatives’ opinion poll lead to 11 points from 18 over the last week, a survey by Kantar showed on Tuesday, ahead of the 12 December election, write Kylie MacLellan and William Schomberg. Support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives fell two points to 43%, while Labour was …

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How The #Brexit Fallout Could Impact On The British #Gambling Industry

The UK was officially set to leave the European Union on Thursday 31st October 2019. However, at the time of writing, the country is in the midst of a General Election with the earliest date of exit now earmarked for Friday 31st January 2020. This monumental once in a lifetime political event is set to …

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#Syria – Indiscriminate attacks on critical civilian infrastructure must stop immediately 

The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini calls on indiscriminate attacks in north-west Syria to cease immediately. In a statement Mogherini condemned attacks on a camp of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the bombing of a critical life-saving health facility close to the Turkish border are yet another deplorable escalation in the deteriorating situation in north-west Syria.  Mogherini expressed the EU’s most …

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