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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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#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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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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