ECR Group to nominate Van Overtveldt to chair EP Budget Committee

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The ECR Group will nominate Flemish MEP Johan Van Overtveldt for the chairmanship of the European Parliament’s Budget Committee. He is Belgium’s former Minister of Finance. After receiving the Group’s nomination, he stated: “The coming months are an […]

Ursula von der Leyen meets Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The EU-28 member states’ nominee to be the next European Commission, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, came to Brussels to meet the EU executive chief, Jean-Claude Juncker. “It was a friendly meeting between two Europeans that […]

Wind and chemical industry team up to advance turbine blades recycling

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; WindEurope said on 2 July it has teamed up with Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) to create a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine […]

UN hails Kazakhstan’s Jusan operation as an example for other countries

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child Chair Renate Winter has hailed Kazakhstan’s Jusan operation, which returned nearly 600 citizens from Syria, as an excellent example for other countries to follow. In an exclusive interview with […]

Europe considers Russia’s flight ban on Georgia unjustified

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Union considers the Russian decision to ban flights to Georgia as of 8 July “unjustified and disproportionate”, the spokesperson said in a statement on 03 July, following president Vladimir Putin‘s temporary suspension on Georgian airlines from […]

The “Digital Revolution” of wellbeing

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Western attitudes toward digital technology have soured in recent years, as once-celebrated innovations have begun to reveal their downsides. But, like all technological revolutions, the digital one is a double-edged sword, offering substantial benefits alongside daunting challenges – […]

GPS project for tracking livestock launched in Kazakhstan

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – A pilot project for the introduction of devices to monitor the movement of cattle, worth $700,000 was launched in the Almaty region, south of Kazakhstan, with the support of JSC National Company Kazakhinvest. Developers – […]

The US is still needed in Syria

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; While the world frets about a possible conflict between the United States and Iran, the bloodshed in Syria is escalating once again. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has intensified its onslaught against the remaining opposition stronghold in Idlib […]

Europe can help restore Ukraine’s trust after PACE decision

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The recent decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – PACE – to return the Russian delegation to full parliamentary assembly activities sparked an extremely negative reaction from the majority of Ukraine’s pro-Western population and […]

Europe approves new programmes in North of Africa to protect refugees

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Commission has approved five new migration-related programmes under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa totaling €61.5 million. The new programmes will reinforce ongoing actions to protect refugees and vulnerable migrants in North of Africa, especially […]

Commission prepares for a smooth transition to its next President

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Commission as an institution responsible for ensuring the smooth transition between the current and the next Members of the College of Commissioners, has adopted on 03 July a set of rules specifying the practical arrangements for […]

EU reacts on the air strike on Tripoli migrant detention center

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near Tripoli on 03 July, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to Libya said. Europe’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Commissioners Johannes […]

Italian Socialist David Sassoli is the new President of the European Parliament

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Italian Socialist David Sassoli was elected Wednesday to the presidency of the European Parliament for a term of two and a half years. His election, after two rounds of voting, could facilitate the approval of the choice of […]

Italian debt rallies as Rome averts excessive budget deficit procedure

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Italian government debt rallied on Tuesday following the revision as the Italian government amended its deficit target on Monday to avoid the threat of the Excessive Deficit Procedure. The European Commission has threatened to open disciplinary procedures against […]

Water bottling industry pushes for more deposit refund recycling

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European bottled water industry has thrown its weight behind the deposit refund system, a plastic recycling scheme that pays a small cash sum to consumers who return plastic bottles, in order to meet recycling targets set by the EU […]

Sassoli 7 MEPs short majority to face Zahradil in second EU Parliament president election round

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The newly-elected European Parliament is set to decide on Wedesday on who will lead the Chamber . during the next legislature. During the first round, David-Maria Sassoli, an Italian member of the Socialists & Democrats bloc at the European […]

Socialists “deeply disappointed” by nominations for top EU jobs

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; European socialists said on 02 July they were “deeply disappointed” by the EU leaders’ proposal to nominate Germany’s Defence minister Ursula von der Leyen as the next Commission president. “This proposal is deeply disappointing for us. Our group […]

EU Parliament Socialists nominate Sassoli in crisis meeting after EU top jobs package reveal

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; EU press corps that traveled to Strasbourg to witness the first Chamber meeting of the new legislature, were caught by surprise, as the European Council’s top jobs package proposals cause meltdown. After the late acceptance of defeat on behalf […]

Nord Stream-2 pulls plug on Danish route for Russian gas

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Nord Stream-2 has formally withdrawn its application for the route through Danish territorial waters south of Bornholm in Denmark. The pipeline company that plans to transport natural gas underneath the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany said the […]

EU Council president-elect Michel says he is ready for the challenge

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; With days of contentious negotiations behind them, the EU’s leaders have settled on Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel to be the new president of the European Council. “This is a big responsibility,” said Michel who added that he expected Ursula von der […]

Kazakhstan backs renewal of OPEC+ oil production cut deal

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud phoned Kazakh President Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev on 2 July with the latter noting Kazakhstan’s support for the extension of the OPEC+ oil production cut agreement, Akorda reported. “Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev informed the […]

Weber drops EU top job bid as Europe’s leaders abandon Spitzenkandidat process

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The group president of the European People’s Party, Manfred Weber, has ended his bid to become president of the European Commission after the leaders of the EU moved to abandon the lead candidate, or Spitzenkandidaten, system. During the EPP Group meeting, Weber announced […]

EU heads back Germany’s von der Leyen to be new Commission president

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Union’s leaders have thrown their weight behind German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become the new president of the European Commission, a development that came after a marathon of contentious talks that saw Europe’s […]

European Drug Report presented at international conference

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; In the framework of the series of event marking “EU-UN 40 Years Together in Vienna– Multilateralism at Work”, the European Drug Report 2019 was presented during a panel discussion on 2 July in Vienna. The 2019 International Conference […]

European Parliament may block EU leaders’ agreement for top jobs

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; As the European leaders have finally resumed their session at the European Council after hours of delay, the EU’s gaze is shifting back and forth to  Strasbourg, where the European Parliament is holding its first session this term, and […]

Europol launches new Task Force to combat human trafficking

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Europol, the law enforcement agency of the European Union, has launched the Joint Liaison Task Force for Migrant Smuggling and the Trafficking in Human Beings. The new operational unit will focus on intelligence-led coordinated action against criminal networks involved in migrant smuggling and the human […]

Europe’s Greens demand stronger action on climate from Finnish presidency

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The Greens political group in the European Parliament hailed Finland’s EU Council presidency and stated their expectations when it comes to EU decision-making. “It is essential that Finland not only leads by example but also demands ambitious climate […]

Iran passes nuclear stockpiling threshold defined by the 2015 agreement

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Iran admitted on Monday that it has passed the 300 kilos threshold of low-enriched uranium stockpile allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal. The statement was confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog. […]

US threatens retaliatory tariffs on EU food products

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The US government has threatened on Monday to hit EU products with €3.5 billion in tariffs as a retaliatory measure over civilian aircraft subsidies. The US Trade Representative issued a supplemental list of EU products that “could potentially […]

Ireland’s external debt increases Brexit vulnerability

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Ireland’s exposure to international creditors makes the country more vulnerable to a no-deal Brexit shock, the chief of the national debt office Conor O’Kelly told reporters on Monday. The UK is Ireland’s biggest trading partner while the risk […]

Hammond warns May’s would-be successors not to make promises they cannot keep

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The British Chancellor Philip Hammond has warned the two aspirant successors of Theresa May to limit their promises within the bounds of fiscal responsibility, calling on them to “be honest” as their spending pledges policies “greatly exceed” the […]

Italy cuts deficit target to avoid excessive deficit procedure

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Italy cut its 2019 budget deficit target on Monday by €7,6bn lower than the previous forecast, which corresponds to roughly 0,4% of GDP. The new headline target should bring the deficit to 2,04%, as originally agreed upon with […]

EU leftists’ demands for new EU top-job holders

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Parliament’s leftist group GUE/NGL has published the 10 priorities that the new presidents of the European Commission and the European Parliament should commit to during their mandates. According to GUE/NHL, among the priorities are action on […]

EU leaders examine new FrancoGerman scenario for EU top jobs with Ursula von der Leyen as Commission President

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The bloc’s heads of state and government are back in Brussels to give it another try to break the deadlock in negotiations as the European Parliament deadline for the election of its new president, hangs over their heads. […]

EU to invest €11bn to boost jobs and growth under Horizon 2020

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Commission announced on 02 July how it will spend the last and biggest annual share of €11 billion of the research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020. The budget plan focuses on climate change, clean energy, […]

Fraudsters selling toxic organic food arrested in a major operation

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Italian and Serbian national authorities unraveled a transnational fraud in the production and trade of falsely labelled organic food and beverages made from decomposed apples, contaminated with toxic chemical substances, and refined with water and sugars. In a […]

Trump strikes conciliatory tone with Turkey over S-400

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; US President Donald Trump blamed his predecessor, Barack Obama, for the current standoff between Washington and Ankara over defence procurement. Turkey is bracing to receive the S-400 Russian air defence system in the first half of July, which […]

Europe and Asia step up to salvage Iran nuclear deal

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi confirmed on Friday that his country will scale back on its commitments under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if Europe does not fulfil its economic obligations. Tehran insists that […]

The end of “Chimerica”

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The escalating rivalry between China and the United States is ushering in a bipolar world. While the past few decades have been defined mostly by cooperation among the world’s leading powers, the next few will be marked by […]

Hong Kong protesters occupy government building, EU calls for dialogue

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong have occupied the city’s Legislative Council building amid intense demonstrations against the pro-Beijing government. The European Union called for restraint and dialogue in a statement, saying: “The actions today of a small number […]

Macron slams fellow EU leaders amid failure to take decision on top-jobs Summit

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The French president, Emmanuel Macron appeared very irritated that at the end of a more than 20-hour EU Summit, leaders have failed to decide who will lead the bloc during the next term. “We cannot hold talks with […]

The coming Libra panics

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Facebook’s unveiling of a new digital currency, Libra, has produced a tidal wave of sceptical, critical, and outright hostile responses. That is understandable, given Facebook’s reputation for carelessness about user data and personal privacy. Nonetheless, public angst won’t stop the […]

Cheaper roaming from today for Western Balkan countries

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The new regional roaming agreement of the Western Balkans enters into force on 01 July, after it was signed by the Western Balkans ministers on 4 April in Belgrade. Consumers in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North […]

EU to help Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region tackle natural disasters

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The EU is providing €7 million in humanitarian aid to increase the capacity of communities and authorities in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region, to prepare for natural disasters. The aid package will support improving the response […]

New inflation data pushes US Fed and ECB to re-asses their positions

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Core inflation in the eurozone remained subdued at 1.2% in June, well below the headline European Central Bank (ECB) target of 2%. US inflation is near 1.7%, with the latest data confirming the US Federal Reserve is on track for […]

EIB to improve public transport in Czech Republic

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Investment Bank is lending €50 million to Plzeňské městké dopravní podniky, a public transport provider in the Czech city of Plzeň, to help implement Plzeň’s sustainable transport strategy, which aims to improve urban public transport while […]

Tusk suspends EU top marathon Summit meeting for Tuesday, Timmermans still leads race

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Council president Donald Tusk suspended Sunday afternoon EU top jobs Summit meeting calling for leaders to meet again on Tuesday at 11:00 to decide on the institutions’ leaders for the incoming mandate, as EU-28 presidents fail to reach […]

The Bektashi are a testament to the power tolerance

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Originally one of many Sufi orders within Sunni Islam, the Bektashi Order emerged in the 16th-century and quickly spread to the Ottoman Balkans, particularly to what is now Albania, Kosovo, and North Macedonia. Like many Sufis, the Bektashis were quite lax in […]

Tolerance and education: A road to the defeat of extremism

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; How do you create a more tolerant society? Can education prevent extremism? Can openness trump radicalisation? These were the big questions tackled by senior European and Gulf politicians at a recent forum organised and hosted by the Bussola […]

EU extends sanctions against Russia for six months

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; In a widely anticipated decision that came after the EU’s leaders last week unanimously gave the green light for an extension of sanctions against Russia, the European Union ambassadors have officially prolonged for another six months, the economic […]

Post-election power game could clash with Berlin’s agenda, other scenarios to shape Europe’s future

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; After the recent European elections, EU is again at a cross road, ahead of important challenges in a more fragmented European Parliament and political landscape, where European People’s Party (EPP) & Social Democrats do not control any more […]

When Boyko met Frans: a deal in the making?

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov left left the Europa building of the European Council to meet Frans Timmermans at the Bulgarian permanent representation at midnight, as a video posted on Borissov’s Facebook page shows. “A compromise is on the horizon, in which Weber […]

Merkel’s plan for Timmermans Presidency collapses, as the EPP revolts

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; “[He] Who enters as a Pope, leaves as a Cardinal,” were the words of an EU diplomat, as the Osaka G20 leaders’ plan to have the PES Spitzenkandidat Frans Timmermans as the head of the European Commission fell […]

Timmermans tipped as Spitzen favourite for EU Commission presidency ahead of top-job Summit 

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The EU-28 leaders are set to convene again to forge a consensus over who will hold the bloc’s top jobs on Sunday evening in Brussels, with the latest buzz on the top jobs saga putting the Dutchman, and First Vice […]

Joint Commission of the Iran nuclear deal holds meeting in Vienna

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The Joint Commission of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, held a quarterly meeting on 28 June in Vienna at the level of deputy foreign ministers and political directors, where negotiators […]

EU – South American bloc Mercosur strike major tariff-sweeping trade agreement

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Europe and South America’s leading customs union struck a free-trade deal after 20 years of talks, to expand goods shipments worth almost 90 €billion a year. Top EU Union officials reached a breakthrough in free-trade negotiations with their […]

UN chief appeals to G20 leaders to expand efforts in tackling climate change

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The annual G20 summit of leaders from the largest and fastest-growing economies, started on 28 June in Osaka, Japan. UN Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the summit and stressed the urgency of addressing climate change as a main priority, […]

EU-Mercosur nearing agreement, while Macron warns Brazil on Paris Accord

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; After several days of meetings and very long discussions, the EU might seem a step closer to Mercosur, on the ling-negotiated Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The meetings may be held at a ministerial level but it seems that […]

Europe and India collaborate on solar parks initiative

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Under the EU programme “Technical assistance for the implementation and management of identified solar parks”, the EU Delegation in India and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy jointly launched on 28 June the Standard Operation Procedures and monitoring […]

NATO allies sign new framework on acquiring maritime munitions

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Seven NATO Allies and one partner nation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Multinational Cooperation for the provision of Maritime Battle Decisive Munitions in Brussels at the NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting on June 27. With this agreement, Belgium, […]

Making peace with violence and a disinformation machine

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; On 24 June, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reinstalled Russia’s voting rights in the institution charged with upholding human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The rights were suspended after Russia’s illegal annexation […]

NATO approves first space policy

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of discussions in Brussels on 27 June. Ministers addressed Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, progress on burden sharing, NATO’s defence and deterrence posture, new technologies and NATO’s mission […]

Tensions in the Persian Gulf are a direct result of European inaction

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; No one in Brussels can have failed to take note of the escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf over the past week. The oil tanker attacks and Iran’s latest threats to exceed its uranium stockpile limits have focused […]

Further €110 million in humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The EU announced on 27 June a new aid package worth €110.5 million as the Horn of Africa region continues to be afflicted by severe and prolonged humanitarian crises. The funding is allocated across Somalia (€36.5 million), Ethiopia […]

Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq to benefit from EU’s €100mn aid package

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Through the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU has adopted on 27 June a new €100 million pledge to support the resilience of refugees, displaced persons and communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. […]

Europe and Mongolia discuss human rights

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Union and Mongolia held a Joint Committee meeting under the EU-Mongolia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement on 27 June in Ulaanbaatar. Both Mongolia’s representatives and the EU delegation reaffirmed the importance of enhancing their relations by discussing […]

Canon faces €28 million fine for breaking EU merger rules

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Commission has fined Canon, the Japan-based imaging and optical products manufacturer, €28 million for implementing its acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation before notification to and approval by the Commission, in breach of EU Merger control […]