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Spain’s PM #Sanchez to meet with Catalan leader #Torra first week of February

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (pictured) said on Monday (20 January) he plans to meet with leader of Catalonia region Quim Torra during the first week of February in Barcelona, writes Jessica Jones. The meeting is part of a pledge Sanchez made earlier this month to open a round of dialogue with Catalan leaders after […]

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#Euro gains and #Sterling shines as growth optimism cheers investors

After staying strong for much of 2019 thanks to the relative outperformance of the US economy and investors’ preference for a safe-haven currency amid the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing, the dollar’s gains for the year have shrivelled in December. The buoyant end-of-year sentiment encouraged investors to buy up currencies linked to trade and […]

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#EOD – Humanitarian mine action programme strengthens partner networks

US marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen have concluded their temporary joint bilateral humanitarian mine action programme here. The training sessions for this programme began 2 December. US instructors plan to return for advanced training sessions in spring 2020. The intent of the spring period of instruction is to supervise and pin the coveted EOD badge […]

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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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Commission reinforces tools to ensure Europe’s interests in #InternationalTrade

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) said: “A stronger Europe in the world implies efficient EU leadership on global trade and appropriate powers to ensure that international trade rules are respected. For that reason, I start my mandate by taking swift action to strengthen our trade toolbox. Today’s proposals will let us defend […]

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#Beijing2022 Winter Games organizer recruits volunteers globally

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics organizer plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Winter Games and 12,000 volunteers for Winter Paralympic Games by the end of June 2021. The plan was announced at Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Launch Ceremony for Global Recruitment of Games Volunteers in Beijing on Thursday, December 5, which […]

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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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How the #UKGeneralElection works

How the United Kingdom’s election on 12 December works and when the results will be known. WHAT ARE PEOPLE VOTING FOR? – The country is divided into 650 constituencies. – Each constituency equates to one seat in parliament’s House of Commons. There are: 533 in England 59 in Scotland 40 in Wales 18 in Northern […]

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#Huawei welcomes ‘fact-based approach’ of EU telecoms ministers

A Huawei spokesperson, speaking in Brussels, said: “Huawei welcomes and encourages the facts-based approach of the EU Telecom Ministers towards the security of 5G networks. Indeed, this is the model that both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have endorsed as the gold standard for 5G verification. “Europe is the natural 5G leader: it […]

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A European fund to support #CircularBioeconomy

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced the completion of the public procurement process for the selection of an investment advisor to set up and manage the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF). The selected investment advisor is ECBF Management GmbH and Hauck & Aufhäuser Fund Services S.A. will act as the Alternative […]

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