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Hogan: Balanced trade deals beneficial for EU farming.

Trade deals have boosted EU agricultural exports as well as employment in agri-food and other economic sectors, a new European Commission study has found.

- EurActive - UK

EU biofuels targets should be 'more ambitious', industry says.

The biofuels industry urged EU member states yesterday to review the European Commission's proposal on post-2020 biofuel use in transport.

- EurActive - UK

As Brexit talks loom, EU dodges early clash with City of London.

The European Union will not pick an immediate fight with the City of London over its right to clear euro-denominated securities, EU officials said on Monday , as Britain prepares to trigger the process of quitting the bloc.

- EurActive - UK

UNIAN: EU launches trialogue on visa liberalization for Ukraine.

Inter-institutional talks on granting Ukrainian citizens visa-free travel across the European Union are expected to start on Feb. 28, an UNIAN correspondent was told in the EU Council. The post UNIAN: EU launches trialogue on visa liberalization for Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU launches trialogue on visa lib for Ukraine.

Inter-institutional talks on granting Ukrainian citizens visa-free travel across the European Union are expected to start Tuesday, February 28, an UNIAN correspondent was told in the EU Council.

- UNIAN - UA

Malta, Luxembourg shortlisted as base for insurance giant ahead of Brexit.

Lloyd's of London underwriter Hiscox Ltd was in talks with regulators in Luxemborg and Malta over setting up a new insurance base in one of the countries to service European Union clients after Britain leaves the bloc, its chairman said. Hiscox, which underwrites a range of risks from oil refineries to kidnappings, said it ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

France.

The Conversation/Zenobia Ahmed, CC BY-SA In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK's Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and early May. Like many European Union states, France has a populist party that is ...

- The Conversation - UK

Ukraine.

The Conversation/Zenobia Ahmed, CC BY-SA The emergence of a democratic and independent Ukraine is transforming the geo-strategic landscape of Central Europe. In the past three years, the 2013/2014 Euromaidan protests, the annexation of Crimea and the war in East Ukraine have reshaped the geopolitical map of Europe and ...

- The Conversation - UK

Turkey's Business Environment and Economic Outlook.

Director's Breakfast BriefingTurkey's Business Environment and Economic Outlook8 Mar 2017 - 08:00 to 09:15Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, LondonParticipantsHE Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of the Economy, Republic of TurkeyDownload ResultsOverviewThere are a number of reasons to be optimistic about ...

- Chatham House - UK

London politicians tell UK government not to use EU workers as bargaining chip | Reuters.

LONDON European Union workers are the "lifeblood" of London, with sectors such as health and construction reliant on their labour, and so they should be guaranteed the right to stay after Brexit, politicians from the British capital said on Tuesday.The London Assembly's Economy Committee said about 13 percent of the ...

- Firstpost - IN

Tuesday 28 February: debate on the future of EU industry at the first European Industry Day.

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 28 February, 400 participants, key industrial players, global trend shapers and high-level EU policymakers will take stock of what the EU's industrial policy has achieved and debate on the future of European industry in Brussels. The background: Europe's industry is ...

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As Brexit talks loom, EU to dodge early clearing clash

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS - The European Union will not pick an immediate fight with the City of London over its right to clear euro-denominated securities, EU officials said on Monday, as Britain prepares to trigger the process of quitting the bloc. On a day when the EU executive made public tough language on ...

- Sify - IN

Brexit means Germany will have to pay more into EU budget - Oettinger

BERLIN - Germany and other net contributors to the joint European Union budget will have to pay out more once Britain leaves the bloc, European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in comments published on Monday. Britain's net contribution of some 9 billion euros could not be offset totally through future budget cuts, he ...

- Sify - IN

EU ambassador Mayaudon meets BNP chief Khaleda

Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union in Dhaka, Pierre Mayaudon, has met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

- BDNews24 - BD

EU Migrants' Right To Remain Could End Next Month

European Union migrants arriving in the UK are expected to lose the right to stay permanently next month when the prime minister formally invokes Article 50, triggering the Brexit process.

- Breitbart - US

'More charm, less rhetoric' in Brexit talks, Sir John Major urges PM May

Former British prime minister Sir John Major has called on Theresa May to inject "a little more charm and a lot less cheap rhetoric" into the Brexit negotiations. In a stinging attack, the ex-Tory leader said he had watched with "growing concern" over the way the country has been led to expect a future outside the European ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Battle lines drawn over London Stock Exchange mega-merger

The City is holding its breath to see who will blink first in the battle between the European Commission and the London Stock Exchange , in the case of the latter's £21bn mega-merger with Deutsche Boerse. LSE published a statement late last night saying it now expects the EU to block the deal. The tie-up was thought to be ...

- City AM - UK

Russian pork ban illegal, WTO confirms

Russia's 2014 import ban on live pigs, pork and other pig products from the European Union violates international trade rules, the World Trade organization's Appellate Body confirmed on Friday.

- EUbusiness.com - UK

Economic Sentiment Indicator down in February

The Economic Sentiment Indicator for Poland, calculated by the European Commission, fell to 102.4 points in February compared with 103.1 points points in January, the EC said.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Hungary starts construction of second border fence

Hungary has begun building a second line of fence along its southern border with Serbia, a government spokesman said on Monday , a move likely to exacerbate criticism from some of the country's European Union partners.

- EurActive - UK

Asselborn: Poland would not be allowed into the EU now

Poland would fail to join the European Union if it were to apply again and messing up the Brexit negotiations could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn told EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel.

- EurActive - UK

German and Austrian leaders call for European Union to close ranks

Germany's foreign minister and Austria's chancellor have said the US and Russia were openly trying to destabilize the EU. Sigmar Gabriel called for EU-wide solutions to current challenges.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Hungary begins second line of fence on border with Serbia

Hungary has announced it is building a second barrier to keep out migrants. The move by Prime Minister Viktor Orban is likely to exacerbate tensions between his government and the European Union .

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Former UK PM Major slams 'unrealistic' Brexit expectations

LONDON " Former Prime Minister John Major has lambasted Britain's preparations for leaving the European Union, saying the government must offer more charm and less "cheap rhetoric" if it wants to get a good deal.Major, who...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hungary building yet another fence on border with Serbia

Hungary has started to build a second fence along the southern border with Serbia, Reuters reported on Monday, citing Hungarian officials. This move will "likely to exacerbate criticism from some of the country's European Union partners," the agency said.

- B92 - SK

Businesses place trust in UK economy as consumers brace for inflation

Businesses remain confident in the UK economy’s prospects despite consumers bracing for the impact of inflation, according to a long-running survey by the European Commission . Confidence in the economy “markedly improved” to a 14-month high across industry and consumers, according to the survey, but ...

- City AM - UK

Ex-PM Major has hit out over 'unreal' expectations of Brexit

Former Prime Minister John Major has blasted “unreal” predictions of the UK's future outside of the European Union. Speaking in central London, Major also accused Brexiteers of “demeaning” their former political rivals in the Remain camp by “shouting down legitimate comment”. Major ...

- City AM - UK

Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the adoption by the Council of the strengthened visa suspension mechanism

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 27 February 2017 "I strongly welcome today's endorsement by the Council of the Commission's proposal to reinforce the visa suspension mechanism and ensure stronger safeguards for our visa policy.

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Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the Council adoption of visa liberalisation for Georgia

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 27 February 2017 "I am very pleased with today's final endorsement by the Council of the Commission proposal to grant visa liberalisation to Georgia. Today is a historic day for Georgia and its citizens, who will soon be able to enjoy visa free...

- EU - EU

Daily News 27 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 27 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 27 February 2017 Trade agreements boost the EU agri-food sector Commissioner Hogan presented today in a press conference a new study demonstrating the positive effects of three trade agreements in place – Mexico, South Korea and Switzerland...

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Trade agreements boost EU agri-food exports

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 February 2017 Questions and Answers What are the key findings of the study for the EU economy and exports? The study provides evidence that trade agreements have helped to boost agricultural exports and have supported jobs in the agri-food sector as well as...

- EU - EU

Revision of the Visa Suspension Mechanism - Frequently Asked Questions

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 February 2017 Why did the Commission decide to revise the visa suspension mechanism? The visa suspension mechanism was first introduced as part of the EU visa policy in 2013 in order to provide for the possibility to temporarily suspend the visa exemption for...

- EU - EU

How competitive is your region? Commission publishes the 2016 Regional Competitiveness Index

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2017 Today the Commission has published the third edition of the Regional Competitiveness Index for 263 EU regions, a study that provides useful insights for regions to boost their economic performance.

- EU - EU

Trade agreements boost EU agri-food sector

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2017 Trade agreements can help increase sales and support jobs in the EU agri-food sector, a new study shows. Trade agreements have helped to boost EU agricultural exports and have supported jobs in the agri-food sector and other sectors of the economy,...

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of ABB's High Voltage Cable and Cable Accessories Businesses by NKT

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2017 The European Commission has cleared unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of ABB's high voltage cable business and power cable accessories business by NKT.

- EU - EU

EU member states approve visa-free travel for Georgia

European Union member states on Monday approved visa-free travel for Georgia, after agreeing safeguards to prevent any upsurge in arrivals from the former Soviet satellite.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Juncker to offer EU 'pathways' to post-Brexit unity

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS - European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker will propose to national leaders next month a handful of options for shoring up unity once Britain launches a withdrawal that some fear could trigger a further unravelling of the bloc. The European Commission president wants some states to ...

- Sify - IN

LSE scuppers Deutsche Boerse merger hopes by rejecting EU demand | Reuters

By John O'Donnell, Pamela Barbaglia and Andreas Kröner | LONDON/FRANKFURT LONDON/FRANKFURT The London Stock Exchange has all but ended a planned merger with Deutsche Boerse to create Europe's biggest exchange, which had faced growing opposition since Britain's vote to leave the European Union.A demand from European ...

- Firstpost - IN

EU clears NKT purchase of ABB cable business

BRUSSELS " The European Union has given its approval to the acquisition of the high-voltage cable business of Swiss company ABB by Denmark's NKT Cables.The European Commission said Monday that it gave the proposed acquisition...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

LSE scuppers Deutsche Boerse merger hopes by rejecting EU demand

LONDON/FRANKFURT - The London Stock Exchange has all but ended a planned merger with Deutsche Boerse to create Europe's biggest exchange, which had faced growing opposition since Britain's vote to leave the European Union. A European antitrust demand that it sell a trading platform in Italy was publicly ruled out by the LSE ...

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Government rejects claim of €1.4bn in 'state aid' for power station company

Updated 12.30pm with government reaction A total of €1.4 billion in state aid will be paid throughout the 18-year period of the government contract with the power station consortium Electrogas, according to the European Commission. The information of the amount emerges from the European Commission's official journal. ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

European Union imposes new sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile launch

Brussels: The European Union on Monday imposed new sanctions on North Korea in line with the UN Security Council's resolution adopted after a ballistic missile launch. The post European Union imposes new sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile launch appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

U.S. says Trump order will not undermine data transfer deals with EU

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS - An executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration will not undermine two data transfer agreements between the United States and the EU, Washington wrote in a letter to allay European concerns. An executive order signed by Trump on Jan. 25 aiming to ...

- Sify - IN

Eurozone Business Confidence Grows Despite Impending Elections

Eurozone businesses grew more optimistic about their prospects in February, as a measure of confidence among service providers rose to its highest level since before the global financial crisis.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Scotland's next referendum will be uglier and nastier

But the sequel to 2014's Indyref may have a very different ending.  Referendums are like buses: you wait three decades for one and then four come along at once. That Scotland voted to stay in the European Union but England and Wales voted to leave was always going to punch that particular constitutional bruise. If Brexit ...

- New Statesman - UK

Guernsey: Carey Olsen to host second annual GDPR conference

Carey Olsen is hosting a half day conference with a principal focus on examining how the GDPR will impact Guernsey businesses. The conference will include presentations from government bodies and leading industry authorities in this sector. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect from 25 ...

- The Lawyer - US

LSE scuppers Deutsche Boerse merger hopes by rejecting EU demand

LONDON/FRANKFURT - The London Stock Exchange has all but ended a planned merger with Deutsche Boerse to create Europe's biggest exchange, which had faced growing opposition since Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

- Reuters - US

Why is the Euro in Trouble?

Research EventWhy is the Euro in Trouble?22 Mar 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, LondonInternational Economics DepartmentParticipantsHarold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor, European Studies, Princeton UniversityRegister InterestDownload ResultsOverviewWhy is Europe's ...

- Chatham House - UK

MP: Switzerland should abolish roaming charges in Europe

From June 15th the European Union is to abolish mobile phone roaming charges across the bloc, meaning any European citizen can use their phone in another EU member state and pay the same as they would at home.

- The Local - INT

Fears for peers? House of Lords reform is still not likely any time soon

On looking up the word irony' in a dictionary, one would be unsurprised to see a picture of a member of Britain's unelected upper house indignantly asserting that you either believe in democracy or you don't'. Yet that is what the debate over Brexit in the House of Lords produced. In the midst of proceedings, former ...

- The Conversation - UK

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