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U.S., EU and Japan vow to combat market distortion in thinly veiled swipe at Chinese trade practices.

The United States, European Union and Japan have vowed to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

EU and Japan Join U.S. in Criticizing China at WTO Summit.

The U.S., the European Union and Japan agreed on Tuesday to increase pressure on countries like China that subsidize domestic companies and require foreign firms to transfer technology to local counterparts.

- Wall Street Journal - US

EC warns Brexit will affect most airline services to, from UK.

The European Commission stressed Tuesday that licenses to operate flights between Britain and Europe will cease to be valid. Other major changes are also foreseen since open-skies agreements made with the United States and other countries via the European Union will not be forceable post Brexit.

- MercoPress - FK

EU Cuts Cambodia Election Funding .

The European Union in Cambodia on Tuesday said it was suspending planned funding of Cambodia's national election body. The United States last month said it would suspend its funding of the National Election Committee and also imposed visa restrictions on officials over the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National ...

- Voice of America - US

Facebook to record global ad revenue locally as political pressure mounts.

Facebook has announced plans to restructure its global tax affairs so that it records ad revenue locally rather than channeling it through its international HQ in Dublin, Ireland. The social networking giant, along with other technology firms, has faced growing criticism over the way it reports its taxes, particularly in ...

- VentureBeat - US

US, EU, Japan Slam Market Distortion in Swipe at China.

The United States, European Union and Japan vowed Tuesday to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, naming several key features of China's economic system. In a joint statement that did not single out China or any other country, the three economic ...

- Voice of America - US

New Polish PM: Must Defend National Interest in EU Future Debate.

Poland should defend its national identity and interests at a time when the European Union is debating its own future, the country's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told parliament on Tuesday. Warsaw has grown increasingly isolated in the European Union since the Law and Justice party won power two years ago. Critics ...

- Voice of America - US

EU Pushes to Curb Africa Migration More, Still Split on Hosting Refugees.

European Union leaders will discuss how to further curb immigration from across the Mediterranean over dinner on Thursday, but are as divided as ever on how to take care of refugees who still make it to Europe. Their chairman, Donald Tusk, proposed creating a new financing tool in the bloc’s next multi-year budget from ...

- Voice of America - US

Moldova-EU association agreement needs amending - Dodon - The Baltic Times.

CHISINAU - Moldovan President Igor Dodon has spoken in favor of amending the country's agreement on association with the European Union.......

- The Baltic Times - US

One Year of Donald Trump: Assessing the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship.

Members Webinar 18 Jan 2018 - 10:00 to 10:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Online Xenia Wickett, Head, US and the Americas Programme; Dean, The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, Chatham House Events over the past 18 months, in particular with the UK's decision to leave the ...

- Chatham House - UK

Withdraw EU GSP benefits to terror-supporting Pakistan: Italian Senate.

, Dec.13 : The Italian Senate has placed a demand before the European Union and its Parliament to immediately suspend and or withdraw business opportunities offered to Pakistan under the European Union's Generalised System of Preferences because of its support to terror outfits operating from its soil and its poor human ...

- Sify - IN

New PM: Poland needs to protect its national interests

Poland "fits the European puzzle" and should be allowed to protect its national interests and character even while being a member of the European Union, the country's new prime minister said Tuesday.

- FOX News - US

Ukraine lagging behind Association Agreement implementation in certain sectors – Mingarelli

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli says that the European Union has proposed that the Ukrainian government and parliament approve an annual plan of the adoption of priority laws for the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU and check the progress every plenary week, as the ...

- UNIAN - UA

Theresa May faces Commons showdown with Brexit rebels

Theresa May's control of the Brexit process will today undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her own party over the laws that will take Britain out of the European Union.

- RTE - IE

EU Suspends Funding for Cambodian Election

The European Union has suspended funding for Cambodia's 2018 general election because the vote cannot be credible after the dissolution of the main opposition party, according to a letter sent to the national election committee on Tuesday.The Cambodia National Rescue Party was dissolved by the count...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

EU halts aid to Cambodia election commission after Hun Sen regime dissolves opposition party

The European Union said Tuesday it has suspended assistance to Cambodia's election commission following last month's dissolution of the country's main opposition party, and warned ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Commission renews approval of glyphosate herbicide for 5 years

The European Commission renewed for 5 years EU approval of glyphosate Tuesday, following scientific assessment which it says concludes there is no link between glyphosate and cancer in humans.

- EUbusiness.com - UK

When, where, and how to take your firm global

Remainers and Brexiteers – from Tony Blair to Nigel Farage – acknowledge that leaving the European Union means we’ll have to upgrade our relationships with other parts of the world. With expansion comes opportunity, but entrepreneurs aren’t buccaneers. When the best business owners enter new markets, ...

- City AM - UK

UK's May faces parliamentary showdown with Brexit rebels

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May's control of the Brexit process will undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet on Wednesday, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her own party over the laws that will take Britain out of the European Union.

- Reuters - US

Big business buoyant on EU free trade deal

Business operators see a promising trade outlook following a decision by foreign ministers of the European Union to resume political contacts with Thailand including free trade agreement negotiations.

- BangkokPost - TH

Reuters: EU to agree extending economic sanctions on Russia until mid-2018

European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to prolong for another six months the bloc's economic sanctions on Russia, imposed over the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and Moscow's support for rebels in east Ukraine, according to Reuters.

- UNIAN - UA

U.S., EU, Japan slam market distortion in swipe at China

By Eliana Raszewski and Luc Cohen BUENOS AIRES - The United States, European Union and Japan vowed on Tuesday to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fuelled excess production capacity, naming several key features of China's economic system. In a joint statement that did not single ...

- Sify - IN

European Commission slam Spain for not doing enough for electric car renewal

In a new report criticising Spain's efforts to go green, the Commission says not enough resources are being allocated for long-term plans to encourage car manufacturers to meet goals set by the EU.

- The Olive Press - ES

Stockholm mayor: Cohesion policy is strongest form of EU solidarity

Stockholm produces more billion dollar companies than any other place outside Silicon Valley and the European Commission recently proclaimed it Europe's most innovative region. Mayor Karin Wanngård explained how her city hangs onto its talent and why it is such a popular breeding ground for 'unicorns'.

- EurActive - UK

Commission finally tables mandate for post-Cotonou negotiations

The European Commission presented on Tuesday a recommendation to the Council including a long-awaited proposal for how to proceed in new trade negotiations with the countries of Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States .

- EurActive - UK

Tensions arise between Tusk and Commission over migration

The Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos described on Tuesday European Council President Donald Tusk's proposals on migration intended for the EU leaders' summit later this week as "unacceptable" and  "anti-European".

- EurActive - UK

30,000 refugees to benefit from employment opportunities under the Ethiopian Jobs Compact'

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia US$500 million in concessional finance from the World Bank, DfID, European Investment Bank and European Union will be linked to creating employment opportunities. HIGHLIGHTS Ethiopia launched Comprehensive Refugee Response ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Mingarelli describes highs and lows in Ukraine's implementation of Association Agreement with EU

Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli has said in which areas Ukraine lags behind the implementation plan of the Association Agreement with the EU, and in which areas it has made progress. Speaking at the presentation of the report” Ukraine and the Association Agreement: Monitoring of the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Commission approves EasyJet partial takeover of Air Berlin

The European Commission approved on Tuesday EasyJet's partial acquisition of Air Berlin, which went bust in August. The UK-based airline will acquire some assets and rights held by Air Berlin, including take-off and landing slots at Berlin Tegel airport and at some destination airports. The commission said that the ...

- EU Observer - EU

Volkswagen tells EU: we will fail on our recall promise

The German carmaker told the EU commission in a private meeting that it expected only 75 percent of cars will be fixed by the end of 2017, missing a previously agreed deadline.

- EU Observer - EU

Commission attacks Tusk on 'anti-European' migrant plan

European Council president Donald Tusk, in a paper to EU leaders, wants to scrap migrant relocation quotas. The move has drawn a sharp rebuke from the migration commissioner Avramopoulos.

- EU Observer - EU

A new Eurostat publication - Facts and figures about economic globalisation - Patterns in EU trade and investment

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 12 December 2017 Globalisation, which can be defined as an increasingly integrated world economy, includes movements of goods, services, people, capital and technology. It has an impact on businesses, governments and citizens, as globalised trade and investment notably changes our ...

- EU - EU

Greening finance for sustainable business' – Speech by Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, Financial Stability and Financial Services Valdis Dombrovskis

European Commission - Speech - Paris, 12 December 2017 Opening Remarks Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the organisers; it is a pleasure to be here today, 2 years after the signature of the landmark Paris agreement.

- EU - EU

Accelerating local and regional climate action' – Speech by Vice-President responsible for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič

European Commission - Speech - Paris, 12 December 2017 Madame la Maire, Chère Anne, Mayors, representatives of financial institutions, Ladies and gentlemen, Two years ago, not one but two historic summits took place in Paris.

- EU - EU

Scaling-up finance for climate action' – Speech by Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete

European Commission - Speech - Paris, 12 December 2017 Monsieur le Premier Ministre Bainimarama,  Monsieur le Ministre Le Drian,  Madame la Secrétaire exécutive Espinosa,  Monsieur le Ministere Kishida,  J'aimerais saisir cette occasion pour remercier  l'engagement exemplaire du gouvernement français dans la lutte ...

- EU - EU

Vice-President Jyrki Katainen's speech at the European Parliament plenary debate on EFSI 2.0

European Commission - Speech - Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, It is a great day for all of us who have participated to the EFSI project. But also especially those who will benefit from additional investments in our Member States and regions.

- EU - EU

Press statement by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 12 December 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, Many thanks Sven to you and the rest of your team. Minister Mikser and I have just had a good discussion with the Ministers of the EU27, three days before a crucial European Council.

- EU - EU

Daily News 12 / 12 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 12 / 12 / 2017 Brussels, 12 December 2017 College meeting: Glyphosate: Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens' Initiative ...

- EU - EU

Questions & Answers: Commission replies to European Citizens' Initiative on Glyphosate and announces more transparency in scientific assessments

European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Why did the Commission not ban glyphosate? There are currently neither scientific nor legal grounds justifying a ban of glyphosate. After a comprehensive and transparent scientific process, where more than 6.000 pages of scientific assessment were made public, ...

- EU - EU

Questions and answers on EU and Climate finance

European Commission - Fact Sheet Paris, 12 December 2017 Two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the EU remains fully committed to reducing its domestic emissions by at least 40% between 1990 and 2030. We are on track to meet our 2020 target and close to finalising our...

- EU - EU

European Commission recommends draft negotiating directives for a modernised Partnership with countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

- Fact Sheet European Commission Brussels, 12 December 2017 What is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, and why does it need to be renewed? Since 2000, the Cotonou Partnership Agreement has been the legal framework for the EU's relations with the 79...

- EU - EU

EU Trust Fund for Africa: new actions worth €174.4 million to foster stability in the Horn of Africa

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 December 2017 Today, the Operational Committee of the EU Trust Fund for Africa adopted a new set of 13 programmes worth €174.4 million for the Horn of Africa region. This new package complements 40 previously adopted actions amounting to EUR 665 million for...

- EU - EU

Frequently asked questions - Interoperability of EU information systems for security, border and migration management

European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 What is this proposal about? Interoperability is the ability of information systems to exchange data and enable sharing of information. It improves the efficiency and effectiveness of Europe-wide information-sharing tools, by ensuring the technical processes, ...

- EU - EU

#InvestEU: Commission and European Investment Bank Group welcome final adoption of extended and improved European Fund for Strategic Investments

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 European Parliament plenary vote marks green light for EFSI 2.0 Today Members of the European Parliament voted to adopt the Regulation to extend and enhance the European Fund for Strategic Investments , the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe.

- EU - EU

Glyphosate: Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Glyphosate: Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens' Initiative "Ban glyphosate and protect people and ...

- EU - EU

Security Union: Commission closes information gaps to better protect EU citizens

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Today, the European Commission has proposed to close information gaps by upgrading EU information systems for security, border and migration management and making them work together in a smarter and more efficient way.

- EU - EU

The European Union adopts new assistance programme to improve health services in Libya

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The Commission adopted a new €10.9 million health programme which will support Libyan people to get better access to healthcare. The EU-funded action will directly benefit the Libyan population and improve their access to healthcare.

- EU - EU

EU proposes a modernised partnership with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific countries

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The European Commission has today presented a recommendation to the Council, including a proposal for negotiating directives. This is an important milestone towards opening negotiations with the countries of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States .

- EU - EU

EU Trust Fund for Africa: new actions worth €174.4 million to support refugees and foster stability in the Horn of Africa

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The European Commission has announced today 13 new actions worth €174.4 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to support refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa region.

- EU - EU

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of parts of Air Berlin by easyJet

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of certain assets of Air Berlin by easyJet. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not adversely affect competition in the EU Single Market.

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