Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tag Archives: EU

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

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PARIS: The European Commission said Thursday that US social media giants have made an effort to comply with EU consumer protection rules, but that Facebook and Twitter have not made all the required changes. “While Google’s latest proposals appear to be in line with the requests made by consumer authorities, ...

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Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

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In a major policy shift, Pakistan will deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security cooperation agreement with its close ally which is involved in a civil war in neighbouring Yemen. Pakistan Army announced the decision to send troops on a “training and advise mission” to Saudi Arabia ...

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EU ‘confident’ Macedonia name row settled by July

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SOFIA: The European Union is “very confident” Macedonia will settle a long-running row with Greece over its name before July, a senior official from the bloc said Friday. Athens has long objected to Macedonia’s name, arguing it suggests Skopje has claims to the territory and heritage of Greece’s historic northern ...

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Brexit gives grounds for hope, says Boris Johnson

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LONDON: Foreign minister Boris Johnson will appeal on Wednesday to those who he says are seeking to reverse the result of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, saying Brexit “is not grounds for fear but hope”. In the first of several speeches by government ministers that Prime Minister Theresa ...

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Jim Mattis to press European allies on military spending

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe. For the first time, NATO countries have submitted plans to show how they will reach ...

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Offshore wind in Europe hit a new milestone

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According to new statistics released today by WindEurope, 2017 was a record year for offshore wind in Europe after total capacity reached 15.8 gigawatts (GW)- an impressive increase of 25 percent in just one year. A total of 13 new offshore wind farms were commissioned adding 3.1 GW. However, offshore ...

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Turkey rejects EU partnership proposal

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ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected proposals of a partnership with the EU, insisting full membership to the bloc is the only option, in an interview published Sunday. Hosting Erdogan on a visit to Paris in January, French President Emmanuel Macron said it was “hypocrisy” to say progress ...

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EU ready to hit back if Trump imposes anti-EU trade measures

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LONDON: The European Union has said it stands ready to hit back “swiftly and appropriately” if US president Donald Trump takes unfair trade measures against the 28-nation bloc. The EU’s warning comes less than 24 hours after Mr Trump expressed his annoyance with EU trade policy, saying this irritation “may ...

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EU lauds Pak efforts in addressing challenges faced by country

ADVISER TO PRIME MINISTER ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SARTAJ AZIZ IN A GROUP PHOTO WITH MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN ISLAMABAD ON APRIL 18, 2017.

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee of European Parliament David McAllister has appreciated efforts of Government of Pakistan in addressing challenges faced by the country. He was talking to Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir who had a meeting with him in Brussels at the head of a parliamentary delegation. The Minister ...

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EU removes 8 countries from controversital tax blacklist

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European Union finance ministers have removed eight countries, including much-criticized Panama, from a tax haven blacklist. Ministers say the jurisdictions have committed to making reforms that meet EU standards of tax transparency. But the nature of those reforms is not yet public. “I understand that some countries move from the ...

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