Friday, 18 August 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

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EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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Elusive Brexit clarity meets sober economic reality

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DUBLIN: Last time British Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a walking holiday, she called what turned out to be — for her — a disastrous election. Not this time, it is assumed. But financial markets and an eager public hoping she can provide some Brexit clarity will probably have ...

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EU Commission Says Infected Eggs Spread To 17 Nations

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LONDON: The European Commission says that at least fifteen EU countries, as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland, have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil. Its announcement comes ahead of a planned meeting with ministers and other officials next month to discuss the crisis. The European Commission, the European ...

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Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs scandal

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DUTCH police arrested two suspects on Thursday (local time) as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over ...

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UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU

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LONDON: Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros (36.12 billion pounds) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain’s negotiating strategy. The European Union has floated a figure of 60 billion euros and wants significant progress on settling ...

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Britons face airport delays due to new EU security rules

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LONDON: The Government has been urged to pressure EU states to adequately staff their airports as British holidaymakers face more delays due to new security measures. Passengers have queued for up to four hours at airports this week, with some EU states criticised for not bringing in extra staff. The ...

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Shell shuts down Europe’s largest refinery after fire

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THE HAGUE: The British-Dutch oil giant Shell said it was shutting down Europe’s biggest refinery after a pre-dawn fire broke out at a power station on the vast site on Sunday. Flames billowed into the sky over the port of Rotterdam after the blaze erupted at a high-voltage power station ...

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Spanish economy posts best quarterly growth since 2014

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MADRID: Spain’s robust three-year economic recovery picked up momentum in the second quarter, notching up its best growth performance since 2014. GDP in the eurozone’s fourth largest economy expanded by 0.9 per cent in the three months to June, up from 0.8 per cent at the start of the year, ...

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Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

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BERLIN: Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures hitting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full “overhaul” of their troubled relations, signalling its patience had snapped after Ankara’s arrests of human rights activists. The government stepped up its travel advisory for the NATO ally as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned ...

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UK’s Fox insists Britain can make trade deals outside EU

at the Conservative Party Conference on October 6, 2010 in Birmingham, England. Prime Minister David Cameron will speak to the Tory conference today and will outline that spending cuts necessary to reduce the budget deficit 'will not be easy' and that the coalition government's commitment to fairness is based on giving people 'what they deserve'.

Britain could “simply replicate” its trade deals outside the European Union, said International Trade Secretary and leading advocate of Brexit Liam Fox. Speaking ahead of a meeting with the World Trade Organisation in Geneva on Thursday, Fox repeated his assertion that the UK could not leave the EU and remain ...

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