Saturday, 23 June 2018

Tag Archives: EU

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

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

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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Instagram, FB, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

BRUSSELS: Facebook’s Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said. EU officials added that the existing members – YouTube, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook – have made progress toward meeting the code of conduct they ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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EU adopts plastics strategy

BRUSSELS: The first ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics has been adopted today (16 January) as part of what the EU describe as a “transition towards a more circular economy”. Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market will be recyclable by 2030, the consumption of single use ...

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20 killed in clashes at Libya’s main international airport

TRIPOLI: Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed at least 20 people, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there. Mitiga airport, a former military air base on the eastern outskirts of the capital, was evacuated when the ...

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Open Banking Arrives in the UK

LONDON: Open Banking is kind of a nebulous term. Unless you are very engaged with the UK financial sector it probably means little to you. Yet the concept of Open Banking will have profound ramifications for consumers and businesses in both the UK and Europe. In brief, Open Banking is ...

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‘No deal’ Brexit could cost Britain about 500,000 jobs: London mayor

LONDON: Britain could lose almost 500,000 jobs and 50 billion pounds ($67.41 billion) investment over the next 12 years if it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union, according a report commissioned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Cambridge Econometrics, an economics consultancy, looked at five different Brexit ...

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Japan PM heads to Europe amid North Korea tensions

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister on Friday headed to the Baltic states and other European nations as he seeks to drum up support for his hawkish stance on North Korea. Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shinzo Abe has insisted on ...

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