Stories for March 1st 2012
Spain and Argentina formed a working group to resolve their “differences” over YPF, the Argentine oil company majority-owned by Madrid-based Repsol-YPF, Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said.
UK expects Argentina to honour accords and refers any flights’ discussions to the Falklands’ government
The UK expects Argentina to honour its commitments under the 1999 agreement allowing for flights to the Falkland Islands from Chile and insisted that any discussions on flights were a matter for the Falkland Islands government.
President Cristina Fernandez said Argentina will seek to re-negotiate the 1999 accord with the UK which allows for a weekly flight connecting the Falklands Islands and Chile, and replace it with three schedules a week but from Buenos Aires and in the country’s flag carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas.
An uneven US economic recovery will have to pick up in order to quickly bring down an unacceptably high jobless rate, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday.
The Argentine Foreign Ministry suggested in an official Wednesday release that “the EU and the Union of South American nations (UNASUR) analyze the Malvinas islands conflict and urge both countries (UK and Argentina) to negotiate”.
With its strategic majority in Argentina’s National Auditing Office, AGN, the government of President Cristina Fernandez delegates managed to delay for two days a most critical report on the situation of the country’s train system and particularly the Sarmiento line involved in an accident which killed 51 passengers and injured 703.
The head of Argentina’s organized labour confederation, CGT, Hugo Moyano, asked the Government of President Cristina Fernandez to say whether they are going to accept their demands included in the collective bargaining talks or not, after warning that he “fears nobody” and that he only “bends before God.”
The government of President Cristina Fernandez is preparing the legal framework to take control of Spain’s Repsol-YPF subsidiary in Argentina which it has accused of not investing sufficiently and has triggered a round of discussions with the Spanish corporation’s top official, reports the Buenos Aires media.
Testifying Wednesday before the US House Committee on Financial Services, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that 'critical fiscal and financial challenges remain for the Euro zone.'
UK has become a net exporter of lamb, according to new figures published by EBLEX and reported by Meat Trade News Daily. The figures show that in 2011 sheep meat exports from the UK saw an 11% increase on the year, totalling 98.500 tonnes product weight.