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Montevideo, March 18th 2018 - 02:19 UTC

Tag: Europe Union

  • Friday, February 9th 2018 - 20:10 UTC

    Essential EU poly-lingual staff for UK inbound tourism at risk with Brexit

    “The industry needs to hire poly-lingual graduates. This is a group of people the UK is not good at producing but the other EU countries are”. said Jenkins.

    The CEO of the European Tourism Association, ETOA, Tom Jenkins told Parliament that Brexit is already harming the inbound travel industry, damaging productivity and asked for assurances that hiring non-UK EU workers remains free from bureaucratic burdens, since language skills are particularly important in the industry.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    With NAFTA on the cliff, Mexico betting strongly to update free trade agreement with Europe

    Mexican negotiators are in Brussels this week, with the two sides due to reconvene next week in Mexico.

    Mexico believes it can conclude a new free-trade agreement with the European Union before the end of February, Mexican officials have said. The EU and Mexico intend to update a trade deal agreed 21 years ago that largely covers industrial goods. They want to add farm products, more services, investment and government procurement, and include provisions on labor standards and environmental protection.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 20:00 UTC

    Gibraltar cannot be the whipping boy of Brexit Garcia tells EU

    The Deputy Chief Minister stressed the importance of continued cross-border fluidity once Gibraltar was outside the European Union.

    In an address to a Brussels think tank, the (Germany's Liberal Party) Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has declared that it would be manifestly unfair to use Gibraltar as a whipping boy who was made to suffer the consequences of Europe‘s wider disagreements with the United Kingdom.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 09:38 UTC

    Macron calls on the EU for more sanctions on Venezuela

    “Sadly things are going in the wrong direction,” Macron told a joint news conference with the visiting president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.

    French President Emmanuel Macron called for further European Union sanctions on Venezuela, days after the 28-nation bloc agreed a travel ban and asset freezes on seven senior Venezuelan officials. The West accuses President Nicholas Maduro's government of violating democracy and human rights in the oil-producing nation, which is in the grip of a major economic and social crisis with millions suffering food and medicine shortages.

  • Monday, January 29th 2018 - 10:41 UTC

    Euro-skeptic Tories fear real danger of a “dilution of Brexit”; point to Hammond

    Backbenchers criticized Philip Hammond this week for saying changes to UK-EU relations could be “very modest”.

    The UK is heading towards “a dilution of Brexit”, former cabinet minister Theresa Villiers has said. The Conservative MP, writing in the Sunday Telegraph said there was “a real danger” the UK will sign up to an agreement with Brussels which could “keep us in the EU in all but name”. Her comments come amid growing Tory party rifts over Brexit.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 09:47 UTC

    Macri meets EU leaders in Davos; Argentina sells research reactor to Holland

    President Macri with First Lady Awada and Netherlands queen Maxima

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri held on Wednesday a meeting with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in which they discussed German investments in Argentina through Private-Public Partnership (PPP).

  • Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 - 09:36 UTC

    CBI concerned about “lack of clarity” surrounding talks on future UK/EU trade

    Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the UK business group, said there was a “lack of clarity” surrounding ongoing talks about the future of UK-EU trade.

    Time is running out on Brexit, and the UK should remain in a customs union with the EU, the Confederation of British Industry has warned. Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the UK business group, said there was a “lack of clarity” surrounding ongoing talks about the future of UK-EU trade.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2018 - 20:23 UTC

    EU sanctions against Venezuelan officials

    Among those sanctioned are some “big shots” of the Government. As Diosdado Cabello.

    Among the sanctioned are the number two of the government, Diosdado Cabello; Néstor Reverol, minister of Justice and Maikel Moreno, president of the Supreme Court of Justice. These are new individual sanctions, which include the freezing of assets and the prohibition to travel to the countries of the European bloc to at least seven senior Venezuelan officials.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    Juncker renews offer to UK to stay in EU; Brexit is a catastrophe and “the blame is on many”

    Speaking to the European Parliament, Juncker said he accepted a share of responsibility for the British referendum vote in 2016 to leave the Union.

    The European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker renewed an offer to Britain on Wednesday to stay in the European Union and said he hoped that even if it goes through with Brexit it would apply to rejoin the bloc.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    EU sigh of relief: Germany's grand coalition en route to a “renewed marriage”

    “We have felt since the elections that the world will not wait for us, and in particular...we are convinced we need a new call for Europe,” Merkel said

    Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a deal with Social Democrat (SPD) rivals on Friday to open government coalition talks, easing months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany’s global role and raised questions about her political future. But the deal to revive a “grand coalition” that has governed since 2013 must be approved by an SPD congress planned for January 21.

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