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Montevideo, August 19th 2017 - 03:36 UTC

Tag: European Commission

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2017 - 06:39 UTC

    Beef and ethanol back in the EU/Mercosur agenda in October meeting

    EU Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has warned Mercosur to “moderate their expectations” on beef, particularly after a 2016 EU impact assessment

    Beef will be back on the menu this October as the European Union seeks to finalise a trade deal with Mercosur. The European Commission will offer Mercosur new beef import quotas at reduced tariff rates during a formal round of trade talks in the first week of October in Brussels, EU sources confirmed.

  • Saturday, August 5th 2017 - 11:49 UTC

    Brexit will happen despite the “density of problems” says Juncker

    People are more and more conscious of the density of problems of Brexit on a daily basis, without always being able to provide a coherent answer, said Juncker

    Brexit will still happen despite the UK becoming more aware of the “density of problems” during withdrawal negotiations, Jean-Claude Juncker has said. The European Commission president indicated he disagreed with the Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat, who reportedly said last week he saw “hopeful signs” that “Brexit will not happen”.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2017 - 11:46 UTC

    Post-Brexit trade deals and serious obstacles when it comes to food

     In the US, it is legal to wash chicken carcasses in chlorinated water to kill germs - but this has been banned in the EU since 1997

    As the United Kingdom begins contacts to negotiate new trade deals as it leaves the EU in 2019, food will be one of many areas that will need to be addressed. The ongoing spat over chlorine chicken highlights how tastes and safety practices around the world can differ hugely, since what might seem normal practice in one country can seem problematic elsewhere.

  • Monday, July 10th 2017 - 15:01 UTC

    EU main negotiator warns of “negative consequences” if no Brexit deal is reached

    Barnier said some on the British side have not understood EU’s position and believe that they can hold onto the benefits of a single market while giving up membership.

    It will not be possible for Britain to enjoy all the benefits of the single market or frictionless trade with its former EU partners after Brexit, the European Commission’s chief negotiator has warned. Michel Barnier told an EU committee in Brussels that there will be “negative” consequences to Brexit, which result from the UK’s decision to vote Leave in last year’s referendum and not from any attempt by the EU to “punish” the UK.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2017 - 08:56 UTC

    EU and Argentina confident a trade deal with Mercosur can be reached by the end of the year

    In her second visit to Argentina Ms Mogherini met with President Mauricio Macri and Foreign Affairs minister, Susanna Malcorra.

    The High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini who visited Argentina on Monday praised the rapid progress made in negotiations on a renewed EU/Mercosur trade agreement and was confident remaining obstacles could be overcomes and a deal can be reached by the end of the year.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2017 - 13:01 UTC

    EU and US agree to Maersk Line acquiring Germany's Hamburg Sud, expert in South America

    Maersk estimates that combined the two companies will be able to realize annual operational savings of US$ 350/400 million during the first two years

    Container shipping company Maersk Line will pay EUR 3.7 billion for its acquisition of smaller German rival Hamburg Sud, including all subsidiaries and associated shipping companies. The boards of Maersk Line and the Oetker Group, owner of Hamburg Sud, approved the proposed deal, which has been given the green light by the European Commission and the US Department of Justice.

  • Friday, April 28th 2017 - 10:53 UTC

    PM May had “constructive” talks with EC president Juncker and Brussels' chief Brexit negotiator Barnier

    “President Juncker and Prime Minister May discussed the Article 50 process ahead of his participation in the European Council on April 29”, said an EC release

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has had “constructive” talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on the Brexit process, Downing Street said. The Prime Minister hosted Mr Juncker and Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier for a working dinner in Number 10 ahead of a summit on Saturday where the leaders of the 27 other EU countries will consider their approach to the talks on the UK’s withdrawal.

  • Wednesday, March 29th 2017 - 17:33 UTC

    “We already miss you. Thank you and good bye”

    Invoking Article 50 is not a happy occasion, said Donald Tusk

    In a press conference in Brussels, following the hand-delivered letter, EC president Donald Tusk sent a message to the UK: “We already miss you. Thank you and goodbye.”

  • Wednesday, March 29th 2017 - 06:58 UTC

    UK triggers Article 50 to end EU membership: letter to be delivered to Brussels on Wednesday

    Sitting in front of a lone Union Jack national flag and a portrait of Britain’s first PM, Robert Walpole, Ms May signed the letter

    Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit when it is delivered to Brussels on Wednesday, a photo released by her office showed. Sitting in front of a lone Union Jack national flag and a portrait of Britain’s first prime minister, Robert Walpole, a serene-looking May signed the letter to begin the country’s departure from the European Union.

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2017 - 06:55 UTC

    UK will notify withdrawal from EU on 29 March; talks expected to begin in May

    Mrs May will address MPs in a statement to the House of Commons following her regular weekly session of Prime Minister’s Questions on March 29.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger EU withdrawal talks under Article 50 on March 29, Downing Street has announced. The Prime Minister’s letter officially notifying the European Council of the UK’s intention to quit will set in train a two-year negotiation process expected to lead to Britain leaving the EU on 29 March 2019.