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Montevideo, March 25th 2023 - 13:43 UTC

Tag: European Union

  • Wednesday, February 15th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    EU upgrades Uruguay's status regarding tax cooperation

    Biestro pointed out that some changes which came into force in 2023 made this announcement possible

    Uruguay has been recognized as a “cooperating jurisdiction without commitments” by the European Union (EU) after a series of taxation improvements, the South American country's Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) confirmed Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, January 31st 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    “Bregret”, the new word to express regret for voting Britain lo leave the EU

    Focaldata taking in 10,000 people across the country, asked respondents whether they agreed or disagreed with the statement, “Britain was wrong to leave the EU”.

    Like Brexit a few years ago, popular vocabulary in UK has incorporated “Bregret”, basically meaning “regretting the decision to vote for Britain leaving the European Union”. And one of the latest opinion polls indicates a dramatic shift in the UK as to such a momentous vote. The poll, by Focaldata and taking in 10,000 people across the country, asked respondents whether they agreed or disagreed with the statement, “Britain was wrong to leave the EU”.

  • Thursday, January 26th 2023 - 09:44 UTC

    Alberto Fernández meets with European Council President

    Michel believes Lula makes a difference regarding closer ties between the region and the European Union

    Alberto Fernández Wednesday met European Council President Charles Michel at Casa Rosada to discuss the importance of strengthening the bilateral agenda European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:30 UTC

    EU and Brazil address the 2007 strategic partnership and bilateral relations

    Acting president Gerardo Alckmin received EU Commission Frans Timmermans

    Brazilian Vice-President Geraldo Alckmin currently acting as President while Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is in Argentina for the CELAC meeting, met in Brasilia with the Executive Vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to address deepening of bilateral relations, in the framework of the 2007 strategic partnership existent between the European Union and Latin America's largest economy .

  • Wednesday, December 21st 2022 - 09:48 UTC

    Chile and EU agree on a new trade association which eliminates most tariffs and promotes investment

    Chilean foreign affairs minister Antonia Urrejola pointed out the new agreement includes areas absent in the current accord

    The European Union and Chile reached an understanding to modernize their successful twenty years old trade association agreement, which is part of the EU strategy to diversify its suppliers of critical commodities for the green transition and at the same time cut its dependence from China.

  • Monday, December 12th 2022 - 10:28 UTC

    Latin America, the EU's strategic investment target for 2023

    Albares stressed that Latin America and Africa are the “priority destinations” for EU investment projects.

    Ursula von der Leyen convened the first meeting of the Global Gateway Board on Sunday to review the achievements of the first year of implementation of this plan. The President of the European Commission said the EU wants to counter the new Chinese Silk Road and identify projects for 2023 in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 17:14 UTC

    EU deforestation bill threatens Latin America and African countries

    In addition to Brazil, the EU deal should also affect countries like Indonesia, Argentina, Ghana, and Nigeria, as certain imports will be prohibited

    European lawmakers and EU member states inked a deal on Tuesday, December 6, to ban the purchase of products such as cocoa, coffee, and soybeans that contribute to deforestation, increasing the pressure exerted on Brazilian exports. The list also encompasses palm oil, wood, beef, rubber, and derivate products like skins, chocolate, furniture, and paper.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2022 - 10:12 UTC

    A 150,000 people petition urging the EU to protect the welfare of fish

    The petition was sponsored by “Compassion in World Farming”, a leading farm animal welfare organization dedicated to ending factory farming

    A petition asking for new standards to protect the welfare of fish signed by more than 150,000 people, was handed on Monday to the European Commission. It comes ahead of a full revision of animal welfare legislation announced by the Commission in May 2020 as part of the EU farm and Fork strategy and Compassion in World Farming wants to ensure that farmed fish welfare standards are included.

  • Tuesday, November 15th 2022 - 10:01 UTC

    UK, US, EU discussing continuation of Black Sea Grain Deal with Russia

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said US and EU were obstructing Russia’s exports and said it remained unclear whether Moscow would extend its participation in the initiative

    UK Foreign Secretary, High Representative of the European Union, and US Secretary of State gave a statement on global food security and Russia sanctions. The statement follows on Russia's complaints that it saw no progress on easing its exports of fertilizers and grain – parts of the Black Sea grain deal that Moscow views as fundamental to extending the initiative beyond next week.

  • Friday, October 28th 2022 - 10:27 UTC

    EU agrees carmakers must achieve 100% cut in CO2 emissions by 2035

    French MEP Pascal Canfin, head of European parliament's environment commission said “100% zero emission vehicles in 2035 with intermediary phases between 2025 and 2030.”

    The European Parliament and the European Commission agreed that carmakers must achieve a 100% cut in CO2 emissions by 2035. This means no new vans or cars with combustion engines, gasoline or diesel, are to be sold in the European Union from 2035.