* Austria & Chile Signed DTA A bilateral double taxation agreement (DTA) has been signed between Austria and Chile. Kindly read more here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * Nordic Nations Extended Their Network of TIEAs The Nordic group of territories (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands) has extended their network of TIEAs to 40 after signed a new tax cooperation agreement with Jamaica. More details following the link. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * EU approved New FTAs 11 December 2012 The EU’s Parliament approved two landmark pacts trade with Colombia, Peru and six countries in Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama). Please check here for further details. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * EU-Russia Relations 13 December 2012 “EU-Russia relations are still suffering from Russia’s failure to embrace democratic values fully and strengthen the rule of law” state the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Kindly read more here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * UN Extends Sanctions on Liberia 12 December 2012 The UN Security Council extended the sanctions imposed on Liberia for another year. Follow the link for more information.