Archive for March, 2014
The leaders of the remaining countries – Britain, the US, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan, who are calling themselves the G7 – agreed to meet in Brussels this year and decided to give Russia the boot. Check here for more.
* Rusia Annexes Crimea Russia officially annexes Crimea away from Ukraine. Read more here or search over the internet. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * EU & US Sanctions After Ukraine Crisis The US and the European Union have retaliated over the Crimea referendum by targeting sanctions against Russians and Ukrainians’ officials. Check here for more or search over the internet. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * EU Strength Ties with Ukraine The European Union and Ukraine signed the core elements of a political association agreement. Follow the link for more or search over the internet. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * NATO Exercises in Ukraine Ukraine will hold joint military exercises with U.S. and Britain. In addition to US and UK troops, Rapid Trident 2014 will include units from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.
Rapid Trident military exercises have been held annually on the territory of Ukraine for a number of years. Ukraine has a partner relationship with NATO but is not officially a member.Read more here or search over the internet.
* International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2014 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) published the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2014. The statistical publication presents detailed, country-specific, business structure statistics, which provide empirical evidence for formulating industrial policy and carrying out comparative analysis of structural change and productivity. Follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * US and China Drive International Patent Filing Growth The United States of America and China drove record-level patent-filing activity via WIPO. Please read more here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * The Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) The revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) will come into force on 6 April 2014. The revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement will open markets and promote good governance in the participating Member economies. Follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Canada & South Korea successful conclusion of the FTA Canada and South Korea inked a free trade agreement (FTA) after more than six year of negotiations. Check here for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Finland, Chile Sign US FATCA The United States signed intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with Finland and Chile to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), bringing the total of such agreements that have been signed to 24. Check here.
* Emissions Trading Scheme for Aviation The Presidency of the Council and representatives of the European Parliament have agreed on a draft regulation amending the EU Emissions trading scheme (ETS) directive (2003/87/EC). Read more here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * European Maritime Safety Agency The Council and European Parliament reached a compromise on funding the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations. Check here for more.