Posts Tagged EU’s Parliament

More Trade News in Brief Week 24 (11 – 16 June 2013)

 
* Israel & Columbia Signed FTA
 
10 June 2013, Jerusalem
 
Israel and Columbia signed a free trade agreement (FTA).
 
Read more here.
 
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* New EU Open Data Rules
 
13 June 2013, Brussels
 
The EU’s Parliament adopted the updated EU rules on the re-use of public sector information.
 
The aim of the rules is to make it easier for businesses to obtain access and permission to re-use government-held information.
 
Check here for more.
 
 
Open Data website.
 
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* Investor Education Gateway
 
 4 June 2013, Madrid
 
IOSCO revealed its new website feature – the Investor Education Gateway.
 
 This online tool is an education initiative and aims to enhance the sharing of investor education information.
 
Check here the new initiative.
 
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* A Common European Asylum System
 
12 June 2013, Strasbourg
 
EU adopted updated rules on asylum applications; these include common procedures, the creation of a basic set or rights for asylum seekers arriving in the EU and a proposal to stop transfers to member states struggling to cope with the number of asylum seekers and related responsibilities.
 
Kindle read the press release here.
 
DG Home Affairs website.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 50 (10 – 16 December 2012)

 
* Austria & Chile Signed DTA
 
A bilateral double taxation agreement (DTA) has been signed between Austria and Chile.
 
Kindly read more here.
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* 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.
 
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* 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.
 
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* 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.
 
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* 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.
 

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