Posts Tagged the European Union

Ukraine Crisis

 
* Rusia Annexes Crimea
 
Russia officially annexes Crimea away from Ukraine.
 
Read more here or search over the internet.
 
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* 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.
 
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* 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.
 
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* 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.
 
 
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 44 (28 October – 3 November 2013)

 
* EU Extend Sanctions to Belarus
 
The European Union has extended its sanctions against Belarus by another 12 months.
 
Check here for more.

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* Global Investment Trends Monitor
 
UNCTAD published the Global Investment Trends Monitor.
 
Check for findings and details here.
 

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The European Union Approach to Technology and Innovation

 
* Science and Technology Advisory Council
 
The European Commission announced the creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council.
 
The Council is an independent and informal group of outstanding science and technology experts from academia, business and civil society from across the European Research Area.
 
Check here please.
 
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* Key Enabling Technologies – KETs
 
The Key Enabling Technologies, or simply KETs – nanotechnology, micro-/nanoelectronics, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies – represent and exceptional importance for the future innovation and competitiveness of the EU.
 
To assure and improve access to finance for investments in KETs, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
 
Kindly find additional information here.
 
 

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New International Services Trade Agreement (ISA)

 
A group of 20 trading partners – the US, Canada, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Israel, Pakistan and Turkey – will start soon negotiations on a new International Services Agreement (ISA).
 
Please find more information following the next link.
 

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