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Global Europe 18-02-2019

France, Spain condemn Venezuela’s expulsion of EU fact-finding team

The foreign ministers of France and Spain condemned on Monday (18 February) the Venezuelan government's decision to expel a group of EU lawmakers who had travelled there on a fact-finding mission and wanted to meet with the self-appointed but widely recognised interim president. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Economy & Jobs 06-07-2017

Spain joins Poland in opposing EU posted workers law

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his Polish counterpart, Beata Szydło, last week reaffirmed their commitment to the European project but reiterated their concerns about the EU’s posted workers directive. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Global Europe 28-10-2016

Columbian president: Thankful for ‘heaven-sent’ Nobel Prize, hopeful of new FARC peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hopes that a new peace deal with the FARC guerrilla group could be possible by the end of November and did not dismiss the possibility of organising another referendum, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV’s partner EFE.

Global Europe 05-04-2016

EU asked to recognise Palestine and boycott illegal Israeli products

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah yesterday (4 April) called upon the European Union to recognise the State of Palestine and to boycott Israeli products “produced in illegal Israeli settlements”.
Trade & Society 09-03-2016

New Orleans looks to EU and TTIP to rebuild fortunes

A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated much of New Orleans, the city is still in the process of rebuilding and is now setting its sights on foreign trade and foreign investment, especially when it comes to the European Union and TTIP.
Transport 09-03-2016

MEPs back cheaper services in EU ports

MEPs on Tuesday (8 March) backed a proposal to increase efficiency and lower the cost of services provided in European Union ports.
Development Policy 04-03-2016

Former coca plantations given new purpose by EU funding

EU-funded agricultural projects in Colombia that make use of former coca plantations could be expanded if a fragile peace deal between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces guerrilla movement (FARC) survives.
Global Europe 04-03-2016

Mogherini plans Cuba visit as accord nears

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is set to visit Cuba next week for talks that could finalize an agreement on normalizing relations, Havana said on Thursday (3 March).
Agrifood 04-03-2016

Spanish fishermen go on pilgrimage to protest law change

Thousands of people braved the Spanish rain to protest in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela over the regional government's alleged betrayal of its all-important fishing industry.
Enlargement 02-03-2016

Georgia lauded as ‘most advanced’ in the Eastern Partnership

Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García concluded a visit to Georgia by praising the Caucasian republic's rapid implementation of its EU association agreement and highlighted Madrid and Tbilisi’s ‘close links’.
Global Europe 29-02-2016

Peruvians all set for visa-free Schengen travel

Peru's migration authority has started issuing its first biometric passports that will allow its citizens to undertake short-term visa-free travel within the Schengen area.
Development Policy 23-02-2016

Mercosur makes EU free trade offer before French visit

South American bloc Mercosur is offering to open up 93% of its trade to competition from the European Union to seal a long-sought free-trade deal, Uruguay's president said yesterday (22 February).
Future EU 22-02-2016

Josep Borrell: Spain’s influence on EU is ‘negligible’

Former President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell has criticised Spain’s role in European politics over the last decade and Mariano Rajoy’s role in forwarding Spanish interests.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

EU seeks closer anti-terrorism cooperation with Algeria

The European Union wants to strengthen its ties with Algeria in order to step up the fight against terrorism.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

US, Cuba look to boost trade ties, despite embargo

US and Cuban government officials met again yesterday (17 February) to strengthen trade ties amid growing interest by the American business community and Cuban calls for Washington to further reduce restrictions.
Agrifood 17-02-2016

Spain in favour of redistributing unused fishing quotas

Spain's Minister for Agriculture, Isabel García Tejerina, called for unused fishing quotas to be "redistributed" to other countries, during a Council of Ministers meeting on Monday (15 February).
Euro & Finance 15-02-2016

EU signs transparency agreement with Andorra

Andorra has signed a fiscal-transparency agreement with the European Union with the aim of making it more difficult for European citizens to hide undeclared money in the country.
Economy & Jobs 04-02-2016

Luxembourg seeks deep impact in asteroid mining

Luxembourg has announced its intention to become a "European reference" within the field of exploiting and utilising off-planet resources, such as minerals mined from asteroids.
Development Policy 01-02-2016

EIB opens its first Latin American offices in Panama

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will open its first office in Latin America, a decision made as a result of its "growing" activity in the region.

Basque president calls upon EU to counter dumping

President of the Basque Country Íñigo Urkullu today (27 January) called upon the European institutions to put a stop to market dumping and "unfair competition" by Asian economies, particularly in regard to China and the steel sector. 
Global Europe 26-01-2016

Mogherini: UN mission in Colombia is ‘great opportunity’

Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday (26 January) that the UN's political mission in monitoring the ceasefire between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is a step toward securing peace for the country.
Agrifood 21-01-2016

EU to lift Argentine import restrictions

Argentina's Minister for Agriculture confirmed yesterday (20 January) that the European Union will lift its restrictions on animal product exports from the north of the South American country. 
Euro & Finance 18-01-2016

Lisbon allegedly blows €1 billion in bad liquidation deal

The Portuguese government could have saved up to a billion euros in a deal that saw one of its major banks liquidated, if it had taken care of senior bondholders, as proposed by Brussels. 
Global Europe 15-01-2016

EU lodges complaint against Bolivia over referendum campaign

The European Union’s delegation to Bolivia has lodged a protest with the government for its use of an image of its ambassador, Timothy Torlot, in a referendum campaign that will decide if President Evo Morales may stand again in 2019.

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