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EU renews its support to Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees with a first 2016 assistance package totalling €252.5 million

Today, the European Commission has approved a €252.5 million assistance package supporting the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees. It is the first part of the EU’s 2016 annual support package in favour of Palestine[1]. High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini, said: … Continue reading

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Financial stability: New EU rules on central clearing for certain credit derivative contracts

Today’s decision implements the clearing obligation under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (‘EMIR’). It refers to some types of credit default swaps. The European Commission has adopted a new set of rules that requires certain over-the-counter (OTC) credit derivative contracts … Continue reading

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January 2016 – Euro area unemployment rate at 10.3% – EU28 at 8.9%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.3% in January 2016, down from 10.4% in December 2015, and from 11.3% in January 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since August 2011. The EU28 unemployment … Continue reading

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Restoring trust in transatlantic data flows through strong safeguards: European Commission presents EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The European Commission today issued the legal texts that will put in place the EU-U.S. The European Commission today issued the legal texts that will put in place the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and a Communication summarising the actions taken over … Continue reading

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Joint statement: Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade of Canada, today released the following statement: “Canada and the European Commission are very pleased to announce that the legal review of the Canada-European Union … Continue reading

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CETA: EU and Canada agree on new approach on investment in trade agreement

The European Commission and the Canadian Government have agreed to include a new approach on investment protection and investment dispute settlement in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The negotiations on a free trade deal between the European … Continue reading

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European Commission pushes for full transparency for ISDS in current investment treaties

The European Commission has today proposed to allow UN rules on transparency for Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) to apply also to existing investment treaties that the EU and Member States have in place. These rules represent an important change in … Continue reading

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EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes

The European Union today took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment agreements with its trading partners. … Continue reading

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