August 6, 2020

European Parliament sends rule of law fact-finding mission to Malta

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Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb attack in 2017. She had been investigating possible corruption in relation to a government contract for a new power station. Demonstrators have been calling for the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, for his poor handling of the inquiry into her […]

Brexit: MPs’ vote on deal ruled out by Speaker John Bercow

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From BBC The Commons Speaker has refused a government request to hold a “yes” or “no” vote on its Brexit deal. John Bercow said a motion on the deal had been brought before MPs on Saturday, and it would be “repetitive and disorderly” to debate it again. Saturday’s sitting saw MPs vote to withhold approval […]

Europe agrees platform rules to tackle unfair business practices

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By Natasha Lomas From TechCrunch The European Union’s  political institutions have reached agreement over new rules designed to boost transparency around online platform businesses and curb unfair practices to support traders and other businesses that rely on digital intermediaries for discovery and sales. The European Commission  proposed a regulation for fairness and transparency in online platform trading last April. And late […]

EU parliament recognises Venezuela’s Guaido as interim president

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From Al Jazeera EU politicians voted 429 in favour to 104 against recognising the opposition leader as the interim leader. The European Parliament has recognised Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of state, heightening international pressure on the OPEC member’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro. EU politicians voted 429 in favour to 104 against, […]

EU’s Juncker tells Britain’s May: Brexit deal won’t be renegotiated

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REUTERS From CNBC European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday that the bloc’s Brexit divorce deal with London cannot be renegotiated. “The Withdrawal Agreement remains the best and only deal possible,” Juncker told the European Parliament. “The debates and votes in the House of Commons yesterday will not change […]

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he attacked

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From BBC The Strasbourg gunman yelled “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) as he opened fire on people enjoying an evening out at a Christmas market, the Paris public prosecutor told reporters. Rémy Heitz said two people had been killed and one left brain-dead after the attack in the eastern French city on Tuesday. […]

EU/Africa, Caribbean and Pacific: towards which partnership?

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By European Union From The European Sting This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs are shaping their future their partnership at a three-day ACP-EU joint parliamentary assembly in Brussels. Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) […]

Cayman Islands Minister Rivers addresses European Tax during seminars in Brussels

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Minister for Financial Services, the Hon. Tara Rivers, spoke at a seminar at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels with Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and Jeppe Kofod, Member of the European Parliament. Moderated by CEPS’ CEO Karel Lannoo, the seminar on Wednesday 23 May was titled […]

EU takes tough approach to Brexit as talks enter key weeks

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By RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press From Richmond BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator on Monday took an uncompromising approach to the Brexit talks over the next few crucial weeks, saying it’s up to Britain to offer solutions on outstanding issues and insisting other EU decision-makers could be more unyielding […]

Colours Cayman Petition to the European Parliament declared Admissible

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 8 November 2017: We refer to our press release dated 15 May 2017 regarding the petition submitted to the European Parliament. We are delighted to announce a very important and positive development for the LGBTI people of the Cayman Islands: the petition has been declared admissible by the Committee on Petitions of […]