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EU preparing countermeasures in subsidies dispute with U.S.

Brussels, Belgium| XINHUA |   The European Union (EU) is preparing countermeasures against the United States after the World Trade Organization (WTO) has confirmed the EU’s retaliation rights in reaction to illegal subsidies granted to the U.S. aircraft maker Boeing, the European Commission said on Monday. The announcement was made after …

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EU environment ministers partially agree on proposed climate law

Brussels, Belgium | XINHUA |    European environment ministers reached an agreement on a partial general approach on the proposed European climate law, German Federal Minister for the Environment Svenja Schulze said on Friday. “I am pleased to announce that today we were able to reach agreement among member states on …

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UK, EU to resume trade talks later this week in London

London, UK | XINHUA |    Britain announced on Wednesday that it will resume talks on future relationship with the European Union (EU) later this week in London, a few days after Downing Street said the post-Brexit negotiations were over. “We are ready to welcome the EU team to London to …

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EU asks gov’t to pass sexuality education framework

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Union-EU has asked the government to fast track and pass the National Sexuality Education Framework. The call was made on Tuesday during celebrations to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child that took place at State House. According to the government, …

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EU can slap tariffs on U.S. goods over Boeing aid: WTO

Geneva, Switzerland | XINHUA |   The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday ruled that the European Union (EU) can impose tariffs on U.S. products worth around 4 billion U.S. dollars, in retaliation for government subsidies given to the aircraft manufacturer Boeing. The WTO said in an arbitration decision that the …

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Speaker, development partners draw battle line over local content bill

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The National Local Content Bill 2019, which seeks to promote the use of local expertise, financing and goods and services in projects involving public funds has drawn the attention of the Partners Development Group (PDG).   The group comprises representatives from the European Union (EU), …

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EU leaders welcome China’s carbon neutrality target

Brussels, Belgium | XINHUA |    European Union (EU) leaders welcomed the target set by China to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, according to a conclusion issued during an EU special summit early Friday. The heads of state and government of 27 EU member states consider the move as “an important …

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Palestine’s president says to decide date for holding elections after agreement with factions

Ramallah,   Palestinian  | XINHUA |    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that holding the elections in Palestine will be decided after an agreement with the Palestinian factions is reached, official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported on Thursday. Abbas made the announcement during a telephone conversation late on Wednesday night with Josep …

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