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EU considering legal options against UK over contentious bill

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    The United Kingdom’s position on the withdrawal from the European Union (EU) is far apart from what the EU can accept and the bloc “will not be shy” from taking legal action for violations of the withdrawal agreement, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said …

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EU launches action plan for smarter, efficient customs

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   The European Union (EU) launched on Monday a new Customs Union Action Plan, which aims at modernizing and simplifying customs procedures at the EU borders while tackling fraud linked to customs and VAT. Presenting the plan at a press conference in Brussels, European Commissioner for …

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Uganda’s tourism sector secures UGX 26 billion from EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s tourism sector has received a boost of 6 million Euros (26 billion Shillings) thanks to the European Union. The funding will enable recovery of the sector which has been named one of the most affected by the coronavirus crisis. It is remitted through the …

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EU launches foresight report aiming for “resilient Europe”

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever Strategic Foresight Report, which aims to identify challenges and opportunities to better steer the European Union’s (EU) strategic choices. The document is meant to support the Commission in designing “future-proof” policies and legislation that serves both the …

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UK publishes controversial Brexit bill amid growing anger from Brussels

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   The British government on Wednesday published a controversial bill which overrides elements of the Brexit deal with Brussels, despite a senior minister explicitly acknowledging that the plan would “break international law”. The UK Internal Markets Bill is intended to ensure Northern Ireland can continue to …

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Merkel: EU, China want to set example for multilateralism

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Germany and the European Union (EU) wanted to continue the conversation with China and set an example for multilateralism. Merkel made the remarks at her routine press conference after the summer vacation every year, when she answered …

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German FM calls on Greece, Turkey to discuss natural gas dispute

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Before his mediation trip, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday called on Greece and Turkey to discuss their territorial claims in the Mediterranean. “A further escalation can only harm everyone, but above all those directly involved on site,” Maas said in a statement released …

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EU reaches first deal to buy potential COVID-19 vaccine

Brussels, Belgium | XINHUA | The European Union (EU) reached on Friday its first agreement to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19 once it is proven to be safe and effective, the European Commission said in a press release. The deal, made with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, would secure the …

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EU offers support to iron ore exploration unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has offered Euros 800,000 (about Shillings 3.5 billion) to Uganda to develop an iron ore exploration unit in the Department of the Geological Survey and Mines (DGSM) in Entebbe. In a notice prior to commencement of the work, the EU says the …

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