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Forward look: 28 September – 11 October 2020

Overview of the main topics and events at the Council of EU and European Council. The indicated format of each meeting (physical or virtual) are subject to change. Video conference of transport ministers, 28 September 2020 Transport ministers will discuss a pandemic contingency plan for the European freight transport sector. Competitiveness Council (Research and innovation), 29 September 2020 The Council will be invited to reach a general approach on both the Horizon Europe regulation, the framework programme for research…

A stronger and more autonomous European Union powering a fairer world – Speech by President Charles Michel at the UN General Assembly

I speak to you today on behalf of the European Union. A Union founded, like the United Nations, on peaceful cooperation, human rights and fundamental freedoms. We are therefore an unwavering supporter of the United Nations.  And of the international organisations to which we join forces for human progress. This is precisely how we are working with the WHO to defeat Covid-19. Like the whole world, Europe has been hard hit by the pandemic. In the European Union, more than 142,000 people have lost their lives. I salute their…

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Remains Top United Nations Priority, Secretary-General Reminds States, in Message on Test-Ban Treaty’s…

United Nations Print SG/SM/20283 25 September 2020 Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, today: The United Nations was founded in the same year as the world’s first nuclear test, which was swiftly followed by the devastating nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The elimination of nuclear weapons has therefore been one of our top priorities from the start. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty…

EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Committee

The European Union (EU) and Kazakhstan held their 18th meeting of the Cooperation Committee, online, on Friday, 25 September 2020. The EU is Kazakhstan's first trade and investment partner, representing over one third of Kazakhstan's external trade and over a half of total foreign direct investment in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is the first Central Asian country with which the EU signed an Enhanced Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (EPCA), which entered into force on 1 March 2020. Both the EU and Kazakhstan expressed their…

EUIPO’s Academy Tuesday webinars: October 2020

September 25, 2020 Learning EUIPO’s Academy Tuesday webinars: October 2020 The Academy is pleased to announce the Tuesday Webinar live broadcasts scheduled for October 2020. DATE TITLE LEVEL TIME 06/10/2020 New application for action forms and the EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification number) Basic 11:30 – 12:00 13/10/2020 How to make the most of my business?Domain names and trade marks as business builders Intermediate 10:00 – 11:30 13/10/2020 Filing of evidence according to…

MPs urged to vote against Overseas Operations Bill

Dismiss this ad The Peace Pledge Union has urged MPs to vote against the Overseas Operations Bill that will come before the House of Commons for its second reading today (Wednesday 23 September). The Labour Party have criticised aspects of the bill but it remains unclear which way Labour MPs will vote. The bill will introduce a “presumption against prosecution” of forces personnel for crimes alleged to have taken place longer than five years ago while operating outside the UK, including allegations of torture. The bill…

Announcement of the Cuba Prohibited Accommodations List

Share Share this page on: Close Today, the Department of State is announcing the creation of the Cuba Prohibited Accommodations (CPA) List.  The CPA List includes 433 properties that are owned or controlled by the Cuban regime or certain well-connected insiders. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced regulatory changes today to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) restricting certain transactions related to lodging at properties identified on the CPA List. The Cuban…

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