Month: December 2018

Strasbourg: Christmas Market, Shots, Silence

Last night Strasbourg was wounded by a 29-year-old man who fired at the crowd in the Christmas market. A Christmas market that brings almost two million visitors each year. Two confirmed deaths and more than ten people injured, of which very very serious. Strasbourg is also the seat of  the European Parliament, but for now

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European cheese will go to Japan. Cars back. Parlement voted OK

Today, the European Parliament endorsed the new EU-Japan trade agreement. Abolished the tariffs of 38% for the European hard cheese and tariff of 10%  for Japanese cars.  Abolished more than 90% of tariffs for EU exports and Japan will benefit for many good and services. The European Parliament voted this Wednesday the ratification of the

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We have to be worried about Huawei?

“Given the mandatory cooperation they have to maintain with Chinese intelligence services, yes”, said European Commission Vice-President for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip. But Huawei replayed in a statement: “We categorically reject any allegation that we might pose a security threat. We are open to a dialogue with Vice President Andrus Ansip to address these

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More LIFE Programme, Less Food Safety?

This week in Strasbourg, the European Parliament will debate and vote on LIFE Programme, on environment, and on the new EU Food Safety Chain Regulation. On food security, the European Parliament seems to disagree on the increase of EFSA’s budget by 80%. EFSA is the EU Agency on Food Safety and Members judge positively its

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WELCOME POST

Few months before the next European elections in May 2019, the European Union seems to be in an extraordinarily complex period: both for an increasingly disoriented European and Euro-skeptical public opinion, which conditions the behavior of national governments and for international challenges, which require the presence of a reliable and effective European partner. Often without

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Europe Bans Plastic

The European Revolution on Plastics Never before, the European Union had launched a total war, like the one against plastic. Why? Because every year Europe produces 25 million tons of plastic waste, of which 13 million end up in the oceans, for a cost of at least 8 billion euros a year! How? The EU

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