- Honduras: Diputados alemanes se pronuncian en contra de la criminalización de opositores del proyecto minero Guapinol
- Australia: Union to take Uber to court after driver's appeal alleging unfair dismissal rejected because she was 'not an employee’
- Response by Schindler
- Guatemala: Asesinan a defensora del medioambiente quien lideró iniciativas para paliar los problemas dejados por megaproyectos
- Guinée: Rusal facilite l'accès à l'eau potable en construisant des forages pour les populations locales
- India: Yamaha signs three-year wage settlement deal with workers following labour unrest and union busting activities in factory
- México: El presupuesto para el sector energético aumenta a pesar del posicionamiento del Presidente en contra del fracking
- India: Workers protest outside AB InBev headquarters demanding end to union busting
- México: Comunidades exigen reunión informativa ante la instalación de una línea de transmisión eléctrica
- Sénégal: La société civile manifeste pour exiger plus de transparence dans la gestion du pétrole et du gaz
Monthly Archives: August 2018
Our trade with Europe is hundreds of Billions. Why is The Government having a trade mission to Africa. Our trade with them is less than 10 Billion.
Why are we pushing a Cabinet Brexit document to the EU that does not improve our chances of promoting trade to America.
Why is the government focusing on a compromise with The EU that is worse than being in The EU,
It is clear that The Government is unable to agree themselves and they are coming up with a document that is a compromise and is a complete waste of time.
Its not a good idea to destroy ourselves. It is better to stay in Europe and push for reforms within the Union.
- Members review regional trade agreements of Pacific Alliance, EAEU members and Viet NamWTO members reviewed three regional trade agreements (RTAs) at the meeting of the Committee on RTAs on 17 September. Members considered the Pacific Alliance trade protocol, the Armenia-Kazakhstan free trade agreement and the free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Viet Nam.
- Korea initiates WTO dispute complaint against Japanese export measuresKorea has requested WTO dispute consultations with Japan concerning measures imposed by Japan affecting the export of products and technology to Korea. The request was circulated to WTO members on 16 September.
- Registration opens for public hearing in “US — Countervailing Measures on Softwood Lumber from Canada”At the request of the parties in the dispute “US — Countervailing Measures on Softwood Lumber from Canada” (DS533), the panel has decided to open its second substantive meeting to public observation on 16, 17 and 18 October 2019. The live screening will take place at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva.
- Last day to register for the Public ForumToday (16 September) is the last day to register for this year’s WTO Public Forum. Participants interested in attending this year’s Forum should submit an online application form no later than midnight today. Last minute and onsite registrations will not be accepted. Participation at the Forum is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs are […]
- New WTO indicator finds services trade weakening into second half of 2019World trade in commercial services lost momentum through the second quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s new Services Trade Barometer, launched on 16 September. The index’s reading of 98.4 is below the baseline value of 100, suggesting that services trade continued to face strong headwinds leading into the second half of the year.
- New fisheries subsidies proposals considered ahead of December target for agreementWTO members considered new proposals for limiting harmful fisheries subsidies at meetings held on 9-13 September. The meetings were led by facilitators in the absence of a consensus to appoint a new chair of the negotiations.
- DDG Wolff: International cooperation must balance freedom of action and respect for othersDeputy Director-General Alan Wolff addressed the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia on 13 September, where he spoke about the rule of law and the future of the world trading system. He underlined that a commitment to international cooperation, as embodied in the WTO, balances freedom of action with respect for the interests of […]
- The Philippines launches safeguard investigation on riceOn 13 September 2019, the Philippines notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 11 September 2019 a “preliminary safeguard investigation” on rice.
- Twenty-fifth anniversary of the conclusion of the Uruguay Round
- DG Azevêdo marks 25th anniversary of conclusion of Uruguay Round in MontevideoDirector-General Roberto Azevêdo praised Uruguay’s continued leadership in the multilateral trading system during his visit to Montevideo on 12 September 2019. He participated at an event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations, which ran from 1986 to 1994 […]
- European security cooperation after Brexit: Unanswered questions for the UK and the EUIn a new briefing, Open Europe outlines the questions about the future UK-EU security relationship that both sides will have to consider ahead of the next phase of Brexit negotiations.The post European security cooperation after Brexit: Unanswered questions for the UK and the EU appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: Can a Northern Ireland-only backstop provide a way out for the UK and the EU?In this week's briefing, Open Europe's Anthony Egan looks at whether a Northern Ireland-only backstop could be the answer to the Prime Minister's Brexit conundrum.The post Weekly Briefing: Can a Northern Ireland-only backstop provide a way out for the UK and the EU? appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: An election is coming. Monday’s vote is likely to decide when.In this week's briefing, Open Europe's Dominic Walsh looks at the looming possibility of a general election.The post Weekly Briefing: An election is coming. Monday’s vote is likely to decide when. appeared first on Open Europe.
- There is still no parliamentary majority for any Brexit optionSpeaking to Sky News on 5 September, Open Europe's Stephen Booth discusses whether progress is possible without a parliamentary majority for any Brexit option.The post There is still no parliamentary majority for any Brexit option appeared first on Open Europe.
- Could the Conservatives win a general election?Open Europe's Dominic Walsh talks about the next steps in Brexit on TRT World News on 3 September.The post Could the Conservatives win a general election? appeared first on Open Europe.
- Boris Johnson has set himself red lines that reduce his Brexit optionsOpen Europe's Anna Nadibaidze discusses prospects for a general election and a No Deal Brexit on ABC News on 3 September.The post Boris Johnson has set himself red lines that reduce his Brexit options appeared first on Open Europe.
- ‘The show has just begun’: European press reacts to Johnson’s parliamentary defeatOpen Europe's Anna Nadibaidze reviews how the European press portrayed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's first major defeat in Parliament.The post ‘The show has just begun’: European press reacts to Johnson’s parliamentary defeat appeared first on Open Europe.
- MPs seeking a delay to the Brexit deadline are avoiding a final decisionAppearing on BBC World News on 3 September, Open Europe's David Shiels assesses the next steps for Brexit and the possibility of a general election in the UK.The post MPs seeking a delay to the Brexit deadline are avoiding a final decision appeared first on Open Europe.
- Conservatives face challenges in a possible general electionAppearing on Al Jazeera English on 3 September, Open Europe's Dominic Walsh discusses the prospects of another Brexit extension and a possible general election.The post Conservatives face challenges in a possible general election appeared first on Open Europe.
- Extending Article 50 does not automatically stop No DealMPs opposed to a No Deal Brexit will try to force the Prime Minister to seek an extension to the Article 50 process when Parliament returns from recess tomorrow. Open Europe's Dominic Walsh argues that extending Article 50 merely delays No Deal, rather than taking it off the table.The post Extending Article 50 does not […]