- USA: Environmental groups opposed to Bayou Bridge Pipeline file several lawsuits including related to access to information
- Le Parlement renforce le contrôle à l’exportation des technologies de surveillancesLes députés européens ont adopté des règles plus strictes en matière d’exportation de technologies, notamment pour les logiciels de surveillance et d’autres produits qui pourraient servir à violer les droits de l’Homme. ...Les industriels ont fait valoir que ce tour-de-vis se fonde sur une définition trop large des droits de l’Homme, et qu’ils auront du […]
- Le Parlement Européen renforce les considérations relatives aux droits de l'homme dans le règlement sur l’exportation des technologies de surveillances
- Le PDG de la société d'investissement Blackrock appelle les entreprises à apporter une contribution positive à la société« Blackrock, le plus puissant gestionnaire d’actifs au monde, appelle les entreprises à œuvrer pour le bien commun », 18 janvier 2018 Dans une lettre envoyée aux patrons des entreprises dont il est actionnaire, BlackRock les invite à travailler plus activement pour le bien de la société. Une prise de position qui pourrait changer les mentalités […]
- EU Fundamental Rights Agency finds civil society in all member states is facing increasing challenges"Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU", 19 Jan 2018 ...Civil society organisations identified [several] challenges regarding the regulatory environment [including] [t]ransparency laws that require entities involved in political campaigns to register as third-party campaigners...; National rules sometimes go beyond the restrictions of the freedom of peaceful assembly that can legitimately […]
- “Las empresas que responderían por el colapso del puente de Chirajara”17 de enero de 2018 …El trágico desplome del puente atirantado de Chirajara…despertó una serie de interrogantes en torno al proceso de contratación y ejecución de los grandes proyectos de infraestructura en Colombia. ¿Por qué se cayó el viaducto?, ¿quién les responde a las familias de los nueve obreros fallecidos? y ¿quiénes son y qué sanciones […]
- EU: Unternehmen haben ihre Löschquote gesteigertDer Kampf gegen Hass und Hetze im Internet kommt nach einer neuen Untersuchung der EU-Kommission auch ohne gesetzliche Regelungen voran. Zahlen der Brüsseler Behörde zufolge nahmen die Unternehmen Facebook, Twitter und YouTube zuletzt rund 70 Prozent aller beanstandeten Inhalte auf Grundlage ihrer freiwilligen Selbstverpflichtung aus dem Netz. Dies war deutlich mehr als bei der Überprüfung im Mai vergangenen […]
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- USA: Los Angeles could be next city to file climate change lawsuit against oil companies" Los Angeles could become the next city to sue fossil fuel companies over climate change " , 17 janvier 2018 ...[T]he second largest city in the United States appears to be following New York’s lead, exploring the potential for filing a similar lawsuit against fossil fuel companies. On January 13 ... two Los Angeles […]
- Territoires palestiniens occupés : La liste des entreprises impliquées dans la colonisation devrait être publiée en février« Une liste explosive recense les entreprises impliquées dans des colonies israéliennes », 17 janvier 2017 ...La question promet une session du Conseil des droits de l’homme (CDH) très houleuse en mars prochain. Courant février, le Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme de l’ONU doit publier une liste jusqu’ici restée secrète des entreprises impliquées dans des projets […]
Brexit again it will not go away
We had the vote because the politicians could not decide whether we stayed in The EU.
Just over half of the country agreed to leave.
We are really still in a position where half the country wants to stay in.
How can we find a solution to sort this.
The only answer is we have to go forward in the interest of the country. NOT THE INDIVIDUAL.
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- Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement BodyThe WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 22 January 2018, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
- WTO Arbitrator determines “reasonable period of time” in US-China anti-dumping disputeOn 19 January an Arbitrator issued his award regarding the “reasonable period of time” for implementing the recommendations and rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in the dispute “United States – Certain Methodologies and Their Application to Anti-Dumping Proceedings Involving China” (WT/DS471). The Arbitrator determined that the “reasonable period of time” for the United […]
- WTO compliance panel issues ruling regarding Chinese duties on US chickenOn 18 January a WTO panel issued its compliance report in the dispute “China – Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Measures on Broiler Products from the United States — Recourse to Article 21.5 Of The DSU by the United States” (DS427).
- Australia initiates WTO complaint targeting Canadian restrictions on sale of wineAustralia has requested WTO consultations with Canada regarding measures maintained by the Canadian government and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia concerning the sale of wine. The request was circulated to WTO members on 16 January.
- US request for retaliation against India in solar dispute referred to arbitrationAt a special meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 12 January, a request from the United States for authorization to suspend concessions or other obligations with respect to India in a dispute relating to domestic content requirements for solar cells and solar modules was referred to arbitration. The DSB also adopted a […]
- Viet Nam files WTO complaint over US anti-dumping duties on fishViet Nam has requested WTO consultations with the United States concerning certain US anti-dumping laws, regulations, administrative procedures, practices and methodologies, as well as certain anti-dumping determinations in administrative reviews on fish fillets from Viet Nam. The request was circulated to WTO members on 12 January.
- Canada files WTO complaint over US trade remedy measuresCanada has requested WTO consultations with the United States concerning certain laws, regulations and other measures maintained by the US with respect to anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings. The request was circulated to WTO members on 10 January.
- Peter Sutherland, first WTO Director-General, passes away in DublinPeter Sutherland, the first Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has passed away in his home city of Dublin. He was 71.
- EU request for retaliation against Russia in pig products dispute referred to arbitrationAt a special meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 3 January, a European Union request for authorization to suspend concessions or other obligations with respect to the Russian Federation in a dispute over import restrictions on pig products was referred to arbitration.
- India launches safeguard investigation on solar cellsOn 19 December 2017, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 19 December 2017 a safeguard investigation on solar cells, whether or not assembled in modules or panels.
- UK-France summit setting roadmap for future relationshipAhead of the 35th UK-France summit, Open Europe's Aarti Shankar tells CNBC that the meeting is not about quick resolutions, but will set the roadmap for what we can expect from the Franco-British relationship in the futureThe post UK-France summit setting roadmap for future relationship appeared first on Open Europe.
- The view from Brussels: how do think tanks in Brussels see Brexit talks unfolding in 2018?Before the New Year, we hosted an Open Europe “think tank roundtable” in Brussels, gathering think tanks, industry representatives, NGOs and other observers who are dealing with Brexit to share their analysis about the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Open Europe’s Brussels representative Pieter Cleppe presents a summary of the discussion.The post The view from Brussels: how […]
- EU regained confidence but it should not get complacentOpen Europe's Leopold Traugott tells Voice of America that even though the threat of a Brexit domino effect has decreased the EU should not get complacent with the migration crisis and the instability of the eurozone.The post EU regained confidence but it should not get complacent appeared first on Open Europe.
- Beyond the Westminster Bubble: What people really think about immigrationOpen Europe's new report, Beyond the Westminster Bubble, finds that the public do want greater control over immigration, but they prefer a flexible system to a flat reduction in numbers.The post Beyond the Westminster Bubble: What people really think about immigration appeared first on Open Europe.
- Lord Wolfson: We are over the first Brexit hurdle…now we want free trade with the EUOpen Europe Chairman Lord Wolfson writes in The Sun that now the UK has made 'sufficient progress' in the Brexit negotiations we can start discussing the more important issues of trade and future relationsThe post Lord Wolfson: We are over the first Brexit hurdle…now we want free trade with the EU appeared first on Open […]
- Rand suggests little difference between a CETA and EEA model for the British economyA new study by US think tank Rand examining the impact of different Brexit scenarios for the UK economy, suggests that the row over whether the UK should opt for a CETA or EEA-style Brexit is less about economics than politics.The post Rand suggests little difference between a CETA and EEA model for the British […]
- Europe reacts to EU giving UK green light on ‘sufficient progress’ – classic EU fudge or substantive advance?After much anticipation the EU gave the UK the green light and said it had made 'sufficient progress' in the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, Open Europe's Marta Vokshi takes a look at how the agreement is being viewed on the Continent.The post Europe reacts to EU giving UK green light on ‘sufficient progress’ […]
- What next after sufficient progress?The European Commission today declared that "sufficient progress" has been achieved in the first stage of Brexit talks. Open Europe's Stephen Booth analyses the contents of today's joint UK-EU report and considers what happens next in negotiations. The post What next after sufficient progress? appeared first on Open Europe.
- Will the UK reach “sufficient progress” at the coming EU summit?Following recent disagreement on the Irish border issue in the Brexit negotiations, Open Europe's Aarti Shankar looks at whether the UK will reach "sufficient progress" at the European Council summit in order to move on to the second phase of negotiations.The post Will the UK reach “sufficient progress” at the coming EU summit? appeared first […]
- The City will still be important to EU post-BrexitOpen Europe's Stephen Booth tells BBC 2's Daily Politics that there are incentives to find a post-Brexit solution for the City that works for both sidesThe post The City will still be important to EU post-Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.