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Sovereignty Claw-Back From Corporate Trade At EuroLat Summit

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Monastero Santa Rosa

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Catalan Fashion, An Industry With Expansion Stitched Up

Pertegaz, Antonio, Miró, Rosa Clará, Javier Simorra, Custo Barcelona, Desigual, Mango. These are just a few designers whose pieces of clothing can be visited at the Catalan … [Read More...]

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Palazzo Avino

Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast. Mythical, Magical.

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Capgemini Digital Expertise

Barriers Down. Business Up. EU Digital Plan Hits ‘Accelerate’

Could creating a digital single market in the EU and removing barriers online help give a boost to European companies? The European Commission outlined its strategy on 6 May, while it will also … [Read More...]

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

“Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, OVER” – EU Migration Re-Launch

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Amnesty International - Mediterranean - SAR

Libya Abuse Horrors Driving Migrants Into Sea

Refugees and migrants across Libya face rape, torture and abductions for ransom by traffickers and smugglers, as well as systematic exploitation by their employers, religious persecution and other … [Read More...]

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC

EU Needs Rethink On Latin America Relations

EU relations with Latin America should promote greater cooperation and socioeconomic equality with a focus on human rights, according to NGOs meeting at the second EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum held … [Read More...]

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“Mobilise Global Partners On Climate Deal” Says BUSINESSEUROPE

European Environment Ministers met today in Brussels to discuss preparations for the UN Climate Change conference which will take place in Paris in December. BUSINESSEUROPE Director General Markus … [Read More...]

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Back To A Digitised Future For European Business

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