UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED KINGDOM: London recommends new dispute settlement mechanism for post-Brexit disputes with EU

Brussels, 23/08/2017 (Agence Europe)The British government recommends setting up a special mechanism, independent of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), to settle disputes arising over interpretation and application of the agreement on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union and future relations between the two sides after Brexit.

‘In leaving the European Union, we will bring about an end to the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ),’ wrote the British authorities on Wednesday 23 August in a negotiating document on respect of...

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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 1010
Stoltenberg hails American decision for continued involvement in Afghanistan

Brussels, 23/08/2017 (EDD)On Tuesday 22 August, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hailed “President Trump’s new, conditions-based approach to Afghanistan and the region”.

The previous day, Donald Trump had ruled out any US withdrawal from Afghanistan and opened the door for sending additional troops there without, however, stating how many military this would involve or...

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1953 - 2017

On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our sixty-fourth anniversary. This is a ripe old age for a press agency, but is not extraordinary in and of itself: older news agencies exist, some of them much older. What is unusual about us is that we are exactly as old as the first European Community, the forerunner of today's European Union. In July 1952, the Paris Treaty came into force, giving rise to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), and it was at the beginning of 1953 that the "ECSC levy" started being applied, the first European tax. In February 1953, the coal and steel markets were opened up to the six participating countries. This moment marked the end of prehistory and the beginning of history for the united Europe, and Agence Europe's newsletter took on its role of closely following developments in Europe's history from one day to the next.

Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11846 - 24/8/2017
INSTITUTIONAL
UNITED KINGDOM: London recommends new dispute settlement mechanism for post-Brexit disputes with EU
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
PAYMENTS: Proposed technical security standards for payment services going in right direction, says Markus Ferber
FINANCE: Commission opens consultation on reducing barriers to post-market services
FINANCE: Data to identify global systemically important banks updated
COMPETITION: Launch of in-depth investigation into Monsanto/Bayer merger welcomed
SECTORAL POLICIES
DIGITAL: Call for contributions to Digital Health Society Declaration
EXTERNAL ACTION
UKRAINE/RUSSIA: Normandy-format leaders support new ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine
YEMEN: EU condemns new attack against civilians
NEWS BRIEFS
HUMANITARIAN AID: Additional €9.3 million to UNCHR to support refugees in Greece
STATE AID: Slovak measure to build light maintenance workshops for trains cleared
STATE AID: Danish state aid for Aarhus Airport given go-ahead
FUTURE OF EUROPE: Eurozone mini-summit in Paris on Monday 28 August
COMPETITION: Green light for joint acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall vehicle-financing by Peugeot and BNP Paribas
YOUTH: First European Solidarity Corps travels to Italy