IRAN
IRAN: EU encourages USA to keep commitment on Iranian nuclear programme agreement

Luxembourg, 16/10/2017 (Agence Europe)In a joint statement adopted in Luxembourg on Monday 12 October, the EU foreign affairs ministers called for the agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme still to be upheld.

On Friday 13 October, US President Donald Trump refused to recertify the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), sending the ball back to the US Congress – which must decide on the follow-up to be given to this non-recertification (see EUROPE 11883).

“The EU encourages the US to maintain its commitment to the JCPOA and to consider the implications for the security...

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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 1026
EU strengthens autonomous sanctions against Pyongyang

Luxembourg, 16/10/2017 (EDD)On Monday 16 October, the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg adopted new EU autonomous sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) “given the persistent threat to international peace and stability” posed by that country.  The measures strengthen the sanctions of the United Nations Security Council.

The...

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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 11884 - 17/10/2017
EXTERNAL ACTION
IRAN: EU encourages USA to keep commitment on Iranian nuclear programme agreement
NORTH KOREA: EU strengthens autonomous sanctions against Pyongyang
IRAQ: EU launches CSDP mission to support reform of civil security sector
BURMA/MYANMAR: EU to reassess its military cooperation and threatens country with sanctions
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: EU Council urges faster reforms
TRADE: Without calling CETA into question, Philippe takes citizens' concerns seriously
MEDITERRANEAN: UfM calls for sustainable energy model for Euro-Mediterranean region
MEXICO: EU publishes new papers on talks for modernising global agreement
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Malmström in South Africa to evaluate EPA one year on
SOCIAL AFFAIRS
SOCIAL: MEPs vote for extending legal basis of 'posted workers' directive
SOCIAL: Eurostat says number of people at risk of poverty has fallen in Europe since 2012
SECTORAL POLICIES
TRANSPORT: Road transport actors want to improvements in 'mobility' package's social provisions
ANIMAL HEALTH: Veterinary antibiotic sales fall by 13.4% in EU between 2011 and 2015
CLIMATE: Council political agreement on Lulucf regulation gives Finland further compensation
CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Tackling food waste – guidelines to encourage gifts in kind
ENVIRONMENT: Three EU countries call for independent and transparent risk assessment for chemical products and health
INSTITUTIONAL
UNITED KINGDOM: May in Brussels to plead British cause a few days ahead of European summit
CATALONIA: Mariano Rajoy sets Barcelona new ultimatum to clarify Catalan situation
AUSTRIA: Juncker hoping for pro-Europe government in Austria
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
FRANCE: Jean-Claude Juncker confident that France will come out of excessive deficit proceedings in 2018
FINANCE: Idea of single resolution fund for central counterparties splits MEPs
PAYMENTS: EBA guidelines on complaints about breaches of 'payment services' directive
TAXATION: Paris and Washington disagree over taxation of Internet giants
NEWS BRIEFS
AFGHANISTAN: Foreign affairs ministers hail communication from EEAS and Commission
AGRICULTURE: Five more countries allowed to make early CAP aid payments
AGRICULTURE: Member states approve omnibus regulation agreement with Parliament
COUNCIL OF EUROPE: Russia again questions implementation of ECHR decisions
TAXATION: OECD rules French 'patent box' harmful
HONDURAS: EU to deploy election observation mission in November
SOMALIA: EU solidarity with grieving Somalia following attack of unprecedented scale
WEEKLY SUPPLEMENT
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