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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 1009
EU deplores arrest of two Venezuelan opposition leaders

Brussels, 02/08/2017 (EDD)On Tuesday 1 August, the EU spoke out against the arrest of two leaders of Venezuela’s opposition.  “It’s clearly a step in the wrong direction”, said a spokesperson for the EU High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy.  “We continue to call on the Venezuelan government to work on urgent measures to re-establish trust, with the aim...

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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 11843 - 4/8/2017
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EXTERNAL ACTION
RUSSIA: EU welcomes relaxation of tightened American sanctions, but remains vigilant
VENEZUELA: EU does not recognise Constituent Assembly elected on 30 July and calls for its suspension
MIGRATION: Italy gets tough on arrival of migrants from Libya
SECTORAL POLICIES
TRANSPORT: Car manufacturers at Diesel Summit make a commitment to update of 5.3 million vehicles
HEALTH: Commission says tainted egg situation is under control
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
COMPETITION: Commission sends Visa further objections on inter-regional interchange fees
NEWS BRIEFS
POLAND: Tusk gives evidence on Smolensk crash