The European Union's (EU) plan to impose sanctions ranging from travel bans to asset freezes in the Maldives may turn people against the administration as they might feel that the sanctions are too hefty a price to pay. Last week, the European Union announced plans to impose sanctions ranging from travel bans to asset freezes against those responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law in Maldives. In an opinion piece, Maldives Independent newspaper has analysed the European Union's decision and stated: "The sanctions don't ban people from going on holiday to the Maldives, besides we've seen tourism miraculously flourish in a very turbulent 2018. But there could be other
Leaving the European Union (EU) without a trade deal could leave British households almost £1,000 worse off a year, according to a new report. If Britain left the bloc and reverted back to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, there would be import tariffs and the UK would leave the EU Customs Union and the Single Market. As a result each household is likely to be £960 worse off, the report by multi-national consulting firm Oliver Wyman has suggested.
Deeply alarmed at President Donald Trump's attacks on NATO and the transatlantic relationship, European governments are rethinking their reliance on the United States as a strategic ally against Russia, but they are unlikely to make regional security arrangements independent of Washington. Trump has forced the reassessment in recent days by calling the European Union a "foe," expressing reservations about defending other NATO members, and blasting Germany and other allies – comments he said were aimed at strengthening the U.S.-European alliance but that raised concerns across the continent. "We can no longer fully rely on the White House," Heiko Mass, Germany's foreign minister, said Monday, a position echoed by other senior European officials and diplomats.
Founder Amy Seidman will present BFlow solutions among experts to support UN SDGs during the United Nations Environment Blockchain Dialogue to agencies at UNESCO headquarters July 23-24 in Paris. SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS, July 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Founder Amy Seidman among experts who will present blockchain solutions to support UN SDGs during meeting of United Nations environmental agencies July 23-24 in Paris. Noble Profit is taking sustainable business and investing to new levels of accountability with BFlow, the blockchain technology solution to report and validate environmental impact and other sustainable metrics.
PR Newswire CALGARY, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) have ratified a new four-year agreement. A five-year agreement was also ratified with CP's Kootenay Valley Railway conductors and locomotive engineers. "We would like to thank the union leadership of the TCRC for working collaboratively with us to reach a successful agreement during this bargaining process," said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer. "TCRC-represented employees are integral members of the CP family; achieving a four-year agreement provides certainty and stability for not only employees at CP, but
(CNN) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is "very hopeful" the U.S. can make progress brokering separate free trade deals with the European Union and Japan during a weekend summit in Buenos Aires. "I'm encouraged by the EU's trade agreement with Japan," Mnuchin said Saturday in an interview with CNN at the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in Argentina. The EU and Japan signed a massive trade deal earlier this week, cutting or eliminating tariffs on nearly all goods. The deal is in contrast to escalating trade disputes between the U.S. and several of its major allies, including the European Union. The EU-Japan agreement, which covers 600 million people and almost a third of the global economy, will
This weekend’s meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bankers in Buenos Aires comes at a critical time for the global economy, as trade tensions threaten to undermine the fastest growth in seven years. Discussions may turn heated after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday accused China and the European Union of gaming their currencies to boost exports. The rhetoric came after he slapped tariffs on global metal imports and imposed barriers on Chinese products, sparking retaliation.
The European Union on Thursday said it was concerned about a new Israeli law which declares that only Jews have the right of self determination, and said it would complicate a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Israel passed the “nation-state” law earlier on Thursday after months of political argument. “We are concerned, we have expressed this concern and we will continue to engage with Israeli authorities in this context,” a spokeswoman for EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told a news briefing. “We've been very clear when it comes to the two-state solution, we believe it is the only way forward and any step that would further complicate or prevent this solution of becoming a reality should be avoided,” she said.
Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts have found. Children make up around half of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh since the start of a military crackdown last August. The U.N. has called the Myanmar military operations a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".