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The first ever Joint Committee under the EU-Indonesia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) met in Brussels on 28 and 29 November 2016. The meeting was jointly opened by EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Retno … Continue reading

Emerging European Cloud Amid Legal Uncertainty

By Serge Turbin Cloud is a very confusing term suggesting that data is stored somewhere “in the sky”. However, as a matter of fact, data is stored on the ground, in the servers physically located in certain countries with their own jurisdiction. And here is a catch: companies offering cloud-based services to Europeans need to … Continue reading

The Indonesian Foreign Minister, Her Excellency Retno Marsudi will be visiting Brussels from 28-29 November 2016.

On 28 November 2016, Indonesian foreign Minister Marsudi and the High Representative – Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini will open the First EU-Indonesia Joint Committee meeting. This Joint Committee will discuss bilateral relations between the two sides ; on what progress has been made and what cooperation can be envisaged in the … Continue reading

Regional Analysis of ANCI Lazio – Regio-Mob Project

  As announced in the previous article published on Brussels Diplomatic last October 26th, we propose an article on the first results achieved in one of the three new projects approved under Interreg Europe Programme, the Regio-Mob project.   This regional analysis is the result of a series of meetings and interviews that involved the … Continue reading

Ukraine: EU business loses transparency?

DEPECHE,  Europe correspondent In the aftermath of the EU-Ukraine Summit the bilateral relations stay in focus, namely activities in trade, reminding Europeans that the co-operation is not one way street. The EU companies are expected to become models for business dealings, which today is not always the case. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) … Continue reading

Digital: Europe Behind Dubai?

Serge Turbin In early October 2016, the Government of Dubai announced its radical decision to become completely paperless strong all of its documents online by the year 2020. Dubai will be executing all its transactions on the blockchain, as a part of a new programme called the “Dubai Blockchain Strategy.” Under the new initiative, people … Continue reading

10th EDA Helicopter Training Exercise Programme takes off in Belgium

Exercise BLACK BLADE is hosted by Belgium at Florennes airbase and takes place from the 14th of November to the 2nd of December. Over 400 personnel will take part in this exercise, with a total of 14 air assets from 4 Member States being deployed. This edition marks the 10th helicopter exercise under the umbrella … Continue reading

Parliament: Brexit wins time

Anna van Densky, OPINION Strategically the decision of High Court to turn to #Parliament for a debate on #Brexit is to advantage for the #UK negotiations with the #EU, going through a profound political transformation during 2017. From Dutch general elections in March to French presidential elections in May, and German federal elections foreseen in September/October clearly … Continue reading

Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva resign from the European Commission

“It is with great regret that I have accepted Kristalina Georgieva’s decision to resign from the European Commission, – President Jean-Claude Juncker said.   “The fact that she has been asked to take a leading role in the World Bank is an acknowledgment and recognition of Kristalina Georgieva’s many talents and her professionalism. I sincerely congratulate her on … Continue reading

#CETA signed by Belgium

Brussels. Today at 11 AM the vice-Prime minister of Belgium Didier Reynders signed Free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada (#CETA) in presence of the Europan Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, the chief negotiator for the European Commission Mauro Petriccione, Ambassador of Canada to Belgium Olivier Nicoloff and the President of the Belgian-Canadian Chamber … Continue reading

Moontain, une nouvelle experience a la montagne

MOONTAIN Hostel est LE nouveau concept d’hébergement à la montagne pour vivre et partager une expérience unique, même pour une nuit, en solo, en couple, en famille ou entre amis. Mariage heureux de l’hôtel et de l’auberge de jeunesse « nouvelle génération », axée sur les rencontres et l’atmosphère paisible, cette nouvelle catégorie d’hébergement, d’origine plutôt urbaine, … Continue reading

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar 2016 Sakharov Prize laureates for Freedom of Thought

The respect for human rights is one of the European Union’s fundamental values. Any violation of these rights affects the democratic principles upon which our society is founded, whether they take place within or outside the EU.  The European Parliament fights such violations through legislative action, including election observation, monthly human rights debates in Strasbourg … Continue reading

Anci Lazio definetely has a lot to celebrate this year

We have three new projects approved under Interreg Europe Programme and two new ones under MED Programme. The past strong effort on territorial cooperation carried out by the team of Anci Lazio helped to give concreteness to the expectations in the present  of the local communities of Lazio region being part of the Anci Lazio … Continue reading

European Council – National briefings Belgium and UK

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European Council: – MEPs statements

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