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Regatta Palermo – Montecarlo

2016 Palermo-Montecarlo, starting next august 21st from Mondello gulf, will be joined by one of the world’s most beautiful sailing boats: Circolo della Vela Sicilia has just registered the supermaxi Rambler 88, of the USA ship-owner George David. Rambler 88’s enrollment seriously threaten the record of the Regatta, of 47 hours, 46 minutes and 48 … Continue reading

The “Nuvola” by Massimiliano Fuksas

After eight years of work at the new Convention Centre in Rome, the realization of the most controversial of Fuksas is finally concluded. Tuesday, July 19 took place the presentation of the work in the night: a tour through the 17 thousand tons of steel and 58 thousand meters of the structure of glass, with … Continue reading

Michel Barnier appointed Chief Negotiator for #Brexit

President Juncker appoints Michel Barnier as Chief Negotiator in charge of the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU Today, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appointed Michel Barnier, former Vice-President of the European Commission and former French Minister, as Chief Negotiator in charge of … Continue reading

Rule of Law: Commission issues recommendation to Poland

The European Commission has today adopted a Rule of Law Recommendation on the situation in Poland, setting out the Commission’s concerns and recommending how these can be addressed. This new step under the Rule of Law Framework follows the intensive dialogue that has been ongoing with the Polish authorities since 13 January. After the adoption … Continue reading

New EU ambassador to Ukraine

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, announced today the appointment of Hugues MINGARELLI  as Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. He is currently serving as Senior Adviser on Global Strategy and European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Review Implementation within the EEAS. Minsk process … Continue reading

The ultimate Australian bucket list

It’s impossible to count the number of outstanding experiences available in Australia – but if time is short and you can only choose a handful, here is our list of Australia’s most incredible activities. 1. Indulge on Australia’s most tasteful island (South Australia) Kangaroo Island is a paradise for food lovers, with a plethora of … Continue reading

“Manga Hokusai Manga” exhibition at the Japan information and cultural center

  On 14th July 2016 the Japan information and cultural center in Brussels opened the exibition “Manga Hokusai Manga“. In light of Japan’s contemporary comics and their global proliferation, the 19th-century Hokusai Manga is attracting increasing interest. Fans worldwide tend to even regard this pictorial compendium by ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai as the origin of … Continue reading

EU condemn the attempted coup in #Turkey

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn on the situation in Turkey We condemn the attempted coup in Turkey and reiterate our full support to the democratic institutions of the country. We are in contact with the Turkish authorities and continue to closely monitor … Continue reading

Marine Le Pen on #Frexit and EU future

The chair of #ENF group Marine Le Pen (France) in an exclusive interview shares her opinion  on a spectrum of issues of the #EU politics from the influence of #Brexit on the future of the European project, to current problems of the Eurozone, the ways to solve the crisis of the Italian banks, and her … Continue reading

Panama delegation visit Brussels

  On Thursday 7th July Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Miguel Hincapié and Vice-Minister of Finance of Panama Varela de Chinchilla visit Brussels and gave a press briefing on Panama’s Economic success story and the new business opportunities flowing from the Panama Canal expansion.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: stronger protection for transatlantic data flows

  The European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. This new framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States, and brings legal clarity for businesses relying on transatlantic data transfers. Vice-President Ansip said: “We have worked hard with all our partners in Europe and … Continue reading


  Finding ways to preserve cultural diversity in 2012 the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev proposed the idea of the first-ever «World Nomad Games» the mission of which is to revive and preserve the culture, identity and ways of life of the people of the world in the era of globalization. This initiative … Continue reading

Japan-Belgium: 150 years of friendship, solidarity and trust

When Japan and Belgium signed their first treaty of friendship, trade and navigation in 1866, Belgium was still a young country, busily developing its international relations, and Japan was newly opening itself to the world. They viewed each other as exotic and very far away, but considered that a closer relationship would create new opportunities … Continue reading

The Chinese Model: strike the balance between economic growth and political stability

The China Cultural Centre in Brussels launched “China Talk”, its new cycle of conferences and debates, on Wednesday, July 6th 2016. On the agenda for this first edition: the “Chinese model” of economic and political development, and the fresh boost European countries could get out of it. Europe is currently going through a major crisis … Continue reading

Approved the new Coast Guard and European border

Plans to set up an EU border control system, bringing together the EU’s Frontex border agency and national border management authorities, were endorsed by MEPs on Wednesday. Under these plans, national authorities will still manage their borders on a day-to-day basis but, if their EU external borders are under pressure, they will be able to … Continue reading


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