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Press release: EU committed to full implementation of nuclear deal, the High Representative after EU/E3 and Iran meeting

The European Union remains committed to support the full and effective implementation of the nuclear deal, said the High Representative Federica Mogherini following an EU/E3 and Iran meeting today on the implementation of the JCPOA attended by the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, United Kingdom and Iran. Full article…

Press Release: EU welcomes launch of China’s carbon market

China today officially set out the plan for the  launch of its national emissions trading scheme. It will initially focus on the power generation sector and will be extended over time to cover seven other sectors, such as cement, iron and steel, and aluminium. The launch follows the roll-out of seven pilot emissions trading schemes in major cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the provinces of Guangdong and Hubei since 2013. Full article…

Press Release: The EU and the Kyrgyz Republic launch negotiations for a new agreement

The European Union and the Kyrgyz Republic are today opening negotiations on a new agreement. Negotiations towards a comprehensive framework that will strengthen bilateral relations were launched by Mr Luc Devigne, Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia and OSCE, Chief Negotiator on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr Emil Kaikiev.

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Press Release: European Union and the Republic of Korea held 14th Joint Committee

The 14th meeting of the Joint Committee between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Korea was held in Brussels on Friday 15 December 2017.  The Republic of Korea is a Strategic Partner of the EU, the only one in Asia that is linked with the EU through three agreements, covering the pillars of political, economic relations and trade, and security cooperation.

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Report: EU-Malaysia Trade & Investment 2017

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Press Release: EU and China organize a High level seminar on River Basin Integrated Water Resources Management in Beijing

On 6-7 December 2017, the European Union and China will organize a new high level seminar on “River Basin Integrated Water Resources Management” in Beijing. The event aims at reinforcing exchanges between China and the European Union, under the framework of the China- Europe Water Platform (CEWP) and the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation. The event will be organized by the French International Office for Water and the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources, with the collaboration of the French embassy and the Delegation of the European Union to China. Full article…

Press Release: European Commission funded cooperation project between European and Chinese Organizations in nuclear safety successfully completed

A European Commission funded cooperation project between European and Chinese Organizations in the areas of preparedness for and management of radiological and nuclear emergency has been a great success. The project implemented in 2014-2017 under the auspices of the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC) has effectively supported the People’s Republic of China in enhancing their capacities and capabilities for the prevention and management of severe accidents and arrangements for emergency preparedness and response in the field of nuclear safety. Full article…

Joint White Paper by China Green Finance Committee and EIB set to strengthen international Green Bond market

On the margins of the COP 23 climate talks in Bonn, the Green Finance Committee (GFC) of the China Society for Finance and Banking and the European Investment Bank (EIB)  launched a White Paper that provides an international comparison of several green bond standards. The new paper paves the way for enhancing the consistency of green finance definitions and standards between China and the EU. Full article…

Press Release: EU and China deepen collaboration on environmental policies and Natural Capital Accounting

On 1 November 2017 the Delegation of the European Union and Chinese authorities launched the new project “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services” in Beijing.
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Press Release: U.S.-EU Joint Consultative Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation

On October 23, 2017, in Washington, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith G. Garber and E.U. Director-General for Research and Innovation Robert-Jan Smits, convened the United States-European Union Joint Consultative Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation (JCG).

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Press Release: EU Green Gateway to Japan: Europe’s Innovative Railway Technologies and Services Companies Coming to Japan

Thirty cutting-edge European companies in the railway technologies and services sector will exhibit their technologies and services at Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2017, which will be held at Makuhari Messe from 29 November (Wed) to 1 December (Fri).

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Press Release: EU announces additional EUR 560 million to promote safe, secure and healthy oceans

Opening the Our Oceans Conference in Malta today, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini announced EUR 560 million of EU funds for 36 concrete actions to protect and ensure the security of the world’s oceans.

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EaP Factsheet : EU Develops Digital Economies and Societies in Eastern Partner Countries

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Press Release: EU conference aims to bolster cybersecurity and e-Governance in Eastern Partnership countries

Today, Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will host a conference aimed at developing e-governance and enhancing cybersecurity in the European Union’s Eastern partner countries. This will be followed by the second Eastern Partnership Ministerial meeting on the digital economy, on 5 October 2017 and the EU’s Ministerial e-Government Conference the day after.

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