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GSP Plus status: Government decides to address EU concerns over minorities, freedom of expression
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GSP Plus status: Government decides to address EU concerns over minorities, freedom of expression

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of his senior cabinet members and close aides on Monday, to discuss the resolution passed by the European Parliament, which called for a review of their trade relations with Pakistan.
  • The European Parliament's resolution is linked with Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws, and could potentially end Pakistan's eligibility for the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) trading status.
Updated 03 May, 2021 10:07pm
EU summons Russian envoy over travel bans on Brussels officials
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EU summons Russian envoy over travel bans on Brussels officials

  • "The Russian ambassador has been summoned, he should be received in the afternoon by the secretary general of the European Commission and of the European External Action Service, where we will convey him strong condemnation and objection," an EU spokesman told a news briefing.
Published 03 May, 2021 05:06pm
EU rejects Russian decision to label media outlet Meduza as 'foreign agent'
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EU rejects Russian decision to label media outlet Meduza as 'foreign agent'

  • The designation issued on Friday requires Meduza to label itself as such, subjecting it to increased government scrutiny.
  • "We reject the decision by the Russian authorities to include independent media outlet Meduza on the list of 'foreign agents'," a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, said in a statement.
Published 24 Apr, 2021 05:39pm
TLP versus the state
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TLP versus the state

EDITORIAL: The state has once again allowed itself to be brought to its knees by a religio-political party using the...
Published 21 Apr, 2021 03:21am
EU Parliament nears UK trade deal vote
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EU Parliament nears UK trade deal vote

  • The EU-UK trade pact was provisionally applied on January 1, after nine months of tough negotiations and a last minute handshake just before Christmas last year.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 11:53pm