2021 G7 Leaders’ communiqué: Our shared agenda for global action to build back better

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  • European Council
  • Press release
  • 13 June 2021
  • 15:25
G7 2021 — Final Communiqué

2021 G7 Leaders’ communiqué: Our shared agenda for global action to build back better

We, the leaders of the Group of Seven, met in Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021 determined to beat COVID-19 and build back better.  We remembered everyone who has been lost to the pandemic and paid tribute to those still striving to overcome it. Inspired by their example of collaboration and determination, we gathered united by the principle that brought us together originally, that shared beliefs and shared responsibilities are the bedrock of leadership and prosperity.  Guided by this, our enduring ideals as free open societies and democracies, and by our commitment to multilateralism, we have agreed a shared G7 agenda for global action to:

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Tài liệu SÍP: EU cần phải hành động trước sự biến tướng của hệ thống thị thực vàng

towardstransparency.vn – Gần đây, hãng tin Al Jazeera đã công bố nội dung của “Tài liệu Síp”. Tài liệu này cho thấy Cộng hòa Síp (Cyprus) – một quốc gia thành viên của Liên minh Châu Âu (EU) đã phê duyệt những cuốn “Hộ chiếu Vàng” cho 1.400 cá nhân giàu có cùng 1.100 thành viên gia đình của họ từ năm 2017 – 2019.

“Thị thực vàng” (Ảnh: Essencial Portugal)

Đơn vị điều tra của Al Jazeera cũng phát hiện ra rằng, có ít nhất 60 cá nhân trong số những người nhận được “thị thực vàng” trong giai đoạn 2017 đến 2019 thuộc diện “rủi ro cao” hay có dính líu đến tham nhũng, tội phạm và rửa tiền. Ở Việt Nam, có 2 cá nhân được công bố thuộc danh sách này.

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Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the adoption by China’s National People’s Congress of a National Security Legislation on Hong Kong.

Council of the EU Press release 1 July 2020 10:50

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress adopted the National Security Law in Hong Kong on 30 June and subsequently promulgated it in Hong Kong the same day. The European Union reiterates its grave concerns about this law which was adopted without any meaningful prior consultation of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and civil society. Tiếp tục đọc “Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the adoption by China’s National People’s Congress of a National Security Legislation on Hong Kong.”

Vietnam makes more drastic efforts to end illegal fishing

 

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung urged ministries, agencies and 28 coastal localities to make more drastic efforts to terminate violations of Vietnamese fishing boats in international waters within the next six months.

Dung stressed the point while chairing a meeting of the National Steering Committee on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing on Tuesday.

He tasked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to thoroughly consider recommendations of the European Commission (EC) delegation sent to Viet Nam last month to review the country’s efforts in fighting IUU fishing. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam makes more drastic efforts to end illegal fishing”

Việt Nam, EU step up defence – security ties

Update: November, 25/2019 – 07:51 VNS

Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyễn Chí Vịnh poses for a photo with 28 EU Chiefs of Defence and other guests at the European Union Military Committee at the level of EU Chiefs of Defence on November 21. — VNA/VNS Photo Kim Chung

BRUSSELS – Measures to boost security – defence co-operation between Việt Nam and the European Union (EU) were discussed at their first ever security – defence dialogue held from November 19-24 in Brussels, Belgium.

At the event, both sides spoke highly of the co-operative ties in the field, saying that the establishment of the security-defence dialogue for the first time contributes to promoting mutual understanding and furthering practical and effective co-operation. Tiếp tục đọc “Việt Nam, EU step up defence – security ties”

Google fined twice by EU in 8 months (2 articles)

Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules

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European regulators said Google had violated antitrust rules by imposing unfair terms on companies that used Google’s search bar on their websites in Europe.CreditCreditPaulo Nunes dos Santos for The New York Times

LONDON — European authorities on Wednesday fined Google 1.5 billion euros for antitrust violations in the online advertising market, continuing its efforts to rein in the world’s biggest technology companies.

The fine, worth about $1.7 billion, is the third against Google by the European Union since 2017, reinforcing the region’s position as the world’s most aggressive watchdog of an industry with an increasingly powerful role in society and the global economy. The regulators said Google had violated antitrust rules by imposing unfair terms on companies that used its search bar on their websites in Europe.

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The art of the free trade agreement

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The Hindu | June 07, 2017

The art of the free trade agreement

Prabhash Ranjan

A European Court of Justice ruling will have bearing on India-EU pacts

During their recent meeting in Germany, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the need to resume India-European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) talks. These negotiations, covering trade, investment protection and intellectual property, have remained deadlocked since 2013. Tiếp tục đọc “The art of the free trade agreement”

HSBC accused of breaking EU sanctions rules by co-financing Vietnam coal plant

HSBC might be breaking European Union rules on working with Russian banks by funding a new 1,200 megawatt coal-fired power station in Vietnam. The bank, which recently announced a US$100 billion fund to fight climate change, denies this.

 eco-business_HSBC, one of the world’s largest financial services groups, may have broken European Union (EU) sanctions regulations by working with a Russian bank on the financing of a new coal-fired power plant in Vietnam, according to an investigation by Market Forces, an environmental group that campaigns against the funding of fossil fuel power projects.

The London-based global banking giant is the lead arranger and global coordinator for the financing of LongPhu1, a 1,200 megawatt coal-fired power station that is also being funded by Russian development bank Vnesheconombank. Tiếp tục đọc “HSBC accused of breaking EU sanctions rules by co-financing Vietnam coal plant”

What will Vietnam’s seafood industry do if it receives yellow card from the EU?

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Cambodia tells US to back off after charging opposition leader

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The prosecution of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha is a message from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government for the United States, one that says “stop interfering with Cambodia’s internal affairs”.

 
File photo of Cambodia’s Kem Sokha when he talked exclusively to Channel NewsAsia about living in self-exile, his protest plans and whether he would be PM. (Photo: Jack Board)

“We’re not a slave but, like them, an independent country. We want to stand on our own feet. We don’t need someone to tell us to do this or do that,” said Cambodian government spokesperson Phay Siphan. Tiếp tục đọc “Cambodia tells US to back off after charging opposition leader”

How A Kidnapping In Berlin Could Bring Down Vietnam’s FTA With Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 7, 2017. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

A proposed free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union could be hanging in the balance after the German foreign ministry accused Vietnam’s secret service of kidnapping a Vietnamese businessman from the streets of Berlin late last month. Trinh Xuan Thanh, who is wanted by Vietnamese authorities for alleged financial crimes, was abducted in the heart of the German capital on July 23, the German government says, but Hanoi claims he voluntarily returned to Vietnam and turned himself in to the police. He later appeared on Vietnamese state-television to deliver a “confession,” which his lawyer called “forced.”

War of Words

Earlier this month, Germany’s foreign ministry said there are “no longer any serious doubts” that Vietnam’s secret service and embassy were involved in the abduction, and described it as an “unprecedented and blatant violation of German law and international law.” It also called on Hanoi to return Thanh to Germany, where he was applying for asylum. The German foreign minister later described the event as akin to “thriller films about the Cold War.”
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EU prolongs sanctions on Iran over human rights violations

BRUSSELS: The European Union on Tuesday extended until April 2018 sanctions against Iran for “serious human rights violations”, a narrower measure than restrictions the bloc had already lifted after an international accord on Tehran’s nuclear programme.

The EU has pursued rapprochement with Iran since the 2015 nuclear deal, which reversed a decade of hard-hitting Western financial and trade sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Top EU officials have been shuttling in and out of Tehran since, often accompanied by large European business delegations. Tiếp tục đọc “EU prolongs sanctions on Iran over human rights violations”

MỸ – NGA:  Thứ 5 là kẻ thù, thứ 6 là bạn

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TTCT – Trong bối cảnh ông Donald Trump sắp trở thành ông chủ Nhà Trắng, chính quyền sắp mãn nhiệm của Tổng thống Barack Obama vừa có một quyết định gây sốc: trục xuất nhân viên ngoại giao Nga về nước…

 Thứ 5 là kẻ thù, thứ 6 là bạn
Ông Vladimir Putin trò chuyện với ông Barack Obama bên lề hội nghị G20 tại Trung Quốc -tháng 9-2016 -Sputnik/Kremlin/EPA

Với ông Trump, chính sách của Washington với Nga sẽ hẳn còn nhiều điều chỉnh khó đoán định.

Thái độ của Tổng thống Nga Vladimir Putin với Washington đã được thể hiện rất rõ: thông điệp chúc mừng năm mới của ông được gửi cho ông Trump thay vì dành cho người tại nhiệm Obama. Tiếp tục đọc “MỸ – NGA:  Thứ 5 là kẻ thù, thứ 6 là bạn”

4 maps that will change how you see migration in Europe

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Alex GraySenior Writer, Formative Content

weforum_Did you know that Polish people represent the highest percentage of the foreign-born population in Norway? Or that the largest proportion of immigrants to the Republic of Ireland hail from the UK?

These four maps, created by Jakub Marian, a Czech linguist, mathematician and artist, are based on a 2015 study by the United Nations on international migration. They show European migration split into various numbers:

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