EU to help fund Colombia peace process for additional four years

By |oktober 25th, 2019|Colombia, FARC, News|

The European Union said on Thursday (24 October) it would extend for four years funding to support implementation of Colombia's peace accord with former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, including an initial contribution of 33.5 mil...

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Commission takes Colombia to WTO over ‘French fries’ dispute

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Belgium, Colombia, French fries, News, tariffs, WTO|

The European Commission announced on Monday (14 October) that it will challenge at the World Trade Organisation the tariffs imposed by Colombia on frozen French fries, which the EU executive sees as “completely unjustified”.

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Northern Ireland peace pays dividends in Bogota, Bougainville and Beirut

By |februar 25th, 2019|Brexit, Colombia, FARC, Good Friday Agreement, Lebanon, News, Northern Ireland Peace Process, Papua New Guinea|

At a time when the Brexit divorce deal hangs on a magic formula not to harm the Good Friday Agreement, Julian Oliver reminds that Northern Ireland peace served as a model in other parts of the world.

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Ecuador to rally banana exporters to fight hard discounter Aldi

By |oktober 24th, 2018|bananas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, fair trade, hard discounters, Latin America, News|

Ecuador, the world's largest banana exporter, is urging Latin American producers to fight German hard discounter supermarket chain Aldi's bid to pay one euro less per case in 2019.

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Peru-EU trade deal provides boost to ‘superfood’ producers, other SMEs

By |februar 22nd, 2018|Colombia, European Parliament, free trade agreements, News, Peru|

Producers of Peru's "superfoods," native and highly nutritious products such as quinoa, Hass avocados and blueberries, have emerged as big winners in the first five years of the Andean nation's free-trade agreement with the European Union.

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EU, Brazil propose farm subsidies overhaul to help developing countries

By |julij 18th, 2017|agriculture subsidies, Brazil, CAP reform, Cecilia Malmström, Colombia, fair trade, News, Peru, Phil Hogan, SDGs, Uruguay, WTO|

The European Union and Brazil yesterday (17 July) proposed to the World Trade Organization a reform of farm subsidies in order to "level the playing field" for emerging economies, an EU statement said.

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