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MIL-OSI China: China’s central bank regulates forced cashless payment

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking, Banking and Finance, Business, China, China State Council Information Office, Commerce, English, law, Legal, MIL OSI, MIL OSI 1, NATO, Open Source Intel, Peoples Republic Of China, PRC State Government  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI China: China’s central bank regulates forced cashless payment

Source: China State Council Information Office China’s central bank is taking measures to ban business practices of refusing or discriminating against cash payments to deal with over-hype of a cashless society. Some consumers have complained about being denied the ability to use cash in places like tourist areas, restaurants, and retail stores, which harms the […]

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MIL-OSI China: Overseas hunt for corrupt fugitives picks up pace

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, China, China State Council Information Office, China State Council Information Office - Culture, Crime, English, law, Legal, MIL OSI, MIL OSI 1, Open Source Intel, Peoples Republic Of China, Police, PwC China, Singapore, Trade, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI China: Overseas hunt for corrupt fugitives picks up pace

Source: China State Council Information Office 2 China has secured the return of three of its most-wanted fugitives listed on an Interpol Red Notice within a month, amid reinforced efforts to hunt down corrupt fugitives overseas. Xu Chaofan, the principle in a 485-million-U.S.-dollar embezzlement case, the largest theft case of bank funds since the founding […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Answer – VP/HR – Failure to implement the peace agreements in Colombia – E-002295/2018

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Answer to a written question, Culture, English, Environment, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, Human Rights, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Answer – VP/HR – Failure to implement the peace agreements in Colombia – E-002295/2018

Source: European Parliament The EU Delegation in Colombia works closely with the Government, FARC(1), and the international community, to support implementation of the agreement, and in particular, on the areas where the EU has a special role: comprehensive rural reform, reincorporation of ex-combatants and the new Special Investigation Unit in the Prosecutors Office. On rural reform, […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Infringement procedure 2013/4077 – E-003504/2018

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Technology, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Infringement procedure 2013/4077 – E-003504/2018

Source: European Parliament 1. Why did Austria, a Member State which has a high requirement for designating special areas of conservation and the worst conservation statuses for protected areas, through interventions with the Presidents of the Commission, manage to obtain significant economic benefits that were technically and legally sound in the demands for additional areas submitted […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive for electronic nicotine delivery systems – E-003629/2018

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, Justice, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive for electronic nicotine delivery systems – E-003629/2018

Source: European Parliament A top Greek court has decided that electronic cigarettes should have the same legal restrictions as traditional smoking does when it comes to bans in public places and advertising. In its reply to E-004589/2017, the Commission stated that ‘Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive contains requirements relating to safety, quality and consumer […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Censorship of the magazine La Directa in prisons – E-003640/2018

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, Human Rights, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Censorship of the magazine La Directa in prisons – E-003640/2018

Source: European Parliament Prisoners in Spain have been denied access to issue 451 of the magazine La Directa, a Catalan publication containing news, investigations, debate and analysis that specialises in human rights, with over a decade of history and publications behind it. This particular issue was not delivered to all prisoners to whom the publisher […]

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MIL-OSI EU-Baltics: Europe must do more to protect women with disabilities

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Aid, Baltics, Economy, Education, Employment, English, Environment, Europe, European Economic and Social Committee, European Union, Eurozone, gun control, Health, Human Rights, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Raw News, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI EU-Baltics: Europe must do more to protect women with disabilities

Source: European Economic and Social Committee EESC: The EU must fight against and outlaw all gender – and disability-based discrimination affecting some 40 million women in Europe On 11 July, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), a body representing European organised civil society, called on EU institutions and Member States to step up their […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – State aid for transferring responsibility for the water sector in Rostock and the surrounding area back to the municipality – E-003639/2018

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Aid, English, Europe, European Parliament, European Union, Eurozone, Germany, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Written question  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – State aid for transferring responsibility for the water sector in Rostock and the surrounding area back to the municipality – E-003639/2018

Source: European Parliament 1. Will the Commission take an appropriate stance in accordance with the standstill obligation under Article 108(3) third sentence, of the TFEU, in procedure SA.48706 concerning the suspension and repayment of the state aid illegally provided to Nordwasser GmbH (financial measures through public shareholders) and RVV GmbH (Nordwasser shareholder with a disproportionate allocation of […]

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MIL-OSI Europe: High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini visits Libya

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Africa, Aid, Banking and Finance, Crude, Education, EEAS, Africa, English, Europe, European Union, European Union External Action, Eurozone, Exploration, Gas, Health, Immigration, law, Legal, Libya, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Oil, Open Source Intel, United Nations, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Europe: High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini visits Libya

Source: European Union External Action Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, visited Libya today to inaugurate the premises of the European Union Delegation to Libya and the EU Border Assistance Mission in Tripoli, and in view of the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday where the situation in Libya […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: EU settlement scheme

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Business, Commerce, Culture, Education, England, English, Europe, fish, Fisheries, Government of Scotland, great britain, Health, Immigration, Labour, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Government, Tourism, Trade, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: EU settlement scheme

Source: Scottish Government External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, responding to Mr Javid’s letter to the First Minister setting out details of the Home Office’s statement of intent on the EU settlement scheme. In the letter, the Cabinet Secretary reiterates the Scottish Government’s position that EU citizens – especially […]

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