EU continues targeting on Chinese steel imports instead of the revival of its own economy

Visit of Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC, to Ukraine
Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, travelled to Kiev. At this occasion, the Commissioner met with Taras Kutovyi, Ukrainian Minister for Agrarian Policy and Food, members of factions of the Ukrainian Parliament, Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) and with board members of European Business Association (EBA). Finally, she gave a joint press conference with Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukrainian Vice-Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, after a meeting.
Date: 30/09/2016. Location: Kiev. © European Union  , 2016. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service. Photo: Genya Savilov

It was last Friday when the European Commission (EC) decided to impose temporary anti-dumping duties on imports of two steel products from China. Particularly, the duties concern hot-rolled flat steel and heavy plates of steel with EC’s investigations to show that Chinese products had been sold at extremely dumped prices. The Commission focuses on finding unfair […]

Are the G20 leaders ready to curb corporate tax-avoidance?

G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. Group photo, from left to right,
in the 1st row: Michel Temer, President of Brazil, Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, François Hollande, President of the French Republic, Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina, and Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister,
in the 2nd row: Mohammed bin Salman, Vice-Prince of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabian second Deputy Prime Minister, Theresa May, British Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, Bounnhang Vorachith, President of Laos, Noursoultan Nazarbaïev, President of Kazakhstan, Idriss Déby, President of the African Union and President of Chad, Macky Sall, President of Senegal, Abdelfatah Khalil al-Sisi, President of Egypt, Shinzō Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker,
in the 3rd row: Mark Carney, Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Prayut Chan-o-cha, Thai Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, Singaporean Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy Brey, Spanish Prime Minister, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (Date: 04/09/2016. Location: Hangzhou. © European Union, 2016 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service/ Photo: Etienne Ansotte).

Last Monday, the G20 meeting in Hangzhou – the capital of China’s eastern Zhejiang province – the first gathering of the 20 world leaders to be held in the vast country, was not marked by the determination to face up to economic misery and the pitiless wars in Syria, Libya, South Soudan, Yemen, Mali and […]

Is Erdogan ready to tear down the bridges with Europe and the West?

G20 Summit in Turkey. Handshake between Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, in the centre, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of European Commission on the left, in the presence of Donald Tusk, President of European Council. Date: 16/11/2015. Location: Antalya, Turkey. © European Union, 2015 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Johanna Leguerre.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the 12th Turkish President cut short the spell of ‘rapprochement’, between his country and the European Union, by briefly dismissing Prime Minister Ahment Davutoglu. The latter was the architect of the relevant March agreement concluded in Brussels, meant to regulate the flows of refugees and immigrants in the Aegean Sea. By the […]

G20 LIVE: G20 leaders reaffirm OECD’s role in ensuring strong, sustainable and inclusive growth

Jose Angel Gurria OECD G20 Antalya_

The leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies today endorsed overhauled global standards to crackdown on tax evasion and recognised the important contribution made by the OECD to help the Turkish presidency in achieving the goal of more inclusive growth. At their Summit in Antalya, Turkey, the G20 leaders committed to the implementation of the Base […]

G20 LIVE: “International communities and leaders have great expectations for 2016 G20 summit in Hangzhou China”, Mr Wang Xiaolong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s special envoy stresses live from G20 in Antalya Turkey

ANTALYA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 14 : Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Antalya International Airport for the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 14, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. The 2015 G-20 Leaders Summit will be held in Antalya on November 15-16, 2015. Okan Ozer / Anadolu Agency

During the second day of the G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya Turkey HE Mr Wang Xiaolong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for G20 gave a press conference regarding the G20 2015 developments and upcoming G20 2016 in China. The conference took place in the hotel hosting the International Media Center and the European Sting was certainly […]

G20 LIVE: G20 Statement on the fight against terrorism

ANTALYA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 15:  (Front row L-R) Senegalese President Macky Sall, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, South African President Jacob Zuma, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US President Barack Obama, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Vladimir Putin,  South Korean President Park Geun-hye,  Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev,  European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker,  (2nd Row L-R) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak,  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy,  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (3rd row L-R) World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo , International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Guy Ryder, Director General of International Labour Organisation (ILO), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Angel Gurria (L), Secretary-General of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Bank of England Governor and Financial Stability Board (FSB) Chairman Mark Carney pose for a family photo during the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 15, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. Volkan Furuncu / Anadolu Agency

We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the heinous terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November and in Ankara on 10 October. They are an unacceptable affront to all humanity. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of terrorist attacks and their families. We reaffirm our solidarity and resolve in the fight against terrorism […]

G20 LIVE: “Re-envisioning the economy to enable women to reach their full potential” live from Antalya Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 16: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), his wife Emine Erdogan (L-6), Family and Social Affairs Minister Aysen Gurcan (L-5) and President of W20 Turkey Gulden Turktan (R-6) pose with participants during the Women-20 (W20) Summit in Istanbul, Turkey on October 16, 2015. Yasin Bulbul/Turkish Presidency Press Office / Anadolu Agency

Gender inequality pervades G20 economies and beyond. Women carry out the vast majority of unpaid labor around the world and are vastly overrepresented in informal, insecure and vulnerable employment. They are also subject to occupational discrimination and lack access to social protection and pension systems. Women’s unemployment accounts for three quarters of the global job […]

G20 LIVE: “United States and Turkey stand in solidarity with France and its people in handing the perpetrators of this crime and bringing them to justice”, US President Barack Obama underlines from G20 in Antalya Turkey

ANTALYA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 15 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) holds a bilateral meeting with US President Barack Obama (L) within the G20 Turkey Summit on November 15, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. The 2015 G-20 Leaders Summit will be held in Antalya on November 15-16, 2015. Kayhan Ozer / Anadolu Agency

It was just before noon on November 15 in Antalya when the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave a joint press conference with Barack Obama, president of the United States of America following the completion of their meeting in the context of the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The major topic that was discussed between the two leaders […]

G20 LIVE: “This was not an attack against France, this was an attack against the universal human values!”, EU President Juncker cries out from G20 in Antalya Turkey

From left to right, EU Commissioner Jean Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk during the G20 Leaders Summit Antalya, Turkey

G20 has just kicked off a few minutes ago with the joint press conference of President Juncker of the European Commission and President Tusk of the European Council. As expected, the very first words of the leaders were about the new horrible Paris attack of last Friday. Juncker’s Statement President Juncker firmly declared: “This was not […]

Refugee crisis update: EU seeks now close cooperation with Africa while Schulz is shocked to witness live one single wreck full of immigrants

WOW: Martin Schulz here disembarks the luxurious Greek LearJet and is about to witness LIVE one single wrecked boat packed with refugees at the port of Lesvos islands in the Aegean sea. Behind him Alexis Tsipras, the young Greek Premier who is delighted to give Schulz a ride to the sunny islands (European Parliament Audiovisual Services, 05/11/2015)

Last Monday’s Extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council was meant to give just an update on the ongoing refugee crisis, a few days before the summit between EU and African leaders which in Valletta, Malta today and tomorrow. The Interior Ministers convened thus to discuss about the progress shown so far since the Western Balkans’ route summit […]