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    • Urgent meeting of JCPOA Commission called

      Urgent meeting of JCPOA Commission called

      European signatories of the Iran nuclear deal, Britain, Germany and France accused Iran on Tuesday of “pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments” under the deal and called for an urgent meeting of the JCPOA Commission. In particularly, the EU trio said it is "deeply concerned" about Tehran’s decision to increase uranium enrichment level.

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    • Ministers gather for ECOFIN meeting today

      Ministers gather for ECOFIN meeting today

      The finance ministers of the eurozone met yesterday at the Eurogroup meeting and are gathering today as well for the ECOFIN meetings in Brussels. At both events Vice-President Dombrovskis, Commissioner Gunther H. Oettinger and Commissioner Pierre Moscovici represent the Commission.

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    • 21st EU-Ukraine Summit kicks off in Kiev

      21st EU-Ukraine Summit kicks off in Kiev

      The 21st bilateral summit between the European Union and Ukraine takes place in Kiev this afternoon, with Ukraine's progress in its reform path, supported by the EU, high on the agenda. The summit will be the first since the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, took office on 20 May, and follows his visit to Brussels – his first trip as President - on 4-5 June.

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    • EU condemns Russia’s flight ban on Georgia

      EU condemns Russia’s flight ban on Georgia

      The European Union stated on 3 July that it considers the Russian decision to ban flights to Georgia as of 8 July “unjustified and disproportionate”. Bloc's statement comes a week President Vladimir Putin‘s temporary suspended Georgian airlines from flying to Russia amid rising tensions between the two nations.

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    • Antisemitism increasing across the EU

      Antisemitism increasing across the EU

      Together with the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) the European Commission presented today a survey on the “Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism” of young Jewish Europeans in the EU. The report shows that four in five young Jewish Europeans have declared that antisemitism is a problem in their country, and believed it to have increased over the past five years.

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    • US threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU goods

      US threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU goods

      The United States threatened on Monday to impose tariffs on $4bn in European Union goods, citing vague “additional analysis” ostensibly over the lengthy dispute involving subsidies for the world's two largest plane manufacturers. The decision though also came mere days after the bloc restarted trade in essential goods with Iran.

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    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements to be signed

      EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements to be signed

      The Council of Ministers today approved the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion at the end of the week. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom and Romanian Minister for Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship Stefan-Radu Oprea are now expected to sign the agreement on the EU's behalf in Hanoi on Sunday 30 June.

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    • Europe's top tourist cities go against Airbnb

      Europe's top tourist cities go against Airbnb

      Ten tourist cities in Europe have joined together in a stand against world’s most popular online hospitality service Airbnb. In a joint statement addressed to the EU institutions last week, the signatories (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Krakow, Munich, Paris, Valencia, and Vienna) are asking bloc's authorities to assist them in their battle against the short-term lettings website, which they consider is not only locking locals out of the housing market, but also leading to the 'touristification of numerous neighbourhoods' and the increase of rental costs.

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