Treaty

    • WHO, leaders back pandemic treaty idea

      WHO, leaders back pandemic treaty idea

      Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organisation on Tuesday backed an idea to create an international treaty that would help the world deal with future health emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic now ravaging the globe, news wires reported.

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    • EU-Swiss deal unlikely this year

      EU-Swiss deal unlikely this year

      Switzerland and the European Union are unlikely to agree a deal on a new treaty regulating their relations until next year, when the outcome of Brexit talks is known, former Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in an interview published on Monday. Switzerland, which is not part of the EU, has a patchwork of 120 sectoral accords with the bloc, and the two sides have spent years negotiating a framework agreement.

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    • Switzerland given until June to agree new treaty

      Switzerland given until June to agree new treaty

      The Commission decided last Tuesday to offer Switzerland six additional months to agree on a new treaty that will govern the country's future relations with the EU, Reuters reported citing two EU sources. The political decision, to be formalised at the leaders talks in Brussels, would allow Swiss stock exchanges to maintain access to EU clients until the end of June under a temporary extension of the “equivalence” regime.

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