Steve Prescott Bridge to light up green in memory plane crash victims

The Steve Prescott Bridge will light up green this evening in memory of the 71 victims killed in the Columbia plane crash yesterday. The plane was flying Brazilian first division football team Chapecoense to Columbia for a regional tournament final when it crashed near Medellin, killing 71 people. As a mark of respect, the bridge … Read more

EU and Mexico kick off talks to re-boost trade and investment relations

First round of negotiations to take place in Brussels already in June. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström met today the Secretary of Economy of Mexico Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal to mark the beginning of new trade and investment negotiations between the two commercial partners. The objective of these talks is to modernise and broaden the scope of … Read more

14 new projects approved under the Partnership Instrument to boost the EU’s cooperation with partners in Asia and the Americas

The European Commission has approved 14 new projects under the Partnership Instrument to boost the EU’s cooperation with our partner countries. These new projects will underpin the EU’s strategic objectives in external relations, boosting our common engagement in priority areas. The European Commission has approved 14 new projects under the Partnership Instrument to boost the EU’s cooperation … Read more

Trade Minister hails renewed relationship with Argentina with trade mission

Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price, leads the government’s first trade mission to Argentina in 10 years. first visit by a UK Trade Minister to Argentina in 10 years signals step change in trade relations Trade Minister also urges ambitious and comprehensive progress on EU-Mercosur free trade deal Lord Price leading high level trade missions to … Read more

EU supports Zika research with €10 million

The European Commission is today releasing €10 million for research on the Zika virus, currently affecting large parts of Latin America. The most affected country is Brazil, where the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that the recent cluster of severe brain malformations in new-borns may be linked to the virus. While the risk of … Read more

EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

The EU and Brazil today signed an agreement to develop 5G, the next generation of communication networks. The Commission also started work on an action plan to deploy the technology in the EU by 2020. In the future, everybody and everything will use 5G. By 2020, there will be 26 billion connected devices and 70 … Read more