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18th Nov 2017

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EU to open trade talks with Chile

EU foreign ministers authorised the EU on Monday to start talks with Chile to update an exisiting association agreement, with a focus on trade issues. Negotiations will start on Thursday (16 November). The EU Council said that discussions will include issues like investment, non-tariff barriers, intellectual property rights and some geographical indications and contributions to sustainable development. The association agreement also covers political, security and other issues.

Agenda

EU agencies and eastern neighbours This WEEK

EU ministers will vote on where to relocate two EU agencies from the UK, while later EU leaders will host six eastern European countries in Brussels. Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict in the Hague.

Opinion

Mind the gap: inequality in our cities

Minimum wages, 'living' wages and a universal basic income are all part of the ongoing mix to find ways to reduce social inequality across the EU.

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