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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

EU Commission: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries...

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures against ISIL (Da'esh) and Al- Qaeda and those associated with them

On 14 September 2017, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/1560[1]

The Council Decision extends the existing restrictive measures, imposed by the Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1693, until 31 October 2018. 

The Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro* and Albania*, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Iceland and Liechtenstein, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia and Georgia align themselves with this Council Decision. 

They will ensure that their national policies conform to these Council Decisions.

The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.

[1] Published on 15.9.2017 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 237, p.71.
* The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.

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Security Union: Remarks by Commissioner King at the press conference on the anti-terrorism package

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 18 October 2017 In his state of the union address, President Juncker called for the EU to be stronger in fighting terrorism. We can't stop all attacks, we can't deliver zero risk.

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Speech by Valdis Dombrovskis - ESMA Conference 2017

Wednesday 18 October 2017 15:53

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Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Bard by BD, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 October 2017 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Bard by BD. Both companies supply medical devices. The decision is conditional on the divestment of BD's core needle biopsy devices business, and tissue marker product that is...

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Updated statement by the General Secretariat of the Council on today's incident in the Europa building

In the light of today's incident in the Europa building, it has been decided, as a precautionary measure, that the European Council of 19-20 October will take place in the Justus Lipsius building.

The programme and schedule remain unchanged.

An updated media advisory will follow with all practical details. 

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