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Sat, 06 Jan 2018 09:35:00 GMT
Europe and Mercosur scheduled to resume trade negotiations this month
The European Commission and Mercosur are planning to resume negotiations to reach a new Association Agreement during this month. The Commissioner of the European Trade Commission, Cecilia Malmström, stated that, after the last...

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:27:00 GMT
New Year in Uruguay begins with a raft of goods and services price increases
New Year has taken off in Uruguay with a raft of utilities' rates increases which includes power, fuels, drinking water, telecommunications, urban bus fares, plus extra taxes on tobacco and gambling. Inflation in the twelve mon...

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:47:00 GMT
Corruption in Uruguayan government “very much extended”, says opinion poll
Although Uruguay is well positioned internationally when it comes to corruption perception, it is considered among the least corrupt together with Chile in Latin America by Transparency International and LatinoBarometer, a publ...

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:32:00 GMT
Falkland Islands debates the landing fee for cruise visitors
The Falkland Islands Environment Committee, held a lively debate on the cost of the landing fee for cruise visitors which is scheduled to be increased to £25 per passenger, and which was described as “the highest in the regi...

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 17:21:00 GMT
EU bureaucracy ready to sign deal with Mercosur, but France and Ireland object
The European Union now hopes to conclude a trade deal with the Mercosur bloc by February next year. EU agriculture chief Phil Hogan admitted that there were still 15 “open issues”, following a “difficult” meeting with t...

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