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EU and China agree to protect each other’s food and drink specialities

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The FINANCIAL — On Wednesday, European Parliament backed an agreement between the EU and China to protect the names of 200 European and Chinese food specialties from counterfeiting. Parliament consented to an agreement by 645 votes, with 22 against and 18 abstentions, signed in September 2020 between the EU and China to ensure that one hundred European products bearing geographical indications (GIs) – including Feta, Münchener Bier, Polska Wódka, or Queso Manchego – will be legally protected in China against imitations and the misuse of a product’s name. In exchange, one hundred Chinese products will benefit from the same form of protection in the EU. MEPs agreed to extend…

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EU and China agree to protect each other’s food and drink specialities

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The FINANCIAL — On Wednesday, European Parliament backed an agreement between the EU and China to protect the names of 200 European and Chinese food specialties from counterfeiting. Parliament consented to an agreement by 645 votes, with 22 against and 18 abstentions, signed in September 2020 between the EU and China to ensure that one hundred European products bearing geographical indications (GIs)…

EU Parliament makes the first steps to regulate Artificial Intelligence

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The FINANCIAL — The European Parliament is among the first institutions to put forward recommendations on what AI rules should include with regards to ethics, liability and intellectual property rights. These recommendations will pave the way for the EU to become a global leader in the development of AI. The Commission legislative proposal is expected…

The Head of the EUMM met with Prime Minister of Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — The Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM), Ambassador Marek Szczygieł, met the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia, on 20 July 2020. The head of mission congratulated the prime minister on the country’s successful fight against COVID-19. A range of topics was discussed, including the security situation along the Administrative Boundary Lines, recent detention…

UK: Russia is responsible for violations of human rights in occupied regions of Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — The grave human rights situation in Georgia’s occupied territories is highlighted in the Human Rights and Democracy Report of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The annual report, published on 16 July 2020 on the official web-site of FCO, clearly highlights the sharp deterioration in the human rights situation. Meanwhile, The de facto…

Ukraine condemns actions of the Russian occupation regime

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The FINANCIAL — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemns the actions of the Russian occupation regime on wounding and illegally detaining of the citizen of Georgia Zaza Gakheladze on the occupation line with the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia near the village of Kvemo Chala. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry slammed “the provocative comments of the U.S. Department of…

European Parliament salutes the strengthening of EU-Georgia relations

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The FINANCIAL — The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee adopted its new report taking stock of the implementation of the EU Association Agreement with Georgia on Monday evening. Members of the European Parliament welcome the continuous deepening of EU-Georgia relations. They underline the importance of editorial independence and non-discriminatory coverage of political views in programmes by private and, in…