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Commissioner De Gucht visits Australia for the G20 Trade Ministers meeting

21/07/14 - Commissioner De Gucht visits Australia for the G20 Trade Ministers meeting

Commissioner De Gucht met with Australian Minister for Trade, Hon Andrew Robb MP, and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, and participated in G20 Trade Ministers' meeting in Sydney.

21/07/14 - EU-ASEAN foreign ministers to discuss key challenges in Brussels

Daily headlines in South East Asia speak about the region's impressive economic achievements. More and more they also focus on security tensions, including those in the South China Sea. The EU supports ASEAN in the twin challenge of integrating the region's economies and addressing growing security threats. That’s why on 23 July Foreign Ministers from 28 EU and 10 ASEAN Member States will gather in Brussels to discuss how the EU-ASEAN partnership can best deliver shared security and sustainable prosperity for their peoples.

18/07/14 - Connie Hedegaard: "the EU regrets the repeal of Australia's carbon pricing mechanism"

Commenting on the repeal of the Carbon Pricing Mechanism, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "The European Union regrets the repeal of Australia's carbon pricing mechanism just as new carbon pricing initiatives are emerging all around the world. The EU is convinced that pricing carbon is not only the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions, but also THE tool to make the economic paradigm shift the world needs.  This is why the EU will continue to work towards global carbon pricing with all international partners. With today's repeal of the Carbon Pricing Mechanism, the discussions to link the Australian system and Europe's carbon market will evidently be discontinued"