Let's do more business with Latin America, Cuba says EU

March 21, 2016 2:15 PM
The European Commission wants to make purchasing firearms in the EU more difficult and has cited the Paris attacks as the main contributing factor. However, Parliament has voiced its concerns about how effective its proposal will be. EurActiv Germany reports: http://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/commissions-gun-proposal-shot-down-by-parliament-committee/
The EU is in a drive to deepen trade ties with Latin America. It is eager to do business with Cuba, and on the cusp of relaunching negotiations with Mercosur. We will soon start learning what some of the commercial stakes are, in key talks to be launched with Mexico and Chile, writes Ilana Dreyer for EurActiv partner Borderlex.eu: http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/eu-in-latin-america-trade-push/
European countries must do a better job sharing information on the risk to civil aviation over conflict zones, said a report commissioned after the downing of MH17 over Ukraine and published Thursday (17 March), reports EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com/section/transport/news/europe-urged-to-set-up-own-aircraft-threat-warning-system/
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker criticised the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in front of his Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and a packed pressroom today (18 March), at the end of a two-day summit which adopted join EU-Turkish decisions to stem the migrant crisis, EurActiv reports: http://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/juncker-defends-belgium-from-erdogan-accusation-of-supporting-terror-groups/
Several thousand people gathered in Spain's Barcelona Saturday to protest against what they say is Europe's "racist and uncaring" approach to migrants, reports EUobserver. The protests were organised by Stop Mare Nostrum and Prou Racisme groups. Demonstrators carried banners saying "Refugees Welcome." Spokesman Toni Borrell said "we are ashamed of our governments": https://euobserver.com/tickers/132758
On Friday, March 18th, CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers) members, during their Annual General Assembly in Brussels, highlighted Sustainable Mobility as the defining challenge for the automotive industry for the year to come, according to CLEPA's news release: http://pr.euractiv.com/node/139004