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European Parliament to take decisions on anti-torture regulation, national GMO bans and Novel foods

This morning, the European Parliament is debating the so-called anti-torture regulation, which amends a 2005 text that bans goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other treatment or punishment. The report will be put to a vote on Tuesday 27 October. The planned proposals call for a …

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Commissioner Malmström defends herself in The Independent after an article by the John Hilary, Executive Director of the NGO War on Want said she told him she had no mandate from European people.   On Borderlex: Save up on reading a 40-page Communication: look up the list of 80 measures …

COMMENT – After TPP: don’t expect a US ‘pivot’ to TTIP so soon
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COMMENT – After TPP: don’t expect a US ‘pivot’ to TTIP so soon

European hopes that the conclusion of the Transpacific Partnership might lead Washington to dedicate more attention to TTIP will soon be dashed. If Europeans want the United States to give priority to TTIP, Brussels and the member states will need to overcome their self-referential politics on the transatlantic deal and make themselves more attractive as partners. Iana …