Looking for harmonization:specific regulation for the paper and cardboard sector


Cepi makes the voice of paper heard in Europe. Work has been going on for two years to harmonise legislation on papers and cardboard in contact with food.  The objective is to define single clear norms allowing an easier circulation of paper products EU-wide as well as the creation of a strong European single market. Creating a food contact that is finally able to speak the language of paper. This concept well summarizes the meaning of what the sector is trying to do, and achieve, in Europe in Read more [...]

Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Sweden Among New Members of UN Security Council


Italy and the Netherlands have taken the unusual step of splitting the term of a UN Security Council seat. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine.By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2016 (IPS)Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden were elected on Tuesday to serve on the UN Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent members, while Italy and Netherlands have split the remaining contested seat.The UN General Assembly (UNGA) met to choose five new non-permanent members who will serve a two-year term starting Read more [...]

Timeline: Recent deadly attacks in Turkey


Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment YESILKOY, Turkey – At least 28 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in an attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, the government in Istanbul told CNN on Tuesday. The two suicide bombers were also killed. Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said one attacker “first opened fire with a Kalashnikov then Read more [...]

Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes


PANAMA CITY – Fireworks exploded as a huge container ship made the inaugural passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, formally launching the Central American nation’s multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for global shipping. The Chinese-owned Cosco Shipping Panama went through the Atlantic locks at Agua Clara in the early morning, sailed the 50-mile (80-kilometre) passage to the Cocoli locks near the capital and passed into the Pacific in the Read more [...]

Poisoning America


HEFFNER: I’m Alexander Heffner, your host on The Open Mind. The contamination of the American city, the devastating tragedy in Flint, Michigan, where lead is infecting a community of lower-income families, is a terrifying déjà vu, a hazard to the public well-being we thought American had eradicated. Not so, alas. In the case of Michigan governor Rick Snyder, it seems not simply a sin of omission, neglecting decades-long poisoning, but the retrograde regressive decision to reintroduce these chemicals Read more [...]

Prime Minister Trudeau, Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose remember victims of terrorism


Justin TrudeauPMO photo PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday issued the following statement to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism: “31 years ago, our country suffered the worst mass murder in its history when 329 innocent people on board Air India Flight 182 were killed by a terrorist bomb. Canadians were directly impacted by this senseless and brutal act of violence that left them grieving parents, children, relatives, friends, and colleagues. “On this solemn Read more [...]

Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled diaspora in Thailand


Bangkok (AFP) – Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Thursday in Thailand where she is expected to be garlanded by her adoring compatriots, hundreds of thousands of whom have sought work and sanctuary from war across the border. It is Suu Kyi’s highest profile overseas visit since her pro-democracy party took power in April, ending nearly half a century of military domination. Her government has seeded hopes for a new era of prosperity that could eventually convince the army of low-paid Myanmar Read more [...]