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Pakistani women entrepreneurs encouraged by response of EU market

Pakistani women entrepreneurs encouraged by response of EU market

Pakistani businesswomen delighted to see the demand for Pakistani products in Europe The recent visit of Pakistani women entrepreneurs to Europe proved to be very encouraging after which they have decided to hold exhibitions in different countries annually to introduce Pakistani products. Women entrepreneurs linked to Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) recently visited Hungary and Italy where they ... Read More »

EU fines Facebook $122 million over ‘misleading’ WhatsApp takeover

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Facebook fine became third social media’s penalty in Europe within a week Facebook has been fined by the European Commission for “providing misleading information” during its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp. The European Commission called it a “proportionate and deterrent fine”. European Union’s competition commissioner Margarethe Vestager said that Facebook had falsely claimed it was technically impossible to automatically combine user information from ... Read More »

Macron elected youngest French president ever

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39-years old Emmanuel Macron snatched weighty lead of 65% to 35% over opponent Le Pen Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron has become youngest ever President after beating Marine Le Pen in French presidential election. A 39-years old Emmanuel Macron former investment banker, who was unknown in National politics just three years back, got a significant lead of 65% to 35% in ... Read More »

EU, UNODC to help Pakistan fight terrorism

EU, UNODC to help Pakistan fight terrorism

EU-funded three-year project worth 7 million euros is he first of its kind to help Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism.  The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Pakistan launched the Pakistan’s Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) project to help the government implement the National Action Plan (NAP). The project will be the first of ... Read More »

Balochistan Basic Education Programme launched

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Governor inaugurates Balochistan Basic Education Programme in Quetta The Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP) was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Governor of Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai at a ceremony held in Quetta. The Minister for Education, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, H.E Jean-Francois Cautain, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Angela Kearney and many senior officials, ... Read More »

French delegation visits Pakistan to explore business opportunities

French delegation visits Pakistan to explore business opportunities

French companies keen to invest in Pakistan. France eyes business opportunities offered under CPEC A 21-member delegation of French Business Confederation (MEDEF) is currently on a three-day (April 4-6, 2017) visit to explore business, trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan. Mr. Thierry Pflimin, Chairman of France-Pakistan Business Council of MEDEF is heading the delegation. “We have identified the fields of ... Read More »

First ‘Silk Road’ freight train from China arrives in London

First ‘Silk Road’ freight train from China arrives in London

China-to-Britain train travelled through nine countries and two continents, covered 7,500-mile distance in 18-day long journey. The first direct train from China carrying clothes, suitcases and other goods arrived in London, raising hopes the new route could strengthen trade and other ties between the two countries. The historic train travelled through nine countries and two continents and covered about 7,500-mile ... Read More »

More than 3 million sign British petition for new EU referendum

More than 3 million sign British petition for new EU referendum

UK petition for second Brexit referendum reaches 3 million signatures and rising More than 3 million Britons and UK residents have signed a petition requesting a second referendum, days after a shock vote to leave the European Union. British parliament is obliged to consider any petition posted on its website that amasses more than 100,000 signatures. The petition demands the Government ... Read More »

Britain votes to leave the European Union, PM Cameron to resign

Britain votes to leave European Union (EU)

PM David Cameron to resign after UK votes to leave the EU in referendum that could seal the fate of the union. The United Kingdom has shocked the world by cutting ties with the European Union in a surprising result Friday that threw financial markets into turmoil and forced Britain’s prime minister to resign. Britain has voted to leave the European ... Read More »

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