European Commission Current Affairs - 2019

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Saudi Arabia becomes 1st Arab country to get full FATF membership

Saudi Arabia has become 1st Arab country to be granted full membership of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) following FATF’s Annual General Meeting held in Orlando, Florida in United States (US). Saudi Arabia and FATF Background: Since November 2004, Saudi Arabia has been a founding member of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) arm of Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Zuzana Caputova elected first female President of Slovakia

Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state. Ms Caputova defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party. She won 58% of the vote, with Mr Sefcovic trailing on 42%. Mr Sefcovic is the vice president of the European Commission. Slovakia Slovakia is a landlocked Read More…

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EU agrees on Greenhouse Gas Emission cut for Trucks

The European Parliament and the Council have struck a deal reduce average CO2 emissions compared with 2019 levels. The features of the deal are: To reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new trucks and buses by 30 per cent by 2030. The deal proposes a binding CO2-reduction target for trucks at the EU-level for Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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