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Sri Lanka: Instead of repealing the PTA the scope of the Act was broadened – Helena Dalli, EU Equality Commissioner

The European Union enjoys and values the broad and multifaceted relationship it has developed with Sri Lanka over the past decades. The European Union’s...

EU expresses its concerns on Sri Lanka’s trade restrictions and withdrawal from HRC resolutions & says trade is not a one-way street

19 November 2020, COLOMBO - As COVID-19 continues to bring a number of challenges, we, the Colombo-based Heads of Missions representing the European Union and...

Covid-19: European Union provides EUR 22 million grant to Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) and its Member States are working with partners around the world to tackle the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and...

European Union requests Sirisena to reconvene the Parliament immediately.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Sri Lanka. Bruxelles, 29/10/2018 .   The sudden deterioration of the situation in Sri Lanka over the weekend puts...

Despite the ruling by European Court of Justice LTTE to remain listed in EU

Issuing a statement on the judgement by the European Court of Justice annulling measures against the LTTE , the European Union says that it...

GSP plus: A vote of confidence to the Sri Lankan Government – EU

Image: Free Trade Zone workers in Sri Lanka: Will GSP plus benefits reach them? Issuing a press release on providing GSP plus trade concessions to...

EU reaffirms the reinstatement of GSP plus to Sri Lanka.

Image: Ambassador Tung-Lai Margue. European Union Ambassador to Sri Lanka  Tung-Lai Margue's  has reaffirmed the reinstatement of GSP Plus to Sri Lanka in his message for Europe Day. The excerpt of...

The Guardian French election: Good luck, Mr Macron. You will need it

Image: Emmanuel Macron: new French president. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images. Any other result would have been a European catastrophe and, for once, thank goodness, the opinion...

GSP+ and Sri Lanka; Benefits and callengers

DRI. The Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) of the European Union (EU) is a trade arrangement that allows developing countries to pay less or no...

Sri Lanka: GSP plus benifits should be shared with workers – EU delegation

Image: Anne-Marie Mineur and Lola Sánchez Caldentey meeting with local TU leaders; Credit www.guengl.eu. Issuing a statement the Fact Finding Mission including Members of the...

Restoring GSP+ trade concession to Sri Lanka indirectly confirmed.

Image: Nikos Zaimis in Sri Lanka (Newsfirst photo) Nikos Zaimis, Adviser to the European Commission, Directorate General for Trade in Brussels, Belgium has indirectly confirmed...

Sri Lanka gets European Union GSP+ tax concessions back

The European Commission today proposed that a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products should be removed by the European...

Sri Lanka: EU Doubles Assistance To Rs. 34 b

(Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shakes hands with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica...

EU’s Main Focus on War Probe: ‘Credibility of Process is Key’

(European Union Charge d’Affaires and Head, Political, Trade and Communications, Paul Godfrey) The European Union (EU) will to call for a foreign judicial role, only...
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Sri Lanka’s Fake News Circular: The laws mentioned could be misused by police to stifle the freedom of expression rights – BASL

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The European Union enjoys and values the broad and multifaceted relationship it has developed with Sri Lanka over the past decades. The European Union’s...