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Trudeau to address Europarl

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver a formal speech to MEPs on the EU-Canada relationship on Thursday 16 February at 11.00 in the Strasbourg chamber. Mr Trudeau will be the first Canadian Prime Minister to address the European Parliament, Strasbourg.

On Wednesday 15 February, Parliament approved the EU-Canada Comprehensive economic and trade agreedment (CETA).

EP President Antonio Tajani and Prime Minister Trudeau will hold a joint press conference on Thursday, 16 February at 12.00.

La SNCF annonce la ligne TGV Bruxelles-Strasbourg pour 2016

La SNCF a annoncé ce mardi dans une conférence de presse à Paris la création au printemps 2016 d’une liaison directe entre Strasbourg et Bruxelles.

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Strasbourg-Bruxelles en 3h40. Les deux capitales européennes ne sont aujourd’hui pas reliées par tgv (sauf par deux trains par semaine affrettés spécialement pour les eurocrates). Avec l’actuel EC Vauban, vieux train sans confort ni bar la durée de trajet est de plus de 5h via la dorsale wallonne et le Grand-Duché puis Metz-Thionville.
La SNCF a annoncé lors d’une conférence de presse ce mardi à Paris  la création au printemps 2016 d’une liaison directe entre Strasbourg et Bruxelles. Cette nouvelle ligne devrait faire gagner deux heures de trajet aux voyageurs

La directrice générale voyages de la SNCF a annoncé que la nouvelle liaison Bruxelles-Strasbourg qui prendra 3h40 se fera via Lille et l’aéroport Charles de Gaulle. on sait que l’aéroport Charles de Gaulle constitue déjà un hub important de correspondances (afin d’éviter le centre de Paris) depuis Bruxelles vers le grand ouest (Nantes, Bordeaux) ou le sud (Valence TGV, Avignon TGV, Marseille, Nîmes). Désormais il y aura donc deux lignes aller et deux lignes retour par jour qui passeront par l’aéroport Charles de Gaulle (tout bénéfice pour cux qui y prendront l’avion).

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EU-AFRICA SPECIALIST EDWIGE NESHAMA SOSSAH AT THE EP WITH MEP LOUIS MICHEL

Edwige Neshama Sossah, Eu-African relations specialist

Edwige Neshama Sossah, Eu-African relations specialist

Edwige Neshama Sossah , from Woluwe Saint -Pierre , was invited last Thursday by MEP Louis Michel to present his book “Winning Strategies for Africa- Europe relations”  in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

After a presentation of the book by Louis Michel , Edwige Neshama Sossah has endeavored to present the different themes of the book focusing on win-win cooperation between Africa and Europe.

She mentioned that Victor Hugo had a prospective vision of a Europe at peace and urged African

The European parliament in Strasbourg

The European parliament in Strasbourg

countries to follow this vision. The Economic Partnership Agreements were discussed as a catalyst for development. She remembered  revenue taxex,  excise duties, sales tax or even income tax would make development possible. regarding China, Edwige Sossah said this  country is a threatfor  recolonization and also desindustrialization. Edwige Neshama Sossah spoke of corruption in African countries because it undermines development . Europe has to be easing  procedures for the disbursement of EU funds. These ones have to be  used for real development and not be diverted . Many questions were asked by MEPs who attended the meeting. Some of them where about the links between China and Africa, the rationalization of aid, democracy in Africa , the merits of EPA and agriculture.

Edwige Neshama Sossah closed the presentation by urging Europe to help Africa fight against corruption. She insisted that Africa and Europe have a common destiny. She recalled that even if the unified Europe represents 16 % of global GDP, it is aging while there was a plethora of youth in Africa , this paving the way for Europe a significant market for global  consumption. The more Africa will be rich, the  more Europe will be saved! Interdependence is required .