On Saturday, July 23, 2016, the Council of Ministers issued an executive order to take measures to reestablish public security and to eliminate threats against national security during the state of emergency
It was today announced that, on 23 June 2016, the British public voted in favour of a so-called “Brexit”, or exit from the European Union
EU institutions agreed on a framework for an EU Regulation designed to ensure that minerals entering the EU have been sourced responsibly and without funding conflict and human rights abuses.
Businesses themselves have little or no role or influence in the vote on 23 June 2016, but if a Brexit vote does happen, businesses can and should have a significant role in what comes next.
Following the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch on 6 January 2016 and 7 February 2016 respectively, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2270 (2016) on 2 March 2016.
On January 16, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency certified that Iran had fulfilled its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in order for the JCPOA’s “Implementation Day” to take effect. Accordingly, EU and US sanctions relief for Iran that was outlined in the JCPOA has simultaneously gone into effect.
On 18 October 2015, Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and United States) began preparations to implement their respective commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action related to Iran’s nuclear programme.
On 18 October 2015, Iran’s Foreign Minister and the EU Foreign Policy Chief issued a joint statement announcing the official adoption of the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” between Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the USA).
On 14 July 2015, Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union) announced that they had agreed on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA” or “Agreement”) regarding the lifting of sanctions currently imposed against Iran. If fully…
On 2 April 2015, talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, ended between Iran and the E3+3 countries (i.e., China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States). These lengthy negotiations resulted in high-level agreement on the key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA parties…