On 16 February 2017, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, met with Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They discussed the sustainable development goals, as well as issues related to global stability and security. They also exchanged views on the role of private investment in African development.
On 15 February 2017, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, gave a closing statement in the framework of the EP plenary session in Strasbourg, France. She reported on EU-Canada CETA.
The European Commission is to take the Government of Ireland to the EU Court of Justice in a dispute over the collection of urban waste water.
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