BRUSSELS vans old skool negras , May 3 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission on Wednesday sent its recommendations to the Council of the European Union (EU) to open the Brexit negotiations with London, putting EU citizens' rights and status on center stage.
The move came on the heels of an EU summit on Saturday, when 27 remaining members of the EU unanimously adopted the two-phase guidelines for Brexit talks.
The Commission's recommendations, in line with the guidelines, included draft negotiating directives covering four main areas and provided necessary details to conduct the first phase of the negotiations.
Safeguarding the status and rights of 3.2 million EU citizens living in Britain and 1.2 million British citizens living in the 27 European Union countries is the first priority of the negotiations vans old skool piel blancas , the Commission stressed in the recommendations.
The recommendation also underscored that agreement on the principles of the financial settlement must be reached before it is possible to move on to the second phase of the negotiations.
But Michel Barnier, the EU's Brexit negotiator, in a press conference, dismissed the term "Brexit bill", saying vans old skool cuero baratas , "there is no punishment, there is no Brexit bill. The financial settlement is only about settling the accords."
He also balked at giving a definite figure Britain needs to pay.
"I don't wish to give any figure today, I can't because I don't know what the figures are," he said, adding "since you are all competent and well-informed journalist vans old skool baratas españa , I am sure that you can undertake your own calculations while looking at the commitments entered in the past."
On the touchy Ireland border issue, the Commission in its recommendations pledged that the negotiations "should not undermine in any way the Good Friday Agreement," and "solutions should be found to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland."
The Commission also kept an eye on finding arrangements regarding dispute settlement and the governance of the withdrawal agreement.
"With our recommendation today, we are on track to make sure that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union happens in an orderly fashion,"said Michel Barnier.
"This is in the best interests of everyone. As soon as the UK is ready vans old skool españa , we shall start negotiating in a constructive manner," he added.
The EU's General Affairs Council is set to adopt the recommendations on May 22, legally authorizing the opening of the Brexit negotiations, which is believed to kick off after Britain's snap election on June 8.
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SARAJEVO, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Saturday marked the 100th anniversary since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria vans old skool baratas , which lit the fuse for World War One(WWI).
The centerpiece was a concert performed by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the City Hall, which just finished restoration since it was destroyed during the Bosnia War in 1990s.
The landmark building is just several minutes of walk from the Latin Bridge, which became famous over the assassination. On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand vans slip on negras , the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was assassinated with his wife Sophie near Latin Bridge by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb.
It is widely believed that the pistol shots by Princip lit the fuse for WWI. The war resulted in disintegration of empires and some 10 million soldiers killed.
During his speech at the City Hall, Bakir Izetbegovic, Chairman of BiH Presidency vans slip on blancas , called for peace, tolerance and mutual understanding in a bid to build for a better future.
Apart from the concert, there were other activities in the city in the day, including conference, exhibitions and cultural events.
HONG KONG， Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect， the second link between bourses in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong， made a debut on Monday.
Stocks in both bourses of Shenzhen and Hong Kong closed slightly lower Monday afternoon. As of the close， only 1.059 billion RMB of the daily quota for southbound trading (10.5 billion RMB) and 2.711 billion RMB of the quota for northbound trading (13 billion RMB)， were used up.
HKEX Chief Executive Charles Li said at a launch ceremony that he did not expect a sharp rise in turnover shortly after the launch， since "the openness of China's market is already at a high level" because a similar link between the Shanghai and Hong Kong bourses has been launched in 2014.
The significance of launching the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect lies in "demonstrating China's most innovative industries and enterprises to investors in the world"， Li stressed.
Grand ceremonies were held simultaneously Monday morning at Hong Kong and Shenzhen bourses via video link as Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) Chairman Chow Chung-kong and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying jointly beat a gong to mark the launch.
"Following the footsteps of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect ... Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect is yet another milestone in deepening mutual access between the capital markets in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong，" Leung said at the ceremony.
Compared with Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect， the new scheme between Shenzhen and Hong Kong represents "an enhanced version" in terms of its expanded scope of eligible securities， as well as the lift of limits on aggregate quota upon its launch， Leung said.<. Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Hats Wholesale Jerseys China Free Shipping Wholesale NBA Hats Wholesale MLB Jerseys Wholesale NHL Hats Wholesale Football Jerseys Wholesale MLB T-Shirts Cheap Nike NBA T-Shirts Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys