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Showing posts with label European Union. Show all posts

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Friday, 1 July 2016

EU extends Russia sanctions to Jan 2017


The European Union on Friday ­formally extended damaging ­economic sanctions against ­Russia by six months due to a lack of progress in resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

France and Spain object to separate negotiations in Scotland with the EU

French President Francois Hollande and the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy strongly oppose the idea to keep Scotland in the EU – bypassing of results of a British national referendum.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Friday, 24 June 2016

EU parliament president Schulz says bloc wants UK out 'as soon as possible'

EU Parliament President Martin Schulz told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he would leave the negotiations to his successor.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Turkey will block EU migrant "deal" if no visa-free travel, says Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union that the Turkish parliament would block laws related to the landmark deal to stem the flow of migrants to Europe if Ankara was not granted its key demand of visa-free travel.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

EU has largely ‘abandoned’ Greece to deal with migrant crisis on its own, UN expert warns

UN, 17 May 2016 – The suffering of migrants in Greece is the result of a complete absence of long-term vision and the clear lack of political will of the European Union (EU), a United Nations human rights expert said today, warning that Greece, already struggling to cope with fiscal challenges, has been abandoned by the EU to deal with a crisis that requires a response from all countries in the region.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Austrian Leader Quits as Anti-migrant Mood Spreads

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann abruptly resigned Monday, two weeks after his center-left Social Democratic Party's presidential nominee was drubbed in first-round elections by an anti-immigration far right candidate.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

EU cancels Vienna talks on FYROM crisis (Bulgarian media FYROM name propaganda)

The European Union has cancelled what were intended to be talks bringing together the FYROM [*] major parties to resolve that country’s current crisis, after major opposition party SDSM insisted it would not attend the meeting that had been planned for April 22 in Vienna.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

EU urges Turkey to respect press freedom after newspaper seized

The European Union has urged Turkey to respect press freedom after Turkish police seized top-selling opposition newspaper Zaman, days before the two sides hold a summit on the migrant crisis.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

EU must help FYROM [***] seal border with Greece - Slovak PM

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico vowed Wednesday to push the European Union to stem the influx of refugees into the bloc by sealing the border of non-member FYROM [***] with Greece.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

EU agrees labelling of Israel 'settlement' goods

The European Union published new guidelines on Wednesday for labeling products made in Israeli settlements, a move Brussels said was technical but Israel branded "discriminatory" and damaging to peace efforts with the Palestinians.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

France and Germany call for permanent EU response to migrant crisis

France and Germany agreed on Thursday to propose a permanent and mandatory system to take in refugees and asylum seekers, especially Syrians, in the European Union, President Francois Hollande said.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Thursday, 25 June 2015

EU Leaders Scramble to Resolve Greek Debt Crisis

The European Union has two crucial issues on the agenda at its two-day summit underway in Brussels (Thursday-Friday), with migration and the Greek financial crisis still unresolved. Greece is perhaps the most pressing issue for the Europeans, as a June 30 deadline looms for Athens to pay its creditors or face a possible exit from the eurozone.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Greece told to accept debt deal or 'head towards default'

European Council President Donald Tusk told Greece to accept a debt deal with its international creditors or face defaulting.
An emergency summit will be held on on Monday to address Athens' future in the eurozone.

Monday, 15 June 2015

UN calls for better protection of migrants' rights

 The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein criticized Monday the international community for failing to protect the rights of migrants and called for European Union to open its doors.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Greece offers olive branch as search for allies begins

Greece sought to repair relations with its international creditors on Saturday (Jan 31) as the new anti-austerity government began a charm offensive in European capitals, even as Germany insisted it would not support any debt relief...

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