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Economy & Jobs 06-12-2017

EU toughens anti-dumping trade powers

The European Union has agreed new powers to apply higher tariffs and more rapidly as part of a wave of measures to face the long-term challenge of cheap imports from China.
Global Europe 24-07-2017

EU urges Israel, Jordan to cooperate on security in Jerusalem

The EU over the weekend called on Israel and Jordan to work together to "ensure security for all" in Jerusalem's Old City after a series of violent confrontations in recent days.
Freedom of thought 24-07-2017

Candlelight protest against changes to Poland’s judiciary

Thousands of demonstrators bearing candles marched on the Polish Supreme Court on Sunday (23 July) in protest against controversial proposed judicial reforms.

Southern EU leaders defend US strike on Syria

The leaders of southern EU nations said yesterday (10 April) that a US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack was "understandable," as diplomatic tensions mount over the incident.
Economy & Jobs 03-03-2017

Monti: Germany and France caused the economic crisis

The economic crisis in the EU was caused by the two “most revered parents” of the euro, Germany and France, which in 2003 did not comply with the stability pact, Mario Monti said today (3 March).
Global Europe 04-10-2016

Russia backs ‘woman from Eastern Europe’ for UN chief

Russia said yesterday (3 October) that it would like to see a woman as the next UN secretary general and would back a candidate from Eastern Europe.
Global Europe 26-09-2016

US, European allies call on Russia to save Syria truce

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini joined the foreign ministers of France, Italy, Germany, the UK and the US on Saturday (24 September) in ordering Russia to take "extraordinary steps" to bring about a truce in its ally Syria. But renewed attacks by Syrian forces on Sunday prompted  stronger criticism by the US.
Europe's East 29-08-2016

Keep EU sanctions on Russia, says Lithuania’s foreign minister

EU sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine should stay in place as long the situation on the ground does not improve, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Monday (29 August), dismissing calls from EU's rotating president Slovakia for them to be lifted.
Energy 08-08-2016

Greek energy minister ‘positive’ on South Stream construction

Greece’s energy minister Panos Skourletis yesterday (7 august) said that Athens was positive on the prospect of South Stream pipeline construction.
Global Europe 08-08-2016

Erdogan vows to reintroduce death penalty ‘if Turks want’

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday (7 August) hinted at the return of death penalty which he said was a matter of “people’s will”.
Trade & Society 04-08-2016

China, Russia steel hit with EU anti-dumping duties

Brussels  announced on Thursday (4 August) that it would levy retroactive anti-dumping duties on imports of cold rolled steel products from China and Russia.
Elections 03-08-2016

Hollande says Donald Trump makes him sick

French President Francois Hollande slammed the "excesses" of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as sickening.
Trade & Society 13-07-2016

South China Sea ruling looms large over EU-China summit

China will not accept any actions based on the decision yesterday (12 July) by the South China Sea arbitral tribunal, according to its president, and premier. They made the remarks while meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Beijing.
Euro & Finance 29-06-2016

Luxleaks whistleblowers found guilty, given suspended sentence

Two whistleblowers have been found guilty in the so-called Luxleaks tax scandal, which put Jean-Claude Junker under pressure on his first weeks as president of the European Commission.

EU naval mission ‘failing’ to stop people smuggling, says UK parliamentary report

The European Union's maritime mission to combat people trafficking off the Libyan coast is "failing" and has only succeeded in forcing smugglers to change their tactics, a British parliamentary report said Friday.
Energy 12-05-2016

Southern gas corridor on time, BP executive says

The Southern Gas Corridor, a project of pipelines to bring new gas supplies to Europe, is running on time and on budget, a BP senior executive said today (12 May).
Euro & Finance 10-05-2016

Eurozone hopes for Greece debt deal on 24 May

Eurozone finance ministers yesterday (9 May) gave themselves until 24 May to reach a deal on debt relief and unlocking bailout cash for Greece as they lauded Athens for passing tough reforms.
Brexit 25-03-2016

EU ‘postpones’ summit coinciding with British referendum

The British referendum on whether to leave the European Union has prompted Brussels officials to plan to postpone an EU summit scheduled on the same day, several EU sources told Reuters.
Brexit 24-03-2016

From Trump to Brexit: ripple effects of Brussels attack

As Brussels reels from an attack by Islamic State jihadists, analysts warn of a ripple effect that could further whip up populist sentiment on the continent and in the United States and push the British to vote to leave the EU.
Euro & Finance 27-02-2016

Brexit will shock world economy, warns G20

A potential British exit from the European Union would be a "shock" that ranks among rising downside risks and vulnerabilities for the world economy, G20 finance ministers said Saturday (27 February) after a meeting in China.

As refugee exodus to Greece continues, some take Bulgarian route

More than 1,000 refugees arrived at Greece's biggest port of Piraeus near Athens yesterday (13 January) as the influx of refugees fleeing conflict zones for Europe continued unabated into the winter months.
Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski

Polish parliament passes controversial amendment to top court law

Poland's lower chamber of parliament passed a constitutional court law amendment yesterday (22 December) that the supreme court and activists said would undermine the separation of power and paralyse the constitutional court.
Trade & Society 19-12-2015

WTO agrees ‘historic’ deal on farming subsidy

World Trade Organization member countries agreed to abolish agricultural export subsidies after five days of talks in Nairobi, but failed to make progress on the long-stalled Doha Round of negotiations aimed at lowering global trade barriers.
Brexit 10-11-2015

Cameron to put UK’s ‘Brexit’ demands in writing

The British Prime Minister David Cameron will table his four key demands for the UK’s continued membership of the EU on Tuesday (10 November), in make-or-break negotiations which will see the country vote on whether to stay or leave the bloc by the end of 2017.

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