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Global Europe 22-07-2013

EU weighs sanctions against military wing of Hezbollah

European Union governments could decide to blacklist the military wing of Hezbollah on Monday (22 July), in a major policy reversal fuelled by concerns over the Lebanese militant movement's activities in Europe.

EU moves to put Hezbollah on its terror list

The European Union could blacklist Hezbollah's military wing while stressing it is open to talking to the militant Lebanese movement's political faction, under a proposal by the EU's foreign policy chief, EU diplomats said yesterday (17 July).

UK wants Hezbollah on EU terrorist list

Britain asked the European Union on Tuesday (21 May) to put Hezbollah’s military arm on its list of terrorist organisations, urging Europe to respond robustly to evidence of the Islamist group’s involvement in a July 2012 bomb attack in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria urges harder EU stance on Hezbollah

Bulgaria urged European governments on Monday (18 February) to take a harder stance towards Hezbollah after blaming the Lebanese Islamist movement for a bus bombing that killed five Israelis at a Bulgarian Black Sea resort last year.

Bulgaria puts Hezbollah on EU Foreign Minister’s menu

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov has put the conclusions of an investigation into a deadly bombing at Bulgaria's main airport last summer on the agenda of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday (18 February). The probe points at the military wing of Hezbollah in Lebanon, an organisation which does not appear on the EU's list of terrorist organisations.

Burgas attack: EU’s Ashton makes no mention of Hezbollah

Catherine Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, stopped short today (5 February) of linking Hezbollah to a terrorist attack at a Bulgarian airport last summer, despite recent findings suggesting the opposite. The Iranian-backed group is currently not on the EU list of terrorist organisations.

Terror hits EU soil: Blast hits Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria

An unprecedented terrorist attack shook the Bulgarian airport of Burgas yesterday (18 July) when a terrorist activated a bomb inside a bus packed with tourists freshly arrived from Israel for holidays in the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, killing at least eight and wounding 30. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said she was “appalled” and “deeply shocked” by the attack.