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    Ashton calls emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers
    Aug13

    Ashton calls emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers

    Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has called an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers on Friday (15 August). France and Italy have been pushing for an urgent meeting to discuss the worsening situation in Iraq, where militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken over vast swathes of the...

    EU prepares for more bad news on GDP
    Aug13

    EU prepares for more bad news on GDP

    Eurostat, the official statistics agency of the European Union, will tomorrow (14 August) publish data on economic growth in the eurozone during the second quarter of 2014, amid fears that the European economy is about to slip back into recession. Today Eurostat said that industrial production in the eurozone fell for a second consecutive month...

    Taking care not to stumble into another catastrophe
    Aug13

    Taking care not to stumble into another catastrophe

    This month – the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War – is an opportune time to reflect on big risks. As Michael Spence recently warned, the international order’s widening security deficit, reflecting the weakening of whatever global governance we have, is fast becoming the biggest risk facing the world economy. The same point...

    EU pledges aid for Iraq as France and Italy call for emergency meeting
    Aug12

    EU pledges aid for Iraq as France and Italy call for emergency meeting

    Kristalina Georgieva, the European commissioner for humanitarian aid, announced today (12 August) that the European Union will mobilise an additional €5 million for humanitarian aid to Iraq as the country struggles to deal with an Islamist insurgency that has taken over vast swathes of the country and spurred a refugee crisis. Yesterday it...

    EU and US suspicious of Russian aid convoy
    Aug12

    EU and US suspicious of Russian aid convoy

    A convoy of 280 trucks carrying 2,000 tonnes of humanitarian supplies are on their way to eastern Ukraine from Moscow this morning (12 August), according to Russian media. The Russian government said in a statement that Russian president Vladimir Putin had informed José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, about the aid...

    EU may compensate farmers for effects of Russia’s Western food ban
    Aug11

    EU may compensate farmers for effects of Russia’s Western food ban

    The European Commission created a panel today (11 August) to assess the impact of Russia’s ban on food imports from the European Union and to determine whether EU farmers should receive compensation. The panel, headed by Jerzy Plewa, the Commission’s director-general for transport, is expected to share its findings with member states...

    Russia revives Cold War alternative to Eurovision
    Aug09

    Russia revives Cold War alternative to Eurovision

    In the heady years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there were many changes in Europe that were seen as symbols of the Cold War’s end. There was nuclear disarmament, NATO enlargement and accession to the European Union. But the most musical change was the extension of the Eurovision Song Contest from West to East. Until 1992, countries on...

    Six questions about Putin’s food ban
    Aug08

    Six questions about Putin’s food ban

    Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has just escalated the sanctions war between the West and Russia to a level that no one predicted, by banning imports of fruit, vegetables, nuts, dairy products, fish and meats from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway. The European Union’s member states battled for...

    Russia bans Western food
    Aug07

    Russia bans Western food

    Russia today (7 August) banned most Western food imports in response to economic sanctions imposed last week by the European Union and the United States. The decision, announced by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, affects produce from all EU member states, the US, Canada, Australia and Norway. The European Commission has described the decision as...

    Sanctions and solidarity
    Aug07

    Sanctions and solidarity

    The European Union has finally agreed on its ‘third-level sanctions’ against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. As is usual for the EU, arriving at this point has been a long and difficult process. A key problem all along has been that, though sanctions serve a common purpose, the costs of implementing them are borne by individual...

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