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    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...

    Bulgaria returns Georgieva to Commission
    Aug05

    Bulgaria returns Georgieva to Commission

    Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev today (5 August) put forward Kristalina Georgieva for a second term as Bulgaria’s European commissioner, a decision announced at the same time as he unveiled a caretaker government. Georgieva has won widespread respect for her performance as European commissioner for humanitarian aid and emergency...

    Yanukovych challenges EU sanctions
    Aug05

    Yanukovych challenges EU sanctions

    Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s former president, is challenging sanctions imposed against him through both Europe’s top human-rights court and the top court of the European Union. Russian and Ukrainian media reported this morning (5 August) that Yanukovych, who fled Kiev on 21 February, had lodged an appeal with the European Court of...

    Interview with Petras Auštrevičius
    Aug04

    Interview with Petras Auštrevičius

    Nationality: LithuanianParty: Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis (The Liberal Movement)European Parliament group: ALDEBirthdate: 16 May 1963Birthplace: Vilinius, LithuaniaCommittees: • Committee on Foreign Affairs (Member) • Subcommittee on Human Rights (Member) • Committee on Regional Development...

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