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    EU steps up efforts to help Ukraine
    Jul24

    EU steps up efforts to help Ukraine

    The European Union has stepped up its efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with EU foreign ministers warning Russia that it faces economic sanctions unless it does more to stop pro-Russian rebels and unless it co-operates fully with an international investigation into the shooting down last week of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. A...

    EU strikes second regional trade deal in Africa
    Jul24

    EU strikes second regional trade deal in Africa

    The European Union has made a significant breakthrough in its economic relationship with Africa by concluding two regional trade deals encompassing 22 countries, including Nigeria and South Africa, the continent’s largest economies. The deals were each signed within a week of each other, after ten years of negotiations. Together they...

    A decision deferred on the EU’s high representative
    Jul24

    A decision deferred on the EU’s high representative

    The European Union will stumble through the summer without decisions on who will be its next foreign-policy chief and who will take other top posts, after the special European Council convened on 16 July to make these appointments broke down without agreement. The 28 prime ministers and presidents from the member states instead focused on the...

    TTIP tries to weather the mid-way squalls
    Jul24

    TTIP tries to weather the mid-way squalls

    Negotiators from the European Commission and the United States on Friday (18 July) completed another gruelling round of negotiations on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), the sixth so far. Inside the European Commission’s meeting rooms and in a spillover facility, a specially hired conference hall near Châtelain, the...

    MH17 crash site: Australian foreign minister pushes for access
    Jul24

    MH17 crash site: Australian foreign minister pushes for access

    Julie Bishop says negotiations are under way amid reports Australian police and troops may be deployed to areaThe crash site of MH17 remains under the control of Russian-backed separatists and negotiations for access for international investigators are under way, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has said. The Dutch foreign minister,...

    Federica Mogherini – Italy’s scapegoat
    Jul24

    Federica Mogherini – Italy’s scapegoat

    Even for a politician who has built a career around delivering grace under pressure, the intensity of the campaign against Federica Mogherini mounted over the past few weeks will have been unsettling. The youngest foreign minister in Italy’s republican history has been attacked for her politics (too left-wing), her views on Ukraine (too...

    Commonwealth Games open in Scotland
    Jul24

    Commonwealth Games open in Scotland

    Athletes from 71 nations have begun the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland. A minute of the opening ceremony was dedicated in silence to victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Belarus: island of stability?
    Jul24

    Belarus: island of stability?

    Sunday, 20 July, marked the twentieth anniversary of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s presidency of Belarus – a European record for longevity in leadership with which, until last year, only Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker could compete. So what has life been like under the man usually described as ‘Europe’s last...

    More Russia sanctions: no EU concrete decision
    Jul24

    More Russia sanctions: no EU concrete decision

    Author(s): Dan Alexe warship_russia_france.jpg No immediate sanctions on Russia and no core sanctions against the inner circle of the Kremlin: the meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers on sanctions against Russia, chaired by the High Representative Catherine Ashton, took on Tuesday longer than announced, as an agreement proved hard to find,...

    Britain ‘still sending millions of pounds of military equipment to Russia’
    Jul24

    Britain ‘still sending millions of pounds of military equipment to Russia’

    Despite a promise to stop sales of equipment which could be used against Ukraine, permits for sniper rifles, small arms ammunition and gun mountings remain in place …read more Source: Daily...

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