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    Europe confronts limitations at year-end summit
    Dec16

    Europe confronts limitations at year-end summit

    EU leaders attempted to draw a line under an excruciatingly tough year at Thursday’s summit by extending economic sanctions on Russia, clearing the path for a trade deal with Ukraine and agreeing to move towards greater military cooperation. Such incremental advances were overshadowed, however, by their powerlessness to halt the Syrian...

    DON’T POKE THE BEAR: Now EU chiefs EXTEND sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine threat
    Dec16

    DON’T POKE THE BEAR: Now EU chiefs EXTEND sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine threat

    BRUSSELS has imposed strict sanctions onto Russia for a further six months as tensions escalate once more in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    EU reaches deal on Ukraine trade pact
    Dec16

    EU reaches deal on Ukraine trade pact

    EU leaders in Brussels reached a last-minute agreement today to save the EU-Ukraine trade accord, which was under threat after a Dutch referendum in April rejected the deal. The referendum was not binding, but it made it politically difficult for the country’s parliament to ratify it. Leaders made a legally binding deal that, among other...

    Ukraine will not join EU, Dutch are promised in effort to save treaty
    Dec15

    Ukraine will not join EU, Dutch are promised in effort to save treaty

    EU leaders offer guarantees to voters in the Netherlands after they rejected trade and political deal agreed by other member statesEU leaders have attempted to rescue a landmark treaty with Ukraine, which was rejected by Dutch voters, plunging ties with Europe’s eastern neighbour into uncertainty.In a bid to assuage Dutch concerns, European...

    EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Dec15

    EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    EU leaders meeting in Brussels agree to extend economic sanctions on Russia for six more months. …read more Source:...

    Dutch PM clinches deal on Ukraine treaty
    Dec15

    Dutch PM clinches deal on Ukraine treaty

    EU leaders agreed on a text that clarifies what is in, and what is not in the EU-Ukraine association agreement. But Mark Rutte noted he has no guarantee Dutch parliament will support the deal. …read more Source:...

    EU leaders back extending sanctions on Russia
    Dec15

    EU leaders back extending sanctions on Russia

    At a summit in Brussels on Thursday, the 28 leaders of European Union countries agreed to extend trade sanctions against Russia for another six months. …read more Source: Polskie...

    EU leaders agree to extend sanctions on Russia
    Dec15

    EU leaders agree to extend sanctions on Russia

    EU leaders agreed Thursday to extend economic sanctions on Russia for six months until July 2017, EU diplomats said, reports LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft, is powerful as never before
    Dec15

    Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft, is powerful as never before

    Burning bright “HELLO, you’ve called Rosneft,” goes a joke making the rounds in Moscow. “If you have an oil asset and you don’t plan to sell, press the hash key.” The Russian word for hash key, reshetka, also means “bars”, as in jail—where those who cross Rosneft’s head, Igor Sechin, tend to land. Mr Sechin is one of the most...

    EU leaders extend economic sanctions on Russia
    Dec15

    EU leaders extend economic sanctions on Russia

    EU leaders have agreed to extend the bloc’s main economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine for six months until mid-2017, diplomats at a one-day summit in Brussels said. …read more Source: RTÉ...

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