Thursday, 18 October 2018

Tag Archives: EU

One year on, Panama Papers journalist’s murder still a mystery

MALTA: A year after a car bomb killed Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, those who ordered the murder remain free while others continuing her work in the EU’s smallest state are branded traitors. The windswept field where the mother of three burnt-out car ended up on October 16, 2017, ...

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German business losing patience with limping Brexit talks

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: With just under six months until Brexit day, German business is losing patience with negotiations ahead of a vital deadline, warning ever more stridently of the risks of a no-deal departure. “Europe must stop a worst-case Brexit scenario,” Joachim Lang, director of the Federation of German Industry ...

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EU, China and Russia in move to sidestep US sanctions on Iran

NEW YORK: The European Union, Iran, China and Russia have set out a plan to sidestep unilateral US sanctions designed to cripple the Iranian economy and force the Iranians to renegotiate the nuclear deal signed in 2015. European diplomats hope the proposed measure – known as a special purpose vehicle ...

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EU launches Asia strategy to rival China’s ‘new Silk Road’

BRUSSELS: As doubts grow over China’s vast “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay. EU member countries are expected to sign off on the new “Asia connectivity strategy” – which ...

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UK Home Secretary to propose limitless access for EU migrants

  LONDON-Sputnik: UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is set to address the cabinet with a proposal to allow migrants from the European Union to enter the United Kingdom without any limits for 30 months if the sides to the Brexit talks fail to reach an agreement, media reported on Monday. ...

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EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence

BRUSSELS: The European Union referred Poland to its top court on Monday, in the latest legal confrontation between Brussels and populist member governments. EU leaders say they had to move quickly to halt an alleged legal threat to the independence of Poland’s judiciary from its own rightwing government. But the ...

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EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters

STRASBOURG: The EU’s diplomatic chief condemned Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country’s tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men’s treatment. A court in Myanmar jailed Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for seven years last week for breaching the country’s hardline Official ...

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EU, US seek to clear trade talks confusion

BRUSSELS: Top officials from the US and EU meet in Brussels on Monday in an effort to iron out differences on trade talks announced to great fanfare this summer. US President Donald Trump and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker in July pledged to hold off from further tit-for-tat tariffs and ...

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UK’s Raab ‘stubbornly optimistic’ of Brexit deal with EU

BRUSSELS: Brexit minister Dominic Raab said he was “stubbornly optimistic” that Britain would reach a deal with the European Union on the terms of its departure from the bloc in time for an October meeting of EU leaders. After talks with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday, ...

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EU to block US sanctions against Iran to protect European companies

BRUSSELS : Europe’s top diplomats have vowed to work together to preserve a multinational nuclear deal with Iran, as US President Donald Trump signed an executive order paving the way for the return of biting sanctions against Tehran on Tuesday. In a joint statement issued on Monday, EU foreign policy ...

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