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EU Initiates Action Against UK Over Commissioner

UK

BRUSSELS – The European Union (EU) has launched violation proceedings against the UK following its failure to name a candidate for EU commissioner, hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson declined to nominate a British candidate as an EU commissioner. According to EU treaties, EU members must be represented with …

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Russia to Sue EU over Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2

MOSCOW – Nord Stream 2 AG – the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, intending to connect Germany and Russia, bypassing some West-Central European States, particularly Poland and Ukraine – has turned to the UN’s arbitrary court to assert its rights allegedly ensured by an EU treaty, the …

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EU Ministers Discuss Afghan Peace and Elections

EU Ministers Discuss Afghan Peace and Elections

BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) foreign ministers in a meeting on Monday discussed, Sudan, Afghanistan, and the situation in the Gulf and Iran. according to a tweet by EU envoy Roland Kobia: “Afghanistan: ceasefire, intra-Afghan negotiations, the political role of EU, resumption of the US-Taliban talks, protection of reforms and …

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European Signatories Call on Iran to Reverse Actions Against Nuclear Deal

Iran

BRUSSELS – France, Germany, Britain and the European Union said Tuesday that they are “extremely concerned” about Iran’s renewed uranium enrichment activities and what they call “regrettable acceleration of Iran’s disengagement” from commitments it made under the 2015 agreement regarding the country’s nuclear program. In a joint statement released Monday, …

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Xi Jinping Visits Greece Eyeing Deeper Economic Ties

China

BEIJING – The trip comes days after Mitsotakis, as the representative of the 2019 China International Import Expo’s official guest group, visited the Asian country. Xi and Mitsotakis will visit Piraeus port, the oldest and biggest in Greece operated by the state-owned Cosco port operator. It is the largest Chinese …

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EU Approves Brexit Extension Until January 31, 2020: Donald Tusk

Brexit

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked Brussels to extend the deadline after being pressured by Legislators, however, have approved his draft law on divorce in general, opening the possibility of reaching an agreement and ending the Brexit tragedy after more than three years of heated debate. The …

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Fresh EU-Russia-Ukraine Gas Talks to Take Place in Brussels

Brussels

BRUSSELS – The ongoing Ukrainian-Russian geopolitical tussle once again enters the realm of energy as trilateral gas-transit talks are set to resume in Brussels between Moscow and Kyiv, RFE/RL reported Monday. Ukraine is entering the talks, mediated by EU Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic, as its 10-year contract with Russia expires …

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