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EU Commission Aims At Honest Conversations with Turkey


BRUSSELS – Under the fresh chairmanship, the European Commission is planning to hold “honest negotiations” with Turkey, EU body president said on Wednesday. The EU has important issues to discuss with Turkey, including respect for international law, Ursula von der Leyen, the new president of the European Commission told reporters …

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Germany wants Ukraine’s Gas Transit Role to Continue


BERLIN – Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas has said that Germany wants Russian gas to continue to flow through Ukrainian pipelines. Speaking at a press conference in Kyiv, Maas stressed that Germany supported the ongoing negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in the search for a deal on future gas transit …

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EU Initiates Action Against UK Over Commissioner


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


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


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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