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Ukraine: European Commission adopts restrictive measures

Ukraine: European Commission adopts restrictive measures

President Barroso made the following statement today (26 July): “Having been mandated to prepare a package of restrictive measures in the light of Russia’s role in destabilizing and escalating the situation in Ukraine, the European Commission tabled today a legislative proposal building on the package of targeted measures presented to member states by the Commission […]

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Statement by European Commission, ECB and IMF on Fifth Review Mission to Cyprus

Statement by European Commission, ECB and IMF on Fifth Review Mission to Cyprus

Staff teams from the European Commission, European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nicosia during July 14-25 for the fifth review of Cyprus’s economic programme, which is supported by financial assistance from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the IMF. Cyprus’s programme seeks to ensure the recovery of economic activity to […]

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Migrants tell of mass murder on vessel smuggling migrants from Libya

Migrants tell of mass murder on vessel smuggling migrants from Libya

Migrants at a school serving as a reception centre in Sicily yesterday (24 July) told of a nightmare voyage from Libya that ended with 29 of their number suffocating to death from choking fumes in the hold of an over-crowded vessel, where they had been driven at knife-point. Some 569 survivors rescued by the Italian […]

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And the finalists are: Three European films battle it out for the Lux Prize

And the finalists are: Three European films battle it out for the Lux Prize

The three films competing for this year’s Lux Prize have been announced: Class Enemy (Razredni sovražnik) from Slovenia, Girlhood (Bande de filles) from France and Polish/Danish co-production Ida will all be competing for the European Parliament’s annual firlm award. The finalists will be subtitled into the EU’s official 24 languages and be screened in all […]

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Opinion:  Is Kurdistan good for Turkey?

Opinion: Is Kurdistan good for Turkey?

Though always bubbling under the surface, the Middle East’s sectarian polarization has increasingly boiled over in recent years. Military coups, simmering rebellions and full scale civil wars affect countries stretching from North Africa to Iraq. Turkey, held aloft as the nation in which political Islam could manifest itself in a truly democratic system, has been […]

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Top Ukraine official demands Russia repatriates ‘terrorist’ leaders

Top Ukraine official demands Russia repatriates ‘terrorist’ leaders

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin (pictured) has slammed the “Russian-backed terrorists” operating in Eastern Ukraine. Speaking at a special meeting of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, he said: “We are dealing with Russian-backed terrorists and experts in terrorism. Russia is constantly shelling Ukraine.” In a speech, Klimkin demanded that Russia repatriate all of […]

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