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#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

#ETUC – Trade unions meet French president in Paris

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) will have a meeting with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Friday 21 July at 11am at the Elysée Palace.  Leading the ETUC delegation will be ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini, who will be accompanied by ETUC Confederal Secretary Thiébaut Weber and the Secretary Generals of the five […]

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Greek PM Tsipras calls bailout referendum for 5 July

Greek PM Tsipras calls bailout referendum for 5 July

| June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Greece will hold a referendum on ( July  to decide whether the country should accept or reject a bailout agreement offered by creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a late-night address to the nation. Tsipras moved to call a referendum hours after flying back from Brussels, where repeated rounds of negotiations with European and […]

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European politicians and experts call on Europe to prevent new war in Donbass

European politicians and experts call on Europe to prevent new war in Donbass

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

A two day forum ‘Donbass – Yesterday, today and tomorrow’ began today (11 May) in Donetsk under the patronage of local authorities and a group of European and international observers who were present at the November 2014 elections in Donetsk and Lughansk Addressing the opening of the forum, head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander […]

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Reports US tapped French phones ‘false’

Reports US tapped French phones ‘false’

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

US intelligence chief James Clapper has denied reports that US spies recorded data from 70 million phone calls in France in a single 30-day period. The director of national intelligence said the report in Le Monde newspaper contained “misleading information”. In a separate story, the newspaper said the US bugged French diplomats and used the […]

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Germany backs EU talks with Turkey

Germany backs EU talks with Turkey

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Germany is to drop the opposition it raised in June to opening a new chapter of talks with European Union membership candidate Turkey  after its crackdown on a wave of anti-government protests earlier this year, a source said.  The European Commission recommended breathing new life into Ankara’s bid in its annual progress report on aspiring […]

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Republic of Ireland to exit bailout in December says PM

Republic of Ireland to exit bailout in December says PM

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Republic of Ireland is on track to exit its international bailout programme by December, Prime Minister Enda Kenny says. He told the Fine Gael party conference in Limerick that although “fragile times” lay ahead, “the economic emergency will be over”. The €85 billion (£73bn) bailout was forced on the country after its biggest banks […]

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Italy sinking: Bad weather hampers search for migrants

Italy sinking: Bad weather hampers search for migrants

| October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rough seas have forced divers to postpone their search for more than 200 migrants still unaccounted for after their boat sank off southern Italy. Rescuers have so far found 111 bodies, and 155 people have been pulled alive from the seas 1km (half a mile) from the island of Lampedusa. Dramatic video footage shows the […]

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