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IAEA Director General Speaks at Brussels Conference, Meets EU and Belgian Officials ... to a European Union (EU) conference entitled 'Addressing Societal Challenges through Advancing the Medical, Industrial and Research Applications of Nuclear and Radiation Technology' in Brussels this week.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk as they attend a tripartite social summit at the ... BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Council President Donald Tusk insisted Wednesday that the European Union and Britain were on the cusp of a major Brexit ...

Britain will encourage European leaders to expel Russian intelligence agents from their own countries in a bid to dismantle the Kremlin's networks across Europe, ... A senior Whitehall official said that Russia “has shown itself to be a strategic enemy, not a strategic partner”, pointing to a pattern of behaviour ...
In a strongly worded letter they accused Tusk, the European council president, of making a misleading statement to European political leaders when he told them the deal about to be signed in Brussels meant EU citizens “will be fully protected by the consequences of Brexit”. “The [European] council has not ...
The prime minister will warn EU leaders that Russia's “disrespect for international rules and norms clearly threatens the basis for our advanced ... According to a senior government official, the prime minister will end by warning that the challenge of Russia is one that will endure for “years to come.”.
But it will be crucial in designing the EU's future policies on digital economy. The sector's revenues, according to the European Commission, are growing by 14 percent each year in Europe, compared to 3 percent for the IT and telecoms and 0.2 percent for other multinationals. The EU executive also ...

EU leaders will gather on Thursday for a summit at which they are expected to approve the terms of a transition deal with the UK after Brexit. The EU's Donald Tusk said on Wednesday he had recommended a draft legal text on transition, citizens' rights and other withdrawal issues to its members. It followed ...
A senior EU official, speaking to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, drew a very optimistic picture of relations between Turkey and the EU. According to this senior official, the presidential summit between Turkey and the EU to be held in Varna, Bulgaria on ...
Officials from the European Commission will meet today with representatives of the judiciary system, the parliament and the government, at the Ministry of Justice, in the context of the evaluation mission within the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). The Ministry of Justice told Agerpres that ...
The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday announced plans to penalize citizens from countries that refuse to take back illegal migrants by ... Several African countries have refused to take their nationals back, impeding deportations and prompting EU leaders last year to agree to use visa policy as ...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and the United States should revive stalled trade talks as a route to exempt European manufacturers from U.S. President Donald Trump's planned import tariffs on steel and aluminium, the chairman of EU leaders said on Wednesday. “When the president ...
European Union leader Donald Tusk and Cecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for trade, are among the top officials appealing to Trump to not only exempt the EU from steep aluminum and steel tariffs but to relaunch transatlantic trade talks that could create a $5 trillion trading zone. "[Trump's] ...
More than 285,000 migrants have been rescued by EU operations in the Mediterranean since February 2016 and in 2017 more than 2,000 migrants were saved in the desert after having been abandoned by smugglers. The joint African Union – European Union – United Nations Taskforce set up in ...
As called for by EU leaders in June 2017, the Commission is today also stepping up the joint EU efforts on return and readmission by making better use of the leverage of the EU's common visa policy. The Commission is proposing to introduce a new mechanism to trigger stricter conditions for processing ...
The European Union increased its support for local and regional authorities in Ukraine on 8 March, with the launch of five partnerships between Ukrainian ... chair of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, and senior EU officials – including Peter Wagner, Head of the European Commission's ...
Poland's prime minister met with top European Union officials in Brussels on Thursday as part of efforts to avert potential unprecedented EU sanctions over a reform of Poland's judiciary. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki handed a document detailing changes in the judiciary to European Commission ...
The European Commission is today unveiling an Action Plan on how to harness the opportunities presented by technology-enabled innovation in ... Europe should become a global hub for FinTech, with EU businesses and investors able to make most of the advantages offered by the Single Market in this ...

The President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has welcomed a European Union plan to provide funding to build urban defences against terrorist attacks, stressing the role of local authorities in both the prevention and fight against violent radicalisation. Speaking in Brussels, he said that ...
A top trade official in the European Union warned the White House on Thursday that it has an "arsenal" of measures at its disposal to fight back against ... European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Thursday that he is hoping that the Trump administration will grant the EU an exemption from ...
BRUSSELS — European Union officials unveiled an array of tariffs on Wednesday that they would place on American-made goods if the United States ... European leaders were quick to stress that they did not want to trigger a wider trade dispute, with Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, ...
During a charged series of speeches to the British Chambers of Commerce, Fox, the UK international trade secretary, and Foster, the Democratic Unionist party [DUP] leader, attacked the EU's hardening stance on both trade and the Irish border. In a speech criticising the European commission's “bad faith” ...
Eighty percent of foreign direct investment in the U.S. comes from the European Union. We create many millions of jobs in America. And, by the way, American investment is important to us. So we think that we have a very good and open trading relationship between the European Union and the United ...
Tadic criticized the European Union for tolerating what he alleges is undemocratic practices by current President Aleksandar Vucic during the ... EU officials repeatedly have rejected such accusations in the past and said Serbia will need to institute major democratic reforms to become a member of the bloc.
The EU will immediately take counter-measures if the US imposes tariffs on European steel imports, the European Commission said on Friday (2 March). "We will react ... EU authorities however want to avoid an escalation, and are waiting for the US administration to officially publish the tariffs notification.
So far, formal EU accession negotiations have only been held with Serbia and Montenegro. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, also said the region should take advantage of the momentum and focus on the real construction of corridors between our ...
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, made the remarks to the German news media in reaction to the proposed tariffs. He said the plans to tax the American goods, produced in the home states of key Republican leaders, had not yet been finalized, but amounted to treating them ...
A senior European Union official has urged Romania not to backslide on the anti-corruption fight amid a judicial overhaul that critics say will make it hard to punish high-level graft. European Commission first vice president Frans Timmermans visited Romania Thursday and met with senior officials to discuss ...
New rules around cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based assets could be developed in the months ahead, a European Union official said Monday following a roundtable discussion on the topic. In remarks made after the event, European Commission vice president Valdis Dombrovskis suggested that the ...
Leaders within Britain's tech industry have written a letter to international trade secretary Dr Liam Fox, pleading for the UK to remain a part of EU data protection ... from current EU rules would undermine efforts to secure new trade agreements – the complete opposite of hopes expressed by some officials.
Mr Barnier has been representing the EU in talks with the UK as the country prepares to leave the European Union in March 2019. Mr Forbes, a Labour politician, said big city leaders were worried that the Government was focusing on the interests of the financial services sector in London but neglecting the ...
EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. A special one-day summit in Brussels on Friday (23 February) of the 27 leaders without Britain is meant to be a key step ...
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has said he did not want “revenge” on Britain for the Brexit vote. ... to take revenge on the UK for what the British people have decided, so this security alliance, this security bridge between the UK and the EU will be maintained, we still need it.”.
The Netherlands plans to hire at least 750 new full-time customs agents in preparation for Brexit, the Dutch government said in a letter to parliament. Pieter Omtzigt, the Dutch Parliament's Brexit rapporteur who recommended the move, said Britain would need thousands more such officials, Reuters ...
The Austrian leaders comments in Munich come days after the President of the European Council Donald Tusk hit out at him after their first official meeting in Vienna. Mr Tusk said that Austria's opposition to migrant quotas is fuelling populism and dividing the EU. Speaking from Vienna, he said: “When it ...
MUNICH — Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel of Germany slammed the ''America first'' approach of President Trump on Saturday, saying close US ties with a strong European Union are as much in Washington's interest as they are in Europe's. Gabriel told world leaders and defense officials at the Munich ...
Theresa May will risk a fresh clash with EU leaders over Brexit when she warns them not to let "doctrine and ideology" stand in the way of preserving cross-border security. Speaking at an international conference in Munich, the Prime Minister will turn the tables on critics who have accused her of putting joint working to ...
In a speech to Western leaders and officials in Munich, May promised that London would continue to lead military missions and share intelligence if Brussels ... "The European Union also wants a new security arrangement with Britain, but it can't be done before we agree on other issues," the official said.
EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova has told Facebook, Twitter and Google to do more to bring their user terms in line with European law, ramping up pressure on the tech giants after their efforts were deemed too little. The EU executive and consumer protection authorities said the three companies have ...
European authorities have moved to quash rumours they could scrap restrictions on so-called dark trading — a flagship initiative in the region's new securities rulebook that came into force only six weeks ago. The caps on trading shares in venues known as dark pools are included in the European Union's ...
A petition to support the establishment of transnational electoral lists, which would allow candidate MEPs to run in multiple EU countries, has almost exclusively been signed by citizens from countries that had been EU members since 1995 or before. Of the more than 62,000 virtual signatures submitted via ...
BUSINESS leaders in Britain are demanding a bespoke trade deal from the EU and are calling for a “partial customs union” as a way of breaking the .... Stephen Martin, director general of the IoD, said: "As a fundamental principle of European Union membership, the UK's decision to leave means that ...
... pharmaceutical industry trade groups have asked U.S. trade officials to place the European Union on a so-called watch list of countries that, arguably, do not sufficiently protect intellectual property rights. The move comes in response to a pair of European Commission reviews. One concerns incentives for ...
On 16 March 2017, EU consumer authorities and the European Commission met with the companies to hear and discuss their proposed solutions. Following this meeting, the companies have made certain changes to their terms and conditions. However, the Commission and consumer authorities consider ...
Speaker of Kosovo Parliament, Kadri Veseli, has on Wednesday received the European Commission's Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement ... Veseli and EU officials discussed European perspective of Kosovo and involvement of Kosovo in the new EU enlargement strategy which was ...
Today, the European Commission is setting out how the process can be improved on the basis of the current Treaties while respecting the balance between the EU institutions and among the Member States. This includes calling on political parties to make an earlier choice of the lead candidates, before the ...
At their meeting on 23 February, the European Union's Leaders will discuss about how to ensure that the priorities they have set for the Union - on 16 September 2016 in Bratislava and on 25 March 2017 in the Rome Declaration - can be adequately funded and thus turned into reality. Both elements ...
SKOPJE, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The meeting between Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras is good news in terms of solving the name row, European Union (EU) ambassador to Skopje Samuel Zbogar told reporters on Thursday. Zaev and Tsipras met Wednesday ...
After long shying from upping its beef offer, the European Commission sent a letter to Mercosur in December in which it promised to open up further if the ... A key demand from Paris, two EU officials close to the talks said, is to get assurances from Brussels — either in form of a safeguard clause on beef or ...
25 (Xinhua) -- A group of European leaders on Thursday evening showed their both common and divided views on the future of the European Union ... the European Commission, noted that the "lack of leadership by the United States," as she described it, has actually provided space for the EU to "show that ...
The court ruled the officials acted illegally. As Human Rights Watch has noted, Nigeria's law prohibiting same-sex marriage is so broad that it effectively criminalizes LGBT people. When the man applied for asylum in April 2015, Hungarian authorities enlisted a psychologist who had him take a range of ...


 

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