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EU to Open Representative Office in Burma

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it will open a representative office in Burma in the near future. Michael Mann, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, told VOA Tuesday that an agreement has been reached with the Burmese government to open an office in Rangoon. “It won’t be a full EU delegation or anything […]

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China Airs Anger Over EU Flight Tax

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Flying to and from Europe will not be getting more expensive for passengers using Chinese airlines, at least not yet. China says its airlines will not pay a European Union tax on carbon dioxide emmissions that went into effect January 1. And during a news conference Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei urged European […]

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EU Court Approves Airline Pollution-Control Scheme

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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International airlines that fly into Europe have lost a bid to block a law that charges them for their carbon pollution, a measure that will soon boost the cost of traveling to and within the continent. The European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that the law including airlines in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme […]

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EU: Ukrainian Membership Depends on Political Circumstances

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union and Ukraine have completed a summit in Kyiv laying out a landmark political and trade cooperation agreement, but the EU says it will not sign the deal until Ukraine resolves the case of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. After face-to-face talks with Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych Monday, EU President Herman van […]

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Russia Pledges $10 Billion in Eurozone Aid

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: WEB: TYPE: CN )) Russia says it is ready to commit more than $10 billion to the International Monetary Fund to help support the struggling eurozone economy. President Dmitry Medvedev made the pledge Thursday in Brussels during the biannual EU-Russia summit. His economic adviser, Arkady Dvorkovich, earlier said $10 billion would be the minimum […]

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Russia Pledges $10 Billion in Eurozone Aid

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it is ready to commit more than $10 billion to the International Monetary Fund to help support the struggling eurozone economy. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made the pledge Thursday in Brussels during the biannual EU-Russia summit. His economic adviser, Arkady Dvorkovich, earlier said $10 billion would be the minimum commitment Russia would make. […]

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Next EU Summit Announced for January

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The President of the European Union has announced that another EU summit will be held around the end of January. Herman Van Rompuy said Thursday that the next summit will attempt to finalize budgetary agreements reached at a summit last week. Last week’s summit included a fiscal pact that leaders hoped would help solve the […]

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Cameron Ally: PM’s Opposition to EU Changes ‘Bad for Britain’

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A top official in Britain’s ruling coalition says conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to block European Union treaty changes aimed at protecting the euro currency is “bad for Britain.” Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Sunday on British television that he was “bitterly disappointed” by the outcome of last week’s EU summit, during which […]

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Croatia Signs EU Accession Treaty, Decision on Serbia Delayed

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Croatia is poised to become the 28th member of the European Union in July 2013 after signing a long-awaited accession treaty with the bloc. The treaty was signed Friday in Brussels, and comes after six years of accession talks that involved pledges from Croatia to crack down on corruption. Its membership must still be ratified […]

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EU Increases Economic Pressures on Iran

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union has tightened economic pressures on Iran because of its controversial nuclear program. EU ministers meeting in Brussels Thursday agreed to expand the number of individuals and businesses targeted in existing sanctions. They also agreed to consider future penalties against Iran’s transportation and vital energy sectors. Diplomats said 180 Iranian officials and companies […]

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