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EU Condemns Serbian President’s Denial of Genocide in Srebrenica

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has rejected comments by Serbia’s new president that the 1995 massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s eastern town of Srebrenica was not a genocide. A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton condemned the statement by President Tomislav Nikolic, saying the massacre in Srebrenica was genocide and […]

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Putin Hosts EU Chiefs for Talks on Syria

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting European Union chiefs for his first summit of his new presidency to discuss, among other matters, Russia’s policy towards Syria. Mr. Putin hosted a dinner Sunday in St. Petersburg for EU heads Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso and foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The talks formally kick-off […]

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German Leader Pressed to Soften Austerity Stance on Greece

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure Wednesday in Brussels to soften her economic austerity stance that threatens to push Greece out of the euro currency zone. Leaders of 27 European Union countries discussed ideas on how to spur economic growth across the bloc and solve the European currency crisis during a dinner summit in the […]

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EU Leaders Focusing on Eurozone Crisis at Summit

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the 27 nations that comprise the European Union have opened a summit aimed at solving the bloc’s debt crisis. The dinner summit in Brussels Wednesday will be dominated by increasing calls for growth measures, the creation of jobs and stimulating the troubled eurozone economy, which has been hit with grim news. The EU […]

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EU Leaders to Focus on Economic Growth at Brussels Summit

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the 27 nations that make up the European Union will gather in Brussels Wednesday for a summit aimed at solving the bloc’s debt crisis. The bloc’s focus has shifted from austerity to pro-growth policies since the election of Socialist Francois Hollande as president of France and the political stalemate in Greece, where voters […]

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EU Leaders to Focus on Economic Growth at Brussels Summit

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the 27 nations that make up the European Union will gather in Brussels Wednesday for a summit aimed at solving the bloc’s debt crisis. The bloc’s focus has shifted from austerity to pro-growth policies since the election of Socialist Francois Hollande as president of France and the political stalemate in Greece, where voters […]

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EU Leaders to Focus on Economic Growth at Brussels Summit

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the 27 nations that make up the European Union will gather in Brussels Wednesday for a summit aimed at solving the debt crisis that is threatening the EU’s very existence. The EU’s focus has shifted from austerity to pro-growth policies since the election of Socialist Francois Hollande as president of France, and the […]

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Turkey, EU Launch Bid to Revive Stalled Membership Talks

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey and the European Union have officially launched a bid to revive accession talks following years of stagnation. EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele said Thursday the new “positive agenda” should bring fresh dynamics and new momentum to their relations. He spoke in the Turkish capital, Ankara, where he traveled to announce the start of those […]

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EU Naval Force Strikes Pirate Base on Somali Coast

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union’s anti-piracy naval force has carried out its first air attacks against a pirate base on the Somali coast. EU NAVFOR said in a statement Tuesday that initial reports show no Somalis were injured in what was described as the “focused, precise and proportionate” attack against “known pirate supplies” on the Somali shoreline. […]

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Ukraine Calls Boycotts of Euro Football Tournament ‘Cold War Tactic’

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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((new info grafs 2 and 11) Ukraine has characterized as “Cold War tactics” a move by top European Union officials to boycott events in Ukraine in protest of the imprisonment and treatment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Voloshin says he hopes reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will skip […]

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