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

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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((new lede, info graf 2) Ukraine has characterized as “Cold War tactics” a movement 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 Monday said he hopes reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will skip […]

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EU Officials Boycott Ukraine Over Tymoshenko Case

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Top European Union officials are canceling plans to attend events in Ukraine in protest at the imprisonment and treatment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso announced Monday that he will follow the example of EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who said she would skip the ceremonial Euro 2012 football […]

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Meets With Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton has met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon. Standing next to the Nobel Peace laureate at a news conference Saturday in Burma’s main city, Ashton urged the Burmese government to continue its progress toward democracy. Ashton also opened a new EU office in Rangoon […]

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Meets With Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon Saturday. Standing next to the Nobel Peace laureate at a news conference in Burma’s main city, Ashton urged the Burmese government to continue its progress toward democracy. Ashton is set to open a new EU office in […]

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Visits Burma

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is in Burma for talks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and to set up a new EU office in Rangoon to oversee the management of aid programs and to handle political matters. Speaking in Brunei on Friday after a meeting of European and Southeast Asian foreign […]

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EU to Suspend Most Burma Sanctions for a Year

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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European Union officials have reached a preliminary decision to lift most sanctions against Burma for one year in response to the country’s recent democratic reforms. Several EU diplomats said Thursday almost all sanctions against Burma are expected to be suspended, with the exception of an arms embargo. The move is expected to be approved on […]

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ASEAN, EU Strive for Free Trade Agreement

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has urged closer economic ties between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. During a business conference between EU and Asian officials in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Sunday, De Gucht called on participants to make “concrete progress” on negotiations for a far-reaching free […]

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Ukraine, EU Initiate Association Agreement

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine and the European Union have initiated an association agreement, putting Kyiv one step closer to membership in the bloc. European officials have referred to Friday’s proceeding as a technical measure similar to proofreading the lengthy document, which is the product of five years of negotiations. The accord must now be translated into more than […]

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EU Launches Cybercrime Center

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union has announced a series of measures this week designed to crack down on the growing problem of cybercrime. A European Parliament committee on Tuesday proposed mandatory jail sentences across the EU for some computer crimes. Currently, each EU state has its own regulations. On Wednesday, the European Commission announced plans for setting […]

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EU Launches Feasibility Study On Kosovo Memebrship

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union has officially launched a feasibility study on Kosovo’s conditions to sign a key agreement for closer ties with the 27-nation bloc. EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele met with top leaders in Pristina Tuesday. He told reporters after the talks that the EU will assess Kosovo’s readiness to sign the stabilization and association […]

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