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EU Slaps New Sanctions on Belarus

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union has imposed new sanctions on Belarus in an effort to persuade the authoritarian regime of President Alexander Lukashenko to free political prisoners. Foreign ministers of the 27-nation bloc agreed Friday to freeze the assets and extend an EU travel ban on 12 more Belarusian nationals. They also banned 29 Belarusian companies from […]

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Europeans Urge Stronger EU Action on Water Quality

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A new public survey shows Europeans are urging the European Union to take stronger action in improving water quality among its 27 member countries. Nearly 70 percent of the 2,500 people surveyed this month say water-related problems are serious in the Europe. A large majority of the responders cited chemical pollution as the biggest threat […]

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EU Withdraws Sanctions Against Son of Burmese Tycoon

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union’s highest court has ruled that economic and travel sanctions should be lifted against a prominent Burmese businessman with links to the country’s former military government. A ruling published Tuesday by the European Court of Justice says there is not sufficient evidence to link tycoon Pye Phyo Tay Za to the erosion of […]

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EU Leaders Sign Treaty Requiring Its Governments to Constrain Spending

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union leaders signed a treaty in Brussels Friday to require their individual governments to balance their budgets or face economic sanctions if they do not. The treaty is the latest response by Europe’s leaders to contain the continent’s two-year debt crisis that twice has forced Greece, and Ireland and Portugal once apiece, to secure […]

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EU Leaders Sign Treaty Requiring Its Governments to Constrain Spending

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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European Union leaders signed a treaty in Brussels Friday to require their individual governments to balance their budgets or face economic sanctions if they do not. The treaty is the latest response by Europe’s leaders to contain the continent’s two-year debt crisis that twice has forced Greece, and Ireland and Portugal once apiece, to secure […]

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European Union Leaders Sign Treaty Requiring Member Countries be Solvent

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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European Union leaders signed a treaty in Brussels Friday, requiring member states to balance their budgets or face a fine. The Treaty for Stability Coordination and Governance is a response to crushing debt that forced Greece, Portugal and Ireland to seek bailouts. EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy was quoted as saying the treaty will […]

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EU Grants Serbia Membership Candidate Status

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union has granted Serbia membership candidate status, citing the country’s improved ties with Kosovo. The 27 EU leaders announced their decision at Thursday’s summit in Belgrade. European Council Herman Van Rompuy calls it a remarkable achievement for Serbia — a country that was bombed by NATO forces just 13 years ago because of […]

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Belarus Says EU Move Will Escalate Tensions

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Belarus has criticized a decision by European Union members to pull their ambassadors from the country, saying the move escalates tensions. The Belarusian foreign ministry said Wednesday that the move is unproductive and cautioned that what it called scare tactics will not soften its stance. European Union members decided Tuesday to withdraw their ambassadors after […]

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EU Pulls Ambassadors Out of Belarus

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union members are pulling all their ambassadors from Belarus after its the authoritarian government ordered the Polish and EU ambassadors out of the country. Belarus ordered the envoys to leave in reaction to new EU sanctions imposed against Belarusian officials because of that country’s poor human rights record. A Belarusian foreign ministry spokesman says […]

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EU Pulls Ambassadors Out of Belarus

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union members are pulling all their ambassadors from Belarus after its the authoritarian government ordered the Polish and EU ambassadors out of the country. Belarus ordered the envoys to leave in reaction to new EU sanctions imposed against Belarusian officials because of that country’s poor human rights record. A Belarusian foreign ministry spokesman says […]

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