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Croatians Vote to Join European Union

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union is welcoming the Croatian vote to become the newest EU member. Croatia’s membership must now be approved by the bloc’s 27 current members. Officials say 66 percent of Croatian voters supported EU membership in the vote Sunday. But fewer than half of eligible voters turned out for the referendum. Supporters of EU […]

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EU Agrees to Iranian Oil Embargo

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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European Union nations have agreed to place an oil embargo against Iranian oil exports. The move by the 27-member EU was announced Monday in Brussels in an effort to stop Iran’s disputed nuclear program. Details of the embargo are to be finalized by EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels. Some reports say the embargo is […]

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Croatians Vote to Join European Union

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has made a giant step toward joining the European Union after voters approved membership in a referendum Sunday. With almost all the votes counted, officials say 66 percent supported membership. Voter turnout was less than half of eligible voters. Supporters of EU membership say Croatia’s floundering economy can benefit by entering into a union […]

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Croatians Vote to Join European Union

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has made a giant step toward joining the European Union after voters approved membership in a referendum Sunday. With the vote counting still under way late in the day, officials said 67 percent supported membership. Voter turnout is expected to be less than half. Supporters of EU membership say Croatia’s floundering economy can benefit […]

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Croatia Holds Referendum on EU Membership

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatians go to the polls Sunday to decide whether to become the 28th member of the European Union. The referendum on joining the bloc comes as the grouping faces one of its biggest challenges ever — the sovereign debt and banking problems that have moved from one eurozone country to another. Polls indicate that a […]

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Budapest Rally Gathers 100,000 Government Supporters

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An estimated 100,000 people have rallied in Hungary’s capital to support Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is under fire over controversial media reforms. The protest Saturday in Budapest was organized by supporters of the ruling center-right Fidesz party, led by Mr. Orban. Many of those taking part carried Hungarian flags, sang patriotic songs and chanted […]

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Police Clash With Anti-EU Protesters in Croatia

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Croatia’s capital clashed with nationalist protesters Saturday, on the eve of a crucial vote on the country’s membership in the European Union. About 1,000 protesters, many of them independence war veterans, gathered in Zagreb’s central square, carrying banners saying “No to EU” or “I love Croatia,” and chanting anti-EU slogans. Using loudspeakers, activists […]

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Hungarian PM Promises to Alter Controversial Laws

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is promising to change several laws that have prompted the threat of European Union legal action. Mr. Orban told the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France Wednesday that differences with the EU can be easily and quickly resolved. He said he hopes to find a solution during upcoming talks with European […]

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EU Threatens Legal Action Against Hungary Over New Laws

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union is threatening legal action against Hungary for what it says is Hungary’s failure to make several new laws comply with EU regulations. European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said Tuesday he does not want a shadow of a doubt that Hungary respects democratic principles and values. He said the quicker the issue […]

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Croats Protest Against Joining EU

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 1,000 protesters gathered in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, Saturday to demonstrate against joining the European Union. Nationalist leaning protesters and war veterans gathered at Zagreb’s main square, carrying banners with messages such as “I love Croatia – No to EU.” One protester, a war veteran, said Croats have spilled too much blood fighting for […]

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