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Turkey crisis risks souring military ties with US

Tue, 2018-08-14 09:24
The crisis in US-Turkish relations, which already has put Turkey's economy under massive strain, also risks souring military ties between the two NATO allies, unleashing unknown geopolitical consequences.
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Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest

Tue, 2018-08-14 09:05
Romania has opened an enquiry into alleged police violence at a mass anti-corruption protest against the leftwing government last week where hundreds were injured, military prosecutors said Monday.
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Can increased EU-Israel trade benefit dire political ties?

Mon, 2018-08-13 12:02

While political relations are at a current low, EU-Israel ties are steadily growing in areas less known to the public. Raanan Eliaz and Dimitri Dombret explain how economic and commercial ties, as well as more human interaction, could help rescue the dire political ties.

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Caspian Five settle row over sea’s legal status, demarcation pending

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:54
Leaders of the five Caspian littoral states met on Sunday (12 August) for the Fifth Caspian Summit in Kazakhstan's port city Aktau to sign a landmark declaration determining the legal status of the Caspian Sea and aiming to end the legal limbo over its resource-rich waters.
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Humanitarian ship seeks European port for rescued migrants

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:50
Human rights groups called on European governments on Sunday to tell a charity ship where it can dock and let more than 140 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean disembark in safety.
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Third night of anti-government protests in Romania

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:42
Thousands took part on Sunday (12 August) in the third night of protests in Bucharest against alleged government corruption, two days after a crackdown on a mass demonstration left hundreds injured.
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EU companies ‘most likely to leave’ Iran after US sanctions, business organisations warn

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:39
German carmaker Daimler has shelved its expansion plans in Iran due to the reimposition of US sanctions but it might not be the last EU company to pull the plug on future aspirations, businesses organisations told EURACTIV.
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Trump trade rows are ‘destroying’ growth, says German minister

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:31
Germany's economy minister on Sunday lashed out at US President Donald Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to "dictate" Europe's dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions.
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France to set penalties on non-recycled plastic

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:20
France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic.
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Ukraine’s energy liberalisation opportunity should not be missed

Mon, 2018-08-13 08:03

The reform and modernisation of Ukraine’s energy market is vital to the future of Ukraine, but can also play a very important role in the energy security and economic development of the region, and the wider European continent, writes Maxim Timchenko.

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English football club blames Brexit for lack of new players

Fri, 2018-08-10 14:14
The manager of English football club Tottenham Hotspur has blamed the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union for his team’s failure to sign any new players before the start of the new campaign.
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Russian meddling in Greek domestic affairs ‘unacceptable’, Commission says

Fri, 2018-08-10 13:33
Russia’s meddling in Greece's domestic affairs is "unacceptable", the European Commission told EURACTIV.com, amid an ongoing war of words between Athens and Moscow.
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Ryanair laments ‘unnecessary’ strike, as pilots aim to ‘strengthen our rights’

Fri, 2018-08-10 12:31
Ryanair pilots in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden are staging a 24-hour strike on Friday (August 10) in one of the most severe examples of strike action in the company’s history. The low-cost carrier has branded the action "unjustified" and "unnecessary".
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EU-Swiss treaty ‘dead as doornail’ as labour boycotts talks

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:31
Switzerland's plan to forge a new treaty cementing ties with the European Union has hit the rocks after the normally pro-Europe centre left joined the far right in resisting a deal that Swiss labour unions say might undermine wages and working conditions.
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Phasing out pesticides is chance for Europe to heal its environment and economy

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:21
The recent re-authorisation of glyphosate controversy highlighted the many issues surrounding pesticides, their purpose and our dependency on them, as well as the harm they bring to­­­­­ our health and the environment, writes Natacha Cingotti.
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UK voters should make final Brexit decision if talks with EU collapse -poll

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:21
If Brexit talks break down without a deal, half of Britons believe the final decision over whether to leave the European Union should be taken by the public in a referendum, according to a survey.
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Czech diplomats secure release of two NGO workers in Syria

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:16
The Czech Republic has negotiated the release of two workers for a German humanitarian group in Syria, the Czech and German foreign ministries said on Thursday (9 August).
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Straw prices soar, piling pressure on northern Europe livestock farmers

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:11
Livestock and dairy farmers across northern Europe are paying soaring prices for straw used in food and bedding for cattle, as hot, dry weather across the region reduces crops.
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More Western sanctions will be seen as ‘economic war’, Moscow warns

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:10
If the United States decides to impose more sanctions on the banking sector or on specific currencies, then Russia will regard it as an “open declaration of economic war,” Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned.
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Greece’s unemployment falls under 20% after 7 years of bailout

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:09
Greece's unemployment rate, the highest in the European Union, has dropped below 20% for the first time in seven years, statistics bureau Elstat reported on 9 August.
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