All posts tagged European Commission

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September 2, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker began interviewing candidate European Commissioners on September 1 ahead of a final decision on allocating portfolios. EU law requires that commissioners be chosen “on the […]

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EU leaders threaten more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

August 31, 2014, by VOANews

The European Union has threatened Russia with new sanctions if Moscow continues its military activity in eastern Ukraine. But the EU is deeply divided ...

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EU to Moscow: ‘Come to reason’ on Ukraine

August 31, 2014, by VOANews

A top European official says Russia is pushing the conflict in eastern Ukraine to the “point of no return,” and that the European Union ma ...

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Tusk to head European Council, Mogherini appointed EU foreign policy chief

August 30, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

A special summit of European Union leaders on August 30 named Polish prime minister Donald Tusk as the next President of the European Council and Ital ...

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    EU’s game of European thrones
    August 28, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    European Union ambassadors were meeting on August 28 ahead of a scheduled gathering two days later to deal out posts in the future Jean-Claude Juncker European Commission, with it remaining […]

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    EU milk overflowing due to Russian ban
    August 28, 2014, by The Prague Post

    The European Commission has announced that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order to alleviate the impact of Russian restrictions […]

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    Athens backs Moscovici for major European Commission post
    August 28, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras held talks with former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici in Athens on Wednesday. Moscovici also met with deputy PM Evangelos Venizelos, finance minister Gikas Hardouvelis […]

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    EU to examine Poland’s complaint over Russian embargo
    August 20, 2014, by The Warsaw Voice

    The European Commission accepted Poland’s motion to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against Russia’s trade embargo for EU food exports, Polish agriculture minister Marek Sawicki said on […]

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    EU increases aid to displaced Iraqis
    August 13, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    The European Union announced Tuesday it is increasing humanitarian assistance to Iraqis trapped by the fighting in their homeland, but pressure is mounting on Brussels to do more. France and […]