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EU, Switzerland launch talks for closer relations by EUbusiness — last modified 18 March 2024, 21:57 CET
The European Union and Switzerland launched negotiations Monday on a broad package of measures aimed at deepening and expanding the EU-Switzerland relationship.
EU tightens sanctions against Russia over Ukraine by EUbusiness — last modified 18 December 2023, 23:07 CET
The European Union adopted Monday its 12th package of sanctions against Russia, following its illegal war against Ukraine, including additional import and export bans, abd closing sanctions loopholes.
Energy, digital focus for EU's strengthened partnership with Latin America & Caribbean by EUbusiness — last modified 19 July 2023, 00:21 CET
Cooperation on energy and digital matters were the focus for the European Union's two-day summit with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean states (CELAC) which ended on Tuesday.
EU wants stronger ties with Latin America and Caribbean by EUbusiness — last modified 17 July 2023, 22:11 CET
The European Union at the 'EU-LAC' business round table Monday committed to invest over EUR 45 billion to support its reinforced partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean until 2027.
EU lifts Fukushima restrictions on food imports by EUbusiness — last modified 15 July 2023, 00:01 CET
At the EU-Japan Summit Thursday, Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced that the Commission is lifting the import restrictions for food following the nuclear accident at Fukushima.
EU-Japan reinforce relations by EUbusiness — last modified 17 May 2022, 19:13 CET
The EU and Japan took steps to strengthen relations Thursday, in digital technologies, trade and investments, climate action, biodiversity protection, sustainable development and security.
EU tables EUR 1.2 bn emergency aid package for Ukraine by EUbusiness — last modified 02 February 2022, 17:43 CET
The Commission tabled a proposal Tuesday for a new emergency macro-financial assistance (MFA) programme for Ukraine of up to EUR 1.2 billion, following a request from Ukrainian authorities.
EU strives to get its citizens and local staff out of Afghanistan by EUbusiness — last modified 26 August 2021, 23:13 CET
European Union ministers of foreign affairs stressed the need to ensure the safe evacuation of EU citizens and local staff at an extraordinary meeting to consider latest developments in Afghanistan.
EU, India strengthen strategic partnership on connectivity, trade by EUbusiness — last modified 13 May 2021, 00:23 CET
The European Union and India concluded at the weekend a connectivity partnership, and agreed to resume negotiations on a free trade agreement and launch talks on an investment protection agreement.
EU looks to rekindle transatlantic alliance under Biden by EUbusiness — last modified 02 December 2020, 21:42 CET
Following the Trump years of bilateral tensions and unilateral tendencies, the EU put forward a strategy Wednesday to strengthen ties with the United States after US President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
EU gender equality plan puts women's rights at heart of global recovery by EUbusiness — last modified 26 November 2020, 17:21 CET
The EU executive and its foreign affairs arm put forward ambitious plans Wednesday to promote gender equality and women's empowerment through all external action of the European Union.
EU in solidarity with Greece over refugee crisis by EUbusiness — last modified 04 March 2020, 18:17 CET
The EU made a strong show of support for Greece Tuesday as its leaders were welcomed by Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to review the refugee crisis and tensions at the Greek-Turkish border.
EU sets up sanctions against Turkey for Cyprus oil drilling by EUbusiness — last modified 13 November 2019, 00:01 CET
The EU Council adopted a framework for restrictive measures Monday in response to unauthorised drilling by Turkey of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean, enabling sanctions on individuals or entities.
EU reaches out to Asia with infrastructure plan by EUbusiness — last modified 20 September 2018, 23:55 CET
The EU Commission and foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini adopted a Joint Communication Wednesday setting out a vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia.
EU urges China to play by the rules on trade by EUbusiness — last modified 17 July 2018, 18:32 CET
China needs to take responsibility for global problems of overcapacity in the steel and aluminium sectors, and conform to stricter rules on state aid, the European Union said at a summit in Beijing Monday.
EU moves to tighten cooperation with Cuba by EUbusiness — last modified 16 May 2018, 13:02 CET
The EU-Cuba Joint Council met for the first time Tuesday, discussing implementation of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement which has been provisionally applied since November 2017.
EU offers Iraq support towards more stable future by EUbusiness — last modified 09 January 2018, 23:20 CET
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the European Commission proposed Monday a strategy for Iraq to address the challenges the country faces following the territorial defeat of Da'esh.
EU strengthens sanctions against North Korea by EUbusiness — last modified 14 September 2017, 18:05 CET
EU ministers strengthened restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Thursday, and prolonged sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity.
Tusk cements EU-Ukraine partnership, urges unity by EUbusiness — last modified 13 July 2017, 21:56 CET
The EU cemented its partnership with Ukraine at a summit Thursday, as Council president Donald Tusk urged the country to keep 'your unity at any cost, and avoid like the plague internal conflicts.'
Values first, Europe tells President Trump by EUbusiness — last modified 25 May 2017, 23:48 CET
"The greatest task today is to consolidate the free world around Western values, not just interests," EU Council President Tusk told US President Donald Trump when he met European leaders Thursday.
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