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In Britain
June 10, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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The election debacle of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Thursday has posed uncertainty over Brexit talks, while the European Union (EU) said on Friday that it is ready to start the negotiation. The EU is “ready and well-prepared” to begin the Brexit negoti...
In Srilanka
June 10, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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If the promises of the Sri Lankan government is not fulfilled, the GSP plus granted by the European Commission will be withdrawn said the German ambassador to Sri Lanka. He stated the above when he briefed a Media amidst the increased Violence against the minority. He further stated that the Sri Lank...
In Srilanka
October 21, 2016 8:59 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sri Lanka will regain the GSP plus facility by early next year as the European Union authorities are ready to grant the facility by about that time. Speaking to journalists in Brussels the premier said that Sri Lanka would get the concessionary facility of GSP...
In Europe
August 5, 2016 10:14 am gmt |
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The European Commission appears to be leaving the door open to EU membership talks with Turkey. Red flags were raised following last month’s coup attempt, subsequent mass arrests and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threat of reintroducing capital punishment. Head of the EC Jean-Claude Juncke...
In Britain
July 30, 2016 12:01 pm gmt |
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Theresa May will appeal over the head of the European Commission to the leaders of the 27 EU nations in an attempt to secure a good exit deal for the UK. The Prime Minister will try to limit the influence of Jean-Claude Juncker, the Commission’s president, and Michel Barnier, the former French Foreig...
In Technology
July 14, 2016 12:30 pm gmt |
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The European Commission has stepped up pressure on Google, alleging that it abused its dominance in internet shopping and restricted competition. It also accused Google of stopping websites from showing adverts from the search engine’s competitors. And it strengthened an existing charge that Go...
In Europe
May 5, 2016 12:34 pm gmt |
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An important day for Turkey – EU relations. The European Commission is expected to announce Turkey has met the criteria for visa free travel within the Schengen Zone. In Turkey – all eyes turned to the European Union, as excitement increases for potential visa-free travel into Europe. Visa free...
In Colombo
April 23, 2016 11:44 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera welcomed the European Commission’s decision to lift the red card on Sri Lanka’s fish exports to the European Union. “The lifting of the red card will allow Sri Lanka to resume fish exports to the EU’s 28 member countries. ...
In Europe
February 19, 2016 7:13 am gmt |
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Austria has dismissed criticism of its plans to limit the number of refugees allowed to enter its territory after an unusually sharp rebuke from the European commission which branded the move “plainly incompatible” with international law. The government in Vienna announced earlier this week it would ...
In Britain
February 16, 2016 11:43 am gmt |
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David Cameron began talks with leaders of the European Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 16) in his final push for support for a deal to help keep Britain in the European Union. Cameron met European Parliament President Martin Schulz ahead of talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Thi...
In Britain
February 15, 2016 10:59 am gmt |
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Elder statesmen who built and shaped the European Union have a clear message for Britain as it prepares for a referendum on whether to stay in the bloc: “We love you. Don’t leave us now.” Valery Giscard d’Estaing, father of the European Monetary System that was the forerunner ...
In Europe
February 12, 2016 10:44 am gmt |
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Euro zone finance ministers gathered in Brussels on Thursday (Feb 11) to discuss the status of Greece’s economic reforms and the latest draft Portuguese budget. The Eurogroup, headed by Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, was expected to discuss the moderate economic recovery in the eur...
In Europe
January 29, 2016 9:38 am gmt |
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Exhausted migrants continued to wait at a camp near the Greek village of Idomeni on Thursday (Jan 28) in harsh weather conditions, for the Greek-Macedonian border to open and pursue their journey to the prospect of a safe haven in Western Europe. The number of migrants arriving at Greece’s nort...
In Europe
January 28, 2016 5:28 am gmt |
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The authorities in Sweden are making plans to expel as many as 80,000 failed asylum-seekers, the interior minister was quoted as saying. Anders Ygeman said that charter aircraft would be used to deport the migrants over several years. “We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could cli...
In Latest Stories
January 19, 2016 6:12 am gmt |
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The European Commission funded Russian scientists to develop plans to save the world from rogue asteroids by blowing them up with nuclear weapons. Scientists from the Russia’s top space research institute teamed up with missile and rocket engineers to look at ways of sending a warhead into space unde...
In Europe
November 6, 2015 10:19 am gmt |
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Germany is to speed up the repatriation of failed asylum seekers, after the governing coalition resolved a rift on the issue. Chancellor Angela Merkel said five special centres would handle the applications of asylum-seekers deemed to have little chance of staying. Her Christian Democrats and their j...
In Europe
October 28, 2015 6:44 am gmt |
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The European Union (EU) has awarded 5.9 million Euros (about 6.51 million U.S. dollars) to Greece to help the country for the transporting migrants from the Eastern Aegean islands to mainland Greece. The European Commission, EU’s top executive body, said in the latest statement that the additio...
In Europe
September 24, 2015 12:03 pm gmt |
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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said on  today (Thursday) that Europe still isn’t close to finding a solution for the migrant crisis. At a German parliament session, Merkel called for an agreement reached by European Union leaders overnight pledging at least 1 billion Euros for Syrian ...
In Europe
July 11, 2015 1:57 am gmt |
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Greece’s parliament has backed a government package of economic reforms aimed at ending the country’s debt crisis and securing a new bailout. After a late-night debate, PM Alexis Tsipras won overwhelming cross-party support but saw some of his own MPs vote against him or abstain. Earlier,...