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Croatia on course to meet euro criteria

Croatia on course to meet euro criteria

High inflation should not stop Croatia from meeting the convergence criteria and joining the eurozone next January, the governor of the Croatian National Bank, Boris Vujčić, said , according to poslovni.hr. In …

Charles Michel urges to form geopolitical European community

Charles Michel urges to form geopolitical European community

European Council President Charles Michel has called for the creation of a European Geopolitical Community that will include the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans. Michel made this proposal on 18 May, speaking at the European …

EU gears up for Brexit showdown with trade deal at stake

EU gears up for Brexit showdown with trade deal at stake

European Union member states are gearing up to consider suspending the bloc’s trade agreement with the UK if London takes concrete action to override parts of the Brexit deal, according to officials. EU ambassadors met Wednesday …

Sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia blocked

Sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia blocked

The sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia is blocked, European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday in an interview with Rai News 24 TV channel. "We adopted five packages of sanctions very quickly and …

Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Known for its pristine Aegean beaches and architectural wonders, Turkey also draws tourists for its cosmetic treatments

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, and use the pivot away from Moscow to quicken its shift to green energy. To wean countries off …

Georgian PM discusses Georgia's EU membership bid in Brussels

Georgian PM discusses Georgia's EU membership bid in Brussels

Georgia's application for European Union membership, as well as the progress made by the country in implementing the 2014 EU-Georgia Association Agreement and related democratic reforms were discussed on Tuesday in a meeting between Georgian …

Will Georgia be accepted in EU?

Will Georgia be accepted in EU?

On May 10, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili formally handed over a seven-volume tome to the European Union’s ambassador in Tbilisi, Carl Hartzell

EU reaching its limits with anti-Russia sanctions

EU reaching its limits with anti-Russia sanctions

The European Union is reaching its limits with sanctions against Russia, an EU diplomat told EURACTIV after the end of the EU foreign ministers meeting on Monday. “If there was such a mess with Russia’s oil, …

Borrell says no guarantee on oil embargo against Russia

Borrell says no guarantee on oil embargo against Russia

The European Union’s top diplomat has said there is no guarantee that the 27-nation bloc will be able to quickly agree on a new set of sanctions against Russia, the Associated Press reports. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell …

EU develops plan to buy Russian gas bypassing sanctions

EU develops plan to buy Russian gas bypassing sanctions

The European Union has developed a plan to buy Russian gas without violating sanctions. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing sources. According to it, the EU plans to offer gas importers a solution that will allow them to bypass …

EU to provide additional 500 mln Euro military aid to Ukraine

EU to provide additional 500 mln Euro military aid to Ukraine

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday the bloc would provide a further 500 millions euros worth of military support to Ukraine and that he was confident a deal could be reached in the coming days to agree an embargo on Russian …

EU starts considering delay in Russian oil sanctions

EU starts considering delay in Russian oil sanctions

Some European Union nations are saying it may be time to consider delaying a push to ban Russian oil so they can proceed with the rest of a proposed sanctions package if the bloc can’t persuade Hungary to back the embargo, Bloomberg …