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Brussels, 28 October 2019, dtt-net.com – 27 EU governments have agreed to postpone Brexit deadline until January 31, giving more time to the British parliament to ratify the revised withdrawal agreement from the European bloc, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk announced.


Strasbourg, 24 October 2019, dtt-net.com – The European Parliament today called on EU member countries to impose economic and visa bans sanctions against Turkey over military intervention in northern Syria and also urged for a UN-led security zone in the area.


Brussels, 22 October 2019, dtt-net.com – According to the European Commission (EC) Croatia has met conditions to join the Schengen area but Slovenia disagrees as the two countries are still at row over Bay of Piran.


London/Brussels, 19 October 2019, dtt-net.com – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passed an amendment which delays the revised deal with the European bloc on Brexit which obliges now the government to seek extension of withdrawal date 31 October deadline.


Brussels, 17 October 2019, dtt-net.com – The head of the European Commission (EC) Jean Claude Juncker announced that a new “fair and balanced agreement” was reached today with the British government over Brexit, recommending to the heads of state and government of the EU bloc to endorse it as they gather for a two-day Summit in Brussels and the UK PM Boris Johnson hoping that the British parliament approves it Saturday.


Brussels, 30 September 2019, dtt-net.com -  The President-designate of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen will have to ask Hungary and Romania to propose new candidates for enlargement and transport portfolios as the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee has made final its decision to reject Hungarian and Romanian nominees over conflict of interest.


Brussels, 16 July 2019, dtt-net.com -  European Union governments last night decided to launch initial sanctions on Turkey amid its oil and gas drilling within Cyprus waters.


Brussels, 05 July 2019? dtt-net.com – Instex, an EU mechanism designed by Germany, the UK and France for trade with Iran bypassing the U.S. sanctions on Tehran is expected to make first transaction “in a few days”, according to the French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.


Strasbourg, 03 July 2019, dtt-net.com -  The former Italian journalist and leftist politician of the Democratic Party , David-Maria Sussoli was elected President of EU’s legislative body today.


Brussels, 02 July 2019, dtt-net.com – German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen was agreed today by leaders of EU member countries to be the next President of the European Commission; the Belgian acting Prime Minister Charles Michel as European Council President; Spanish MEP Josep Borrell as EU chief of diplomacy and French director of IMF Christine Lagarde for the head of the European Central Bank (ECB).