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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).


Brussels, 01 July 2019, dtt-net.com - Leaders of EU member countries decided to adjourn their talks to tomorrow as despite some progress reported no agreement was reached after consultations launched yesterday over the top posts for the European bloc institutions’ in Brussels.


Brussels/Hanoi, 30 June 2019, dtt-net.com -  The European Union and Vietnam today signed in Hanoi the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement subject to ratification by parliaments of both sides.


Brussels, 29 June 2019, dtt-net.com – The European Union and Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) yesterday reached a political agreement for a new trade arrangements aimed at phasing out gradually custom duties of some 4 Euro billion for European exports in cars and parts, machinery, chemical and pharmaceutical products,  while Mercosur exporters are foreseen to reach the EU market almost tariff-free.


Brussels, 27 June 2019, dtt-net.com – The European Union today decided to prolong economic sanctions on Russia until January 2020, imposed five years ago because of Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimean peninsula.


Berlin, 08 May 2019, dtt-net.com – The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday cancelled his trip to Germany, where he was supposed to discuss with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Affairs Minister Heiko Maas many international topics including the situation in the Western Balkans region, the Kosovo-Serbia tense relations especially.


Brussels, 25 December 2018, dtt-net.com – Finns, French and German citizens are the most against enlargement of the EU, 64, 62 and 61 percent respectively, while in EU28 the percentage of opposition goes down to 45 and support to 43 percent, according to a new survey conducted by Eurobarometer done for the European Commission (EC).