European Union threatens Poland with sanctions over court reform

First Vice-President of the European Union Commission Frans Timmermans talks to the media about the situation in Poland at the European Union Commission headquarter in Brussels on July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The EU warned Poland’s right-wing government Wednesday to suspend controversial court reforms or risk unprecedented sanctions, sharply escalating a standoff with Warsaw. […]

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Capital punishment ‘red line’ for European Union membership, Brussels tells Ankara

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (Photo by AFP) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Turkey against any return of the capital punishment in the Anatolian country, saying the measure is a “red line” in Ankara’s stalled bid for membership in the European Union. Juncker made the remarks on Sunday in an interview with the German […]

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Thousands of Belgian workers rally in Brussels to protest planned labor law reforms

Thousands of Belgian workers have staged a massive rally in Brussels to protest against the government’s planned reforms and labor laws, disrupting public transport and traffic.  Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere estimated that around 45,000 people had joined the rally in the Belgian capital on Thursday. However, unions said at least 70,000 workers […]

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Thousands stage massive rally in Brussels against US and Canada trade deals

Demonstrators gather outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, on September 20, 2016 to protest against huge transatlantic trade deals linking Europe with Canada and the United States. (Photo by AFP) More than 5,000 demonstrators have staged a mass protest outside the EU headquarters in Brussels against the controversial European Union deals with Washington and Canada. […]

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Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi heads to Belgium for nuclear talks

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has set off for Brussels to hold talks with Belgian and European Union officials on ways to improve nuclear cooperation. Heading a delegation, the AEOI chief left Tehran for Brussels, which also hosts […]

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini wants Brussels headquarters for military intervention

European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives for the informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Bratislava, Slovakia, on September 2, 2016. (AFP photo) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini proposes the formation of a headquarters in Brussels for European “battlegroups” that could have military intervention in crises. Mogherini told the Italian daily La Repubblica in an interview published […]

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