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EU, Russia sign pacts to develop border regions


November 19th, 2009 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 19 (IANS) Officials of the European Union (EU) and Russia have signed a series of agreements here to boost socio-economic development in border regions. The European Commission, executive body of the ... Read more...

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India,EU ink n-pact, hope to clinch trade pact by 2010 (Roundup)


November 6th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) India and the 27-nation European Union Friday decided to wrap up a free trade area agreement within a year as the two sides inked a civil ... Read more...

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India, EU ink nuclear pact, to have trade treaty by 2010


November 6th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) India and the 27-nation European Union Friday signed a pact on an ambitious nuclear energy project and decided to conclude their long-delayed free trade treaty by ... Read more...

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Unesco fails again to elect new head


September 19th, 2009 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 19 (DPA) Unesco again failed to elect a successor to outgoing director-general Koichiro Matsuura Friday as controversial Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosny fell well short of receiving the necessary majority. According ... Read more...

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India, EU to hold 10th summit Nov 6


June 30th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Prague, June 30 (IANS) India and the 27-nation European Union (EU) are set to expand their strategic partnership by focusing on areas ranging from global financial crisis, UN reforms and trade ... Read more...

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2009 crucial for India to fight global challenges: EU


June 26th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 26 (IANS) The year 2009 "is a crucial year" for India and the European Union (EU) to find ways to address common challenges posed by climate change, energy and terrorism, ... Read more...

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EU Troika-India to meet in Prague


June 26th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 26 (IANS) An India-European Union (EU) Troika ministerial meeting will be held in the Czech capital of Prague Monday, a statement by the 27-nation grouping said here Friday. The meeting will ... Read more...

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India seeks global initiatives for energy security


June 18th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 18 (IANS) India supports global initiatives that strengthen mutual energy security by promoting "an open, competitive and globally integrated market", Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Jitin Prasada ... Read more...

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EU offers over $138 mn in aid to Pakistan


June 17th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 17 (DPA) The European Union (EU) is to give Pakistan over 100 million euros ($138 million) in aid, more than half of it for victims of the recent fighting ... Read more...

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EU foreign ministers call on Tehran to clarify result


June 15th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, June 15 (DPA) European Union (EU) diplomats Monday called for an investigation into allegations of fraud in Iran's presidential election, but stressed that they wanted better relations with the Islamic Republic. "First ... Read more...

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EU calls for inquiry into Sri Lankan abuse allegations


May 18th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 18 (DPA) European Union (EU) foreign ministers Monday called for an independent inquiry into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka, amid deep concern about the plight of civilians. "The EU ... Read more...

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EU split over upgraded Israel relationship


April 27th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, April 27 (DPA) The European Union (EU) faced an embarrassing split Monday over the question of whether or not to upgrade the bloc's relationship with Israel, as officials from the bloc's ... Read more...

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Pakistan key focus under EC’s new plan on terror and nuclear proliferation


April 18th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.18 (ANI): Concerned by the increasing extremist activists and their expanding writ in the area, the European Commission (EC) has adopted a new three-year programme to fight terrorism, trafficking and proliferation ... Read more...

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EU’s new anti-terror programme to focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan


April 18th, 2009 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 17 (IANS) The European Commission Friday announced a new three-year programme to fight terrorism, drug trafficking and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in Southeast Asia and Africa. Pakistan, Afghanistan ... Read more...

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China, EU seek to deepen cooperation


March 31st, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (DPA) China and the European Union plan to patch up recent turbulence over Tibet and deepen their cooperation this year to tackle global problems, a top EU diplomat said ... Read more...

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EU increases financial assistance to Pakistan


March 25th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 25 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has increased financial assistance to Pakistan, an EU official said here. When asked to comment on US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke's ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka situation risky and dangerous: EU official


March 17th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 17 (IANS) The situation in Sri Lanka was "very risky and dangerous", a senior EU official has said. "Approximately 170,000 people - it seems civilian people - are trapped in ... Read more...

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European Union expresses concern over Paks political chaos


March 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Mar.14 (ANI): The continuous spate of political confrontation in Pakistan has further attracted the attention of the international community, with the European Union (EU) now expressing serious concerns over the ... Read more...

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Hillary brings US charm to EU headquarters


March 6th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton brought her country's diplomatic charm to the European Union's (EU) headquarters Friday as she met with "young Europeans" and the bloc's ... Read more...

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Israeli troops leave Gaza ahead of Obama inauguration


January 20th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan.20 (ANI): Israel will have all of its troops out of the Gaza Strip by the time Barack Obam gets himself inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. According ... Read more...

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EU asks Pakistan to cooperate in Mumbai attack investigation


December 9th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) foreign ministers have called on Pakistan to fully cooperate with the Indian investigation into the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and hoped that the two ... Read more...

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EU increases aid to Pakistan


December 8th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 8 (DPA) The European Union (EU) is increasing its aid to Pakistan to 50 million euros ($63 million) over the next three years, the bloc's external affairs commissioner, Benita Ferrero- ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to seek global help for quake victims


October 29th, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (DPA) Pakistan said Wednesday it does not intend to seek international help following the deadly earthquake that hit the country's southwest Balochistan province, killing 160 people and leaving thousands ... Read more...

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EU welcomes reopening of Kashmir trade route


October 23rd, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 22 (IANS) EU Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner Wednesday welcomed the opening of the trade route across the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Jammu and Kashmir and said ... Read more...

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Russia, Georgia begin first direct talks since August


October 15th, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 15 (DPA) Russia and Georgia began the first direct talks since their five-day war in August at a United Nations meeting in Geneva Wednesday to discuss the situation in Georgia.The ... Read more...

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EU leaders hail relations with India


September 28th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 28 (IANS) The ninth European Union-India summit in Marseille, France, Monday to be attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will mark an important stage for the future of relations between ... Read more...

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India should bring Orissa violence perpetrators to book: EU


September 28th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 28 (IANS)Even as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in France for the EU-India summit, the European Union has expressed concern over the violence against Christians in Orissa and ... Read more...

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EU concerned over humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka


September 26th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 26 (IANS) European Union Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner has voiced concern over the humanitarian situation and human rights violations in Sri Lanka."I am concerned about the humanitarian ... Read more...

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EU, NATO condemn Algeria suicide bombing


August 20th, 2008 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 19 (DPA) NATO and the European Union (EU) strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide bomb attack against a police academy in Algeria that left at least 43 people dead.In a statement, NATO ... Read more...

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EU condoles Naina Devi temple stampede deaths


August 4th, 2008 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 4 (IANS) Benita-Ferrero Waldner, European Union commissioner for external relations, Monday condoled the deaths in the stampede at the hill shrine of Naina Devi in Himachal Pradesh, EuAsiaNews reported. "It ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Israel-Hezbollah prisoner exchange


July 16th, 2008 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, July 16 (DPA) Wednesday's prisoner exchange between Israel and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement was "first and foremost a positive step taken by both sides," which contributed towards regional stability, European Union ... Read more...

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EU Commissioner condemns terror attack on Indian embassy


July 7th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) European Commissioner for external relations Benita Ferrero Waldner Monday "strongly" condemned the attack on the Indian embassy in Afghanistan that left at least 44 killed and scores injured. ... Read more...

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EU delighted with FARC hostage operation


July 3rd, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, July 3 (DPA) The European Union's (EU) top officials reacted with delight at the Colombian military operation which Wednesday ended in the release of 15 hostages, including former presidential candidate Ingrid ... Read more...

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EU wants clear energy regulations with Russia


June 27th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
DPA Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia), June 26 (DPA) EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana called for clear energy regulations with Russia ahead of a key summit expected to jump-start talks on a long-delayed partnership pact, ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Israel-Hamas ceasefire


June 18th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, June 18 (DPA) The European Commission Wednesday welcomed the announcement of a truce between Israel and Hamas, the radical Islamic movement that rules the Palestinian Gaza Strip. "I welcome the news ... Read more...

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