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Markets continue to hammer Spanish debt


July 24th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 24 (IANS/EFE) The yield on Spanish 10-year bonds rose Monday to a prohibitive 7.49 percent amid fears that nothing short of massive intervention by the European Central Bank ... Read more...

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No Euro 2012 boycott, says Polish PM


May 25th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 25 (IANS) There will be no boycott of the Euro 2012 football championship in Ukraine and Poland, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said after talks with European Union ... Read more...

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India, EU to clinch FTA soon, to combat terror (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India and the 27-nation European Union (EU) Friday agreed to intensify talks to conclude a broad-based trade and investment accord soon and signed ... Read more...

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India, EU decide to step up trade deal talks, sign research pact


February 10th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India and the 27-nation European Union Friday signed two key pacts, including a joint declaration on research and innovation, and agreed to step up ... Read more...

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India-EU trade deal talks ‘critically poised’


February 6th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Describing the 27-nation European Union as "a key strategic partner," India Monday indicated that negotiations for a crucial free trade area agreement are "critically ... Read more...

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Iran, trade deal high on India-EU summit agenda


February 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) With the European Union (EU) imposing fresh sanctions on Iran, the country's oil supply issue will loom large when India hosts its summit with ... Read more...

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Russian president rejects EU criticism of Duma elections


December 16th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium), Dec 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Thursday said a European Parliament resolution calling for new State Duma elections "means nothing"."I have nothing to say on this ... Read more...

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‘Fiscal tightening should avoid spending cut in innovation’


December 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 6 (IANS) The European Commission chief has urged countries of the European Union (EU) to avoid cutting spending in innovation and education in spite of the tightening measures ... Read more...

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EU urges Greek government to fulfil commitments on debt crisis


November 11th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 10 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union (EU) Thursday urged the Greek unity government to fulfil the country's commitments to get itself out of the debt crisis."The agreement ... Read more...

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Greek referendum plan plunges financial markets into frenzy


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 2 (IANS) The planned Greek plebiscite on the bailout package reached at the eurozone summit and the associated austerity requirements have plunged financial markets into a frenzy, as ... Read more...

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EU proposes $68 bn infrastructure package


October 20th, 2011 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 20 (IANS) The European Commission Wednesday proposed a 50-billion-euro (about $68 billion) package on infrastructure, which will substantially improve the European Union's (EU) competitiveness and employment, according to ... Read more...

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Czech leader says more European integration ‘fatally wrong’


October 9th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greater integration is cause of the European Union's problems and is not the solution to the debt crisis, Czech President Vaclav Klaus has said.The statement ... Read more...

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Markets hammer Spanish bonds


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero decided to postpone his summer break after the risk premium on Spanish government bonds climbed to a record 400 basis ... Read more...

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EU concerned over announced permanent customs controls in Denmark


May 14th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Friday voiced its concern over the announced permanent customs controls in Denmark to strengthen intra-EU border control."I am concerned by the announcement of the ... Read more...

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India-EU close in on trade pact


December 10th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India and the European Union Friday said they were closing in on a key free trade agreement to be readied by early 2011. But some ... Read more...

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Kashmiris to protest during Manmohan visit


December 9th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Kashmiri groups will hold protests in Brussels during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to denounce human rights violations in the Kashmir Valley, media reports said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Trade and terror on agenda, PM leaves for Belgium and Germany (Lead)


December 9th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Counter-terrorism would figure prominently in discussions with leaders of the European Union, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday as he left on a two-nation tour ... Read more...

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India to deepen ties with EU and Germany, says PM


December 9th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India wants to deepen political and strategic cooperation with the European Union and bilateral relations with Germany, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday.In a statement before ... Read more...

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EU seeks free trade deal with India


December 8th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 8 (IANS) European Union (EU) President Herman Van Rompuy said the EU-India summit in Brussels Friday "will deliver great results for the mutual benefit of our people", as the ... Read more...

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Georgia sends peace proposals for Abkhazia and South Ossetia


December 8th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by BNO News
TBILISI, GEORGIA (BNO NEWS) -- Georgia on Tuesday announced that President Mikheil Saakashvili officially sent peace proposals for Abkhazia and South Ossetia to the international community."The Georgian president has recently sent official ... Read more...

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Stoning of Iranian woman ‘barbaric’: EU


September 8th, 2010 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said he was "appalled" to learn of the sentencing to death by stoning of a 43-year-old Iranian woman and called it "barbaric ... Read more...

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Crowds flock to first day of World Expo 2010


May 1st, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 1 (DPA) Crowds poured into the World Expo 2010 site in Shanghai Saturday as the six-month event opened to the public following a spectacular opening ceremony Friday night. Tens of thousands ... Read more...

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Volcanic ash further hampers European air traffic (Lead)


April 18th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Reykjavik/London/Warsaw, April 18 (DPA) A cloud of volcanic ash grounded a record number of flights in northern and central Europe Sunday, as repercussions continued around the world. The unprecedented four-day shutdown of ... Read more...

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European Union told to beef up New Delhi embassy


March 8th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 8 (IANS) Britain and Sweden have urged the European Union (EU) to build bigger embassies in New Delhi, saying such a move was needed for "shaping the ... Read more...

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Portuguese island storm toll rises to 40 (Lead)


February 21st, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Madeira Island (Portugal), Feb 21 (DPA) At least 40 people were killed in floods and mudslides following heavy storms on the Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira, authorities said Sunday. About 70 people were ... Read more...

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Pakistan-EU summit faces Zardari-Gilani protocol hurdle


February 18th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Feb.18 (ANI): An unexpected "protocol mismatch" could prevent the holding of the planned Pakistan-European Union summit in April.According to The Dawn, the hitch appears to be over suggestions by Islamabad ... Read more...

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‘Not enough progress’ on climate funding, warns EU’s Barroso


December 15th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 15 (DPA) Rich countries have not offered developing states enough help to clinch a deal on fighting global warming, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso warned Tuesday as he prepared ... Read more...

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EU, China sign agreements on environment, trade


November 30th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Nanjing (China), Nov 30 (DPA) Chinese and European Union leaders signed five agreements on trade and environmental technology on Monday as they held a summit focussing on global economic issues and climate ... Read more...

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Russia pledges 25 percent emissions cut by 2020


November 19th, 2009 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Nov 19 (RIA Novosti) Russia aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 25 percent below the 1990 level by 2020, President Dmitry Medvedev told an EU-Russia summit here Thursday. Speaking after ... 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 not ready for carbon emission targets: Prime Minister


November 6th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) With just a month to go before the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen, India Friday made it clear to the EU that it was ... Read more...

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India has no information from Pakistan over LeT plot: PM


November 6th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said he had received no information from Pakistan over a reported Lashkar-e-Taiba terror plot to attack India and called for collective ... Read more...

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Trade, terrorism, climate change and energy security to top India-EU agenda


November 6th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 6 (ANI): India and the European Union will sign civil nuclear cooperation agreement at their Summit today. The two sides are also expected to give a political push ... Read more...

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India, Sweden discuss climate change, energy


November 5th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Swedish counterpart Fredrik Reinfeldt held wide-ranging talks here Thursday to give a fresh impetus to their ties in the fields ... Read more...

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Poland’s Kaczynski ratifies Lisbon Treaty


October 10th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 10 (DPA) Polish President Lech Kaczynski ratified the Lisbon Treaty Saturday and left his Czech counterpart as the only European leader remaining to sign the document before it can take ... Read more...

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