european union presidency

India taps Poland for access to EU market

July 11th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India Monday urged Poland, the east European country which holds the rotating European Union presidency, to help resolve trade obstacles for Indian agricultural exports to ... Read more...

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European Union, Libya, end visa strife

March 28th, 2010 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Sirte/London, March 28 (DPA) The European Union and Libya have ended their visa strife as Libya late Saturday said it had lifted travel restrictions against EU citizens, according to media reports. The Libyan ... Read more...

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Spain to maintain dialogue with Cuba on human rights

March 3rd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), March 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister said here that Madrid will maintain its "dialogue strategy" with Cuba as a way of achieving freedom for its political prisoners and respect for ... Read more...

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World leaders commit to tackling climate change (Second Lead)

September 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (DPA) World leaders committed to reach a significant agreement for curbing climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the year, but promised few specifics during a ... Read more...

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IAEA members agree on call for nuclear free Mideast

September 18th, 2009 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 18 (DPA) Member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreed Thursday to call for a Middle East free of nuclear arms, with more countries supporting the resolution than ... Read more...

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Georgia still bears scars a year after war with Russia

July 30th, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
By Helen Maguire Tbilisi, July 30 (DPA) Since last summer's war with Russia over the country's breakaway provinces, Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili may have felt at times like a man under siege. The ... Read more...

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Sweden takes over European Union presidency

July 1st, 2009 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 1 (DPA) Sweden Wednesday took over the rotating presidency of the European Union for the second time since it joined the bloc in 1995. As part of events marking the launch ... Read more...

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Iran invited to regional security conference

March 6th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 6 (IANS) Iran is to be invited to join a South Asian regional security conference centred on Afghanistan, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Friday.Miliband said the ... Read more...

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EU ready to send humanitarian aid to Mumbai

November 28th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 27 (IANS) The European Union Thursday said it has rapidly initiated crisis coordination measures in the wake of the terror strike in Mumbai and is ready to send humanitarian aid ... Read more...

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European leaders to meet ahead of financial summit

October 25th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 25 (IANS) European leaders are set to gather in Brussels Nov 7 to try and agree to a consensus ahead of a global financial summit to address reforms to international ... Read more...

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Eurozone governments propose massive bank rescue

October 13th, 2008 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 13 (DPA) The leaders of the 15 eurozone countries Sunday proposed a wide-ranging rescue plan, which includes a measure for governments to guarantee interbank loans, to restore confidence in Europe's ... Read more...

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Medvedev says military operations in Georgia over

August 13th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow, Aug 13 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has declared an end to Russian military operations in Georgia, as Moscow officials called for Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to stand down. Georgia and ... Read more...

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Russia continues to bomb Georgia

August 11th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow/Tblisi, Aug 11 (DPA) Fighting continued overnight to Monday in Georgian capital Tblisi, despite attempts by western mediators to end the conflict between Georgia and Russia and calling for an immediate ... Read more...

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France threatens Doha talks amid food crisis

April 16th, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London/Luxembourg, April 16 (IANS) With only months to go before it takes over the European Union presidency, France has set itself on a potentially confrontational strategy to seek more ... Read more...

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