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EU Reaffirms Commitment to Policy of Non-Recognition of Crimean Referendum

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The European Union reaffirmed its commitment to the policy of non-recognition of the results of the referendum in Crimea, after which the peninsula rejoined Russia, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Sunday, amid the fifth anniversary of the peninsula’s reunification with Russia.

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Good Luck Dear Friends! Europeans React to No-Deal, Extension Votes in London

Following the defeat of the UK government over its Brexit deal on Tuesday and ahead of the decision on a no-deal exit on Wednesday, the EU27 hold a unanimous view, according to the Austrian Chancellor.

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US VP Pence Demands EU Recognize Guaido as Venezuela President

Venezuelan congressional chief and self-appointed interim president, Juan Guaido, must be acknowledged as such by the European Union, according to the US vice president.

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EU states fold like cheap tents to US demands on Venezuela, Italy one of few to stay independent

As the former British prime minister Harold Macmillan would have put it, “It’s not one damned thing, it’s one damned thing after another.” For the European Union, Italy has become that turbulent priest of whom they wish they could be rid, the fly in the ointment, the spanner in the works of neo-liberalism and war.

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EU states’ recognition of Guaido is ‘direct interference’ in Venezuela’s affairs – Kremlin

Moscow slammed EU states for trying to legitimize “an attempt to usurp power” in Venezuela after a number of key European countries recognized opposition figure Juan Guaido as interim president.

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Chorus of EU states, incl UK, Spain, Austria recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s interim leader

The UK, France, and Spain among a number of countries, have announced their recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president after Caracas did not cave into an ultimatum calling for snap elections with eight days.

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Austria Supports Western Balkan States’ EU Aspirations – Chancellor

VIENNA (Sputnik) – Austria supports Macedonia as well as other Western Balkan countries on their path toward EU membership, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday, following talks with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Vienna.

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Trump ‘Inclined’ to Slap EU With Fresh Tariffs to Get Brussels to Talk – Senator

Despite opposing the tariffs, the senator said they could prove to be an “effective tool” in pushing the US’ international trade partners to sit down for bilateral trade negotiations.

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US downgraded EU ambassador’s diplomatic status, ‘forgot’ to tell Brussels – report

The Trump administration quietly downgraded the diplomatic status of the European Union’s mission to the US late last year, without informing the diplomats themselves, a German report has revealed. The European Union’s delegation to the US, which had previously enjoyed nation-state ambassador status, was reduced to “international organization” sometime in late October or early November […]

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Either the EU ditches neoliberalism or its people will ditch the EU

We live in a world fashioned by Washington, and as 2019 approaches the dire consequences remain woefully evident. In 1948 US State Department mandarin George Kennan – the man credited with devising the policy of containment vis-à-vis the Soviet Union at the end of WWII, – laid bare the focus of US foreign policy in […]

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Russia says it’s business as usual, EU sanctions extension changes nothing

The European Union’s economic sanctions against Russia will be extended for another six months, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. The measures targeting Russia’s economy were due to expire next month. “The EU unanimously prolongs economic sanctions against Russia given zero progress in implementation of Minsk agreements,” Tusk said on Twitter.

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Farewell to Greenbacks? EU Challenges Dollar Dominance With ‘Stronger’ Euro

The European Commission has presented a set of measures to boost the euro as a global reserve currency to challenge the dollar in international transactions, including those in the energy sector. A number of states have taken the course of de-dollarisation in a bid to decrease dependence on the greenback and its clout on the […]

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China Poised to Boost Ties With EU Amid Beijing-Washington Trade War

The current trade row between Washington and Beijing escalated in July, when the US announced 25 percent duties on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, to which Beijing responded by imposing restrictions on the same amount of US imports.

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US Will Defeat EU Army

The testy slap-down by US President Donald Trump to the idea of a European army was telling. Any notion of the Europeans stepping away from American “protection” would be anathema to Washington. That’s because American power is not about “protecting” Europe. That’s just the vainglorious, propaganda mythology.

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Euro is Too Weak For German Economy, Too Strong For Most Others in Euro – MP

German conservative Friedrich Merz said Thursday that Brexit would have a major impact on continental Europe’s economy. He added that Brexit was the biggest threat the EU could be facing at the moment but didn’t hope to see another referendum in the UK.

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