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EU, China Strike ‘In Principle’ Trade Agreement Amid Backlash From Incoming Biden Gov’t, Reports Say

Seven years of negotiations have concluded just days after Brussels and London agreed on a post-Brexit trade deal and ahead of tensions with the incoming Biden administration, according to reports. China and the European Union announced a long-awaited investment deal confirmed by Chinese president Xi Jinping and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, media […]

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US ‘Must Realise’ It Cannot Stop Nord Stream 2 Construction, Oxford Analyst Says

Multi-billion-euro gas pipeline project Nord Stream 2 was put on pause last year after the United States imposed sanctions against firms involved in its construction. The project’s operator said on Saturday that it was planning to resume “the pipe-laying work” this year. American sanctions will not stop the Nord Stream 2 project from being completed, […]

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EU Drug Agency Confirms Talks With Producer of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine are Ongoing

A representative of the European Commission said the day before that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is in talks with the manufacturer of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus. The European Medicines Agency on Thursday confirmed to Sputnik that it’s holding talks with the producer of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. “We have indeed been […]

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‘Like mafia’: US tramples over European sovereignty in bid to stop Nord Stream 2, EU must FIGHT BACK – German MP to RT

Washington’s desperate attempts to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany resemble mafia methods, senior German parliament member, Klaus Ernst, told RT, calling on the EU to fight back. “Their actions resemble those of a mafia,” Ernst told RT Deutsch on Wednesday, speaking about the renewed threats of […]

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EU Parliament Votes Against Referring to Julian Assange in Final Draft of Fundamental Rights Report

Any mention of the prosecution of Julian Assange has been removed from the EU’s latest report on fundamental rights, despite the best efforts of MEPs such as Ireland’s Clare Daly. The European Parliament passed the final version of the fundamental rights report for 2018 – 2019 on 25 November, excluding any mention of imprisoned publisher […]

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EU Parliament Faces Calls to Back Assange Amendment to Fundamental Rights Report

There is a battle in the halls of the European parliament to ensure that the latest report on fundamental rights references the US prosecution and attempted extradition of WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange. The EU’s parliament will be voting on its latest report on fundamental rights, which also encompasses media freedom. The report on […]

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Streamlining sanctions against ‘rogue’ EU nations, European Commission bullies them into surrendering their sovereignty for money

Having suffered humiliation from the UK, Poland and Hungary, the EU is scrapping its own voting rules in favour of measures to strip funding from member states that choose to follow their own path, not the one decreed by Brussels. In the mother of all ironies, as the clock ticks down to Brexit, it’s not […]

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Russian FM Lavrov Says Moscow May Stop Dialogue With EU if Bloc Doesn’t Respect Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the European Union had adopted the US style of threatening and punishing states with sanctions. “People who are responsible for the Western foreign policy and do not understand the need for mutually respectful dialogue, we probably have to suspend dialogue with them for a while. Especially […]

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Pressure on Nord Stream 2 Increased Before Navalny Case, German Lawmaker Claims

In mid-September, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Berlin does not rule out freezing the Nord Stream 2 project over the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Olga Petersen, a member of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, told the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda that the increasing pressure on the Nord Stream […]

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Covid-19 makes reform of the EU’s approach towards its southern neighbours more urgent than ever

The EU has a stated goal of promoting prosperity and stability in the Middle East and North Africa. However, its efforts to secure Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with its southern neighbours have so far had limited success. Luigi Scazzieri writes that with Covid-19 likely to generate a significant economic fallout in the region, it is […]

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‘We are a sovereign country’: PM Babis tells Pompeo Czechs will decide for themselves what to do with their nuclear plant & Huawei

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s push to limit his country’s contacts with Russian and Chinese firms and grant a nuclear power plant construction contract to an American firm. Russia and China pose a threat to Czech energy independence, Pompeo said during his visit to Prague on Wednesday. […]

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Hey, where’d you get those supplies from? Polish NATO delegation forgets to mention Covid-19 gear shipment came from China

With the world struggling to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, Poland’s delegation to NATO has been eager to promote cross-border aid and international solidarity on its Twitter account – with one major exception. The Poland In Nato account has posted a slew of tweets in recent days and weeks, highlighting shipments of medical supplies around […]

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Poland Says Its Airspace Open for Russian Planes Carrying Aid to Italy

As of Monday, Russia had sent fourteen Il-76 military aircraft to Italy to assist in the fight against the coronavirus. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, Russian military experts will engage in disinfection and COVID-19 prevention after coordinating their operations with Italian authorities. Poland’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs has confirmed via Twitter that Warsaw […]

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Watch: Italians Praise Russia, Deride EU After Vladimir Putin Sends in Coronavirus Aid 🎞️

While the European Union has failed to provide coordinated assistance to Italy in time to prevent the virus, Russia has filled in and dispatched military health workers, virologists and equipment to help the country handle the pandemic. A video went viral of an Italian man replacing a European Union flag with a Russian one, in […]

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EU spin in the time of coronavirus

While the world is combatting COVID-19, a real pandemic, it seems the European Union is worried about a fake virus – the omnipotent, omnipresent, all-encompassing “Russian disinformation.” News of a brand-new EU report, still-secret yet seamlessly leaked to the likes of Reuters and the Daily Mail, made over a hundred headlines throughout Europe in the last […]

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