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EU to seek more Turkish help in Islamic State fight

EU to seek more Turkish help in Islamic State fight

Dec 07, – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides will travel to Turkey on Monday and Tuesday in one of the highest-profile EU visits in years. The European Union will press Turkey to cooperate more closely in the fight against Islamic State and urge it […]

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EU environment ministers call for action on climate

EU environment ministers call for action on climate

Oct 29, – In a 40-page document released in Brussels, they also called on the 28-nation bloc to reform the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) and said environmental action need not clash with efforts to limit energy prices. Thirteen European environment ministers urged the European Union on Monday to adopt ambitious energy and climate goals […]

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Amid disunity, EU announces Lifting of Syrian arms embargo

Amid disunity, EU announces Lifting of Syrian arms embargo

May 28, AP – The deal announced after several hours of wrangling between the EU’s foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels late on Monday will see the 27-member bloc’s embargo on arming Syrian rebels expire at the end of this month. At the same time though, they agreed to maintain a package of sanctions […]

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Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

May 28, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The fighting raged as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to try to bridge divisions over easing an arms embargo, a step that would allow weapons shipments to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syrian troops gained ground Monday in a nine-day offensive against a key rebel-held town, […]

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Half of EU citizens are overweight Rising, obesity rings alarm bells in Brussels

Half of EU citizens are overweight Rising, obesity rings alarm bells in Brussels

May 18, AP – For decades, EU member states have seen obesity levels rise. The UN and World Health Organization (WHO) are now sounding the alarm. Obesity, their recent report says, is becoming an epidemic. Half of EU citizens are overweight. Among these people, serious obesity is on the rise. It’s a heavy and expensive […]

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