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EU split over Schengen suspension extension

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:50:00 PM

News EU split over Schengen suspension extension. A Franco-German-led group of EU interior ministers discussing whether to extend border controls in the EU's Schengen zone said the bloc is not ready to lift them just yet. Eastern European countries had other ideas.
Bulgaria and Romania push to join EU's Schengen Area They style themselves as stable and safe countries at every opportunity, nevertheless, they have yet to be admitted to the Schengen Area. Romania and Bulgaria, it seems, will remain the European Union's

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:50:00 PM

Ahead of Germany's national election last September, Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out in support of all EU member states becoming part of the Schengen Area. Merkel also called European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's proposal to admit Bulgaria and Romania as soon as possible, a "reasonable approach.
EU warns Romania against planned judicial reforms

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:50:00 PM

News EU warns Romania against planned judicial reforms. The EU has urged Romania to "rethink" its controversial judicial reforms package, adding that it is monitoring the situation "with concern." Critics warn the new laws seek to weaken Romania's anti-corruption body.
Antarctic expedition finds abundance of marine life; Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:45:00 PM

. Actor Javier Bardem, speaks to several politicians about an EU-proposal to implement a sanctuary in the Antarctic Ocean at a parliamentarian breakfast in Berlin. Dr Maria Flachsbarth, State Secretary and Seppo Nurmi, Representative from the EU Commission DG-Mare, attended the function. Credit: © Lucas Wahl / Greenpeace.
Trump’s Tax Law Rankles European Finance Ministers

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:35:00 PM

The European Union voiced its concerns again over the impact of Donald Trump’s tax cuts but stopped short of threatening retaliation that could further inflame EU-U.S. tensions. Urged on by France, EU finance ministers discussed the U.S. tax reform in Brussels on Tuesday amid concern that the....
Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:32:00 PM

Iranian search teams found the wreckage on Tuesday of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier with 66 people on board, a spokesman said. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared in the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran.
As Trump takes aim at foreign metal, Canada argues for exemption

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:29:00 PM

TORONTO The biggest steel and aluminium exporter to the US is hopeful of being left out of a Trump administration crackdown on foreign shipments. The US Commerce Department didn’t recommend giving Canada a pass when it outlined possible tariffs and quotas on Friday, but it did single out its....
News Europe and Central Asia 20 February 2018 Turning Orbán’s hateful rhetoric into reality

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:28:00 PM

Today, parliament is due to debate a deeply disturbing Bill that attempts to turn these backward-looking sentiments into reality. If passed, the new law would penalise NGOs that work on migration, which means many of the critical NGOs in Hungary. The general message in the proposed legislation is simple: migration is a bad thing.
December 2017 compared with November 2017-Production in construction up by 0.1% in euro area -Up by 0.6% in EU28

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:19:00 PM

– Source: European Union. Headline: December 2017 compared with November 2017-Production in construction up by 0.1% in euro area -Up by 0.6% in EU28. European Commission – EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 February 2018 In December 2017 compared with November 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.
Working for clean air and energy efficiency in Poland

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:19:00 PM

– Source: European Investment Bank. Headline: Working for clean air and energy efficiency in Poland. How to promote and finance a more efficient energy sector in Poland using the instruments of the Investment Plan for Europe, or “Juncker Plan” – that was the theme of a conference organized in Warsaw....
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