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Lithuanian president prepares for 2nd round of EU budget talks

Saturday, February 22, 2020 05:16:00 AM

VILNIUS - Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is preparing for a second round of tense talks on the European Union's 2021-2027 budget in Brussels on Friday amid continuing disagreement about how to compensate for Britain's departure. EU leaders began their talks on Thursday evening and held....
Estonian minister attends meeting of council of EU education ministers in Brussels

Saturday, February 22, 2020 05:16:00 AM

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps on Thursday participated in a meeting of the education ministers of the European Union and met with Estonian translators and teachers in Brussels. She also discussed the topics of modernization of skills with the European Commissioner....
EU dilemma: Returning migrants to unsafe places

Saturday, February 22, 2020 05:16:00 AM

A new report claims that EU member states, in particular Italy, are violating the international law of the sea by returning, directly or indirectly, illegal migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea to countries that cannot be considered as places of safety.
Updated: Testy EU budget talks blocked, new summit in March likely

Saturday, February 22, 2020 05:16:00 AM

Major contributors to the European Union's budget blocked progress at an emergency summit on Friday, insisting they would not stump up more funds for the bloc's next long-term spending package, worth around one trillion euros ($1.1 trillion). The so-called “Frugal Four” of Austria, Denmark, the....
1 trillion euros: EU leaders get into big fight over budget

Saturday, February 22, 2020 05:16:00 AM

European leaders, including Prime Minister Robert Abela, argued into the early hours of Friday about how to spend and share some 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) over the next seven years. Their first summit since Britain quit the EU last month has been bruising, long and so far inconclusive.
Black economy on the rise as 14pc get jobs done by nixers

Saturday, February 22, 2020 05:14:00 AM

Ireland's 'black' economy is growing, a new survey by the European Commission has reported. A Eurobarometer report on undeclared work found that 14pc of people surveyed in Ireland last year admitted paying for undeclared goods or services in the previous 12 months.
UNWTO places tourism in European Parliament 15 mins ago Travel & Tourism

Saturday, February 22, 2020 05:03:00 AM

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. Europe is the world’s most visited regions and home to international tourism leaders such as....
Aramco to win unconditional EU clearance for $69 bln SABIC deal

Saturday, February 22, 2020 04:19:00 AM

The world’s largest oil producer, Saudi Aramco, is set to gain unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $69 billion buy of a 70% stake in petrochemicals group Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), people familiar with the matter said to Reuters on Friday.
'Frugal Four' EU nations refuse to budge on budget

Saturday, February 22, 2020 03:33:00 AM

BRUSSELS: Major contributors to the European Union’s budget have blocked progress at an emergency summit, insisting they would not stump up more funds for the bloc’s next long-term spending package. It is worth around one trillion euros (£836 billion).
Aramco to win unconditional EU clearance for US$69 bil Sabic deal

Saturday, February 22, 2020 03:27:00 AM

BRUSSELS: World No 1 oil producer Saudi Aramco is set to gain unconditional EU antitrust approval for its US$69 billion buy of a 70% stake in petrochemicals group Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic), people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Aramco announced the deal to acquire the controlling....
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