In Focus (Archive)


European Activity

  • Scientific cooperation: the European Union and Israel reached an agreement

    December 02, 2013

    The EU and Israel have reached an agreement on their future scientific cooperation subject of litigation because of the dispute over the settlement.

    "Following discussions between  ...more

  • A thousand French soldiers in Central Africa

    December 02, 2013

    The Defense Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, announced that France will send 1,000 troops in Central Africa "for a brief period of about six months to reinforce the African force already  ...more

  • The Turkish parliament terminates its constitutional amendment

    November 27, 2013

    The Turkish parliamentary committee for the amendment of the constitution inherited from the Turkish military coup  in 1980 failed its mission, as promised the Islamist Prime Minister Recep  ...more

  • Commercial cold war

    November 27, 2013

    EU prepares to sign partnership agreements at the business summit in Vilnius with some Eastern European countries, which has angered Russia.

    Partnership agreements between the  ...more

  • Insults written on the door of the Great Mosque of Paris

    November 26, 2013

    The wall of the door of the Great Mosque of Paris was vandalized on the night of Monday to Tuesday with the inscription of "insulting to Muslims and Islam," announced its president,  ...more

  • Turkey and Greece Feud over Hagia Sophia

    November 25, 2013

    A war of words existed between Turkey and Greece over the possible conversion of Hagia Sophia one of Istanbul's most stunning landmarks, into a mosque. The feud over the 1,476-year-old  ...more

  • Failure of an attempt of thousands of immigrants to cross Spain

    November 25, 2013

    The forces of Spanish and Moroccan security foiled an attempt by about a thousand immigrants to enter the desert enclave of Melilla from Morocco, as announced the municipality of the city.


  • British fiscal tax on expatriates and wealthy foreigners

    November 25, 2013

    Thousands of Britons living outside their country are exposed to tax raids affecting wealthy foreigners who trade in real estate in Britain. It is expected that the Chancellor of the Exchequer  ...more

  • The European Union budget for 2014

    November 18, 2013

    The members of the European Union and the European Parliament states have reached an agreement on the 2014 budget. The budget provides $ 135.5 billion Euros next year to fight against youth  ...more

  • French football clubs to strike over government's 75% 'super tax' plan

    November 15, 2013

    French football clubs said Thursday they will push ahead with a historic strike after President Francois Hollande rejected their demands to be exempt from a 75 percent tax on high-earners.


  • French president banned from the Knesset in Israel

    November 15, 2013

    The French president’s upcoming visit to Israel has stirred a diplomatic firestorm which may put a strain on relations between Jerusalem and Paris. Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein is  ...more




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