In Focus (Archive)


European Activity

  • Divisions within the British Labour Party on the U.S. intelligence spying scandal

    October 29, 2013

    The energy minister in the British shadow government "Caroline Flint" condemned the CIA involvement in phone spying of more than 200 world leaders, including the leaders of 35  ...more

  • Greek parliament lifts immunity of six Golden Dawn lawmakers

    October 25, 2013

    The Greek Parliament voted to lift the immunity of 3 Golden Dawn MP’s, paving the way for a deeper investigation into accusations that the movement's members were involved in criminal  ...more

  • New powers to the ECB

    October 25, 2013

    Finance Ministers of the European Union have agreed to give the European Central Bank wide powers of surveillance in the euro zone, but Germany has maintained its position on how to deal with  ...more

  • Europe seeks a trade agreement with Russia

    October 25, 2013

    The European Union has asked the World Trade Organization to settle a dispute with Russia concerning the tax on car imports which the federation considered discriminatory.

    The European  ...more

  • Italian military patrols to stop "death boats"

    October 24, 2013

    Italy has decided to step up military patrols in the southern Mediterranean in order to prevent the recurrence of incidents of sinking vessels which victims were hundreds of African migrants  ...more

  • Turkey’s accession to EU is still far to achieve

    October 24, 2013

    The European Commission has published a report on the policy of expansion, and praised Turkey for its commitment to democratic reform, but strongly criticized the excessive use of force to  ...more

  • Protests in Romania against shale gas

    October 24, 2013

    Thousands of Romanians protested on Saturday against plans by U.S. energy group Chevron to explore for shale gas. The protesters demanded their government to withdraw the privileges of the  ...more

  • The world has become richer; Switzerland is at the top

    October 21, 2013

    Switzerland is at the top of the richest countries in the world, while the United States is ranked  5.
    According to a report by Swiss Credit Bank, North America is the richest region  ...more

  • European calls to take care of Syrian refugees

    October 18, 2013

    The head of the European Liberal parliamentary bloc has accused European countries not to take care of Syrian refugees; Guy Verhofstadt urged EU countries and the European Commission to organize  ...more

  • Dutch sorry on Russia diplomat case

    October 18, 2013

    The Netherlands has apologized to Russia for having arrested at his home and detained for several hours over the weekend a Russian diplomat in The Hague, announced Wednesday the Ministry of  ...more

  • London and Teheran to reopen their embassies

    October 18, 2013

    Britain and Iran are engaged in a process of normalization which could lead to the reopening of their respective embassies in Tehran and London, said the Foreign Secretary, William Hague.





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