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South Korea mulls offer of Iranian oil tankers

South Korea mulls offer of Iranian oil tankers

Seoul is considering an offer by Tehran to send crude on Iranian tankers to South Korea, officials said Friday, as a way to circumvent EU sanctions and resume imports of oil from Iran. South Korea has been hit hard by […]


Change Defense Procurement Rules, EU Tells Slovenia

Change Defense Procurement Rules, EU Tells Slovenia

The European Commission has requested Slovenia to notify within the next two months the measures it is taking to implement EU rules for defence procurement (Directive 2009/81/EC). The Commission is concerned that Slovenia has failed to fulfill its commitments under […]


National Sovereignty: NATO and the EU’s Fatal Weakness

National Sovereignty: NATO and the EU’s Fatal Weakness

Today, it is no exaggeration to say that the fate of two of Europe’s — really the world’s — greatest collective organizations of nations hang by a proverbial thread. Having successfully ended the Gaddafi regime in Libya, but at the […]


Aviation industry warns of trade war over EU carbon tax

Aviation industry warns of trade war over EU carbon tax

World aviation bosses warned on Monday of a potential trade war over a carbon tax imposed by the European Union, which expressed readiness to compromise while insisting on its environmental agenda. In a conference on the eve of the Singapore […]


EU and US Government Defence Spending

EU and US Government Defence Spending

In 2010 the governments of the 26 EDA pMS spent a total of EUR194 billion on defence. The US spent the equivalent of EUR520 billion (or $689 billion). Between 2006 and 2008 the aggregated defence expenditure of the 26 EDA […]


EU Set To Widen Iran Sanctions

EU Set To Widen Iran Sanctions

The European Union is set to widen its sanctions against Iran when the club’s foreign ministers meet in Brussels on January 23. The 27 member states are expected to agree on an embargo against Iranian oil exports and might even […]


Turkey suspends political and military ties with France

Turkey suspends political and military ties with France

Turkey announced on Thursday the suspension of political and military cooperation with France after French lawmakers approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenian genocide. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Erdogan said Turkey will recall its ambassador from […]


France defence deal intact despite EU row, says Hague

France defence deal intact despite EU row, says Hague

Britain said on Sunday that a defence pact signed with France a year ago under which the two countries would would share aircraft carriers is still intact despite last week’s EU summit farrago. After British Prime Minister David Cameron on […]


Austerity endangers Europe’s military ambitions

Austerity endangers Europe’s military ambitions

Years of austerity are stifling Europe’s defence ambitions: anti-piracy warships are lacking off Somalia, riot police are stretched in Kosovo and not one EU military doctor can be found to go to Uganda. Drastic cuts in defence spending over the […]


 
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