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Turkey to ask for NATO support on border with Syria

Turkey to ask for NATO support on border with Syria

NATO said Monday it would urgently consider a request from Ankara to deploy Patriot missiles along Turkey’s troubled border with Syria as the EU announced its recognition of the new Syrian opposition coalition. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the […]


EU Requests to Impose Countermeasures Against the US

EU Requests to Impose Countermeasures Against the US

The European Union today asked the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body to allow the imposition of countermeasures against the United States in the “Boeing case”. This follows the EU’s assessment that the United States had not lived up […]


EU should step up joint defence drive, France says

EU should step up joint defence drive, France says

The European Union should step up its drive to forge a joint defence policy for the 27-nation bloc, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday. Speaking alongside his Polish opposite number Tomasz Siemoniak, Le Drian said a coordinated […]


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 […]


 
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