A European Union arms embargo clamped on China in 1989 following the Tiananmen crackdown could be lifted in early 2011, Brussels sources told Thursday’s edition of France’s Le Figaro daily. The lifting of the embargo on all lethal weapons “could […]
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The European Union is seeking talks with the United States regarding a long-standing dispute over financial support for European aircraft maker Airbus and US firm Boeing, an EU trade official has said. The European Union says it is ready to […]
Beijing: China urged the European Union on Thursday to lift its arms embargo on the Asian nation to boost relations, after the bloc’s Spanish presidency said it was reconsidering the ban. “We demand the lifting of the arms embargo with […]
UNITED NATIONS: The European Union has decided to extend the mandate of its piracy mission off the coast of Somalia until the end of 2010, Sweden’s UN envoy has said. The European Union — through the naval Operation Atalanta — […]
Luxembourg: European Union foreign ministers on Tuesday lifted a four-year-old arms embargo on Uzbekistan, but issued a one-year deadline for progress on ending human rights abuses. According to conclusions issued following a meeting of member states in Luxembourg, the bloc […]
Brussels: EU defence ministers on Monday launched a 100-million-euro (135-million-dollar) project to counter the threat against biological weapons. The programme baptised “Bio-Edep” is an initiative of five EU nations — the Czech Republic, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. “Other […]