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In Greece Privatization Schemes, Who Benefits?
In Greece Privatization Schemes, Who Benefits? By
According to the Center of Planning and Economic Research, the Greek economy has grown in the second quarter of this year — the first indication of economic expansion for the country in five years. With a consensus that includes...
EU Summit Fails To Pick Top Leaders
EU Summit Fails To Pick Top Leaders By
LISBON, Portugal — There’s some irony that a European Union summit derailed largely by divisions over how to handle Russia ended up clearing the way for what are likely to be the EU’s hardest-hitting sanctions on Moscow. Disputes among the 28 EU presidents...
Contentious Start For UN Process Toward Business And Human Rights Treaty
Contentious Start For UN Process Toward Business And Human Rights Treaty By
WASHINGTON — In a landmark decision at the end of June, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to allow negotiations to begin toward a binding international treaty around transnational companies and their human rights obligations. The move marked a key success...
Official: US Fueling Crisis In Ukraine
Official: US Fueling Crisis In Ukraine By
The ongoing and violent crisis in Ukraine is being largely fueled by the United States, a top Russian diplomat charged on Saturday. According to Russian foreign minister Sergei, peace within the warring country would be more likely if negotiations were left to Russia and...
Ukraine To Sign EU Deal That Sparked Revolution
Ukraine To Sign EU Deal That Sparked Revolution By
KIEV, Ukraine  — On Friday, Ukraine will sign a sweeping economic and trade agreement with the European Union, a 1,200-page telephone book of a document crammed with rules on everything from turkeys to tulips, cheese to machinery. Yet the agreement is far more than...
Did EU Ministers OK ‘Poisoned Chalice’ That Will Open Floodgates To GMO Crops?
Did EU Ministers OK ‘Poisoned Chalice’ That Will Open Floodgates To GMO Crops? By
In a decision denounced by green groups, European Union environment ministers on Thursday approved a proposal to give individual member states the authority to ban genetically modified crops that have received EU Commission approval. But, as Bloomberg noted, “The...
European Court Scraps EU Data Collection Law
European Court Scraps EU Data Collection Law By
BRUSSELS — The Court of Justice of the European Union concluded last month that the EU law forcing telecommunication companies to retain customer data for up to two years is illegal. In a press release issued after the ruling in April, the European judges said the...
EU Names 15 New Targets For Sanctions
EU Names 15 New Targets For Sanctions By
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday released the names of 15 new people it is targeting for sanctions because of their roles in the Ukraine crisis. The list includes Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian General Staff and first deputy defense minister,...
Violent Gun Battle Shatters Short-Lived Truce In Ukraine
Violent Gun Battle Shatters Short-Lived Truce In Ukraine By
A brokered Easter weekend truce in Ukraine that followed on an international agreement designed to reduce tensions last week was shattered early Sunday morning when a gun battle in the eastern part of the country resulted in the death of several people. Early details vary...
France Moves To Ban GMO Corn Cultivation, Harvesting
France Moves To Ban GMO Corn Cultivation, Harvesting By
France took a major step toward banning the cultivation and harvesting of genetically-modified corn within its borders on Tuesday. New legislation passed by France’s lower house, the National Assembly, would ban all strains of genetically-modified corn and maize approved...