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EU to adopt Russia sanctions as Crimea crisis deepens

March 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BRUSSELS — The European Union will raise the stakes in a confrontation with Russia over Ukraine on Monday by slapping sanctions on Russian officials, a day after voters in Ukraine’s Crimea region opted to join Russia in a referendum the EU condemned…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GUEBERT: Euro ag spending flew high in ’70s, ’80s, ’90s

June 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

When I hopped on the ag journalism jet in 1981, the European Union (known then as the European Economic Union) forecast it would spend a fabulous sum $5 billion or so on its farm support program, the Common Agricultural Policy. Continue Reading

European Union slaps sanctions on wife, relative of Syria’s Assad

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

EU foreign ministers have slapped sanctions on the wife and other close relatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad, freezing their assets and banning them from traveling to the EU in a continuing attempt to stop the violent crackdown on opposition, officials said today. Continue Reading

Eurozone releases funds for Greek debt relief

March 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The finance ministers of the eurozone say Greece can receive a first batch of bailout money of up to 35.5 billion ($46.9 billion) to fund a massive debt relief deal with private investors. Continue Reading

Spain says it will miss 2012 deficit target

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The announcement came as the government reported more grim economic news: a big rise in claims for jobless benefits last month and a new forecast that Spanish economic output will fall 1.7 percent this year, worse than the 1 percent forecast recently by the EU and the 1.5 percent predicted just weeks ago the Bank of Spain. Continue Reading

Google’s new privacy policy may violate EU rules

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Google’s new privacy policy appears to violate the European Union’s data protection rules, France’s regulator said today, just two days before the new guidelines are set to come into force. Continue Reading

European Union committee voting whether to label Canada’s oilsands crude ‘dirty oil’

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A European Union committee is set to vote today on controversial new fuel quality guidelines that have prompted criticism and concern from supporters of Canada’s oilsands. Continue Reading

European Union committee voting whether to label Canada’s oilsands crude ‘dirty oil’

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A European Union committee is set to vote today on controversial new fuel quality guidelines that have prompted criticism and concern from supporters of Canada’s oilsands. Continue Reading

Global banking clearinghouse prepares to evict Iranian banks

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It would be an unprecedented and potentially devastating blow to Tehran as the West ramps up a campaign to stop its nuclear program.
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Protests, violence, austerity demands put Greece in precarious spot

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Greece’s future in the euro grew increasingly precarious today as violence erupted on the streets of Athens and politicians resigned from the government after European leaders demanded that they deliver even deeper austerity. Continue Reading