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Sanctions: European Union significantly toughens its stance towards Russia - JD Supra (press release)

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:56pm

Sanctions: European Union significantly toughens its stance towards Russia
JD Supra (press release)
Concurrent with the conclusion of the NATO Summit meeting in Wales on 5 September 2014, the President of the Council of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy, announced that the EU would implement a number of new restrictive measures on Russia in ...

Harney Westwood & Riegels | Sanctions: European Union significantly toughens ... - Linex Legal (press release) (registration)

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:13pm

Harney Westwood & Riegels | Sanctions: European Union significantly toughens ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
Concurrent with the conclusion of the NATO Summit meeting in Wales on 5 September 2014, the President of the Council of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy, announced that the EU would implement a number of new restrictive measures on Russia in ...

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SWIFT criticizes European parliament for recommendations to cut Russia off the ... - ITAR-TASS

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:41pm

SWIFT criticizes European parliament for recommendations to cut Russia off the ...
ITAR-TASS
The European Parliament's recommendations to cut Russia off the SWIFT inter-bank financial system are violating the company's rules and are causing huge damage to its reputation, SWIFT said in its statement published on Thursday. According to the ...

18/09/2014EU Parliament wants Russia excluded from financial transfers system - Expatica France

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:12am

BBC News

18/09/2014EU Parliament wants Russia excluded from financial transfers system
Expatica France
The European Parliament on Thursday urged the EU to consider excluding Russia from the SWIFT system for global financial transactions as an additional punishment for its role in the Ukraine conflict. SWIFT immediately denounced the proposal as ...
European Parliament Calls For Excluding Russia From SWIFT SystemRIA Novosti
EU Parliament wants Russia excluded from financial transfers systemTHE BUSINESS TIMES (subscription)
European Parliament calls on EU to cut Russia off SWIFT bank message system ...ITAR-TASS
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Will Scotland join the euro? - European Council on Foreign Relations

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:59am

Reuters UK

Will Scotland join the euro?
European Council on Foreign Relations
The eurozone has not been particularly attractive to potential new members over the past few years. Since the onset of the euro crisis in 2010, only the small Baltic states have made progress towards accession, and all of them had begun the process ...
Relief rally as Scots reject independence but devo max remains a worryTelegraph.co.uk
UPDATE 1-RBS scraps plans to move south after Scots vote to stay in UKReuters
RBS scraps plans to move south after Scots vote noRTE.ie
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EU Parliament wants Russia excluded from financial transfers system - THE BUSINESS TIMES (subscription)

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:26am

BBC News

EU Parliament wants Russia excluded from financial transfers system
THE BUSINESS TIMES (subscription)
In a non-binding resolution, the European Parliament among other things called on the "EU to consider excluding Russia from... the Swift system." Such a measure would complement tough economic sanctions targeting major Russian banks, energy and ...
European Parliament calls on EU to cut Russia off SWIFT bank message system ...ITAR-TASS
18/09/2014EU Parliament wants Russia excluded from financial transfers systemExpatica France
Will Russia revise its cooperation with European Union?Pravda
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European Parliament's conditions for Russia can't be fulfilled — expert - ITAR-TASS

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:12am

European Parliament's conditions for Russia can't be fulfilled — expert
ITAR-TASS
A resolution passed by the European Parliament on the Ukraine crisis and the EU-Russia relations is a tough document, which can't be fulfilled, Chairman of the Presidium of Russia's Council for Foreign and Defense Policy Fyodor Lukyanov said on ...

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European Parliament Calls For Excluding Russia From SWIFT System - RIA Novosti

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:18am

EU News

European Parliament Calls For Excluding Russia From SWIFT System
RIA Novosti
MOSCOW, September 18 (RIA Novosti) – In a resolution adopted Thursday, the European Parliament called on the EU member states to consider excluding Russia from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) financial ...
European Parliament calls on EU to cut Russia off SWIFT bank message system ...ITAR-TASS
Will Russia revise its cooperation with European Union?Pravda
Full coverage of the first plenary session from Strasbourg since the summer ...BBC News
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Pound and bank shares rally ahead of Scottish referendum result - business live - The Guardian (blog)

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:46am

The Guardian (blog)

Pound and bank shares rally ahead of Scottish referendum result - business live
The Guardian (blog)
For the women who have become the emblem of austerity in the country that spurred the euro zone crisis, there is it seems no end in sight to a battle that marks its first anniversary today. ... “For the past year we have been on the streets, for the ...

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EU holds its breath as Scots go to polls - EurActiv

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:32am

EurActiv

EU holds its breath as Scots go to polls
EurActiv
EU enlargement is decided by unanimity and Rajoy has previously suggested that he might block Scotland's entry into the EU. Back in 2012, Commission President José Manuel Barroso wrote to a member of Britain's upper chamber of parliament, the House ...
Scottish Independence: Ex-EU commissioners voice fearsAberdeen Press and Journal
Scotland's independence could take EU into uncharted territoryMail & Guardian Online
independence 'could force scots out of EU'Herald.ie
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Spanish Prime Minister gives EU warning to Scots - Telegraph.co.uk

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:19am

Telegraph.co.uk

Spanish Prime Minister gives EU warning to Scots
Telegraph.co.uk
Inigo Mendez de Vigo, the Spanish European Affairs Minister, said this week an independent Scotland would be forced to wait at least five years to join the EU and would then have to sign up to the euro. All 28 existing member states, including those ...
Scotland's independence could take EU into uncharted territoryMail & Guardian Online
After independence day: The road ahead for an independent ScotlandEurActiv
independence 'could force scots out of EU'Herald.ie

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EU officials, already vexed by 'British question' must consider Scotland too - The Guardian

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:00pm

The Guardian

EU officials, already vexed by 'British question' must consider Scotland too
The Guardian
Already it is clear that the three big items sitting in the in-trays for the new commission, the new parliament and the new president of the European council include what is known in Brussels as "the British question" – whether the UK stays in the EU ...
MEPs could block Scotland's EU membership if it pushes for euro opt-outEurActiv
Insight - EU legal fog lets Scots bank on politics to keep them inReuters UK
As Scots Mull Independence, Spain's Catalonia EmboldenedBreitbart News
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Scotland warned rejoining European Union 'will take years' - Financial Times

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:29pm

EurActiv

Scotland warned rejoining European Union 'will take years'
Financial Times
The leader of the centre-left bloc in the European Parliament has poured scorn on Scottish independence advocates' claims that a separate country could quickly rejoin the EU, saying “it will take years” before clearing all the political hurdles. Italy ...
EU holds its breath as Scots go to pollsEurActiv
Scottish Independence: Ex-EU commissioners voice fearsAberdeen Press and Journal
Scotland referendum: 'Yes' side banks on quick EU dealCBC.ca
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Spanish warn independent Scotland would get euro not pound - Telegraph.co.uk

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:25am

Newsweek

Spanish warn independent Scotland would get euro not pound
Telegraph.co.uk
An independent Scotland would be forced to wait at least five years to join the EU and would then have to sign up to the euro, the Spanish government has warned in a major intervention 48 hours before the referendum that directly contradicts Alex ...
Spanish Minister Says Independent Scotland Unlikely to Join EU and Keep PoundNewsweek
Spain, Belgium May Block Scottish EU Bid Over Fears of Rewarding ...Breitbart News
Independent Scotland will risk its EU membership if it opts out of the euroCITY A.M.

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Ukraine and EU ratify landmark pact at heart of crisis - Channel News Asia

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:48am

Channel News Asia

Ukraine and EU ratify landmark pact at heart of crisis
Channel News Asia
Poroshenko said the adoption of the 1,200-page cooperation agreement with the European Union was Ukraine's first step towards membership of the 28-nation bloc. "Tell me, who will now dare to shut Ukraine's doors to Europe?" the pro-Western leader said.

EU calls for wider response to the Ebola epidemic - EurActiv

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:15am

EurActiv

EU calls for wider response to the Ebola epidemic
EurActiv
The European Union has intervened several times since the outbreak of the epidemic, and to date, has spent nearly €150 million in order to help the most affected countries, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. By 8 September ... At the meeting in ...
UN Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola responseReuters
Obama ramping up US response in Ebola outbreakLos Angeles Times
UN Security Council to act on EbolaiAfrica.com

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Ukraine parliament ratfies EU deal that sparked political crisis - Fox News

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:46am

BBC News

Ukraine parliament ratfies EU deal that sparked political crisis
Fox News
Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union Tuesday, hoping to end once and for all a controversy that sparked the country's political crisis. It was the refusal of former President Viktor ...
Ukraine crisis: Parliaments to ratify landmark EU pactBBC News
Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pactWNCN
Ukraine parliament ratifies pivotal EU pactUSA TODAY
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Ukraine crisis: Parliament set to ratify landmark EU deal - BBC News

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:50pm

BBC News

Ukraine crisis: Parliament set to ratify landmark EU deal
BBC News
Ukraine's lawmakers are set to ratify a landmark EU association agreement - in proceedings simultaneous with a session of the European Parliament. Both sides will start the procedure at 10:00 GMT, in what Ukraine's president said would be a "historic" day.
Putin, Security Council discuss fall-out from Ukraine-EU pact: RIAReuters
Sanctions Update: European Union imposes further measures in respect of ...JD Supra (press release)
Russia, West postpone key element of EU-Ukraine association agreementDeutsche Welle
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Full coverage of the first plenary session from Strasbourg since the summer ... - BBC News

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:30pm

Full coverage of the first plenary session from Strasbourg since the summer ...
BBC News
Commissioner Ciolos says the Commission's financial assistance has been targeted at 'seasonal produce' - which is why producers of citrus fruits like tangerines aren't eligible for support at the moment. A number of Croatian MEPs had complained that ...
MEPs set out timeline for commissioner approvalPublic Finance International
MEPs threaten budget suspension over transparencyEUobserver

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MEPs could block Scotland's EU membership if it pushes for euro opt-out - EurActiv

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:43am

EurActiv

MEPs could block Scotland's EU membership if it pushes for euro opt-out
EurActiv
EXCLUSIVE: Members of the European Parliament could block an independent Scotland's EU membership if it insists on keeping currency and border treaty opt-outs negotiated by the UK, sources in the two largest political groups in Brussels told EurActiv ...

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