The European countries have not agreed on sanctions against Belarus because one member state is obstructing. Minister Blok of Foreign Affairs was ‘very disappointed’at the end of the talks.
The French plan to introduce new environmental taxes will not make the aviation sector emission-free. In addition, its introduction will result in the loss of another 150 000 jobs in a sector that is already under considerable pressure. That is what the International Aviation Organisation IATA says in a response.
The European Union and the United Kingdom will meet on Thursday for urgent consultations on the controversial British Brexit act that would jeopardise the hard-won agreements on Northern Ireland. EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič is travelling to London to ask for clarification from British Brexit minister Michael Gove.
The planned sanctions by the European Union against the regime of the Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko “cannot yet be imposed”. The German DPA news agency reports that EU member state is bothered is Cyprus. That country makes it a condition that the EU also takes new sanctions against Turkey.
A continuing conflict between Turkey and Greece on the division of territorial waters in the Mediterranean is taking on threatening proportions.
The Irish Commissioner for trade is stepping down because of the violation of the rules of Coronation. Phil Hogan was under fire after attending a dinner on the west coast of Ireland last week with over 80 senior Irish officials. That dinner was organized a day after the tightening up of the coronation measures in Ireland.
The Irish Commissioner for trade, Phil Hogan, is under attack in his own country, and in Brussels too people are frowning. Hogan was at a dinner on the west coast of Ireland last week. He was there with over 80 leading politicians. Piquant detail: it was a day after the already strict corona measures in Ireland had been further tightened due to the increasing number of outbreaks.
The European Union is threatening to extend the tariffs to 25.3% on stainless steel from China and Taiwan. This is after European producers have asked for longer protection against the dumping of steel on the European market. Current arrangements expire on 28 August.