Publication: EUobserver

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[Ticker] Putin told Barroso he could 'take Kiev in two weeks'

TickerToday @ 18:58By EUOBSERVERItalian daily La Repubblica reports that when EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso spoke with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by phone on Friday, Putin told him: "I can take Kiev in two weeks if I want". Barroso's spokeswoman ... [Published EUobserver - 5 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Who is Tusk and what does he mean for the EU?

BRUSSELS - Quiet, pragmatic, tenacious - some compare Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister and newly-chosen EU Council chief, to German chancellor Angela Merkel. But unlike her, he has “given up” on Moscow, with Russia relations set to make or break ... [Published EUobserver - 5 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Who is Federica Mogherini?

BRUSSELS - An unlikely choice just less than two months ago, Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini was picked by EU leaders on Saturday (30 August) to become the bloc's next EU foreign chief.Mogherini, 41 and a foreign minister since February, was ... [Published EUobserver - 15 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

[Ticker] New EU foreign policy chief criticises Putin

TickerToday @ 18:48By EUOBSERVERThe EU's newly-nominated foreign policy chief, Italy's Mogherini, Monday criticised Russian leader Putin, saying he has "never respected the commitments" he made on Ukraine and that he is "acting against the interests of ... [Published EUobserver - 5 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

EU expert groups dominated by corporate interest, say NGOs

BRUSSELS - Pro-transparency groups and trade unions are urging the European Commission to scale back corporate influence on policy-making decisions.On Monday (1 September), four organisations said the commission’s so-called expert groups are dominated ... [Published EUobserver - 15 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

[Ticker] Berlin to accept Moscovici as economics commissioner: Report

TickerToday @ 12:27By EUOBSERVERBerlin is prepared to accept France's Pierre Moscovici becoming EU economics commissioner so long as a budget hardliner, such as Finland's Jyrki Katainen, is appointed vice-president of the commission, reports Der Spiegel. ... [Published EUobserver - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

[Ticker] German eurosceptic party enters state parliament after vote

TickerToday @ 11:37By EUOBSERVERGermany's eurosceptic AfD party has won its first seats in the state parliament of Saxony with around 9.6 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats won Saturday's ... [Published EUobserver - 12 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

[Ticker] Only one in four Norwegians support EU membership

TickerToday @ 09:18By EUOBSERVERA large majority (70.5%) of Norwegians are opposed to EU membership and only 17.8% are in favour, according to a new Sentio Research poll published Saturday by Klassekampen. Within the most EU-positive party, the conservative ... [Published EUobserver - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

[Opinion] Why America is recovering, but Europe is not - Part II

BRUSSELS - It is the differences in the way the United States and Europe tackled the global financial crisis that explain why the US economy is recovering, whereas the eurozone is in a lost decade.Why US crisis policies workedIn the United States, the ... [Published EUobserver - 15 hours ago]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 3 reports

[Ticker] Lithuanian president abstained from Mogherini vote

TickerToday @ 01:19By EUOBSERVERLithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite was the only EU leader on Saturday to abstain when the Donald Tusk-Federica Mogherini duo was approved to fill two top jobs, several EU sources told EUobserver. Grybauskaite had publicly ... [Published EUobserver - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 2 reports

EU leaders pick Tusk, Mogherini for top posts

BRUSSELS - EU leaders on Saturday (30 August) agreed to appoint Polish PM Donald Tusk for the EU Council presidency and Italian minister Federica Mogherini as the bloc's foreign affairs chief.Outgoing council head Herman Van Rompuy praised Tusk for his ... [Published EUobserver - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 3 reports

Poroshenko: EU likely to hold off on Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS - EU leaders are likely to hold off on extra Russia sanctions until at least next week, Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has indicated.The Ukrainian leader spoke on Saturday (30 August) in Brussels after sounding out EU Council chief Herman ... [Published EUobserver - Aug 30 2014]

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...Repubblica reports that when EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso spoke with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by phone on Friday, Putin told him: "I can take Kiev in two weeks if I want" . Barroso's spokeswoman declined to comment on the report when asked by EUobserver
Companies were "frustrated by the slow progress of the single market in services" he noted
EU council chief Herman Van Rompuy, presenting her appointment, said Mogherini "has been at the frontlines in this difficult and intense period on the international scene, travelling across the globe"
...the same areas as the previous round: Russia’s financial sector; exports of dual-use goods; sales of oil-drilling technology; and arms sales. "But we didn't go into details tonight. We didn't talk about names or specific measures" , she said

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