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European Commission Proposing to Increase Energy Community’s Budget

The European Commission is proposing to increase the budget of the Energy Community for the year 2016-2017 by 30 percent, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said at the Celebration Ceremony of 10th Anniversary Energy Community in Vienna. His speech is published on the European Commission’s official website. The Energy Community is an …

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Georgia Joins EU Sanctions against Russia

Georgia has officially joined the EU sanctions against Russia, a declaration posted on the European Council’s webpage informs. The declaration refers to annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. As reported, six countries aside from Georgia have also joined the economic sanctions on Russia.  On 19 June 2015, the Council extended the …

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Ilham Aliyev Talks EU Trade with Donald Tusk

After visiting Georgia, the President of European Council Donald Tusk arrived to Azerbaijan today where he and the country’s president Ilham Aliyev held a joint press conference. According to the local news agency News.Az, Azerbaijan’s president touched upon the economic ties between the country and the EU. “We are very …

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EU Antitrust Regulator Accuses MasterCard of Excessive Card Fees

EU antitrust regulators accused MasterCard on Thursday of over-charging non-European cardholders to process their purchases in Europe, the second time the EU has taken on the world’s No. 2 credit and debit card network. “We currently suspect Mastercard is artificially raising the costs of card payments,” said the EU statement. …

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Tbilisi Flood: EU Offers €3m Financial Aid

The European Union (EU) is offering Georgia financial aid to provide durable housing solutions and address humanitarian challenges in the aftermath of severe flood that devastated Tbilisi on June 13. The European Commission said it would provide up to €3 million (about 7.5 million GEL) financial aid to the Georgian …

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Estonia’s President: Georgia Should Fight for Its European Future

Estonia’s President: Georgia Should Fight for Its European Future

Estonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has begun a two day official visit in Georgia. Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili hosted his Estonian counterpart yesterday in the Presidential Palace. The sides discussed the situation in Georgia and in the region, as well as the challenges facing the region and in Europe. Future prospects …

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EU Agrees 1.8bn-euro Loan to Cash-strapped Ukraine

EU Agrees 1.8bn-euro Loan to Cash-strapped Ukraine

The EU has agreed a €1.8bn (£1.3bn; $2bn) loan to Ukraine – described as a landmark deal for a non-EU member. The agreement was signed at an EU summit in Riga, Latvia, with the leaders of six post-Soviet nations. The loan aims to help cash-strapped Ukraine implement economic reforms, as fighting …

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Germany Supports Georgia’s Visa Liberalisation Policy, says PM

Germany Supports Georgia’s Visa Liberalisation Policy, says PM

Georgia’s efforts to achieve visa free travel to European Union (EU) states appears to be resonating with EU leaders, particularly Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. The German official has voiced her support for Georgia’s EU visa free travel ambitions after earlier being sceptical about Georgia’s plans at an official meeting with …

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NATO and EU Agree to Work Together on New Threats

NATO and EU Agree to Work Together on New Threats

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union vowed Thursday to deepen cooperation on threats that go beyond traditional warfare. The organizations, which have dozens of overlapping members, agreed to intensify their joint efforts against “hybrid warfare,” which includes techniques such as propaganda and covert operations of the kind …

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Slovenia’s National Assembly Ratifies EU-Georgia Association Agreement

Slovenia’s National Assembly ratifies EU-Georgia Association Agreement

The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia has ratified the Association Agreement (AA) between Georgia and the European Union (EU). Members of the general representative body of Slovenian Parliament voted in favour of the ratification of the EU-Georgia deal yesterday, on May 13. The document was approved following a majority …

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