Category Archives: European Union

How much illegal timber gets into the UK?

Are UK consumers still buying protected rainforest timbers? With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates how much contraband timber finds its way into the country.Let us know your thoughts. Post in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@theg…
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Russia takes defiant stance in face of tough EU and US sanctions

Russian officials say focus will shift to domestic market production, but analysts say defence and oil industries will suffer Continue reading…
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US follows EU in setting new sanctions targeting Russian economy

US decision comes soon after the European Union punished Moscow over continued backing of Ukrainian separatists Barack Obama announced a new set of economic sanctions against sectors of the Russian economy on Tuesday, soon after the European Union puni…
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Obama Joins Europe in Expanding Sanctions on Russia

President Obama announced the action targeting more banks and a defense firm soon after the European Union imposed tough new sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.
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Sweeping economic sanctions imposed on Russia by EU

European capital markets to be closed to Russian banks Sanctions intended to stop supply of arms to Ukraine rebels US expected to announce sanctions package later on Tuesday Continue reading…
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Ukraine: stronger Russian sanctions sought

Malcolm Rifkind condemns ‘useless’ asset freezes as western leaders push for new EU trade restrictions with key sectors Continue reading…
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EU migrants to Britain face further restrictions on welfare payments

New arrivals will only be able to claim welfare for three months under plans designed to head off criticism of immigration failures

New immigrants from the EU will only be able to claim welfare payments for three months under plans by David Cameron to address what he called “the magnetic pull of Britain’s benefit system”.

The prime minister will on announce on Tuesday the further tightening of the rules for new arrivals claiming benefits, as he tries to head off criticism from the right of his party about the coalition’s likely failure to hit its targets on reducing immigration to the tens of thousands.

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U.S. and Europe Agree to Escalate Sanctions on Russia

A package targeting Russia’s financial, energy and defense sector was driven by the conclusion that Moscow has taken a more direct role in Ukraine.
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Stronger western sanctions on Russia likely within 48 hours

European and US resolve hardens as a result of Putin’s suspected role in the shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine Continue reading…
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Georgia Files Criminal Charges Against Ex-President

The general prosecutor accused former President Mikheil Saakashvili of abuse of power, largely for his handling of political protests that turned violent in November 2007.
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