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France, Germany taking charge of EU-Iran trade move but oil sales in doubt

28 Nov 2018

PARIS/BRUSSELS/VIENNA France and Germany are to take joint responsibility for an EU-Iran trade mechanism to minimise the risk of U.S. punishment but few now believe it will cover oil sales, heightening fears for the fate of the landmark international nuclear deal with Iran.

EU plan unravelling for non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales - diplomats

14 Nov 2018

PARIS/VIENNA/BRUSSELS A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment, EU diplomats said.

EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unravelling -diplomats

14 Nov 2018

PARIS/VIENNA/BRUSSELS, Nov 14 A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment.

Merkel marks Nazi 'Kristallnacht' against Jews with synagogue speech

09 Nov 2018

BERLIN Germany has a moral duty to fight rising anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday in an emotional speech at a Berlin synagogue to mark the 80th anniversary of a Nazi campaign of attacks on Jews.

Austrian colonel spied for Russia for decades, Vienna says

09 Nov 2018

VIENNA A senior Austrian military officer is believed to have spied for Moscow for decades, Vienna said on Friday, adding to a list of recent Russian espionage cases and souring relations with arguably the country's closest ally in the EU.

Austria to shun global migration pact, fearing creep in human rights

31 Oct 2018

VIENNA Austria will follow the United States and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations migration pact over concerns it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration, the right-wing government said on Wednesday.

EU pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no deal

21 Sep 2018

SALZBURG, Austria European Union leaders will push for a Brexit deal next month but warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that if she will not give ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out. | Video

EU must end migration 'blame game' - Tusk

20 Sep 2018

SALZBURG, Austria The European Union must end the "blame game" on migration and instead focus on working more with foreign countries and further strengthening its border to bring down arrivals, the chairman of the bloc's leaders said.

Italian finance minister moves to reassure EU on budget

07 Sep 2018

VIENNA Italy understands it must tighten its public finances, its finance minister said on Friday after talks with EU authorities, signalling that ambitious spending plans set out by Rome would not conflict with Brussels' fiscal rules.

Euro zone peers expect Italy to cut deficit, stick to EU budget rules

07 Sep 2018

VIENNA, Sept 7 Italy should cut its structural budget deficit in line with European Union rules it has committed to respect, top euro zone officials said on Friday, amid signals from Rome that it wants to spend more and tax less next year.

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