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EU sanction threat on Turkey fades after it accepts talks with Greece

23 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union is unlikely to follow through on a threat to impose sanctions on Turkey after Ankara agreed to talks with Greece over maritime claims on Tuesday, senior EU diplomats and officials said.

EU sanction threat on Turkey fades after it accepts talks with Greece

23 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS, Sept 23 The European Union is unlikely to follow through on a threat to impose sanctions on Turkey after Ankara agreed to talks with Greece over maritime claims on Tuesday, senior EU diplomats and officials said.

Brexit positivity returns: UK 'confident' of a deal, EU 'determined' for one

23 Sep 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS Britain's Brexit supremo Michael Gove said on Wednesday that he was confident of securing a trade deal with the European Union, while the bloc's chief negotiator said he was determined to clinch an agreement.

Diplomatic standoff stalls EU's Belarus sanctions plan

17 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS Plans by the European Union to slap sanctions on Belarus have fallen into disarray, sources say, a hostage to internal politicking that one EU official described as a threat to the bloc's credibility.

EU's Barnier still hopes UK trade deal possible

17 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union's Brexit negotiator told the bloc's 27 national envoys to Brussels that he still thinks a trade deal with Britain is possible despite a new crisis in the tortuous four-year saga, diplomatic sources told Reuters.

EU diplomacy on Turkey runs aground ahead of summit, envoys say

17 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS, Sept 17 European Union diplomacy to resolve a dispute with Turkey in the Mediterranean has become bogged down in competing initiatives a week before a summit meant to show Ankara a united front, according to EU member state envoys.

EU boosts 'no-deal' planning as UK refuses to give way in Brexit stalemate

11 Sep 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS The European Union stepped up planning for a "no-deal" Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government refused to revoke a plan to break the divorce treaty that Brussels says will sink four years of talks. | Video

Turkey-Cyprus dispute holding up EU's Belarus sanctions, diplomats say

10 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS European Union sanctions on Belarus are being delayed by a separate dispute between Cyprus and Turkey over energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, four EU diplomats said, in the latest sign of paralysis in the bloc's foreign policy.

Turkey-Cyprus dispute holding up EU's Belarus sanctions, diplomats say

10 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS European Union sanctions on Belarus are being delayed by a separate dispute between Cyprus and Turkey over energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, four EU diplomats said, in the latest sign of paralysis in the bloc's foreign policy.

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