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Robin Emmott

In first review, EU comes clean on military failings

20 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union acknowledged on Friday that it lacks the capabilities to meet its goal - pushed most strongly by its biggest members - to become a standalone military power able to help NATO or deploy troops rapidly to regional crises.

In first review, EU comes clean on military failings

20 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS, Nov 20 The European Union acknowledged on Friday that it lacks the capabilities to meet its goal - pushed most strongly by its biggest members - to become a standalone military power able to help NATO or deploy troops rapidly to regional crises.

EU to impose more Belarus sanctions, including on firms

19 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS European Union foreign ministers agreed on Thursday to push ahead with a new round of sanctions on Belarus including on Belarusian companies, in response to state repression of pro-democracy protests, the EU's top diplomat said on Thursday.

'Strategic Compass': EU considers military doctrine, new tank development

19 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union aims to draw up a master military strategy document to define future threats, goals and ambitions in defence while focusing on six new areas of joint weapons development including tanks, officials and diplomats said.

After Trump, Europe aims to show Biden it can fight for itself

17 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS/PARIS The Donald Trump era may be coming to an end. But European Union ministers meeting this week to discuss the future of the continent's defence will say the lesson has been learned: Europe needs to be strong enough to fight on its own.

EU to allow Britain, U.S. in on future joint defence projects, envoys say

29 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union will allow non-members such as Britain and the United States to take part in future joint EU defence projects, but only on an exceptional basis, three EU diplomats said on Wednesday.

Belgium tightens COVID-19 measures, hopes to avoid lockdown

23 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Belgium, one of the European countries worst hit by COVID-19, tightened curbs on social contacts on Friday by banning fans from sports matches and limiting numbers in cultural spaces, while officials in Wallonia imposed a stricter night curfew on residents.

Belgium further tightens COVID measures in bid to avoid lockdown

23 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Belgium, one of Europe's hardest hit countries by the coronavirus, further tightened restrictions on social contacts on Friday, banning fans from sports matches, limiting the number of people in cultural spaces and closing theme parks.

Belgium further tightens COVID measures in bid to avoid lockdown

23 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS, Oct 23 Belgium, one of Europe's hardest hit countries by the coronavirus, further tightened restrictions on social contacts on Friday, banning fans from sports matches, limiting the number of people in cultural spaces and closing theme parks.

EU imposes sanctions on Russian military intelligence chief

22 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union imposed sanctions on the head of Russia's military intelligence, Igor Kostyukov, and another Russian on Thursday, accusing them of stealing Angela Merkel's emails in a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament.

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