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2014-04-01 15:13:34

In 1809, when Finland became a part of Russia after being under Swedish rule, Czar Alexander I described the event in very similar terms as President Vladimir Putin used in his speech on 18 March 2014 on the annexation of Crimea to Russia. "Both rulers strove to reassure their audience of their goodwill towards the well-regarded people in the area and appealed to both history and divine right. Alexander cited Napoleon and Putin the United States as the arrogant enemy," asserts Anneli...

2014-01-31 08:23:46

BRUSSELS, January 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming at a time where Ukraine faces serious political turmoil, yesterday's event taking place at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, examined the EU's relations with its geographical neighbours and the prospects for Association Agreements in countries like Moldova and Georgia. Co-hosted by the EU- Ukraine Business Council, in light of the Vilnius Summit's shortcomings, the panel aimed to answer the question of whether...

2013-12-14 16:20:02

BRUSSELS, December 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iran News Update (http://www.irannewsupdate.com) has learned that members of two major groups of European Parliament have rejected going to Tehran. According to several sources, members of the Europe People's Party group (Christian Democrats) and European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) have denounced the trip of a number of MEPs to Iran scheduled to take place from 12-17 December. The EPP Group is by far the largest...

2013-10-07 15:32:53

The eradication of poverty and advancement of sustainable development are key goals in the European Union, but they suffer from compromises and policy incoherence for development, says the first doctoral dissertation on the topic. Along with its member states, the EU is the biggest trade partner of the developing countries as well as provider of aid, but the internal dynamic of the Union is hampering its efforts to realize development policy goals. Problems are caused by both tensions...

2013-08-21 12:24:42

Series Extends Rare Access to Franco's Own Works and Artistic Discoveries, Introduces Exclusive Artist Interviews and Involves Arts Community SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Upping its commitment to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression, Ovation, America's only arts network, today announced a ground-breaking partnership with renowned actor, filmmaker, author and artist James Franco to launch James Franco Presents. Hosted and executive...

2013-06-24 08:23:20

KYIV, Ukraine, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine's political establishment has reacted with dismay to comments made Friday by the leader of the ultra-nationalist Svoboda Party, Oleh Tyahnybok, who targeted the sexuality of German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. Westerwelle was in Kiev for a round of meetings with President Viktor Yanukovych and Opposition parties. He also met with Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk and UDAR founder, the former...

2013-04-08 16:23:06

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Presidential Candidate Gary Bauer mourned the passing of Margaret Thatcher, who "along with Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II were the greatest world leaders of the post-World War II era. We desperately need three more like them today." Bauer served all 8 years of the Reagan Administration, viewing the accomplishments of that formidable trio first hand. Now president of American Values, he observed: "Margaret Thatcher, Ronald...

2013-02-15 12:22:01

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now it's your turn to join the conversation on Transatlantic issues. EU Ambassador to the U.S. Joao Vale de Almeida and U.S. Ambassador to the EU William Kennard are taking questions via social media. Starting now, tweet questions to @ValedeAlmeidaEU or @USAmbEU using the hashtag #AskAmbs. The Ambassadors will answer the questions they receive February 21 at 10:30 am EST on Twitter. Any EU-U.S. issues are up for discussion, many of...

2013-02-08 20:22:03

WASHINGTON, Feb, 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- European leaders today reached an important agreement on a balanced and growth-oriented common budget for the European Union. Noting that this compromise shows a sense of collective responsibility from Europe's leaders, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy highlighted that the 2014-2020 budget is future-oriented, realistic, and driven by pressing concerns. "I'm satisfied that all along this negotiation we kept the bigger picture...

Conference On EU Space Policy January 29-30
2013-01-28 13:47:43

ESA The fifth high-level Conference on EU Space Policy, 'Building Up a Global Tool for Global Challenges', takes place on 29—30 January at the Charlemagne building of the European Commission in Brussels. The conference will be a unique opportunity to examine and debate the state of the space programs launched by the EU, such as Galileo for satellite navigation and Copernicus for Earth observation, and to look to the future of this key area of EU policy, with a large and diverse...