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Text of report in English by Slovene news agency STA, Khanty-Mansiysk, 27 June: EU and Russia formally endorsed Friday the start of talks on a wide-ranging new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, which will replace the existing, decade-old accord, and is expected to put the weighty relationship on a new footing.
By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is considering asking EU countries to impose visa requirements on U.S. diplomats in retaliation for a U.S. delay in extending a visa waiver scheme to all EU states, officials said on Monday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New eastern members of the European Union are angry that the European Commission has again stalled retaliation against the United States for continuing to impose visa requirements on their nationals, diplomats say.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday signed legislation to open up trade with Ukraine, saying it marked the beginning of a new era in U.S. relations with the former Soviet state.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Ukraine have successfully concluded talks on market access issues related to Ukraine's bid to join the World Trade Organization, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Wednesday.
By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain plans a low-profile route tostarting controversial European Union accession talks withTurkey, keeping the issue below the political radar screenuntil the last minute, British officials say.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Thursday it was making iteasier for U.S. nationals to obtain visas, part of liberalPresident Viktor Yushchenko's plan to move the ex-Soviet statecloser to the West.
By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union should suspend furtherenlargement of the bloc after French and Dutch voters rejectedits constitution, France's powerful interior minister said onMonday in a veiled reference to Turkey's entry bid.
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