Archive - Dec 2, 2013


EU seeks ‘time for reflection’ after Vilnius summit failure


EU diplomats admitted that "time for reflection" was needed after Ukraine declined the opportunity to join the bloc at a two-day 'Eastern Partnership' summit in Vilnius that ended today (29 November), highlighting the EU’s weakness against an ever-more assertive Russia. READ MORE

EU common defense strategy still long way off

EU leaders will discuss the common security and defense strategy at a summit in December. Insiders expect little tangible outcome but say it will be a test for Europe's credibility as a global player. READ MORE

FM: Turkey wants Armenian-Azerbaijani relations to normalise

Ankara's desire is to normalise relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted by the Turkish news agency Ikhlas as saying. READ MORE

Cameron attacks a fundamental freedom

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron wants to restrict access for immigrants to the welfare system. EU officials have harshly criticized the proposals. With his campaign, Cameron is attacking a pillar of the EU. READ MORE

London Court Orders Fugitive Kazakh Banker to Pay Back $400M

London’s High Court has ordered a fugitive Kazakh former banker to pay damages of around $400 million to the bank he allegedly embezzled it from, the court said. READ MORE