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Turkey's EU membership bid evaporating, Commission says

Turkey's EU membership bid evaporating, Commission says

By BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s executive said on Tuesday that Turkey’s government was undermining its economy, eroding democracy and destroying independent courts, leaving its bid to join the EU further away than ever.The criticism drew an angry retort from Ankara.Blaming “excessively” centralised presidential power for deteriorating conditions in freedom of speech, prisons and the central bank, the European Commission said the government was also exposing Turkey to “rapid changes in investors’ sentiment”.“The EU’s serious concerns on continued negative developments in the...

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U.S. renews pressure on Europe to ditch Huawei in new networks

U.S. renews pressure on Europe to ditch Huawei in new networks

By BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Telecoms company Huawei Technologies is part of China’s surveillance state, complicit in human rights abuses, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as Washington renewed pressure on Europe to ban the company from fifth-generation (5G) networks.Slideshow Keith Krach, the undersecretary of state for economic affairs, stepped up warnings as Germany and Italy consider their next-generation mobile networks, in his first tour of European capitals since the COVID-19 pandemic hindered travel in March.Huawei [HWT.UL] is “an arm of the CCP surveillance state and a tool for...

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Sep 29
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NATO keeps France-Turkey probe under wraps as tempers flare

NATO keeps France-Turkey probe under wraps as tempers flare

By , , BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A NATO investigation into a naval standoff between French and Turkish ships in June has been rated too sensitive to discuss in public and does not apportion blame, as Paris and Ankara wage a war of words, diplomats have told Reuters.The issue underlines NATO’s difficulties with Turkey, also at odds with Greece over energy rights and with the alliance’s leader, the United States.On June 10, a French frigate on a NATO mission tried to inspect a Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship suspected of smuggling arms to Libya.France says the frigate was harassed by Turkish navy...

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Trump’s military shuffle in Europe will take time and be costly

Trump’s military shuffle in Europe will take time and be costly

United States BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States will take years to move its main military command in Europe from Germany to NATO headquarters in Belgium and updating facilities will be costly, three former senior officials said. Despite concerns that the move announced on Wednesday is politically motivated, they told Reuters that “streamlining and rationalising” the U.S. military presence in Europe made some strategic sense. Under a plan to reduce U.S. troop numbers in Germany, President Donald Trump has instructed the United States European Command (EUCOM) to be moved from...

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EU preparing measures against China over Hong Kong

EU preparing measures against China over Hong Kong

United States BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union (EU) is preparing counter-measures on China in response to Beijing’s new security law on Hong Kong, the bloc’s top diplomat said on Monday, but envoys stressed the likely steps will not amount to economic sanctions. Diplomats said there was broad support among EU member states for some action but tough measures were not being discussed in detail because of resistance from China’s closest trade partners in Europe, such as Hungary and Greece. Like much of the West, the EU has denounced the decision by China’s parliament to pass national...

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EU says it's preparing measures against China over Hong Kong

EU says it's preparing measures against China over Hong Kong

United States BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is preparing countermeasures on China in response to Beijing’s new security law on Hong Kong, the EU’s top diplomat said on Monday, but envoys stressed the likely steps will not amount to economic sanctions. Diplomats said there was broad support among EU member states for some action but tough measures were not being discussed in detail because of resistance from China’s closest trade partners in Europe, such as Hungary and Greece. Like much of the West, the EU has denounced the decision by China’s parliament to pass national security...

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EU and China to seek to cool tensions at video summit

EU and China to seek to cool tensions at video summit

United Kingdom BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and China will seek to cool tensions on Monday at a video summit, their first formal talks since ties soured over European accusations that Beijing has spread disinformation about the novel coronavirus. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel - the EU’s chief executive and chairman - will hold video conferences with Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping. “We are ready to work with China. But we also expect China to assume its responsibilities as one of the world’s largest...

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EU and China to seek to cool tensions at video summit

EU and China to seek to cool tensions at video summit

United States BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and China will seek to cool tensions on Monday at a video summit, their first formal talks since ties soured over European accusations that Beijing has spread disinformation about the novel coronavirus. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel - the EU’s chief executive and chairman - will hold video conferences with Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping. “We are ready to work with China. But we also expect China to assume its responsibilities as one of the world’s largest...

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Turkey still blocking defence plan for Poland, Baltics, NATO envoys say

Turkey still blocking defence plan for Poland, Baltics, NATO envoys say

United States BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Turkey continues to block a NATO defence plan for Poland and Baltic states despite a deal last year between Turkey’s president and allied leaders, three allied diplomats and a French defence official said on Wednesday. Diplomats said while Ankara has approved the plan, known as Eagle Defender, it has not allowed NATO military chiefs to put it into action. The dispute, first reported by Reuters in November, is a sign that divisions remain between Ankara, Paris and Washington over Turkey’s offensive last year in northern Syria and that frictions over...

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EU keeps defence fund alive with 8 billion euro proposal

EU keeps defence fund alive with 8 billion euro proposal

United States BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday spending 8 billion euros ($8.81 billion) of its next budget on a new European Union defence fund, keeping alive a Franco-German plan to deepen military cooperation despite the economic impact of COVID-19. Unveiled as part of the EU executive’s proposals for the bloc’s seven-year budget from 2021, the fund would allow EU states’ militaries to develop weapons, deploy together and streamline military systems in Europe. Though the amount is much less than the 13 billion euros the Commission had initially proposed,...

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U.S. steers clear as global COVID-19 pledging conference begins

U.S. steers clear as global COVID-19 pledging conference begins

United Kingdom BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World leaders launched a pledging “marathon” on Monday - without the United States - to raise at least $8 billion for research into a possible vaccine and treatments for the coronavirus. Organisers included the European Union, non-EU states Britain and Norway, as well as Japan, Canada and Saudi Arabia, although, China, where the virus originated in December, was only represented by its ambassador to the European Union. Governments aim to raise funds over several weeks or months, building on efforts by the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...

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Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says

Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says

United States BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian media have deployed a “significant disinformation campaign” against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus, generate panic and sow distrust, according to a European Union document seen by Reuters. The Kremlin denied the allegations on Wednesday, saying they were unfounded and lacked common sense. The EU document said the Russian campaign, pushing fake news online in English, Spanish, Italian, German and French, uses contradictory, confusing and malicious reports to make it harder for the EU to communicate its response to the pandemic. “A...

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Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says

Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says

United Kingdom BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian media have deployed a “significant disinformation campaign” against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus, generate panic and sow distrust, according to a European Union document seen by Reuters. The Kremlin denied the allegations on Wednesday, saying they were unfounded and lacked common sense. The EU document said the Russian campaign, pushing fake news online in English, Spanish, Italian, German and French, uses contradictory, confusing and malicious reports to make it harder for the EU to communicate its response to the pandemic. “A...

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