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Biden hopes to show unity at NATO summit
... bolster the ability of the alliance to fend off Russian aggression toward its member states, along with announcements about increasing the number of troops along NATO 's eastern flank. The last time the NATO leaders met for an emergency meeting in Brussels in March, there was a sense of triumph among the members as they locked arms against Russia, fearing that they could be next if Ukraine were to fall. It was a big reversal from a few years ago when members questioned whether the alliance was ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
Turkey lifts veto over Finland, Turkey lift veto
President Rumen Radev leads the Bulgarian delegation to the NATO Summit in Brussels. Turkey lifted its veto over Sweden and Finland's bid to join NATO before the start of the summit. President Rumen Radev leads the Bulgarian delegation to the NATO Summit NATO Summit in Brussels. Turkey lifted its veto over Sweden and Finland's ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
NATO chief says Russia is ‘most significant’ threat at summit
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrives in Brussels on June 15, 2022 for a media conference. OLIVIER MATTHYS AP NATO will dramatically increase the ranks of its high-readiness forces from 40,000 as part of the biggest overhaul of its highs from 40:000 as parts of the best overhaul of the latest ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
EU ministers clinch deals on climate change laws
... already supported by the Parliament . Italy, Slovakia and other states wanted the phase-out to be delayed to 2040. Countries eventually supported a compromise proposed by Germany, the EU 's biggest car market, which kept the 2035 target and asked Brussels to assess in 2026 whether hybrid vehicles or CO2 neutral fuels could meet the goal. Timmermans said that the commission would keep an open mind, but today hybrids did not deliver sufficient emissions cuts and alternative fuels were prohibitively ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
EU nations end combustion engine era with push for 2035
... electric models in the next few years. I have full confidence that the European car industry can manage," said Frans Timmermans, the commission's executive vice-president, as the heated talks were drawing to a close on Wednesday at around 2 a.m. in Brussels. Our carmakers are among Europe's industrial leaders and they can continue to be that as they embrace this global shift. As part of the package, governments agreed to strengthen the EU Emissions Trading System EU Emissions Trading System and ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
Turkey changes position, backs Sweden, Finland's NATO membership bid
.... Ankara has expressed discontent with the Swedish arms embargo on Turkey. ALSO READ: Turkey's security concerns are legitimate, NATO chief Stoltenberg says. Rounds of talks have been held in the past weeks at both Ankara and NATO headquarters in Brussels in an effort to resolve differences between the two Nordic states and Turkey. The NATO head admitted that conflicts within the military bloc still exist despite Turkey's approval on Tuesday. There will still be conflicts within the defense alliance,...
Updated: 06/29/2022
Microsoft interested in working with Lithuania, says Minister
... digitalization, digital skills and their development. A law recently adopted by the parliament will allow data storage in public and private data centers, as well as in the cloud, noting that Lithuania stores data domestically and at NATO 's headquarters in Brussels. According to Armonaite, Microsoft is expected to help with the safe transition to cloud technologies and share its experience in developing regulations for data classification. More detailed discussions are needed but Microsoft is showing ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
EU received over 600,000 asylum requests in 2020
A migrant looks at as he stands inside a Moria detention center in Mytilene on April 15, 2016. A migrant looks at as he stands inside a Moria detention center in Mytilene on April 15, 2016. ARIS MESSINIS AFP BRUSSELS The European Union received 648,000 applications last year for international protection, a third more than in 2020, its asylum agency said on Tuesday. Syrians and Afghans were the main groups of applicants. The bloc received about 3.4 million ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
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