France’s foreign ministe said the EU would likely lift some sanctions on Iran in December
The US, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany reached a provisional agreement with Iran in the nuclear dispute on Sunday in Geneva. Iran will discontinue parts of its nuclear programmes for the next six months in return for sanctions against the country being eased. The deal could stabilise the Middle East in the long term, some commentators hope. Others see the concessions to Tehran as dangerous.
EU leaders across Europe welcomed the deal reached early Sunday (24 November) with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme and praised EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton for her role in brokering the agreement.
Iran and six world powers agreed to curb the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signalling the start of a rapprochement that could reduce tension in the wider Middle East
Top News: The U.S., Iran, and five other world powers signed an agreement early Sunday morning in Geneva that would temporarily halt progress on Iran’s nuclear program and lead to an easing of economic sanctions. Under the accord, Iran will not install any new centrifuges, start any that aren’t already operating, or build new enrichment facilities for six months, though it can continue enriching uranium to 3.5 percent. In exchange, the U.S. will provide up to $7 billion in sanction relief. Negotiations for a more permanent agreement will follow.
More than ever, the EU must prepare itself for refusals to vote and protest votes during the upcoming European elections. Only a correction of course, initiated by the grand coalition in Germany, can prevent the progression of EU-sceptics and populists, writes Dieter Spöri.
Half a year before the next European elections in May 2014, the EU seems to be sinking deeper and deeper into a democratic crisis. The member states of the EU, particularly those in the euro zone, continue to drift further apart on economic and financial matters. As a result, the political and emotional gap between the countries also continues to grow.
Why national symbols have a bright future ahead of them. Even more so today than thirty or forty years ago.
France-Ukraine on Tuesday. Ukraine-EU on Sunday.
Sweden is offering Syrian asylum seekers permanent residence, a status equal to any other Swedish resident.
Interactive protest map on November 23, 2013. Screenshot by Tetyana Bohdanova.
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians bearing EU flags and chanting “Down with the gang!” marched through Kyiv yesterday (24 November) in a pro-Europe rally denouncing President Viktor Yanukovich‘s U-turn in the country’s European policy.
In the biggest street demonstrations in Kyiv since the Orange Revolution nine years ago, opposition leaders called on Yanukovich to go ahead with the signing of a landmark agreement with the European Union on 29 November in Vilnius as originally planned.
AEGEE-Europe, shocked by the very recent decision of the Ukrainian Government to suspend the process of preparation for signature of the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Ukraine at the EU-EaP Vilnius Summit, would like to present the following statement: