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Agreement on Georgia's visa liberalisation confirmed

On December 20, 2016, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) confirmed, on behalf of the Council, the agreement reached on December 13 with the European Parliament on visa liberalisation for Georgia. The agreement provides …

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Will Georgia receive visa-free regime with EU in January?

The European Parliament may vote for the visa-free regime for the citizens of Georgia in January, following the adoption of the agreement by the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament said in a statement. "The deal …

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EU to decide on visa-free regime today

Leading EU institutions today will discuss a new mechanism of suspending visa-free regime, which determines the abolition of visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. "The Slovak presidency will convene a regular …

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Erdogan tells European Parliament: 'Know your limits'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally in Istanbul, announced that the European Parliament should understand that it is not him that rules Turkey, but the government, reports Anadolu agency. "To urge Turkey …

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Europe should make a choice,’ says Turkish PM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Nov. 26 urged European leaders to “decide on with whom to cooperate,” urging them to make a choice between his country and “terror groups.” “First of all, the EU …

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 EU parliament urges to freeze Turkey accession talks

The European parliament has urged governments to freeze EU membership talks with Turkey. MEPs in Strasbourg voted by 471 to 37 to halt Turkey’s EU accession talks, with politicians from the Conservative group to the Greens lining …

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Martin Schulz chooses Berlin

European Parliament President Martin Schulz told a news conference that he will not seek another term as president of the European Parliament, and will try his chances in German politics instead. "Next year I …

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 Europe declares war against Russian media

The EU Parliament adopted a draft resolution proposed by EU lawmaker from Poland Anna Elzbieta Fotyga on the EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against the bloc by third parties, which says that Russia is …

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 European Parliament proposes NATO without US

The European Parliament backed an EU plan to deepen coordination of member states' defense policies and rely less on the United States, driven in part by US. President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion he may scale back …

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 EU Council approves visa liberalisation for Georgia

The Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) agreed, on behalf of the Council, a negotiating position on visa liberalisation for Georgia.  It confirmed the Commission proposal to provide for visa-free travel for EU citizens …

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