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Georgia sums up outgoing year

Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili hosted diplomatic corps and representatives of international organisations at the joint New Year reception today. Speaking at the reception, he summed up the …

EU leaders extend economic sanctions against Russia

EU leaders have given a go-ahead for further extension of economic sanctions against Russia for another six months after the Christmas, a European diplomatic source said after a Brussels summit on Thursday. "The leaders heard a …

Russian gas returns to Europe

Gas transit through the Baumgarten hub in Austria has been restored, the director of the Gas Connect Austria operator, Harald Stindl, said. "I can report that yesterday we managed to restore all the transit …

EU could 'scrap refugee quota scheme'

The EU could scrap a divisive scheme that compels member states to accept quotas of refugees, one of the bloc’s most senior leaders will say this week. The president of the European council, Donald Tusk, will tell EU leaders at a summit …

Turkey still wants to join EU

Ankara is committed to joining the European Union, as before, the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said at the EU-Turkey Business Dialogue roundtable in Brussels. "We remain committed to joining the EU. …