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Defiance against the EU reaches record levels in France
ParisJanuary 16, 2014 ET
Trust in national and European institutions has hit a record-low in France: For the first time, the people surveyed used the word "gloomto define their current environment.
France to cut spending by 50 billion
Francois HollandeJanuary 16, 2014 ET
French President Francois Hollande said his government would adopt more effective reforms to cut public spending by 50 billion euros in 2014-2017.
U.S. requests talks with China over steel duties
GOESJanuary 15, 2014 ET
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said that the United States was requesting China to enter into a consultation over Chinese duties on U.S. high-tech steel exports following a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute.
South Korea happy to join TPP but China has priority
SeoulJanuary 15, 2014 ET
South Korea would like to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but its negotiations seeking a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with China will take priority over joining the TPP.
United States pledged $380 million for Syria
John KerryJanuary 15, 2014 ET
The United States pledged $380 million for relief aid to Syria at a conference in Kuwait, as State Secretary John Kerry said U.S. would also be focusing on the diplomatic aspect of the conflict.
Argentina mulls punishing fishing in waters under dispute
Argentina fishJanuary 15, 2014 ET
The Foreign Ministry of Argentina assesses the possibility of including new regulations in the Fisheries Act implementing heavy fines on companies that benefit economically from the simultaneous fishing in Argentine and South Atlantic waters, which are under dispute with the United Kingdom.
EU citizens force water debate onto agenda
Europe waterJanuary 15, 2014 ET
Water and who should provide itm the public or private sectorm has become the first issue to be pushed onto Brussels' policy agenda via a new mechanism meant to involve ordinary people in EU decision-making.
The last day of Latvia's lat
Latvia latJanuary 14, 2014 ET
Tuesday is the last day when it is allowed to use the lat, Latvia's currency, to pay for purchases in the country. On Wednesday the euro becomes the only legal tender in Latvia. A week ago, 91 percent of cash payments in shops were made in euros only, the EU said.
Ukraine can get $8 billion from Russia per year
Valery MuntiyanJanuary 14, 2014 ET
Ukraine can receive up to $8 billion per year as Russian investment in the implementation of projects in priority economic branches, Valery Muntiyan said.
Peru plans $8.1 billion in energy investments
Jorge MerinoJanuary 14, 2014 ET
The Energy and Mines Ministry asked the Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversion) to move ahead with projects worth $7.3 billion, with an additional $800 million in investment expected for rural electrification projects.
French senators strongly attack EU-US trade deal
French SenateJanuary 14, 2014 ET
During a debate in the French Senate, all political parties harshly criticised the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but the French government defended the potential deal.
Cameroon and Gambia sign air service agreement
Gambia BirdJanuary 14, 2014 ET
Cameroon and the Gambia have signed an air service agreement that allows air transport companies of the two countries, Camair-Co and Gambia Bird, to cooperate.