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Netanyahu: Palestinians in annexed Jordan valley will not be given rights as Israelis
Benjamin NetanyahuMay 29, 2020 ET
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Palestinians must fulfil ten difficult conditions before they obtain their own entity as defined by U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan.
Lebanon adopts law to lift banking secrecy for officials
Lebanon bankMay 29, 2020 ET
Lebanon\'s parliament on Thursday adopted a law to lift banking secrecy for public officials including over corruption or funding terrorism, a lawmaker said, after months of protests in the country.
Greece offers 115m euros support package to air carriers
Greek tourismMay 29, 2020 ET
Greece announced on Thursday a 115 million euros relief package to support the country’s air transport sector, which suffered a blow due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Germany to seek EU sanctions on Russia over cyberattack
Sergej J. NetschajewMay 29, 2020 ET
Germany will seek EU sanctions against Russian individuals and entities responsible for the cyberattack that targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel and parliamentarians, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
EU recovery plan would create unsustainable debt levels, says Czech PM
Andrej BabišMay 29, 2020 ET
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is raising concerns about a proposal from the European Commission to provide EU member states with €750 billion for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, with €500 billion used as direct payments and the remaining €250 billion as loans.
Orban: EU economic rescue proposal is absurd and perverse
Viktor OrbanMay 29, 2020 ET
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said he was sceptical about the European Union’s planned 750 billion euros economic stimulus plan, which he said was problematic both on the borrowing side and the distribution side.
U.S. to provide additional $125 million to Ukraine
Ukraine streetMay 29, 2020 ET
The Pentagon has notified Congress that Ukraine\'s government has made the necessary progress on key institutional reforms, thereby justifying an additional $125 million in new military assistance, including patrol boats armed with remote controlled 30mm autocannons, according to a U.S. defense official and a congressional aide.
European official: No reforms, no money from helping fund
Paolo GentiloniMay 28, 2020 ET
The European Union’s top economic officials warned that the bloc’s 750 billion-euro ($826 billion) recovery package won’t give countries blank checks, as grants and loans will be conditional on the implementation of reforms and will have to focus on the region’s green and digital priorities.
Cuba, Spain agree to promote island's exports to Europe
Cuba streetMay 28, 2020 ET
Cuba and Spain agreed to promote the island\'s exports to the Iberian country as a primary action for this year, the president of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce Antonio Carricarte stressed.
Egypt and Spain discuss resumption of tourism
Khaled al-AnanyMay 28, 2020 ET
Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anany and his Spanish counterpart Maria Rice Maruto Lira on Tuesday discussed ways to enhance tourism cooperation between Egypt and Spain, tackling coronavirus precautionary measures amid Spain’s readiness to receive tourists from some countries starting July.
Minister says Russian unemployment to peak in July–September
Anton KotyakovMay 28, 2020 ET
Russian unemployment will peak in July–September, Labor Minister Anton Kotyakov told President Vladimir Putin.
Germany to lift coronavirus-related travel warning for EU countries from June 15
Germany hospitalMay 28, 2020 ET
Germany will lift a warning against travel to 26 fellow EU countries from June 15, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, adding that Berlin would decide later on its travel guidelines for other countries, including Turkey.
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