A Belgian murderer and rapist serving a life sentence is to be allowed to die by lethal injection next Sunday following a ruling under laws in Belgium permitting people to request euthanasia, local media reported.
GENK, Belgium (Reuters) – In the heart of western Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt another blow.
Two car plants closed this month as companies sought cheaper labour elsewhere, the final chapter of a manufacturing boom that began when coal mines fuelling Europe’s industrialisation shut in the 1960s.
GENK, Belgium, Dec 21 (Reuters) – In the heart of western
Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt
Two car plants closed this month as companies sought cheaper
labour elsewhere, the final chapter of a manufacturing boom that
began when coal mines fuelling Europe’s industrialisation shut
in the 1960s.
BRUSSELS, Dec 18 (Reuters) – EU leaders defended plans for
the world’s biggest trade deal with the United States, seeking
on Thursday to counter hostility in Europe and clear the way for
the accord to be agreed by the end of 2015.
The European Union and the United States have committed to
an accord that would create a transatlantic market of 800
million people and encompass almost half the world economy.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union banned investment in Crimea on Thursday, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and outlawing European cruise ships from calling at Crimean ports.
The new measures, which EU governments have signed off on and will take effect on Saturday, reinforce the EU’s policy of not recognizing Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region in March.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will widen its ban on investment in Crimea to target Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration, EU officials said on Wednesday, tightening sanctions first imposed over Moscow’s annexation of the region.
At a summit on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, EU leaders meeting in the European Council will announce the punitive measures that are also expected to be coordinated with similar steps by the United States, officials have told Reuters.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers threw their weight behind a U.N. plan for a truce in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, saying it offered a glimmer of hope for finding a political solution to the three-and-a-half year old civil war.
U.N. peace envoy Staffan de Mistura briefed the ministers on Sunday evening on his plan for a “freeze in the fighting” in Aleppo to try to get humanitarian assistance into the city that is split between opposition fighters and government troops.