Posts tagged as move

EU leaders move towards cutting recovery fund

Monday, July 20, 2020

The European Council president has proposed reducing the grants for coronavirus-hit countries that are part of the economic recovery fund. The recovery plan submitted for the Council‘s summit is worth 750 billion euros, including 250 billion euros in loans and 500 billion euros in grants that the receiving countries would not have to repay. On Monday morning, European Council President Charles Michel told EU leaders that he would put forward…

Latvia calls on EU to oppose Erdogan’s move to make Hagia Sophia a mosque

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

On 13 July 2020, during the European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, EU Foreign Ministers shared views on the impact of COVID-19 and the state of affairs in Turkey focusing on EU-Turkish relations and Turkey’s role in the region, according to a statement from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “In a discussion on relations with Turkey, Edgars Rinkēvičs drew the Council’s attention to the need for the…

Move to sack Seimas speaker fails in blow to ruling party leader

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A vote to remove the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Viktoras Pranckietis, failed when only a few MPs showed up for it on Tuesday night. Eleven out of 141 lawmakers took part in a secret ballot and three voted in favour of dismissing Pranckietis, seven were against and one ballot paper was invalidated. At least 71 votes are needed to pass a no-confidence motion. The move is seen as a…

House Democrats move to pass a trimmed defense bill

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion measure that pares back the Trump administration’s defense request and its authority to make war against Iran. Democratic leaders hoped to regain their balance as their caucus still smarts from a fight between moderates and progressives over last month’s $4.6 billion border bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took heat over her handling…

Israel Makes Rare Move After Syria Airstrikes

Monday, January 21, 2019

In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defenses intercepted an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in the wake of the airport raid. “We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory,” the military statement said.…

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians near border as Gaza buries dead

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Israeli forces shot dead two more Palestinians on Tuesday, although protests were quieter than the previous day. It appeared that many protesters had gone to mourning tents rather than back to the scene of Monday’s…