Harsh Response From Minsk: Belarus Withdrew From EU’s Eastern Partnership, Prepared More Surprises For Brussels

Illustrative image: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Belarus’ counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN On June 28, Belarus suspended its participation in the EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative, according to the statement by the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. Such a move was a response to the introduction of new sanctions against 78 persons and 8 companies on June 21. The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the EU was recalled to Minsk for consultations. The head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Belarus, Dirk Schubel, was also invited to come back to Brussels for consultations in order to explain to his leadership the position of the Belarusian side. Belarus also began the procedure of suspending of the Readmission Agreement with the EU that was the consent of the sides to receive back their citizens who were subject to deportation from another side. It was intended to stem illegal migration. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said Monday that the government will also impose a travel

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Turkey pauses Mediterranean oil search on further EU sanctions threat

Turkey pulled an energy exploration ship from the Eastern Mediterranean in overtures to European leaders who’ll be pondering imposing tougher sanctions on Ankara next week, Bloomberg reports. In a Twitter post yesterday, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez confirmed the Oruc Reis survey ship was brought home. “The Oruc Reis seismic research vessel had returned from the Eastern Mediterranean to the southern port of Antalya after completing its current research activities,” he wrote. Oruç Reis Sismik Araştırma Gemimiz, 10 Ağustos’ta başladığı Demre sahasındaki iki boyutlu (2B) sismik araştırmalarını tamamladı. 10.955 km 2B sismik veri toplayan gemimiz, Antalya Limanı’na döndü. pic.twitter.com/8WWhcLQ16s — Enerji ve Tabii Kaynaklar Bakanlığı (@TCEnerji) November 30, 2020 Meanwhile, Turkey has consistently contested efforts by EU members Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration to restrict its legitimate energy research in the Eastern Mediterranean. While warning against additional EU sanctions, Turkey has already signaled its readiness for confidence-building measures and negotiations with Greece over territorial disputes, and recently sent an envoy to Brussels in an effort to de-escalate tensions. On the other hand, European Union spokesperson Peter Stona yesterday said that the EU will assess its relations with Turkey not over one action, but on Ankara’s actions over a

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Hungarians on 'Soros Puppet' George Clooney: 'Imbecile' Who Couldn't Find Their Country on Map

Hungarian politicians and conservative journalists slammed George Clooney as an “imbecile” who could not find their country on a map after he suggested the country’s prime minister spreads “anger and hate”, according to reports. Speaking ahead of the release of a new post-apocalyptic film on Netflix, Clooney, 59, had said that “We weren’t in the middle of a pandemic when [making the film], but there were still all these other elements, these elements of how much hate and anger all of us are experiencing in this moment of history, all over the world,” adding: “Go to [President Jair] Bolsonaro in Brazil, or [Prime Minister Viktor] Orbán in Hungary. Look around: lots of anger and hate. [The film] takes place in 2049. If you played it out this could very well be what our reality is if that kind of hate is allowed to fester.” The remarks were poorly received in Hungary, where Orbán’s anti-mass migration and multiculturalism Fidesz party enjoys huge public support, with Hungarian politicians branding the actor an “imbecile” and, according to The Times, suggesting he “could not find Hungary on a map, even with technological help.” Hungarian Prime Minister: ‘Soros Is One of the Most Corrupt People in the World’

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Futures Fall As Europe Slides, Chinese Media Talks Back Rally

One day after a torrid ramp in Chinese stocks sent US futures surging and the Nasdaq hit a fresh all

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American Judge Says He Is “Tentatively Inclined” To Reject Bayer's Monsanto Settlement

As the EU’s antitrust regulator announces another round of sweeping antitrust investigations into the big US tech behemoths. an American

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Venezuela Is on a Path to Make Colonialism Obsolete

On June 29 the European Union (EU) slapped new sanctions against 11 Venezuelan individuals. Immediately President Nicolas Maduro responded by ordering the

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Coronavirus – The Aftermath. A Coming Mega-Depression…

First published by GR on April 9, 2020 What will be next? Is a question on many people’s minds. Very

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