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Australia says MH17 crash site is priority as world rushes to punish Russia

Jul 30, 2014

Australia says MH17 crash site is priority as world rushes to punish Russia

The United States and Europe announced tough new sanctions targeting Russia's key financial, arms and energy sectors on Tuesday in response to Moscow's intervention in the Ukraine crisis. #US #NewsTracker #Russia #EU #Netherlands #Sanctions #Ukraine #MH17 #MH17 crash
WTO EU, Aus-led group unite against India over Trade Facilitation Agreement

Jul 26, 2014

WTO EU, Aus-led group unite against India over Trade Facilitation Agreement

Unconvinced by India's line that it will not sign the TFA at WTO, a large block of global powers have joined hands against New Delhi. #India #Australia #NewsTracker #European Union #World Trade Organisation #Food security #EU #WTO #Trade Facilitation Agreement #TFA
India should get its own deal at WTO before saying yes to US, EU

Jul 26, 2014

India should get its own deal at WTO before saying yes to US, EU

The stand of the US, EU and allies is that the food security issues can be sorted out before 2017 but the TFA cannot wait because of its deadline. #India #US #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #EU #G20 #WTO #Food subsidy #Agreement on Agricultural #G33 #Trade Facilitation Agreement #Madi government
Russian Foreign Minister accuses US of fuelling Ukraine conflict

Jun 28, 2014

Russian Foreign Minister accuses US of fuelling Ukraine conflict

He added that chances for settling the crisis in Ukraine would have been higher if it only depended on Russia and Europe #World #Russia #European Union #TheySaidIt #Vladimir Putin #Sergei Lavrov #Moscow #Ukraine #Ukraine-EU deal
Juncker as EU Commission head bad for Europe: Cameron

Jun 28, 2014

Juncker as EU Commission head bad for Europe: Cameron

The choice of Jean-Claude Juncker to head the European Commission marks "a bad day for Europe," British Prime Minister David Cameron said. #World #Europe #TheySaidIt #EU #David Cameron #Britain #European Commission #Brussels #Jean-Claude Juncker #British PM

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European Union vs Indian Union: Why Bengal isn't Greece

May 19, 2012

European Union vs Indian Union: Why Bengal isn't Greece

The rupee may be sinking, but it can never go down like the euro. Here's what's different between the European Union and the Indian Union. #ConnectTheDots #Euro #EU #European Central Bank #PIIGS #Indian Union

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European Union vs Indian Union: Why Bengal isn't Greece

Jul 30, 2014

West's Sanctions Playbook Faces Challenge in Russia

Recent history of U.S. and EU sanctions—including against Iran, North Korea and Syria—suggests that significantly stronger penalties could be needed to change the Kremlin's calculations on Ukraine... #Syria #Iran
European Union vs Indian Union: Why Bengal isn't Greece

Jul 29, 2014

The EU's New Russia Sanctions Look Tough, But How Rigorously Will They Be Enforced?

Economic sanctions can often be circumvented but even by normal geopolitical standards today's "tough new sanctions" from the EU look weak. The question is who will enforce them... #Syria #Iran
European Union vs Indian Union: Why Bengal isn't Greece

Jul 31, 2014

Recent History Suggests Tougher Russia Sanctions Are Needed

Past experience of U.S. and EU sanctions—including against Iran, North Korea and Syria—suggests that significantly stronger penalties could be needed to change the Kremlin's calculations on Ukraine... #Syria #Iran