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EU proposes new measures to combat high energy prices

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission has proposed a new package of measures aimed at improving stability in European gas markets. Presented by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and other European Commissioners on Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, the measures include joint gas purchase, the creation of a …

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EU imposes more sanctions on Russia

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union on Thursday imposed more sanctions on Russia over its conflict with Ukraine, including a ban on gold imports and the tightening of export controls on high-technology goods. The “reinforced, prolonged EU sanctions against the Kremlin send a strong signal to Moscow: we will …

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EU to ban Russian gold imports in new sanctions package

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission on Friday adopted a proposal for a seventh package of measures that will ban the importation of Russian gold. The proposal is part of a new set of measures that are intended to improve the implementation and effectiveness of the EU’s six earlier …

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EU to disburse 600 mln euros to counter world food crisis

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission proposes to disburse 600 million euros (633 million U.S. dollars) on top of existing EU support to help regions hit by the current food crisis, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday. “To help our partners we will mobilize an …

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EU unveils plan to ban Russian oil imports

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union (EU) will phase out Russian crude oil within six months and refined products by the end of the year, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday, announcing the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. “We now propose a ban on Russian …

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EU targets Russian coal, ships in new sanctions

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The EU is proposing the 5th round of sanctions against Moscow, which among others target coal imports from Russia, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday. Von der Leyen said the six-pronged proposed sanctions will be discussed and given the final seal of …

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