Free Press Journal
  • Peter Szijjarto

    Hungary mulls sending troops to Iraq

    Budapest: EU and NATO member Hungary said today it is considering joining the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq by sending 100 troops following a US request. “The parliament could take the decision in mid-April and Hungarian troops could arrive in Iraq during the second half of May,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told journalists.

  • Nigeria killings: EU deplores lack of international attention

    Strasbourg: The European Parliament has strongly condemned the recent massacre carried out by the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s Baga town and deplored the lack of international attention to the killings, media reported Thursday.

  • Crops, CO2

    European Parliament approves new legislation on GM crops

    London: The European Parliament (EP) voted Tuesday to allow European Union(EU) member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops on their own territory.

  • David Cameron

    Sooner the better for EU referendum: British PM Cameron

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron said today the sooner he can hold a referendum on Britain’s EU membership the better, should he remain in office after the May general election.

  • Latvia begins six-month European Union presidency

    Riga: Latvia Thursday began its presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), declaring involvement, growth and sustainability as the presidency’s main principles.

  • European Union says the court’s decision may affect its ties with India

    Brussels :  The European Union’s new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has expressed her disappointment over the Indian Supreme Court’s decision on the case of two Italian marines and warned that the issue could impact on EU-India relations.

  • Hamas hails EU court removal from terror list

    Gaza City: Hamas today hailed a European court decision to remove the Palestinian Islamist group from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, describing the move as a “victory”.

  • Vaz asks EU to lift ban on Indian mangoes

    London: Indian-origin British lawmaker Keith Vaz today asked the European Union to reconsider its ban on import of Indian mangoes as the Food and Veterinary Office of the 28-member bloc is expected to give a favourable report.

  • EU to appeal against LTTE delisting

    Colombo: The European Union today said it has decided to appeal against an EU court’s lifting of the 2006 sanctions imposed on the LTTE, an issue that is at the forefront of the ongoing presidential campaign in Sri Lanka.

  • India wants to energise trade ties with EU

    Brussels: Indian Ambassador to the European Union (EU) and Belgium Manjeev Singh Puri has called for energising EU-India trade and economic relations.

  • Merkel visits France after re-election

    Paris: German Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to Paris Wednesday to meet French President Francois Hollande after being re-elected for a third term, with the aim of “starting now a new step” in relations between the two countries.

  • EU ends anti-dumping probe against China

    Brussels: The European Union(EU) has decided to terminate its anti-dumping investigation over China’s steel fittings.

  • Animal tests for cosmetics banned in EU

    London: A ban on selling cosmetics that have been tested on animals has come into force throughout the entire European Union (EU).

  • EU willing to deal with Modi, signals German envoy

    New Delhi: In an indication of the European Union’s willingness to change its stance towards Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the 2002 riots, German envoy to India Michael Steiner Friday said they had full trust in India’s judicial system and its election results.

  • EU stresses on ‘accountability’ for 2002 Gujarat riots

    New Delhi: At a time when Narendra Modi is reaching out to cross-section of people nationally and internationally, the European Union today stressed on the “accountability” for the 2002 Gujarat riots, maintaining that the matter was of “interest” to everyone.