• EU wants probe into Maduro's assassination attempt

      EU wants probe into Maduro's assassination attempt

      The EU on Thursday has called for a "comprehensive and transparent investigation" into a drone "assassination" attemyp on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. A spokesperson for the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini stressed in a statement the bloc reject “any form of violence" and expects that a probe of drone attack is conducted to establish the facts.

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    • Mogherini pays official visit to Australia

      Mogherini pays official visit to Australia

      Federica Mogherini visited on 8 August Australia for the first time in her capacity as EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/VP of the European Commission, the EU press service reported. While in Sydney, she met with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to discuss bilateral issues such as the recently launched trade negotiations and the progress made in implementing the 2017 EU-Australia Framework Agreement.

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    • EU’s Blocking Statute to sanctions on Iran comes into force

      EU’s Blocking Statute to sanctions on Iran comes into force

      The EU’s updated Blocking Statute enters into force on 7 August as to mitigate the impact of the taking effect tomorrow re-imposed US sanctions on Iran, concerning the interests of EU companies doing legitimate business in this country. The updated Blocking Statute is part of the EU’s support for the continued full and effective implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the Iran nuclear deal, including by sustaining trade and economic relations between the EU and Iran.

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