• EU members blame Russia for cyber-attacks

      EU members blame Russia for cyber-attacks

      The Dutch government on Thursday accused Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, of targeting the world's chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), through a foiled cyber operation. Hours earlier, Britain, backed by Australia and New Zealand, blamed the GRU for some of the biggest cyber-attacks of recent years.

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    • Frontex to deploy units on Serbia's borders

      Frontex to deploy units on Serbia's borders

      The EU and Serbia initialled on 20 September a status agreement that will allow European Border and Coast Guard teams to be deployed in the Balkan country, the European Commission press service reported. According to the agreement, signed in Belgrade by Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Nebojsa Stefanovic, Deputy PM and Minister of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Frontex will be able to assist the country in border management and carry out joint operations, in particular in the event of a sudden change in migratory flows.

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    • EuroLat parliamentarians to meet in Vienna

      EuroLat parliamentarians to meet in Vienna

      Digital agenda, globalisation and development aid are among the main topics on the agenda of the Eleventh Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) plenary sitting that will take place in Vienna from 17 to 20 September. It will gather 75 MEPs and 75 representatives of the Latin-American and Caribbean parliaments. The President of the European component of EuroLat, Spanish S&D MEP Ramón Jáuregui, will co-head the plenary together with Elias Castillo from Panama.

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    • 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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