Seven EU countries face unprecedented criticism from Brussels for "aggressive" tax policies that undercut other member states

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15 August 2018
Car at Lisova in Kyiv had been blown up with grenade5 month ago
Car at Lisova in Kyiv had been blown up with grenade
Police operation after car explosion at Lisova5 month ago
Police operation after car explosion at Lisova
US Department of State: In a phone call today with President Petro @Poroshenko, @VP Mike Pence reaffirmed the United States' steadfast support for Ukraine's efforts to combat Russian aggression, improve governance, and reform its economy.
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[email protected]: "The Russians had no impact on our votes whatsoever, but certainly there was meddlingYou have to be really watching very closely. You don't want your system of votes to be compromised in any way."
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[email protected]: "The European Union has not treated us well and it's been a very, very unfair trade situationI'm protecting our workers. I'm protecting our companies."
On DPRK, "We have to find a dialogue. It's not easy but that's the way it has to be" says @SwedishPM "It's a very dangerous situation and we need all to be very concerned"
His country "will do whatever we can" for dialogue with the DPRK, @SwedishPM. "I believe that they trust us. We're a non-aligned country."
"It was a pity that strategic negotiations ended" between US and EU, adds @SwedishPM
@SwedishPM says he understands @POTUS view, but for his small export dependent country "open and free trade" is critical
"The European Union has been particularly tough on the United States. They make it almost impossible for us to do business with them," says @POTUS and reiterates his threat to put a big tax on European cars=
"The trans-Atlantic link is strong and it remains crucial to responding to global security challenges" says @SwedishPM "We greatly value our broad security and defense cooperation with the United States"
Asked about the tariffs @POTUS replies: "I don't blame the countries, I blame our leadership for allowing it (trade imbalance) to happen."=
"I am convinced that tariffs will hurt us all," says Swedish PM Löfven during the joint conference with President Trump
"Sweden may not be big but it supports directly and indirectly one million jobs in the United States," says @SwedishPM
A $3 billion deal will send Patriot missile systems to Sweden, says @POTUS, adding "this is just the beginning."=
"They're investing tremendous amounts of money in the United States," @POTUS says of Swedish business leaders
Before the two leaders take questions they're reading prepared statements. @POTUS thanks Sweden for help in freeing Otto Warmbier from the DPRK=
Secretary Tillerson discussed "Russia's disinformation efforts and malicious cyber activity" with the foreign ministers of the three Baltic states, according to a readout. They "agreed to deepen their cooperation to combat" these activities
President Trump meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Löfven in the Oval Office
Seven EU countries face unprecedented criticism from Brussels for "aggressive" tax policies that undercut other member states
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Some background on the arrests of suspected Combat18 Hellas members today in Greece: (1)The group was active during the last three years in the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki. It took responsibility for incendiary attacks against squats, refugee housings and leftist centers
The ex-Kremlin spy apparently poisoned in Britain had links to the man who wrote the explosive Trump Russia dossier5 month ago
The ex-Kremlin spy apparently poisoned in Britain had links to the man who wrote the explosive Trump Russia dossier
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has chaired a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss the case of former spy Sergei Skripal
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The Russian Embassy says authorities in the UK should step in immediately to "end the demonisation" of Russia accusing the media of an "anti-Russian campaign"
"Our concern would be their [Russia's] ability to influence and be on the southern flank of @NATO" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser "and also for them to squeeze us out, if you will, by them taking a prominent role"
Mnuchin says Trump supportive of Treasury work on Russia sanctions. Says to expect sanctions in next "several weeks". On February 27, he said to expect action with in 30 days.
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President Poroshenko has approved sanctions against four banks with Russian capital
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[email protected]: There is already a border in Ireland, but it is invisible. The UK government seeks to keep it that way. A pragmatic and unique solution can be found
5 month ago
[email protected]: We cannot move onto the next step in negotiating the Irish border solutions until we negotiate the future trade relationship. It's like putting the cart before the horse
5 month ago
A spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments over the illness of former spy Sergei Skripal are "wild"
5 month ago
[email protected]: A responsible government has to be ready for a no deal outcome as a matter of good practice
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[email protected]: European Parliament Brexit coordinator @guyverhofstadt met with a team from the Home Office today and Home Office officials will go to the EP to discuss EU nationals' status with MEPs
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[email protected]: the provisions relating to the rights of EU citizens will be in a treaty. The UK government values the contributions of EU nationals and maintains its commitment to their rights in the long term
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Italy's League leader says is only possible PM candidate for center-right
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Brexit Secretary David Davis: UK will explore the idea of remaining in some EU agencies. It can be possible to reform the agencies to allow for third party participation. If the political will (from both sides) is there, this is technically achievable
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Scotland Yard says the National Counter-Terrorism Policing Network is taking over the investigation into what caused former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal to fall critically ill in Salisbury
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Brexit Secretary @DavidDavisMP speaking at Commons European scrutiny committee: Most free trade agreements have independent arbitration mechanisms, we expect a similar mechanism in the future UK-EU relationship, not CJEU arbitration
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Johnson even threatens to pull out of World Cup if Russia behind Skripal poisoning
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Germany to examine Turkey's request for extradition of Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim. "We will send this request, as always, to the justice ministry and they will examine it on constitutional ground," said German FM @SigmarGabriel after meeting his Turkish counterpart
Xi congratulates Armen Sarkissian on being elected as president of Armenia
5 month ago
Social media firms are like irresponsible landlords - UK counter-terrorism police head
Russian transport plane crashes in Khmeimim, Syria. 26 passengers and 6 crew dead – MoD
5 month ago
No reinstatement for Russia yet: Athletics world body
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Woman 'murdered' in London and family found dead in Sussex
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Britain's foreign secretary says if Moscow's involvement proven in ex-Russian spy illness case, UK will respond 'appropriately and robustly'
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Boris Johnson says too early to speculate as to the precise nature of the crime or attempted crime that took place in Salisbury
Icelander YPG militant Haukur Hilmarsson (32) announced killed in Afrin on Feb 24
Police car from cortège, of reportedly Poroshenko, hit 88-year-old man: he is in hospital5 month ago
Police car from cortège, of reportedly Poroshenko, hit 88-year-old man: he is in hospital
The President of Poland refused to answer a call from US Secretary of State Tillerson
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Police Service of Northern Ireland are saying that they are trying to establish the circumstances in which "a car caught fire" on the A2 between Belfast and Bangor this morning
Catalonia parliament to vote next Monday on new regional chief
The Court of Appeal in Athens rejects Turkey's request to extradite DHKP-C organisation member Sadi Naci Ozpolat5 month ago
The Court of Appeal in Athens rejects Turkey's request to extradite DHKP-C organisation member Sadi Naci Ozpolat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron to visit Varanasi on March 12th
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The military operation of the United forces in the Donbass may begin in the near future, Poroshenko's decree is needed(according to law on reintegration of Donbas)
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Boris Johnson to answer urgent Commons question on Russia following suspected spy poisoning
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More than 200 thousand refugees have returned to Aleppo recently with the assistance of Russia - the Ministry of Defense
[email protected] Foster: the car went on fire, but we do condemn utterly those who would seek to bring violence back to NI. They failed in the past and of course they will fail again in the future, and we urge everyone to work with the PSNI to bring these people to justice
[email protected] Arlene Foster on bomb attack: We've just received news from NI which is very disturbing that a booby trap bomb has exploded a female police officer's car. Thankfully she wasn't in it at the time
EU says hopes for positive outcome in case of Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey
Wiltshire Police says former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal who were found unconscious in Salisbury remain in a critical condition and all but one of the emergency services staff who were assessed have been released from hospital
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Man killed in stabbing attack in Central Kyiv
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NOW: Why is proper land management important for community development, and how does community trust and desire to live in it increase through formation of the social policy foundations?" UCMC initiative "Spokespersons of Communities" Live
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ATO spox: Russia-backed militants committed three ceasefire violations yesterday. Ukrainian troops did not return fire. Unfortunately, one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action.
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ATO spox: Luhansk sector - Russian proxies shelled Shchastia and Troitske with 82mm mortars. Donetsk sector - the enemy attacked Novotroitske with small arms and grenade launchers.
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Sky Sources: Security forces say a police car has caught fire after a booby-trap bomb partially exploded on the A2 between Belfast and Bangor in Northern Ireland and the driver was not injured
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Army bomb disposal officers have been called to the scene of a car fire in Northern Ireland.
Members of ISIS recruiters cell were detained in Dagestan
The BBC understands the woman in hospital alongside a Russian convicted of spying for Britain is his daughter
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Activist and Labour adviser Munroe Bergdorf has stepped down from her role on the LGBT advisory board following allegations she posted offensive messages on social media
USAF RC135W with eyes on Kaliningrad
We can't trust what the Kremlin says. Bill Browder says double agent Sergei Skripal could have been a victim of a Russian plot5 month ago
"We can't trust what the Kremlin says." Bill Browder says double agent Sergei Skripal could have been a victim of a Russian plot
Newspaper Delovoy Peterburg deletes report about the daughter of the rector of a mining university saying her father wrote Putin's dissertation.
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has accused the country's president of destabilizing the situation in Slovakia in the wake of the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee
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The BBC reports that Sergei Skripal's son "died suddenly" last year on holiday in Russia.
EU will respond to US trade war threats in a "firm and proportionate" manner, says EU spokesman
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Financial Times: US offering Britain a more restrictive ation deal post-Brexit
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Hammond: Government could continue planning for no-deal Brexit up until end of transition period
Senior EU Brexit adviser expresses doubts over Theresa May's economic partnership proposal
According to @OnetWiadomosci, the US has responded to Poland's new memory law by banning meetings between Polish president/PM and White House.
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Corbin: Teresa May has a declaration of British opposition to the violation of human rights in Saudi Arabia
In Odintsovo, an entrepreneur was shot dead
First meeting between Michel Barnier and DUP gets underway in the @EU_Commission HQ in Brussels Brexit
DUP delegation arrives for meeting with @MichelBarnier in Brussels
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Interfax: Duma MP Lugovoi do not rule out the use of the incident with Skripal against Russia
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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov calls the incident "tragic" but says Moscow has no information on what happened to Skripal.
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Kremlin officials say they are open to working with Britain over the incident involving former Russian spy Sergei Skripal
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Russian state TV says the "British press is actively hyping up the story" of Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy who is critically ill following exposure to an unknown substance in Wiltshire.
Builders of the St. Petersburg subway have declared a strike because of debts on wages
Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has flatly dismissed Theresa May's idea of arranging the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after the model of the US and Canada
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Spot report by OSCE SMM: The armed man used hostile language and said, in Russian, "Leave immediately, and if you come closer, I will shoot," while continuously pointing his rifle directly at the first SMM vehicle
Counter-terrorism police say they are speaking to Wiltshire Police about the investigation of two people including former Russian spy Sergei Skripal being exposed to an unknown substance in Salisbury
Italy: Protesters overturn trash cans and damage property to denounce killing of African street vendor shot dead in Florence5 month ago
Italy: Protesters overturn trash cans and damage property to denounce killing of African street vendor shot dead in Florence
Naftogaz: We delivered all transit gas to EU in the middle of gas crisis created by failing @GazpromEN despite pressure below contract5 month ago
Naftogaz: We delivered all transit gas to EU in the middle of gas crisis created by failing @GazpromEN despite pressure below contract
Echelon with UN-marked trucks in Novorosiysk
3 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 1 soldier was wounded5 month ago
3 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 1 soldier was wounded
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Russia's president Putin claimed that in 2017 Russia had export|ed weapons and defence equipment and technology in the amount of ~$15 bn:
German politicians of the AfD (political party) by the Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic Dr. Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoum in Damascus. He is convinced that 70% of Syrian refugees will return to Syria. He calls on all Syrian refugees to return to their homeland.
Go to sleep: another ISR mission over Libya is finished for this US Army Special Operations Command Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 (N8200L) returning to Souda Bay AB5 month ago
Go to sleep: another ISR mission over Libya is finished for this US Army Special Operations Command Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 (N8200L) returning to Souda Bay AB
Russian escort who was on tycoon Deripaska's yacht claims she has 16-18 hours of recordings of him + associates talking, including about US elections: "Deripaska had a plan about elections."
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In the occupied Crimea, the arrest of the suspects in "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" was prolonged
Treasury is withholding all 35 pgs it located on Mikhail Lesin, the RT founder who authorities say died alone in a DC hotel room after a series of drunken falls, citing exemptions governing Bank Secrecy Act and law enforcement techniques and procedures.
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