Monday, January 11, 2010 News


1. EU's new top diplomat remains cool under fire - 11.01.2010 - 17:37

The EU's new foreign relations chief, Catherine Ashton, was hard on Iran but cautious on Israel and Russia in a lively hearing with MEPs on Monday.

2. China set to take top export spot - 11.01.2010 - 17:39

China looks set to overtake Germany as the world's largest exporter, with fresh customs data showing the Asian superpower sent goods valued at $1.2 trillion overseas in 2009. However analysts have been quick to point out that the figures only reveal half the story, with China still behind Germany and other net exporting countries in the value-added stakes.

3. Germany opposes Spanish call for EU economic sanctions - 11.01.2010 -

A call by the Spanish EU presidency for financial sanctions under a new EU long-term growth strategy has sounded alarm bells in Berlin, sharpening debate ahead of a leaders meeting's on economic issues in February.

4. No link between Iceland debt and EU bid, says Spain - 11.01.2010 -

The Spanish presidency of the European Union has told Iceland that the Icesave bank dispute with the Netherlands and the UK is unrelated to its bid to join the EU, according to Reykjavik.

5. [Comment] Sudan - the first challenge for the EU's new foreign policy
chief - 11.01.2010 - 10:23

Responding to the worsening conflict in Africa's largest country will represent the first test of whether under the new Lisbon Treaty, Europe can live up to its potential for coordinated foreign policy action and effective conflict prevention.


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