Thursday August 21, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
32o C
25o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
EU to seek targeted sanctions against officials in deadly Ukraine protests

The European Union moved quickly on Wednesday towards agreeing sanctions on officials who used excessive force during Ukraine protests that killed at least 25 people.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said he expected EU governments to urgently agree on targeted sanctions «against those responsible for violence and use of excessive force» in Ukraine.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton called an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss the situation in Ukraine in Brussels on Thursday, where sanctions are expected to be discussed.

Under sanctions, the EU typically freezes the assets of officials and bars them from travelling to the 28-nation bloc.

EU ambassadors were holding a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss «all possible options» to respond to the crisis, including sanctions on people responsible for repression and human rights violations, Ashton said in a statement.

"We have ... made it clear that the EU will respond to any deterioration on the ground,» Barroso said in a statement.

"We call on all sides to immediately put an end to the violence and engage into a meaningful dialogue, responding to the democratic aspirations of the Ukrainian people,» he said.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to spurn a trade agreement with the EU last November sparked months of protests in Kiev which culminated in the overnight violence.

[Reuters]

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday February 19, 2014 (14:08)  
Elderly parents face Nafplio magistrate over murder of son
Avramopoulos in US for talks with Hagel on possible Greek role in peace missions
Three held on Rhodes over human trafficking accusations
Brussels warns Greece over plans to allow construction near Korinos beach
Eurozone business growth slows in July, prices fall: PMI
Eurozone private business growth slowed more than expected this month, despite widespread price cutting, as manufacturing and service industry activity both dwindled, a survey showed on Thur...
Merkel cites euro’s ‘construction flaws’ as economy sputters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged euro-area leaders to coordinate more closely on economic policy and repair the “construction flaws” built into the 18- member currency union to overcome...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Greek soccer officials in refereeing probe to face prosecutor on Sept 15
Eleven soccer officials were on Wednesday given until September 15 before they have to face prosecutor Aristidis Koreas, who is investigating allegations that the draws to decide which match...
ATHLETICS
Long jumper Tsatoumas takes Greece´s second silver at European Championships
Greece won its second medal at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, on Sunday with Louis Tsatoumas coming second in the long jump. Briton Greg Rutherford won the even...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Self-destructing political system
It finally seemed as if we had found some peace of mind. The vast majority of Greek MPs chose to abstain from festivities on August 15, also known as Assumption Day, thus sparing us from the...
EDITORIAL
Welcome movement
Many have spoken about the need to spur economic growth in this debt-wracked country, but very few officials seem to actually be doing anything meaningful to make this happen. Recent weeks h...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Elderly parents face Nafplio magistrate over murder of son
2. Avramopoulos in US for talks with Hagel on possible Greek role in peace missions
3. Three held on Rhodes over human trafficking accusations
4. Brussels warns Greece over plans to allow construction near Korinos beach
5. Eurozone business growth slows in July, prices fall: PMI
6. Merkel cites euro’s ‘construction flaws’ as economy sputters
more news
Today
This Week
1. Merkel cites euro’s ‘construction flaws’ as economy sputters
2. Second man held over double murder in Mani
3. Brussels warns Greece over plans to allow construction near Korinos beach
4. Eurozone business growth slows in July, prices fall: PMI
5. Avramopoulos in US for talks with Hagel on possible Greek role in peace missions
6. Three held on Rhodes over human trafficking accusations
Today
This Week
1. Carved sphinxes at Ancient Amphipolis tomb will not be removed
2. Treating Amphipolis with care
3. Canada’s fiscal adjustment has lessons for Greece
4. Greece to offer law on restructuring bad loans next month
5. Greece’s recession eases as country nears end to six-year slump
6. Ministry sys ‘no’ to debt collection agencies
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.