Iran Economic Growth Rate Becomes Positive Despite Sanctions
Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hemmati says the economic growth rate in Iran has become positive, both with and without oil revenues.
Iran-Europe Business Forum to Be Held in Mid-December
An Adviser to the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran said that the Iran-Europe Business Forum will be held in mid-December to increase Iran's non-oil exports.
Tehran Berates EU for Interference Under Pretext of Rights Violations
Iran’s ambassador to the UN headquarters in Geneva has lashed out at certain Western governments, especially those in Europe, for interfering in other countries’ affairs under the pretext of human rights violations.
EU Sets Up Financial Crime Unit As Pandemic Poses New Risks
The European Union on Friday set up a unit of investigators to tackle an expected surge in financial crime in the economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and crack down on defrauding of state subsidies.
Border Closures, Pre-Travel Tests of Little Use against COVID-19 Spread
Border closures do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the European Union’s public health agency said, as EU states weight lifting some travel restrictions imposed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
Israeli Annexation of West Bank to Spark New Intifada in Region
Iran's Judiciary Chief warned the Israeli regime and the US that annexing parts of the West Bank to the occupied territories will trigger a new Intifada (uprising) in Palestine and the region.
Big Brothers Don’t Let Several EU Countries Ask for Russia’s Help
Some European and NATO countries cannot turn to Russia for help in the fight against the coronavirus because their "big brothers" are against it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Top EU Court Says Eastern States Broke Law by Refusing to Host Refugees
The European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece and Italy after a surge in migrant arrivals from 2015.
EU Permanent Representatives Agree to Extend Individual Sanctions against Russia
Permanent representatives of 27 member states of the European Union agreed to renew individual sanctions against Russians expiring on March 15 for six more months, a source in the EU Council said.
Austrian Chancellor Kurz Blasts Turkey for Migration ‘Attack’ on EU
Europe has been put to the test after Turkey provided free passage for waves of migrants heading westward, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said, describing Ankara’s move as an “attack on the EU.”