April 9, 1992
It is painfully apparent that Mel Levine (D-Calif.) represents the interests of the State of Israel first and those of his constituents second. During the appearance of Assistant Secretary of State Ed Djerejian before the Middle East Development Subcommittee of the House Foreign Relations Committee, the "Israeli" congressman went to extraordinary lengths to express his dissatisfaction with the Administration's behavior toward Israel.
April 7, 1992 |
Ignoring Serbian threats to escalate a siege of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the European Community announced Monday that it will recognize the independence of this former Yugoslav republic now racked by ethnic clashes and paralyzed by roadblocks. At least six people were killed and dozens were wounded in Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, when snipers opened fire from a hotel controlled by the Serbian Democratic Party on a peace demonstration outside the republic's Parliament building.
April 7, 1992 |
European Community foreign ministers agreed Monday to scrap the EC oil embargo against South Africa and formally lifted sanctions on sporting and cultural contacts. The move follows the vote by whites last month in a referendum to back President Frederik W. de Klerk's efforts to dismantle apartheid and reach agreement on a new constitution with the majority black population.
April 3, 1992 |
The director of the European Community's $2.5-billion package of aid projects in Russia said Thursday that the United States and other industrialized nations pledging $24 billion to help Russia can, by careful planning and supervision, prevent the squandering of the funds. Michael Emerson, the EC's ambassador here, said there has been only negligible misuse of funds provided under the humanitarian and technical assistance projects that he oversees.
March 27, 1992 |
Move over, U.S.A.: Elections '92 is more than an all-American show. It's Europe's turn too, from Scotland to Sicily. With Italy as prelude, Western Europe is marching toward an election season of its own that could bring substantial change in the faces and policies of the unifying Continent. Italy votes April 5 in its most unpredictable election since World War II. On April 9, British voters will resolve the tightest election race in a generation.
March 22, 1992 |
President Bush and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, meeting privately to discuss trade and other issues Saturday, indicated they expected an early resolution of a longstanding stalemate over European agricultural subsidies. As Kohl arrived for a weekend of diplomacy and relaxation with Bush at the President's Camp David retreat in Maryland, he predicted that U.S.-European trade talks would soon produce a new pact under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).
March 20, 1992 |
With an Easter deadline looming for a liberalized international trade agreement, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl plans to press President Bush for concessions this weekend in an effort to end the long stalemate over farm subsidies. Kohl is due to arrive in Washington today and spend Saturday with Bush at Camp David, then return to the White House for a joint press conference and head back to Bonn late Sunday.
February 25, 1992
Freed of the influence of the Soviet bear and mired in its deepest recession since the 1930s, Finland is expected this week to join the parade of countries seeking entry into the European Community. Following Austria and Sweden, Finland would be the third member of the European Free Trade Assn. to seek entry into the much larger, 12-nation EC.
February 20, 1992 |
Until recently, Emulex Corp. quality manager Bob Tripodi wasn't too concerned about trade developments in Western Europe. After all, the governments of the 12-nation European Community have said that unifying their economies by the end of 1992 would not shut the door to imports from U.S. companies such as his.
February 19, 1992 |
The European Community, stung by U.S. charges that it is protecting its farmers from foreign competitors, hit back Tuesday with a broadside against a U.S. law banning foreign direct investment deemed contrary to U.S. national security. EC officials conceded that the Bush Administration had not used its authority under the 1988 trade act to reverse European investment in the United States.