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Austria rejoins EU 'family' as sanctions lifted

欧盟取消制裁,奥国重返欧盟「家族」

Vienna - European Union countries have unconditionally lifted diplomatic sanctions they imposed on Austria, but they say they will keep a wary eye on future activities of the far-right Freedom Party in its government. Austria's fourteen EU partners, ending Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel's seven-month diplomatic quarantine on Tuesday evening, said they still had deep reservations about Joerg Haider's Freedom Party and vowed to monitor the group carefully. Relieved but bruised, Schuessel said that although he did not expect the fourteen to apologize for what he described as "this nonsense," their statement represented a tacit acknowledgement that their action had been a mistake. In a joint statement released by France, current holder of the rotating EU presidency, the fourteen countries said, "The measures implemented by the fourteen have been effective. They can now be lifted."

(维也纳)尽管欧洲联盟成员国已无条件解除对奥地利的外交制裁,但他们表示仍会密切注意奥国政府中极右派自由党未来的一举一动。奥地利的十四个欧盟成员国周二晚间结束七个月来对奥地利总理舒塞尔所进行的外交孤立,他们表示,对于海德的自由党他们仍持高度保留态度,并誓言将严密监控这个政党。舒塞尔对解禁一事虽已松了一口气,但难掩心中不平地表示,虽然他不期望欧盟十四国对这件被他描述为「无意义的事」而道歉,但这十四国所提出的声明已默认他们过去的行为是一种错误。这十四个国家在一份由欧盟现任轮值主席法国所发布的联合声明中表示︰「十四个成员国所共同施行的措施已经奏效。所以现在制裁措施可以取消了。」

lift 解除
A:What's your opinion on strengthening ties with American?
你对强化与美国的关系有什么看法?
B: I think the first step is to lift tariffs to increase trade.
我认为第一步是要废除关税以增加贸易额


bruised 受伤的
A: Why are all the apples bruised?
为什么所有的苹果都是撞烂的?
B:It must have happened when I walked out of the store and fell down.
这些苹果一定是在我走出店门口时跌了一跤才被摔烂的。

美国接回古巴坠海班机生还者

美国海岸巡防队,于周三上午前往救起古巴坠机生还者的货轮,将9名生还者,包括3名男性、3名女性及3名儿童,接回美国本土

Coast Guard cutter reaches ship carrying survivors of crashed Cuban plane

US Coast Guard officials plan on Wednesday morning to board a freighter to pick up several Cubans who survived after their plane crashed in the choppy waters between Cuba and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. A US Coast Guard cutter arrived at the freighter Tuesday night Nine people -- three men, three women and three children -- were found clinging to the plane's wreckage by the crew of a merchant ship .


 

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