EU must defend migrants' dignity, ahead of talks

2015-08-31 10:23

European Union leaders on Sunday called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.

Ukraine granted debt relief

2015-08-27 16:10

Ukraine has secured an agreement with Western creditors to restructure around $18bn of bonds, the Finance Ministry says.

No need for new EU summit on immigration - EU boss

2015-08-24 17:59

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker has dismissed calls for a new EU summit on immigration, saying member states should start to implement existing agreement.

France plans to reduce troops in CAR

2015-08-19 20:57

France is mulling a further reduction of its troops in Central African Republic by the end of the year.

Hungary sending police to borders

2015-08-18 17:24

Hungary will send thousands of policemen to its southern border with Serbia where it is building a security fence to stem an influx of migrants.

Europe's refugee crisis: a blessing in disguise?

2015-08-13 07:18

Is the refugee flood a disaster or renewal for a dying continent, asks Leopold Scholtz.

EU wastes tonnes of food, UK worst offender

2015-08-12 10:15

The European Union wastes about 22 million tonnes of food a year and Britain wastes the most, according to a study by European Commission-backed researchers.

Athens in 'intense' talks to avoid loan default

2015-08-09 10:38

Greece and its creditors are working flat out on agreeing to a draft memorandum of understanding on a new bailout before the debt-ridden country must repay €3.4bn.

Russia steamrollers Western cheese, fruit

2015-08-06 20:02

The Russian government has been steamrollering tons of contraband cheese and destroying fruit with tractors in a public display of its commitment to its one-year-old ban on Western foods.

Greek residential property price slide gains pace

2015-08-05 11:45

Greek residential property prices have declined at a faster pace in the second quarter than the first, as Greece's slide back into recession hit household incomes.


EU convenes emergency migration talks amid calls for more action

2015-08-30 21:03

European Union's interior ministers are to hold emergency talks on September 14 aimed at improving the bloc's response to the current migration crisis.

Waves of migrants, Austrian deaths, set tone at EU-West Balkan summit

2015-08-27 16:10

Europe's migration crisis has dominated the agenda at a summit in Vienna, even as unfolding events drive home the enormity of the situation.

2 000 refugees stuck on Macedonia border

2015-08-22 18:15

Hundreds of mostly-Syrian refugees seeking better life in western Europe arrived Saturday at the Greek-Macedonian border where some 2,000 others are stranded in no-man's land after being stopped by Macedonian police.

Greece's bailout passes final hurdles

2015-08-19 19:01

Greece's third bailout in five years has cleared its final hurdles after the German and Dutch parliaments backed the $96bn rescue plan for cash-strapped Athens.

Russia suggests Ukraine readying new offensive after bloody weekend

2015-08-17 18:00

Russia's foreign minister says that a surge in fighting near Ukraine's south-eastern port city of Mariupol is a likely harbinger of a Ukrainian military offensive eastward into rebel-held territory.

Burundi undermining key pillar of peace deal - envoys

2015-08-12 16:59

Top envoys have warned that Burundi’s government shows a "disturbing intent" on scrapping ethnic quotas in positions of power, a key pillar of a peace deal that ended a 13-year war.

Russia, Ukraine, EU to hold gas talks

2015-08-10 17:00

Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission are set to hold trilateral talks about the supply of natural gas at the end of August in Vienna.

EU lifts 4-year ban on fresh SA ostrich meat

2015-08-07 21:00

The European Union has lifted a four-year ban on fresh ostrich meat as SA is declared free of bird flu.

Over 200 migrants feared drowned off Libya

2015-08-06 07:49

Over 200 migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean are feared to have drowned after their overcrowded fishing boat capsized off Libya.

EU hails progress in Greek bailout talks

2015-08-04 22:09

The European Commission is encouraged by progress in negotiations with Greece on a third international bailout and believes a deal is possible in time to meet a payment due.

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