Greek debt relief is coming, IMF rips Eurozone proposal

2016-05-24 11:43

Five years after handing Greece the biggest sovereign-debt write-off in history, European policy makers have come to the point of having a discussion on debt relief.

Cameron warns of recession if Britain leaves EU

2016-05-23 13:48

British PM David Cameron has warned that Britain would be plunged into a "do it yourself" recession if it votes to leave the EU in the June 23 referendum

Incoming Turkey PM wants clarity on EU membership

2016-05-22 18:02

Turkey's incoming prime minister, Binali Yildirim, has told the EU it is time to end the "confusion" about Ankara's long-standing membership bid as well as the landmark deal on migrants.

Macedonia postpones June polls

2016-05-19 06:15

Crisis-hit Macedonia has postponed elections due next month, after the European Union called on Skopje to delay the polls to ensure they could take place freely and fairly.

EU naval mission 'failing' on people smuggling

2016-05-13 21:31

The European Union's naval mission to combat people trafficking off the Libyan coast is "failing" and has only succeeded in forcing smugglers to change their tactics, a British parliamentary report says.

240 000 Poles flood central Warsaw in anti-govt protest

2016-05-07 18:01

Almost a quarter of a million people have gathered in central Warsaw to show their opposition to government policies which they view as anti-democratic and harmful to Poland's position in the EU.

EU backs Turkey visa-free travel, fines for refusing refugees

2016-05-04 20:10

The EU has given conditional backing to visa-free travel for Turks and unveiled an overhaul of its asylum system under which member states that refuse to take a quota of refugees will be fined.

EU says Greece making 'incredible effort' on migrants

2016-04-28 16:02

Greece is making an "incredible" effort to tackle the EU's migration crisis following a controversial deal with Turkey, European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans says.

Obama calls for strong, united Europe

2016-04-25 17:01

US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea for European unity in the face of rising populism and scepticism, warning this was a "defining moment" for the continent.

Poland primeval forest plan complaint lodged

2016-04-19 22:02

Environmental groups have lodged a complaint with the European Commission over a Polish government plan for extensive logging in Europe's last primeval forest.


EU condemns parties in South Sudan for human rights abuses

2016-05-24 07:18

The EU is criticising "all parties" in South Sudan for human rights abuses and killings of civilians and says they "must cease immediately."

Greece OKs controversial new bailout measures

2016-05-23 07:39

Greek lawmakers have adopted another batch of controversial spending cuts and tax hikes ahead of a crunch Eurogroup meeting expected to unlock much-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden country.

Muslim nations block gay groups from UN Aids conference

2016-05-19 07:49

The US, EU and Canada are protesting a move to block gay and transgender groups from attending a high-level UN conference on AIDS.

Trump at odds with Obama about UK quitting EU

2016-05-15 22:15

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump says Britain will not be at the back of the queue for a trade deal with the US if it votes to leave the European Union.

Brexit no leverage for better EU deal: Schaeuble

2016-05-12 20:02

Britain should not hope to use a 'Brexit' to renegotiate a membership deal with the European Union, Germany's finance minister has warned.

Italy: Don't want to take migrants? Then you pay

2016-05-05 20:03

A top aide to Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Rome supports a proposal by the European Union's executive to fine nations for refusing migrants they are supposed to accept

EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens

2016-05-03 19:29

The EU is set to move on lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens, part of a widely criticised deal to get Turkey to stop migrants trying to enter Greece.

Italy to start fingerprinting migrants at sea

2016-04-28 10:07

Italy is to introduce the fingerprinting of migrants crossing the Mediterranean as soon as they are picked up by rescue boats, officials say.

Libya unity government seeks EU accord on migrants

2016-04-23 09:00

Libya's Vice President Ahmed Maetig has expressed hope that the European Union will enter into an agreement with his country similar to that between the EU and Turkey restricting the flow of migrants to Europe.

London mayor accuses Barack Obama of hypocrisy

2016-04-16 22:00

London Mayor Boris Johnson has accused US President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for supporting those who want Britain to stay in the European Union

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