Portugal, like Europe, loses hunger for reform

2015-05-25 19:24

Celebrated among Europe's elite as a model of how to reform an economy after a debt binge, Portugal's enthusiasm for change has waned as Europe loses its appetite for further belt-tightening.

UK banks prepare for possible EU exit

2015-05-25 12:45

A shortage of prime office space in rival European financial centres may torpedo plans by some of London's banks to quit the UK capital if Britain exits the EU.

Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

2015-05-22 09:54

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told the EU’s eastern partners not to expect too much of the block and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wants to rejoin the G7 club of top nations.

EU fears of farming impact on its wildlife

2015-05-20 15:45

Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programmes to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are concerning.

EU backs naval mission to end migrant crisis

2015-05-18 21:03

EU nations have approved plans for an unprecedented naval mission starting next month to fight human traffickers responsible for a flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya.

Morsi mass trial death sentence alarms US, EU

2015-05-18 07:59

The US and EU have expressed alarm at death sentences for Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of “total war” on his Muslim Brotherhood.

Europe opens door to 20 000 migrants, UK opts out

2015-05-13 16:45

The European Union's executive has proposed taking in 20 000 migrants over two years and distributing them across Europe, a plan Britain has already opted out of.

Cameron better placed to get EU deal - ex EC head

2015-05-11 16:24

Prime Minister David Cameron is in a stronger position to reshape Britain's ties with the EU after being re-elected and the bloc will give him some of what he wants says a former EC head.

UK adjusts to new era after Cameron's victory

2015-05-10 07:26

Britain is adjusting to a new political landscape after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron.

David Cameron now faces nationalist surge, pressure on Europe

2015-05-08 12:37

Prime Minister David Cameron's expected new five-year term could prove less stable than the outgoing one and will put Britain on a rocky course to an EU membership referendum, analysts say.


David Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU

2015-05-25 14:50

Britain's prime minister has outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the UK.

UN, EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

2015-05-25 09:54

The UN, the EU and African nations have urged Burundi’s government and the opposition not to let violence derail dialogue after an opposition politician was shot dead.

EU fears war crimes after Syria's Palmyra falls to ISIS

2015-05-21 18:48

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has warned of potential war crimes in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra after ISIS fighters seized the ancient Syrian city.

Migrant plan: Libya sends special envoy to talk with EU

2015-05-20 09:12

Libya says it has sent a special envoy to speak with the European Union about the EU’s proposed military operation to destroy the boats of migrant smugglers.

EU to revive Mideast peace process

2015-05-18 20:52

A top EU diplomat is going to the Mideast to try to revive the peace process and move beyond the status quo.

EU to open Niger shelters

2015-05-15 22:53

Several shelters are to open in Niger for illegal African immigrants in a bid to dissuade them from trying to reach Europe and instead offering local alternatives.

EU diplomat: Migrants will not be sent back against will

2015-05-11 21:22

Refugees and migrants intercepted at sea will not "be sent back against their will", the European Union's top diplomat has assured the UN Security Council.

Blair: UK's Labour must reclaim centre ground

2015-05-10 14:18

Britain's Labour Party must return to the political centre ground if it is to rebuild support after suffering a crushing defeat, says former Labour prime minister Tony Blair.

Cameron promises EU vote, more powers for Scotland

2015-05-08 14:48

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he would press ahead with a planned referendum on the country's membership of the EU and he promised Scotland the most devolution 'anywhere in the world'.

Conservatives winning election, Cameron expected to form government

2015-05-08 08:03

British Prime Minister David Cameron has appeared to be heading for a second term in office as an exit poll and early results suggested his Conservative Party would win enough seats to form a minority government.

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