EU to continue working for peace despite Israel row

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The EU has vowed to work for Middle East peace even though Israel suspended it from the diplomatic process over the bloc's decision to label goods imported from Jewish settlements.

EU, Turkey agree €3bn migration plan

2015-11-30 18:33

The European Union has agreed to grant Turkey €3bn in aid for Syrian refugees in the country and promises to ramp up membership talks.

Eurozone growth on four-year high - PMI

2015-11-23 16:33

Eurozone business activity and employment figures are showing the biggest growth since May 2011, according to a UK purchasing managers’ index.

Rich powers cut export aid for coal plants

2015-11-19 12:13

Advanced economies including the US, Japan and EU have agreed for the first time to restrict state aid for exports of large, inefficient coal-fired power stations, the OECD says.

EU, US concerned about spike in Zimbabwe violence

2015-11-18 13:38

The EU and US officials in Zimbabwe have expressed concern about the spike in political violence that has seen clashes between youths from the main ruling Zanu-PF and opposition MDC parties.

EU interior ministers to hold emergency talks after Paris attacks

2015-11-15 15:18

EU interior ministers are to meet for emergency talks on the terrorist attacks in Paris, says Luxembourg Interior Minister Etienne Schneider, whose country holds the EU's rotating presidency.

EU plans migration summit with Turkey

2015-11-12 23:07

The European Union will hold a special summit with Turkey to secure its co-operation on stemming migration flows, top officials say.

Africa unhappy with €1.9bn migration fund

2015-11-12 16:11

The European Union has launched a €1.9bn fund to tackle migration from Africa, but struggled to impress recipient countries.

EU presses African nations to accept migrants back

2015-11-12 09:04

The EU has pressed African leaders to take back thousands of people who do not qualify for asylum, as overwhelmed Slovenia began building a razor-wire border fence to keep migrants at bay.

EU decision on labels met with scorn from Israel

2015-11-11 20:28

Agricultural products and cosmetics produced in Israeli settlements must be labelled as such rather than just as coming from Israel, the European Commission has decided.


Netanyahu, Abbas shake hands

2015-11-30 19:22

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greet each other at a global climate conference in Paris at their first meeting in five years.

Greece gets aid infusion as EU counts on Tsipras

2015-11-24 11:37

Greece has unlocked more of its rescue funds as the eurozone called on its prime minister to maintain commitment to meeting its bailout requirements.

Burundi says Belgium behind plot to overthrow president

2015-11-20 18:56

Presidential spokesperson has accused Belgium of orchestrating May coup attempt - Brussels calls allegation "absurd".

EU to push illegal firearms crackdown

2015-11-18 17:38

The EU says it will push through plans to tackle the trade in illegal firearms, ahead of a crisis meeting of interior ministers in Brussels following the Paris attacks.

EU reliance on Russia gas to deepen

2015-11-17 09:02

North Africa’s natural gas flows to Europe are poised to decline further amid the ongoing conflicts in the region, handing Russia’s Gazprom an additional boost.

Mugabe 'a lion of Africa', says outgoing US ambassador

2015-11-13 13:15

Outgoing US ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, has reportedly praised President Robert Mugabe, describing him as "a lion of Africa" - but he also had some advice for the country about its economy.

Call for urgent Burundi unity meeting

2015-11-12 21:07

The United Nations, European Union and African Union have called for an urgent meeting between Burundi's government and opposition to be held outside the country.

EU leaders approve $1.9bn migrant trust fund for Africa

2015-11-12 13:45

EU leaders attending a summit with their African counterparts have approved a $1.9bn trust fund for Africa aimed at tackling the root causes of mass migration to Europe.

Israel halts EU talks

2015-11-12 07:39

Israel plans to suspend several committee talks and forums with the EU in retaliation for a decision to label products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.

Merkel not told of plans to change asylum rules

2015-11-11 17:51

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was not warned in advance of the Interior Ministry's decision to resume the reinforcement of rules that would allow refugees who reach Germany to be sent to other EU countries, her spokesperson says.

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