French leader visits gas chamber to honour Nazi camp victims

2015-04-26 18:06

French, European leaders visit gas chamber to honour Jews, resistance fighters killed by Nazis.

EU clears 19 genetically modified products

2015-04-24 17:03

The EU has cleared 19 controversial genetically modified products including human food, animal feed and cut flowers.

Thailand could lose nearly $1bn to EU import ban

2015-04-23 13:00

Thailand has warned it risks losing nearly $1bn a year if the European Union makes good on a threat to ban fish imports from the kingdom.

Italy: refugee camps in Niger, Sudan to stem migrant flow

2015-04-22 11:55

Italy says the EU must rapidly devise a long-range, comprehensive policy to stop the flood of migrants setting out from Libya.

'Worst-ever' migrant shipwreck calls for EU action

2015-04-20 07:30

EU ministers are heading into crisis talks under pressure to confront human trafficking gangs, with more than 700 people feared dead in what may be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster to date.

Carbon emissions from new cars in EU fall

2015-04-16 10:45

Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union have fallen 2.6% last year, beating goals set for 2015.

Sudan summons EU envoy over election remarks

2015-04-10 15:23

Sudan’s foreign ministry says it has summoned the European Union’s representative in Khartoum over the critical remarks about the country’s environment ahead of elections next week.

End of EU milk quotas raises cheers

2015-04-01 17:15

European Union milk quotas have been lifted after more than 30 years, creating expansion opportunities for some dairy farmers.

German farmers not cowed by end of EU milk quotas

2015-03-31 18:38

Dairy farmers in Germany are happy to see the back of the production limits that have prevented them from exploiting the export opportunities offered by middle class.

No signs Russia might leave WTO

2015-03-24 21:30

Russia shows no signs of wanting to leave the World Trade Organisation chief Roberto Azevedo says, despite tensions with the West over the Ukraine crisis.


Europe's police crack massive horsemeat trafficking ring

2015-04-25 21:32

Police from seven European countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring two years after a tainted meat scandal that rocked the continent, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust says.

Romania: Robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained

2015-04-24 16:08

Prosecutors have detained 14 people suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the EU.

EU court dismisses Zimbabwe sanctions appeal

2015-04-22 12:31

A top European Union court has dismissed an appeal by Zimbabwe’s attorney general and more than 100 other figures linked to the Harare government to have sanctions removed.

Captain of the capsized Libyan boat arrested in Italy

2015-04-21 08:22

Prosecutors say that they have arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

2015-04-18 19:55

Pope Francis has joined Italy in pressing the EU to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war.

Malta votes on hunting breeding birds

2015-04-11 11:38

The Maltese population is voting in a referendum to decide whether to overturn a law that allows the hunting of breeding birds in spring.

EU deeply concerned about abducted Zim activist

2015-04-09 17:24

The EU is worried about Zimbabwean activist Itai Dzamara, who was abducted exactly a month ago and is still missing.

EU introduces labels on origin of meat

2015-04-01 08:45

The EU will introduce labels showing the origins of pre-packed meat other than beef, but critics have sought even tougher rules in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.

Fossil fuel export funding dwarfs green spend

2015-03-30 14:07

Rich nations provided around five times as much in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.

China tops EU list of most dangerous goods

2015-03-24 21:00

China remains the country producing most of the dangerous consumer products found in the European Union, for a 12th year in a row, says an official.

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