EU sour on French milk and meat industry meetings

2016-01-10 13:30

The European Commission is investigating possible anti-competitive behaviour at roundtable meetings of the dairy and meat sectors organised by the French government.

Britain warns it needs robust reforms to stay in EU

2015-10-04 17:45

Britain will vote to leave the European Union in a planned referendum if it does not secure "robust, substantial and irreversible" reforms, warns the foreign secretary.

Saddled with 2 million Syrian refugees, Turkey shows signs of strain

2015-09-15 19:07

The strain of sheltering the world's largest refugee population is showing in Turkey, whose open door to those fleeing Syria and Iraq is shielding European nations from a migration crisis far worse than the one they are struggling

20 000 march in Austria after migrant truck tragedy

2015-09-01 10:51

Around 20 000 people took to the streets of Vienna to demonstrate against ill-treatment of migrants after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck last week.

UK-bound migrants risk Channel crossing

2015-05-20 13:45

After braving the leaky boats of the Mediterranean, many migrants to Europe make another dangerous crossing, risking their lives hidden inside or under the wheels of lorries to try to reach Britain.

EU, Japan win China trade dispute over steel

2015-02-15 18:30

China has violated international trade rules when it imposed anti-dumping tariffs against certain steel tubes from the European Union and Japan, says the WTO.

Taiwan must lift bans, European firms

2014-11-25 16:08

Taiwan should lift the bans on certain products made in China, the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan says.

Britain 'prepared to walk away from EU'

2014-11-15 13:03

Britain will walk away from negotiations with EU partners if its pleas for immigration reform are ignored, raising the real possibility of leaving the bloc altogether, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

EU leaders seal landmark 2030 climate deal

2014-10-24 20:42

European Union leaders have agreed what they hailed as the world’s most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new UN-backed global treaty next year.

EU banks in breach of bonus cap - watchdog

2014-10-15 15:30

The bulk of a new type of allowance paid to bankers are in breach of the European Union's bonus cap and must be changed, says the EU banking watchdog.


Millions sign petition against EU-US trade deal

2015-10-07 18:04

A petition opposing the free trade deal being negotiated between the EU and the US has collected more than 3 million signatures, say organisers.

EU Commission cracks down on 19 countries in breach of asylum rules

2015-09-23 18:55

The European Commission has cracked down on 19 EU countries for incorrectly implementing asylum rules, launching punitive actions that could eventually lead to fines.

Europe must take responsibility for refugee crisis, which it created - Zuma

2015-09-15 18:30

European countries, which played a role in the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi and the resulting instability in Libya, have to accept responsibility for the humanitarian and refugee crisis they created, President Jacob Zuma says.

UN warns Britain of 'xenophobia'

2015-07-30 20:54

Britain risks a "xenophobic response" to the migrant crisis in the French port of Calais after Prime Minister David Cameron promised to deport more migrants who enter Britain illegally, the UN has warned.

G7 ministers upbeat on Paris climate deal

2015-05-12 21:21

Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations say there is unprecedented consensus among them on the urgency of limiting climate change.

Europe's biggest bank names new boss

2014-11-25 19:15

Spain's Santander has named Jose Antonio Alvarez its new chief executive in a reshuffle after longtime chairperson Emilio Botin died.

EU agrees law to curb plastic bag use

2014-11-21 19:45

EU governments have approved a new law to slash the use of plastic grocery bags, hoping to curb litter on land and a spreading "plastic soup" in the world's oceans.

EU bank to loan Britain's power grid £1.5bn

2014-11-07 16:03

The European Union's bank will loan Britain's National Grid £1.5bn, its biggest ever single loan, the bank says.

EU bonus cap a knock for banks - HSBC

2014-10-21 18:15

European rules to cap bankers' bonuses at twice fixed pay are "a retrograde step" that could add to difficulty in recruiting staff to the industry, says HSBC.

EU sanctions on Iran's top oil tanker annulled

2014-10-07 19:15

European Union sanctions on NITC have been annulled after the EU did not appeal against a court ruling that the measures should be lifted.

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