Cyprus to name new cabinet mid-March

2014-02-28 22:21

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will unveil a new cabinet line-up in mid-March after a walkout by his coalition partner over resumed reunification talks with the Turkish Cypriots.

Greek cops scuffle with school guards, teachers strike

2013-09-16 14:03

Greek police have fired teargas to disperse school guards trying to enter the Administrative Reforms Ministry in central Athens as teachers began a strike against layoffs.

Croatia celebrates historic EU entry

2013-07-01 09:00

Tens of thousands of Croatians have cheered the country's entry into the European Union at midnight as fireworks lit up the skies above Zagreb.

Deadlock after tight Bulgarian election

2013-05-13 11:00

The EU's poorest country Bulgaria has faced fresh political uncertainty after inconclusive elections held three months after huge protests forced the government to resign.

Anti-austerity protests sweep Europe

2013-05-01 12:07

Trains and ferries were cancelled in Greece and thousands were due to demonstrate across Spain as May Day triggered protests against harsh government spending cuts.

France slams Merkel despite flexibility

2013-04-30 12:08

An attack by French Socialists on Angela Merkel coincides with concessions by the German chancellor on austerity, but five months from elections she is loathe to trumpet her flexibility.

Cyprus in last-ditch bailout talks

2013-03-24 17:18

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has entered emergency talks with the island's international creditors seeking to avert bankruptcy.

Fresh unrest erupts at Greek protests

2013-02-20 18:31

Police in Athens have fired tear gas at stone-throwing protestors as thousands of Greeks walked off the job to join the debt-ridden country's first general strike this year and oppose austerity measures.

Eurozone jobless rate jumps to new high

2013-01-08 14:55

Europe's unemployment numbers are rising to worrying new records with dire figures from Spain especially underlining a growing north-south divide, official data show.

Signs of hope for eurozone

2013-01-04 14:33

Tentative signs the eurozone may have passed the worst of its downturn emerged in December but Britain's economy tipped back into contraction in the final months of 2012.


Greek minister targeted in sarcastic protest

2013-10-17 14:12

Municipal workers have marched to Greece's finance minister's office with baskets of food in protest after he suggested his family was suffering like other Greeks in this economy.

'Friendly' nation to test missiles in Mediterranean

2013-09-09 14:02

Cyprus says it has been informed that missile tests will be carried out by a "friendly" country in the eastern Mediterranean this week, as the US weighs military strikes against Syria.

Hollande troubled by France recession

2013-05-16 10:03

President Francois Hollande's nagging headache to reboot the French economy has turned into a migraine as the economy slipped into its second recession in four years.

Spain commemorates Occupy protests

2013-05-13 08:06

Thousands of people have been demonstrating in 12 Spanish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Occupy protest movement.

Letta to push anti-austerity in Germany

2013-04-30 13:33

Italy's new prime minister will face an early test of his mission to reverse Europe's austerity course as he meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Eurozone unemployment hits record high

2013-04-02 12:47

Eurozone unemployment ran at a record 12% in February, with more than 19 million people on the dole as the debt crisis continued to sap the economy.

Economic gloom overshadows EU meeting

2013-03-04 07:57

Eurozone finance ministers meet against the backdrop of a weak economy and increased political uncertainty after inconclusive polls in Italy.

Eurozone factory output falls again

2013-01-14 13:21

Output at eurozone factories fell for the third straight month in November as the end of 2012 probably marked the deepest point in the bloc's recession.

Italian jobless ranks swell

2013-01-08 13:58

Italy's jobless rate remained at a record high in November while youth unemployment jumped to a new peak above 37%, data show.

Spain faces €207bn headache in 2013

2012-12-31 07:57

Spain has defied markets by averting a bailout but high interest rates could yet force Madrid to its knees as it confronts a €207bn financing problem.

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