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- Greek minister raises possibility of fresh election — 25 April 2015, 22:07 CET
The interior minister of cash-strapped Greece has raised the possibility
of fresh elections to give Greeks the last word on the government's
- UN chief, Italy PM and EU's Mogherini in Mediterranean sea trip Monday — 25 April 2015, 20:03 CET
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will on Monday board a
vessel in the Mediterranean Sea to show their "solidarity" after a
series of boat migrant tragedies, the EU said.
- Erdogan lashes out at EU and leaders calling Armenian massacre 'genocide' — 25 April 2015, 20:02 CET
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday lashed out at the
European Union and world leaders who have recognised the 1915 massacres
of Armenians as genocide on the centenary of the events.
- Europe's police crack massive horsemeat trafficking ring — 25 April 2015, 20:32 CET
Police from seven European countries 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 said
- EU ministers back tax avoidance clampdown — 25 April 2015, 14:26 CET
European finance ministers on Saturday backed efforts to fight rampant
tax avoidance by multinationals in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal, but European Union members face tough negotiations to work out the details.
- South Sudan leaders must strike deal for sake of nation: EU aid chief — 25 April 2015, 12:39 CET
South Sudan's warring leaders must strike a compromise deal, the
European Union's aid chief said Saturday, warning the international community was running out of patience over the country's civil war.
- US says new EU plan for GMO imports is no solution — 24 April 2015, 23:42 CET
The United States criticized Friday the new European Union plan to allow Member States to block genetically modified imports, following a new round of talks on the transatlantic free-trade pact.
- EU clears key hurdle to giant Lafarge, Holcim merger — 25 April 2015, 00:03 CET
The EU on Friday removed a key hurdle to the merger between French
cement giant Lafarge and Swiss rival Holcim, approving the sale of
assets demanded for the deal to go through.
- EU clears 19 genetically modified products — 24 April 2015, 20:29 CET
The EU has cleared 19 controversial genetically modified products
including human food, animal feed and cut flowers, the European
Commission said on Friday.
- Europe pushes Greece in bogged down debt talks — 25 April 2015, 12:41 CET
European ministers heaped pressure on Greece Friday to speed up negotiations to unblock critically needed bailout funds and avert a dangerous default, showing frustration after months of bogged down talks.
- Europe says progress 'not sufficient' for Greece debt deal — 24 April 2015, 12:16 CET
The EU's top eurozone official warned Friday of insufficient progress in
difficult debt talks with Greece to unblock sorely-needed bailout funds as cash-strapped Athens signalled compromise.
- EU, US trade negotiators get an earful from critics — 24 April 2015, 15:24 CET
Opponents of controversial US-EU trade talks came out swinging at a
public comment period Thursday, arguing the emerging agreement was a bad deal for consumers and the environment.
- EU 'completely opposed' to Frenchman's death sentence in Indonesia — 24 April 2015, 00:41 CET
The EU on Thursday attacked the death sentence imposed on a Frenchman in
Indonesia, which is expected to be carried out shortly, saying it was no
answer to drug trafficking.
- The Mediterranean: key route for EU-bound migrants — 23 April 2015, 22:00 CET
Out of the 283,000 migrants caught illegally entering the European Union
in 2014, more than 220,000 arrived via the Mediterranean Sea, according
to EU officials.
- Luxembourg court charges LuxLeaks journalist — 24 April 2015, 20:26 CET
Luxembourg charged Thursday the French journalist behind the revealing of the so-called LuxLeaks scandal that implicated the small European country in lowering tax rates for multinationals.
- Eurozone business activity disappoints in April: Markit — 23 April 2015, 11:16 CET
Eurozone business activity slowed in April after hitting an 11-month
high in March, denting hopes that a massive European Central Bank
stimulus programme would give the economy a quick boost, a key survey showed Thursday.
- Alcatel-Lucent boss to go without EUR 2.4m golden parachute — 23 April 2015, 11:17 CET
The boss of French telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent has confirmed that he will not be taking his 2.4-million-euro "golden parachute" after the firm was swallowed up by its rival Nokia this week.
- Eurozone recovery 'is there' says ECB board member — 23 April 2015, 23:00 CET
Economic recovery has arrived in the 19 countries that share the euro,
but it is up to governments to ensure it endures, European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure said on Thursday.
- EU migration summit to consider military operation in Med: draft — 22 April 2015, 20:48 CET
EU leaders gathering in Brussels on Thursday will consider launching a
military operation against human traffickers in Libya, held responsible for the deaths of thousands of migrants this year in the Mediterranean, a draft statement showed.
- US 'disappointed' by EU opt-out plan for GMO imports — 22 April 2015, 18:44 CET
The United States expressed concern Wednesday about the European Union's plan to allow individual member countries to decide whether to allow imports of controversial genetically modified foods and animal feed.
- Norway speeds up plans for ship to help Mediterranean migrants — 22 April 2015, 18:12 CET
Norway on Wednesday offered to send a ship to the Mediterranean "as soon
as possible" to take part in an EU-led patrol helping migrants in
distress and guarding maritime borders.
- EU agrees opt-out deal for GMO imports — 22 April 2015, 19:11 CET
The EU announced plans Wednesday to allow Member States to individually decide whether to allow the import of controversial genetically modified foods and animal feed, drawing a sharp US response.
- EU under pressure as full horror of migrant disaster emerges — 22 April 2015, 16:19 CET
European Union leaders head into a summit on the Mediterranean migrant crisis on Thursday under pressure to act after survivors laid bare the full horror of last weekend's catastrophic shipwreck.
- Italy urges EU, UN to tackle migrant crisis in Africa — 22 April 2015, 15:43 CET
Italy on Wednesday called on the European Union and UN to set up
operations in African countries south of Libya to help stem the flow of migrants heading for Europe.
- Amnesty urges EU operation to end migrant boat tragedy — 22 April 2015, 13:32 CET
Rights group Amnesty on Wednesday urged European leaders to launch a humanitarian operation to end the "spiralling tragedy" of the Mediterranean migrant shipwrecks on the eve of an emergency Brussels summit.