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- Anti-euro party celebrates gains in eastern Germany — 15 September 2014, 01:42 CET
Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two
eastern states Sunday, in a show of strength that spells a growing
threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
- Anti-euro party extends gains in eastern Germany — 14 September 2014, 21:33 CET
Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two eastern states Sunday, in a show of strength that spells a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
- Europe fears Scottish independence contagion — 14 September 2014, 15:13 CET
The prospect of Scottish independence is raising fears in Europe that it could inflame other separatist movements at a time when the continent's unity and even its borders are under threat, analysts say.
- Anti-euro party set for gains in German state polls — 14 September 2014, 17:38 CET
Germany's new anti-euro party is poised to win seats in two eastern state elections Sunday, heightening an emerging threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
- EU ministers promote 'investment' but options unclear — 14 September 2014, 15:08 CET
EU ministers said Saturday investment was key to bringing the European economy out of the doldrums, but options were limited with funding and spending issues still unresolved.
- US wants to cut economic ties between EU and Russia: Lavrov — 13 September 2014, 23:08 CET
The United States is using the Ukraine crisis to cut economic ties between the EU and Russia and force Europe to pay more for its gas, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.
- Europeans move towards watered-down 'Tobin' tax — 14 September 2014, 21:23 CET
European finance ministers struggled to agree a long promised financial transaction tax on Saturday, with Germany urging a watered-down version amid resistance from France, eager to protect its lucrative derivatives trading sector.
- At least 2 dead, 6 rescued from shipwreck near Malta: police — 13 September 2014, 20:19 CET
A young girl was one of at least two migrants who drowned and six more
were rescued when their boat sank on Friday in the Mediterranean Sea,
Greek port police said.
- Fresh sanctions on Russia: who is targeted and why — 12 September 2014, 20:13 CET
The European Union and United States announced tough new sanctions on Russian companies and individuals Friday to pressure Moscow to cut its support for secessionist rebels in Ukraine.
- EU delays implementing Ukraine free trade deal — 13 September 2014, 23:08 CET
The European Union said Friday it will delay implementation of a free trade deal with Ukraine by more than a year until the end of 2015.
- Eurozone gives Ireland greenlight to repay bailout loans early — 12 September 2014, 20:17 CET
Eurozone ministers on Friday backed a push by Ireland to repay part of its 85-billion-euro bailout loans early, marking a turning point in the debt crisis aftermath.
- Ukraine warns of painful winter due to Russian gas cut — 12 September 2014, 20:08 CET
Ukraine warned on Friday that it will have to adopt deeply unpopular energy savings measures this winter should Russia fail to lift its suspension of natural gas sales to the West-leaning ex-Soviet neighbour.
- Commission chief says Ukraine truce 'insufficient' for peace — 12 September 2014, 20:04 CET
European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warned on Friday that the
Ukrainian ceasefire was not enough to achieve long-term peace and chided
Russia over its "unacceptable behaviour" in its western neighbour.
- EU tightens rules to prevent new horsemeat scandal — 12 September 2014, 20:00 CET
The EU said Friday it has tightened rules to prevent horsemeat
inadvertently or fraudulently ending up in food across the bloc and avoid a repeat of last year's scandal.
- Poland urges EU to spend EUR 700 bn to boost growth — 12 September 2014, 19:58 CET
Poland has called on the European Union to loosen its purse strings to boost growth, becoming the latest country to question German-led austerity as the eurozone economy continues to falter.
- Eurozone ministers seek 'balancing act' to boost growth — 12 September 2014, 22:38 CET
European ministers struggled to strike a balance on Friday between turning around a moribund eurozone economy with more spending and cutting bloated national budgets burdened with debt.
- Eurozone industrial production recovers in July — 12 September 2014, 12:44 CET
Industrial output in the eurozone rose one percent in July, official data showed on Friday, offering a rare glimmer of positive news to a single-currency economy struggling with stagnating growth and low inflation.
- Poroshenko says Ukraine to ratify EU pact next week — 12 September 2014, 12:42 CET
President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday that the Ukrainian and European parliaments would meet on September 16 to jointly ratify an historic agreement pulling his country further out of Russia's reach.
- West imposes new Russia sanctions, Putin defiant — 13 September 2014, 23:05 CET
The United States and European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow's "unacceptable behaviour" in Ukraine despite a fragile truce.
- Latvia's president gives nod to Scottish 'No' camp — 11 September 2014, 20:25 CET
Latvian President Andris Berzins made an unexpected contribution in the
fiery debate on Scottish independence Thursday, giving implicit backing
to the "No" vote ahead of a referendum due to take place on September
- Iran warns of 'difficult road' in nuclear talks — 11 September 2014, 20:25 CET
Iran and world powers have a "difficult road" ahead as they attempt to
agree a nuclear deal by a November deadline, with major differences
remaining, Tehran's lead negotiator said Thursday.
- EU clears Murdoch's Sky pay-TV deals — 11 September 2014, 18:57 CET
The European Commission on Thursday cleared the key deals in tycoon Rupert Murdoch's plan to create a pan-European pay-TV giant, with BSkyB buying Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia for EUR 8.8 billion.
- West hits Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine — 12 September 2014, 11:04 CET
The European Union will impose fresh sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday as Moscow angrily accuses its foes of trying to wreck the push for peace.
- Cyprus fears next tranche of bailout funds at risk — 11 September 2014, 18:02 CET
Cyprus is unlikely to receive the next tranche of rescue funds from
international lenders after apparently falling foul of them over new
legislation on loan foreclosures, the government said Thursday.
- Polish president accepts resignation of EU-bound PM — 11 September 2014, 16:57 CET
Poland's president on Thursday accepted the government's resignation
after outgoing prime minister Donald Tusk was tapped to take over as the
European Council head in December.