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- EU must limit migrant numbers: French PM — 25 November 2015, 05:57 CET
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday urged the European Union
to limit the number of migrants it allows into the bloc, following
heightened security concerns after the Paris attacks.
- EU reassures Ukraine despite overtures to Russia — 24 November 2015, 20:17 CET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday the European Union had
assured him it would keep its focus on Kiev despite efforts by some of
the bloc's members to enlist Russia in a coalition against the Islamic
- 'Brussels bubble' works from home to beat terror alert — 24 November 2015, 20:20 CET
While Brussels was shut down by its biggest ever terror alert, the huge
EU and NATO bureaucracy kept on churning, even if some staff had to work from their homes in Europe's institutional capital.
- Poland's eurosceptic government retires EU flag from press room — 24 November 2015, 19:02 CET
Journalists gathered Tuesday in the press room of Poland's new
conservative government discovered that the blue and gold star-studded
European Union flag normally on display was gone, leaving only its
red-and-white Polish counterpart.
- Jihadists using migrant crisis as cover: Czech president — 24 November 2015, 20:28 CET
Jihadists are using the migrant crisis as cover to slip into the
European Union, Czech President Milos Zeman said on Tuesday, urging his country's military to prepare to defend its borders.
- ECB launches 20-euro note with enhanced security — 24 November 2015, 16:30 CET
The European Central Bank on Wednesday will launch into circulation a
new 20-euro banknote with enhanced security features to foil counterfeiters.
- Law officials plan global strike at 'dark markets' — 24 November 2015, 16:24 CET
European, US and Australian law enforcement officials met Tuesday in the Netherlands to plan a crackdown on illegal online markets trading in
everything from drugs to child pornography, Dutch prosecutors said.
- Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed — 24 November 2015, 16:34 CET
European Union president Donald Tusk called for calm on Tuesday after
Turkey, a candidate for membership of the bloc, shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border.
- UK poll shows shift in favour of 'Brexit' — 24 November 2015, 15:12 CET
A majority of Britons want to leave the European Union, according to a
new opinion poll on Tuesday.
- EU to resume deportations of migrants to Pakistan — 24 November 2015, 11:57 CET
Europe's migration commissioner has said an agreement to deport
undocumented migrants to Pakistan will be restored, after Islamabad
announced it had suspended the deal because of its "blatant misuse".
- Turkey PM to attend summit with EU leaders on November 29 — 24 November 2015, 13:33 CET
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will attend an extraordinary
summit with EU leaders next week to improve bilateral ties and tackle
the migrant crisis, his office announced on Monday.
- Top Greek banks pass recapitalisation hurdle — 23 November 2015, 21:26 CET
Greece's top four banks have raised over 5.0 billion euros in private funds, officials said Monday, which together with EU funds should be enough to meet their recapitalisation needs so they can support the country's struggling economy.
- Eurozone approves bailout payment to Greece — 24 November 2015, 16:34 CET
Eurozone finance ministers approved a two billion euro payment to Greece on Monday, declaring that Athens had successfully met the strict reform commitments demanded in the country's bailout.
- Austria's migrant spending won't count towards EU deficit target — 23 November 2015, 13:02 CET
Austria said Monday it had won agreement from the EU to exclude spending
on the migrant crisis from eurozone deficit target calculations.
- Eurozone economy picks up pace in November: survey — 23 November 2015, 12:36 CET
Eurozone business activity hit a four-and-a-half year high in November, helping create much-needed jobs in a broad-based upturn despite the impact on France of the Paris attacks, a key survey showed Monday.
- German luxury store brings back Israeli wine after uproar — 24 November 2015, 13:28 CET
Berlin luxury department store KaDeWe said Sunday that it would resume selling Israeli wines it had pulled from its shelves over new EU labelling guidelines for products from Jewish settlements.
- Britain's EU exit campaigners stuck in a squabble — 22 November 2015, 19:19 CET
'Leave' campaigners in Britain's EU membership referendum battle are
struggling to get themselves organised, with two rival groups squabbling over a war chest and populist figurehead Nigel Farage stuck in the middle.
- EU to propose major Schengen changes by year-end: France — 20 November 2015, 15:27 CET
The EU will rush through proposals for major changes to the rules of the
passport-free Schengen zone by the end of the year to boost security
following the Paris attacks, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
said on Friday.
- France to keep border checks as long as 'terrorist threat' lasts — 20 November 2015, 14:52 CET
France will maintain controls along all its borders with fellow EU
countries for as long as the imminent threat of attacks remains, French
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday.
- EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks — 22 November 2015, 19:21 CET
The European Union agreed Friday to rush through reforms to the
passport-free Schengen zone by the end of the year amid growing concerns about border security in the wake of the Paris attacks.
- EU calls for European intelligence agency — 20 November 2015, 20:24 CET
The European Commission called Friday for the establishment of an
EU-wide intelligence agency in the wake of the Paris attacks, as interior ministers held emergency talks on boosting security.
- Spanish giant ACS signs EUR 2.9 bn deal for Australia motorway — 20 November 2015, 11:19 CET
Spanish building giant ACS said Friday it had signed a 2.9-billion-euro
contract for the construction of a new highway in Australia.
- Greek government takes losses in home foreclosures vote — 19 November 2015, 22:13 CET
Greece's leftist government narrowly pushed a bailout reform vote
through parliament Thursday, but saw its majority dwindle after axing
two lawmakers who refused to support a home foreclosures bill.
- EU to toughen external border checks after Paris attacks — 20 November 2015, 12:33 CET
The EU is set Friday to tighten checks on all travellers, including its
own citizens, at the external borders of the passport-free Schengen zone following the Paris attacks.
- France says new security to cost EUR 600m in 2016 — 19 November 2015, 18:02 CET
France revealed Thursday it will spend an extra 600 million euros ($641
million) next year to ramp up security after the Paris attacks.