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EU banking supervisor calls for quick solution on Greece 31 March 2015, 17:52 CET
The head of Europe's banking supervisory authority, Daniele Nouy, called Tuesday for a rapid solution to Greece's debt problems in order to reduce the uncertainty for the banking sector.

Moscovici: Portugal economy sees progress but must continue reforms 31 March 2015, 17:28 CET
Portugal's "extraordinary efforts" towards structural reforms have paid off but more needs to be done to get the economy back on track, European Union Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said.

Greek bailout deal possible by end April: EU 31 March 2015, 17:24 CET
A deal on Greece's bailout is possible before the end of April, EU Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday as Athens continued tough talks with its creditors on a disputed list of reforms.

Syria aid pledges top $2 billion as donors meet 31 March 2015, 17:28 CET
The European Union and other donors pledged more than $2 billion on Tuesday to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait's emir called the worst in "modern history".

Eurozone deflation eases, unemployment drops 31 March 2015, 17:29 CET
Deflation in the eurozone eased in March, official data showed Tuesday, reducing concerns that the European economy faces a dangerous spiral after four straight months of falling consumer prices.

German farmers not cowed by end of EU milk quotas 31 March 2015, 10:19 CET
Fresh from a massage, the cows turn slowly on a computerised "milking carousel" -- everything is ready at the Heideland farm south of Berlin to ramp up production once European milk quotas end on Wednesday.

Lisbon, Luxembourg rank Europe's worst for pollution fight: study 31 March 2015, 00:27 CET
Lisbon and Luxembourg rank last in a test of how hard European cities are fighting air pollution, while Zurich and Copenhagen come top, an environmental group said Tuesday.

Bulgaria assails Greek law fighting tax avoidance 30 March 2015, 20:43 CET
Bulgaria complained Monday to the European Commission about a new Greek law battling corporate tax avoidance that Sofia warns could undermine trade between the two Balkan neighbours.

EU, Montenegro broaden membership talks despite expansion freeze 30 March 2015, 16:53 CET
The European Union announced Monday it was broadening its negotiations with Montenegro on future EU membership even though the 28-nation bloc has frozen expansion over the next five years.

EU warns Greek reform list 'not there yet' 30 March 2015, 20:40 CET
The EU warned Monday that Greece and its creditors had yet to hammer out a new list of reforms despite talks lasting all weekend aimed at staving off bankruptcy and a euro exit.

Sri Lanka minister warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup 30 March 2015, 20:43 CET
Sri Lanka's new government warned Monday that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup and orchestrate another conflict, six years after their defeat in the island's separatist war.

Blame game only helps Europe's enemies says Varoufakis 30 March 2015, 10:49 CET
Finger-pointing between Germany and Greece will only play into the hands of Europe's enemies, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Monday, pleading for the two countries to bury the hatchet.

Macedonian political crisis hampers EU membership bid 30 March 2015, 06:22 CET
Bitter exchanges between Macedonia's government and the opposition, including wiretapping and claims of million-euro bribes, have pushed the Balkan state into a deep crisis that could further hamper its already stalled bid for EU membership.

Global powers, Iran to hold full session Monday: Tehran 29 March 2015, 21:57 CET
World powers seeking to pin down a nuclear deal with Iran will hold their first full session of these negotiations on Monday, a senior Iranian official said.

Full meeting on Iran talks being rescheduled: US 29 March 2015, 16:17 CET
World powers seeking to pin down a nuclear deal with Iran Sunday were rescheduling their first full meeting with the Iranian delegation, US officials said.

Anticipation and angst as Europe ends milk quotas 30 March 2015, 16:53 CET
European dairy farmers face the end of three decades of milk quotas on Wednesday with a mixture of anticipation and angst as it will allow them to serve growing demand in emerging markets, but could also cause a crash in prices.

EU-Ukraine summit to take place on April 27 29 March 2015, 13:29 CET
A summit between top European Union officials and Ukraine's leaders will take place in Kiev at the end of April, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko announced on Saturday.

EU's top diplomat due at Iran talks Saturday 28 March 2015, 16:41 CET
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is expected in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Saturday to take part in tough negotiations on Iran's contested nuclear programme, her office said.

Fitch cuts Greece's rating amid default worries 27 March 2015, 23:27 CET
Ratings firm Fitch cut Greece's credit rating Friday amid worries that the eurozone country is running perilously close to defaulting on its sovereign debt.

Mogherini to attend Iran talks on Sunday: diplomatic source 27 March 2015, 18:49 CET
The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will join the Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland this weekend, a European diplomatic source said on Friday, two days before a key deadline.

Italian olive tree disease stumps EU 27 March 2015, 18:30 CET
EU Member States are divided on how to stop the spread of a disease affecting olive trees in Italy that could result in around a million being cut down, officials said on Friday.

Greek reforms will put economy on track: Athens 27 March 2015, 18:48 CET
Greece said Friday the reform proposals it will soon present to its creditors will put the country's economy on track without the pain of austerity.

Hamas denounces EU decision to keep it on terror list 27 March 2015, 16:42 CET
Hamas on Friday denounced a European Union decision to keep the Palestinian Islamist group and de facto Gaza Strip ruler on its terrorism blacklist, despite a court ordering its removal.

EU considers two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash 30 March 2015, 20:40 CET
The EU said Friday it is studying whether to make airlines keep two crew members in the cockpit at all times after the Alps crash in which a Germanwings co-pilot flew his Airbus into a mountain.

EU keeps Hamas on terror list despite court ruling 30 March 2015, 20:40 CET
The European Union kept Hamas on its terrorism blacklist Friday despite a controversial court decision ordering Brussels to remove the Palestinian Islamist group from the register.