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- Cameron and Merkel meet with EU on the menu — 09 October 2015, 20:07 CET
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday welcomed German
Chancellor Angela Merkel to his country residence to discuss Britain's
future in the European Union, amongst other topics.
- EU, US seek 'quick solutions' to data deal void — 09 October 2015, 18:11 CET
Brussels and Washington want "quick solutions" to the legal void left by the collapse of a transatlantic data deal on which major companies like Facebook depend, a senior EU official said Friday.
- EU to launch trade talks with Tunisia — 09 October 2015, 18:13 CET
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem heads to Tunisia on Tuesday to begin talks towards a free trade deal with Europe, part of the bloc's wider effort to support the crisis-hit nation.
- Sweden poised for 150,000 asylum seekers this year — 09 October 2015, 15:17 CET
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Friday up to 150,000 people
could seek asylum this year in the Scandinavian country, which is
struggling to find housing for the new arrivals.
- EU set to suspend sanctions against Belarus's Lukashenko — 09 October 2015, 18:14 CET
The EU is ready to suspend sanctions against Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko after he released the country's last political prisoners, according to European sources, two days ahead of elections in Belarus.
- Tunisia Nobel winners 'show way out of regional crises': EU — 09 October 2015, 15:22 CET
The EU hailed Tunisia's national dialogue mediators Friday after they
won the Nobel Peace Prize, saying they had shown North Africa and Middle
East a democratic path out of turmoil.
- First asylum seekers leave Italy under EU relocation plan — 09 October 2015, 15:22 CET
A small group of Eritreans left Italy for Sweden on Friday, the first contingent of asylum seekers to be relocated under a much-contested European Union scheme to ease the burden of the migration crisis on frontline countries.
- British lawmakers, businesses launch campaign to leave EU — 09 October 2015, 11:25 CET
A cross-party campaign to take Britain out of the European Union launched on Thursday, backed by three major political donors ahead of a referendum expected by 2017.
- Football: Serbia thwart Albania's historic Euro hopes — 09 October 2015, 11:20 CET
Serbia gained a measure of revenge on Thursday with a 2-0 win in Albania
in a tense match held amid tight security, a year after the Belgrade
fixture between the Balkan rivals was abandoned due to violence.
- EU baulks at putting Turkey on 'safe countries' list: sources — 08 October 2015, 20:22 CET
EU plans to put Turkey on a list of "safe countries", to which migrants
can be quickly returned as they would not risk oppression, have run into
opposition from several European nations, sources said Thursday.
- Albanian migrant found in boot of car heading to Britain — 08 October 2015, 20:17 CET
Spanish police said Thursday they found an Albanian migrant hidden in
the boot of a car that was about to board a ferry in the northern port
of Santander bound for Britain.
- The West must 'treat Russia properly': Juncker — 08 October 2015, 20:39 CET
The West must "treat Russia properly" and address it as an equal,
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday, criticising
US President Barack Obama for labelling Moscow a mere regional power.
- Europe's refugee crisis will last for years: Juncker — 08 October 2015, 19:12 CET
Europe's refugee crisis is expected to rumble on "for years", European
Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday, following a visit to
a migrant reception centre on Germany's border with Austria.
- EU to speed up deportations to tackle migrant crisis — 09 October 2015, 11:22 CET
European Union nations agreed on Thursday to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers as they took a harder line toward tackling the bloc's worst migration crisis since World War II.
- Almost 300 Europe-bound migrants arrested in Libya — 08 October 2015, 16:42 CET
Libyan authorities said almost 300 migrants, a third of them from
Senegal, were arrested Thursday as they prepared to board boats for the
Mediterranean crossing to Europe.
- France proposes EU border guard corps — 08 October 2015, 15:24 CET
France has formally proposed setting up an EU border guard corps to better secure the bloc's external borders which have been inundated by huge numbers of migrants and refugees, an EU source said Thursday.
- Rival bands of traffickers extort boat migrants in Libya — 08 October 2015, 13:17 CET
Rival bands of traffickers are fighting over the lucrative migrant
business in Libya and even intercept boats to extort the passengers, the
head of an EU operation against smugglers said Thursday.
- Turkey wary over EU's migrant plan offer — 08 October 2015, 15:22 CET
Turkey is giving a European Union plan to assist the country in hosting over two million Syrian refugees only a lukewarm reception, indicating funding needs to be drastically increased and lamenting shortfalls in help over previous years.
- Europe needs to 'crack down' on asylum abuse: Britain — 08 October 2015, 10:07 CET
The EU must speed up deportation of economic migrants and "crack down"
on abuse of its asylum system, British interior minister Theresa May
said on Thursday as ministers met to discuss Europe's refugee and
- Baby Francesca 'princess of migrants', symbol of hope — 08 October 2015, 05:07 CET
Dubbed "the princess of migrants", a Nigerian baby born on the Italian
ship that rescued her mother in the Mediterranean has become a symbol of
hope for those braving the perilous crossing in search of a new life.
- Sweden's refugee shelters reach saturation point as winter draws near — 07 October 2015, 18:42 CET
Sweden's refugee centres are reaching saturation point, the country's
migration agency warned Wednesday, calling for gyms and disaster
shelters to be used to accommodate the overflow before winter sets in.
- Merkel says EU's asylum rules 'obsolete' — 07 October 2015, 18:11 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday described as "obsolete" European Union asylum rules that put the onus on EU states where migrants first arrive to process their refugee claims.
- Failure in Syria risks 'total war' for region: Hollande — 07 October 2015, 16:12 CET
Failure to act in Syria risks stoking a "total war" in the Middle East,
French President Francois Hollande said in a landmark speech to the
European Parliament alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
- Drone-flying Albanian arrested with guns ahead of Serbia match — 07 October 2015, 15:13 CET
An Albanian who flew a drone carrying a nationalist flag over a football
match against Serbia last year, sparking violence, has been arrested in
possession of illegal arms ahead of another game between the two
countries, police said Wednesday.
- EU military operation against migrant traffickers begins — 07 October 2015, 15:13 CET
A military operation to catch migrant traffickers begins Wednesday, with
European warships patrolling international waters in the Mediterranean
to arrest smugglers dubbed the "mafia of the sea".