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EU says 'shooting needs to stop' in Ukraine 16 February 2015, 13:17 CET
The European Union called Monday for full implementation of a hard-won Ukraine ceasefire, insisting that "the shooting needs to stop."

Russia vows to respond to 'illogical' EU sanctions 16 February 2015, 22:20 CET
Moscow said on Monday it would respond to the latest EU sanctions over the Ukraine conflict which target several prominent figures including a popular singer, condemning them as "inconsistent and illogical".

German finance minister 'very sceptical' of Greece deal 16 February 2015, 10:33 CET
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Monday he is "very sceptical" that Greece can reach a new debt deal with its eurozone partners and described Athens' behaviour as "irresponsible."

New EU sanctions hit two Russian deputy defence ministers 16 February 2015, 22:20 CET
The European Union included two Russian deputy defence ministers in its latest Ukraine sanctions list Monday, hitting them with travel bans and asset freezes for their role in the conflict.

Greece, eurozone in high-stakes debt stand-off 16 February 2015, 16:00 CET
Greece and its sceptical eurozone partners traded barbs Monday over rewriting the country's massive bailout programme, deepening a bitter stand-off ahead of a make-or-break meeting in Brussels.

Rallies in Athens, Europe ahead of bailout talks 15 February 2015, 22:49 CET
Tens of thousands of people joined rallies in Greece on Sunday ahead of talks in Brussels on the new leftist government's bid to revise its massive bailout.

German anti-euro party wins first seats in western state 16 February 2015, 16:05 CET
Germany's anti-euro AfD party was Sunday set to win its first seats in a western state, boosting the populist group which has emerged amid the eurozone crisis to the right of Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Paris demo in support of Greece draws at least 2,000 15 February 2015, 18:23 CET
At least 2,000 people marched through the streets of Paris on Sunday to voice their support for Greece against what they called "the Goliath of finance".

Greece plays for time as bailout clock ticks down 15 February 2015, 22:51 CET
Greece on Sunday expressed confidence that a deal with the EU over its loathed bailout could be reached, but also warned the February 28 deadline may be too tight.

Greek PM says 'confident' about eurozone talks: report 15 February 2015, 18:23 CET
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he was "confident" about progress in renegotiating Greece's debt at a crucial eurozone meeting on Monday, in an interview with German media.

Anti-euro party guns for first seats in west German state 15 February 2015, 10:42 CET
Germany's populist anti-euro AfD party hoped to capture its first seats in a western state legislature in an election Sunday in the country's second city of Hamburg.

Greece confident of bailout deal but warns deadline too tight 15 February 2015, 12:24 CET
Greece's finance minister said Sunday he was confident a deal with the EU over the country's loathed bailout could be found while warning the February 28 deadline may be too tight.

Greece's PM warns too early to speak of bailout win 14 February 2015, 20:46 CET
Greece's PM Alexis Tsipras warned Saturday that a high-stakes eurogroup meeting to resolve the country's bailout drama was going to be tricky, despite progress made in negotiations with the EU.

Greece, creditors consult before make-or-break meeting 14 February 2015, 17:53 CET
Greek and EU officials met for talks Saturday ahead of a high-stakes show-down over Athens' demands for a radical restructuring of its massive international bailout programme.

From 'Haircut' to 'Dirty Exit': Greek bailout buzz words 14 February 2015, 03:42 CET
The Greek bailout drama has given rise to a series of buzz words that so rile Athens they have become no-go areas for those attempting to broker a deal.

US urges Greece debt negotiators to 'set aside rhetoric' 13 February 2015, 23:37 CET
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Friday all sides in Greece debt talks to focus on finding a solution to the crisis that risks pushing the eurozone country into default.

WTO rules against China in row with EU, Japan over steel pipes 15 February 2015, 18:45 CET
A WTO panel largely ruled Friday against China in its row with the European Union and Japan over Chinese anti-dumping duties on imports of steel pipes.

New Greek bailout programme an option: EU official 13 February 2015, 13:12 CET
Greece's creditors could discuss a new international bailout programme to replace the one that new hard-left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to scrap, a senior EU official said Friday.

Eurozone economy grows as cheap oil takes hold 13 February 2015, 13:13 CET
Economic activity in the eurozone picked up slightly in fourth quarter, official EU data showed Friday, in a sign that the benefits of cheap oil and stimulus by the European Central Bank are taking effect.

EU ready for 'necessary steps' if Ukraine pact breached: Tusk 12 February 2015, 23:33 CET
The EU warned Russia Thursday it was ready to take further measures in addition to the sanctions it has already imposed if a new Ukraine peace pact is breached, the bloc's president Donald Tusk said.

EU to go ahead with Ukraine sanctions despite peace deal: sources 12 February 2015, 22:42 CET
The European Union will go ahead with fresh sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals despite the signing of a peace deal in Minsk earlier Thursday, EU sources said.

Poroshenko says 'not easy' to implement Ukraine peace deal 12 February 2015, 22:09 CET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned Thursday that it would be hard to make a success of a new peace deal between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists.

Pristina asks EU to expel illegal Kosovo migrants 12 February 2015, 18:42 CET
Kovoso's Interior Minister Skender Hyseni on Thursday urged the European Union to expel thousands of Kosovan nationals, who have quit their homeland in search of a better life in EU countries.

Greece hopeful of 'positive' climate at EU summit: source 12 February 2015, 17:23 CET
Greece expects a "positive" climate at Thursday evening's EU summit despite a failure to agree on its anti-austerity demands a day earlier, a government source said.

Debt relief for Greece 'won't change much': Bundesbank 12 February 2015, 17:23 CET
Additional debt relief will not help pull Greece out its current crisis, the head of the German central bank or Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann, said on Thursday.