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- EU says Catalonia vote 'internal' issue for Spain — 28 September 2015, 15:12 CET
The European Union said Monday the landmark victory of Catalan
separatists in elections was a subject for Spain to deal with
- Top Volkswagen executive heads to EU for crisis talks — 28 September 2015, 16:10 CET
A top executive for embattled Volkswagen will hold talks in Brussels with a senior EU official on Tuesday, a spokesman said, in an effort to soothe tensions before European ministers discuss the car testing scandal later in the week.
- France announces EUR 4 billion boost in aid — 28 September 2015, 10:58 CET
France said Sunday that it would ramp up foreign assistance, pumping in
an extra four billion euros ($4.5 billion) per year starting in 2020.
- EU tightening auto emission tests to prevent cheating: sources — 27 September 2015, 01:20 CET
The European Union moved to change its diesel car emission tests to prevent the sort of rigging used by German auto giant Volkswagen after noticing discrepancies in the results, EU sources said on Saturday.
- Next migrant wave could come from Lebanon, says EU commissioner — 26 September 2015, 16:12 CET
The European Union's enlargement commissioner told the German Die Welt
daily Saturday that the next wave of migration to Europe could come from
Syria's tiny neighbour, fragile Lebanon.
- EU, Iran discuss push for peace in Syria — 26 September 2015, 15:02 CET
The European Union's diplomatic chief and Iran's foreign minister met
Saturday in New York to discuss the war in Syria ahead of a UN push for
- Moody's keeps junk rating for Greece debt — 26 September 2015, 16:33 CET
Moody's has maintained its deep junk "Caa3" credit rating for Greek government debt, but has upgraded its outlook following recent political breakthroughs.
- Luca Visentini, a poet as European trade union head — 29 September 2015, 23:59 CET
Luca Visentini, tipped to be the new secretary general of the European
Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), is a union doyen, and occasional poet,
who hopes to boost job creation in the wake of the economic crisis.
- EU, Russia, Ukraine agree winter gas supply deal — 30 September 2015, 13:33 CET
Russia agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter under a deal clinched late Friday with the European Union, capping months of difficult talks overshadowed by the Ukrainian conflict.
- Russia offers Ukraine gas price discount ahead of talks — 25 September 2015, 21:01 CET
Moscow said Friday it had offered Kiev a gas price discount that should let the neighbours strike a deal at talks in Brussels on resuming fuel flows for the first time in three months.
- UKIP's Farage hails united anti-EU campaign — 25 September 2015, 21:04 CET
The leader of the UK Independence Party sought to present a united front among anti-EU factions before a referendum on Britain leaving the bloc as he addressed the party conference on Friday.
- Croatia planning to remove Serbia border restrictions 'today or tomorrow': PM — 25 September 2015, 17:24 CET
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Friday Zagreb was planning
"today or tomorrow" to remove border restrictions with Serbia, which it
introduced over the migrant crisis.
- EU 'urgently' seeks answers from Croatia on Serbia row — 25 September 2015, 21:01 CET
The EU demanded Friday urgent clarification from Croatia of border
restrictions with neighbouring Serbia as the two countries traded
charges over who was at fault in handling a massive influx of refugees.
- EU probes Staples buyout of Office Depot — 25 September 2015, 13:36 CET
EU regulators on Friday opened an anti-trust probe into the planned $6.3 billion buyout of US office supplies giant Office Depot by American rival Staples.
- Brazilian breast implant maker insists products are safe — 25 September 2015, 04:17 CET
A Brazilian manufacturer of breast and other implants insisted Thursday
its products are safe, as several countries suspended their sale upon
reports of contamination.
- UN chief says EU must do more to address migrant crisis — 24 September 2015, 23:02 CET
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the European
Union's decision to inject $1 billion to help countries overwhelmed by
Syrian refugees, but said more must be done to relocate migrants.
- African migrant found in Spain ... behind car dashboard — 24 September 2015, 22:53 CET
Spanish police said Thursday they found a would-be migrant squashed into
a hidden compartment under the dashboard of car that was attempting to
enter Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.
- How the EU plans to tackle the migrant crisis — 24 September 2015, 19:50 CET
European Union plans to tackle the worst migrant crisis since World War
II include a push to tighten external border controls and moves to
increase aid to refugees outside the bloc.
- EU urges Member States to probe emission tests after VW scandal — 24 September 2015, 21:00 CET
The EU urged its 28 Member States on Thursday to investigate whether vehicles comply with European pollution rules, in the wake of revelations that Volkswagen cheated in emission tests on its diesel cars.
- Uber ordered to shut Brussels service within 21 days — 24 September 2015, 17:39 CET
A Belgian court confirmed a ban of controversial ride-sharing app
UberPOP on Thursday, giving it 21 days to close operations in Brussels
or risk massive penalties.
- EU to arrest people traffickers on high seas from October 7 — 24 September 2015, 21:00 CET
An EU operation against migrant traffickers in the Mediterranean which will allow for arrests in international waters will begin on October 7, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said on Thursday.
- Migrant influx raises far-right threat: Norway intel — 24 September 2015, 16:22 CET
The biggest risk posed to Norway's national security by the influx of
migrants is a possible violent reaction from the far-right, and not the
infiltration of Islamists, Norway's intelligence service said Thursday.
- Ukraine-Russia gas talks to resume in Brussels — 24 September 2015, 19:48 CET
Russia and Ukraine will resume European Union-brokered gas talks in Brussels on Friday aimed at restoring Russian gas supplies to its neighbour this winter, Moscow and the EU said Thursday.
- EU open to digital competition — 24 September 2015, 17:31 CET
Guenther Oettinger, the EU's Commissioner for the digital economy, on a tour that includes visits to US technology giants, said the EU bloc is open to all players, brushing aside references to "digital protectionism".
- Germany lobbied for car pollution test loopholes: document — 24 September 2015, 15:52 CET
Diplomats from Germany, home to disgraced auto giant Volkswagen, have lobbied behind the scenes to maintain European pollution tests that are widely considered ineffective, leaked documents showed on Thursday.