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EU ministers 'alarmed' by Russian troops in Ukraine 15 August 2014, 15:42 CET
EU ministers expressed concern on Friday at reports of a Russian incursion into eastern Ukraine and threatened a vigorous response if Moscow failed to reverse course.

EU 'shot itself in foot' with Russia trade sanctions: Hungary PM 15 August 2014, 12:24 CET
The EU "shot itself in the foot" by imposing trade sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a radio interview Friday.

EU ministers in search for united front on arming Iraq 15 August 2014, 13:01 CET
EU ministers convened in Brussels on Friday in a rare summertime meeting to seek unanimous approval for the shipment of arms to Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists.

EU moves to protect food producers hit by Russian embargo 15 August 2014, 12:25 CET
The European Commission said Thursday it would take exceptional measures to support growers in the EU affected by Russia's ban on Western food products.

All eyes turn to ECB as eurozone recovery stalls 14 August 2014, 16:27 CET
With data on Thursday showing that the eurozone's tentative economic recovery is already stalling, eyes are once again back on the European Central Bank to come to the region's rescue.

Eurozone economy stalls on setback in Germany 16 August 2014, 19:34 CET
Growth in the 18-country eurozone ground to a halt in the second quarter, official data showed Thursday, dragged down by France and Germany and casting a cloud over the crisis-hit region.

EU foreign ministers to meet on Iraq amid calls for more action 14 August 2014, 18:58 CET
European Union foreign ministers are to meet on Friday to discuss the crisis in Iraq, the office of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said, after key member states called for bolder action to help the country's civilians.

Gloom for eurozone as industrial production falls unexpectedly 13 August 2014, 17:33 CET
Industrial production in the eurozone fell by 0.3 per cent in June, official data showed Wednesday, in another blow to an already tepid recovery that might have already reached its peak.

Boat migrant arrivals to Italy up 500 per cent in 2014 12 August 2014, 22:53 CET
The number of boat migrants arriving in Italy soared 500 percent in the first half of the year, already topping a 2011 record during the Arab Spring uprisings, EU border agency Frontex said Tuesday,

EU envoys hail US intervention in Iraq as bloc boosts aid 12 August 2014, 21:37 CET
EU envoys on Tuesday praised US efforts to halt a deadly jihadist advance across huge parts Iraq as the European Commission boosted aid to help desperate civilians in the war-torn country.

France, Germany urge swift EU humanitarian aid in Iraq 12 August 2014, 15:27 CET
The leaders of France and Germany called Tuesday for the European Union to swiftly lend its weight to the humanitarian effort to help refugees in Iraq fleeing Islamic State militants.

Germany says ready to send Iraq non-lethal military aid 12 August 2014, 15:17 CET
Germany said Tuesday it was ready to send non-lethal military aid such as armoured vehicles to help Iraq push back against the advance of Islamist insurgents.

EU boosts aid to Iraq, but says access is key 12 August 2014, 20:47 CET
The European Commission boosted aid to war-torn Iraq by five million euros on Tuesday but warned that finding access to desperate civilians, not funding, was the most urgent problem.

European court condemns UK again over prisoner vote ban 13 August 2014, 17:37 CET
The European Court of Human Rights condemned Britain once again on Tuesday for banning prisoners from voting, while ruling that 10 inmates who challenged the ban were not entitled to compensation.

EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling 13 August 2014, 17:37 CET
The EU's anti-fraud office on Monday urged Gibraltar and Spain to launch legal action after it found signs that organised crime was behind a rise in cigarette smuggling in southern Spain.

EU warns Putin against action in Ukraine, including humanitarian 11 August 2014, 20:23 CET
European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warned Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call Monday against any unilateral intervention in Ukraine, including for humanitarian reasons.

EU fights to aid peach market bruised by Russian sanctions 11 August 2014, 20:26 CET
The European Union moved on Monday to prop up the hard-hit peach market, badly bruised by poor weather and an import ban by Russia.

EU ambassadors to meet Tuesday on Iraq crisis 11 August 2014, 14:07 CET
European Union envoys were to meet Tuesday for an emergency meeting over the deepening crisis in Iraq, an EU diplomatic source said.

France asks EU to 'mobilise' to arm Kurds in Iraq 11 August 2014, 15:28 CET
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday called on the European Union to "mobilise" to respond to appeals from Iraq's Kurds for arms to fight Islamic State jihadists.

Italy calls EU meeting on Iraq seeking military support for Kurds 11 August 2014, 11:22 CET
Italy has requested a meeting of European foreign ministers on Iraq and is pushing to give Iraq's Kurds military support, the foreign minister said Monday.

EU urges Erdogan play conciliatory role after poll win 11 August 2014, 10:27 CET
The European Union on Monday called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to play a conciliatory role in Turkey, a day after he won the Turkish presidency after one round of voting.

France looking at supplying Iraqi Kurds with arms 10 August 2014, 22:38 CET
France, in consultation with its EU partners, is looking at supplying arms to Iraq's Kurds to fight against Islamic State jihadists, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday.

Violence in Northern Iraq could constitute crimes against humanity: EU 10 August 2014, 17:51 CET
Violence in the north of Iraq which has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes could constitute "crimes against humanity," the European Union said on Sunday.

Poland asks US to import apples banned by Russia 09 August 2014, 11:57 CET
Poland has asked the United States to open its market quickly to Polish apples banned by Russia in a sanctions war over the crisis in Ukraine.

France asks EU for help with fallout from Russia food ban 09 August 2014, 00:12 CET
France has asked the European Commission to take "appropriate" measures to deal with the fallout from a Russian ban on food imports from Europe, the French presidency announced on Friday.