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Greece ships first migrants back to Turkey under EU deal 05 April 2016, 00:09 CET
Greece sent more than 200 migrants back to Turkey on Monday, the first wave of deportations under a hugely controversial deal aimed at easing Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II.

IMF chief says Greece plan 'good distance away' amid leaks row 04 April 2016, 16:26 CET
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that "we are still a good distance away" in negotiations for a new deal for hard-up Athens.

EU may need refugee deals with N.African states: German minister 03 April 2016, 14:42 CET
Germany's interior minister voiced optimism Sunday that Europe's refugee influx had peaked but said agreements with North African countries may be needed to prevent mass arrivals in future.

Turkey prepares for up to 500 migrants from Greece on Monday 03 April 2016, 20:03 CET
Turkey has made preparations to take in up to 500 migrants from Greece on Monday under a plan agreed with the EU to reduce the flow of illegal migration, the Turkish interior minister said.

Greece in countdown for controversial EU-Turkey migrant returns 03 April 2016, 18:22 CET
Greek and EU authorities were putting the final touches to an operation that could send hundreds of migrants back to Turkey on Monday, launching a landmark deal that has been slammed by rights watchdogs.

EU set for new row over asylum rules overhaul 03 April 2016, 07:12 CET
The EU will unveil plans to overhaul its asylum system this week following a controversial migrant deal with Turkey, but the proposals look set to trigger fresh rows in a bloc already deeply divided by the refugee crisis.

Dutch voters gear up for poll on key EU-Kiev deal 03 April 2016, 05:42 CET
Dutch voters are gearing up to make their voices heard on a key European cooperation deal with Ukraine, in a referendum next week organised by eurosceptic groups and seen as a proxy poll on EU ties.

'Leave' ahead in Britain's EU referendum campaign: poll 03 April 2016, 01:47 CET
Young people could be the deciding factor in whether Britain stays in the EU, according to an opinion poll released Sunday, which put the Leave campaign in the lead.

Greece wants IMF explanations over WikiLeaks report 03 April 2016, 00:32 CET
Greece on Saturday demanded "explanations" from the International Monetary Fund after WikiLeaks said the lender sought a crisis "event" to push the indebted nation into concluding talks over its reforms.

Turkey readies centres for migrants turned back under EU deal 02 April 2016, 13:23 CET
Turkish authorities on Saturday raced to set up reception centres to process Syrian and other migrants two days ahead of the implementation of the controversial deal with the EU for them to be sent back from Greece to Turkish soil.

Greece to send some 750 migrants to Turkey in EU deal launch: report 02 April 2016, 12:47 CET
Greek officials on Saturday declined to comment on a report it will send some 750 migrants back to Turkey from Monday to kick off a controversial EU readmissions deal.

Turkey 'building centres' for migrants returned under EU deal 02 April 2016, 10:47 CET
Turkey has begun work on two centres to process Syrian and other migrants after they return from Greece under a deal with the EU which comes into force next week, local officials and reports said Saturday.

Ukraine president confident Dutch voters won't reject EU pact 02 April 2016, 00:26 CET
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko expressed confidence Friday that Dutch voters next week will not reject his country's cooperation deal with the European Union.

Germany to take Syrians under EU-Turkey pact as clashes flare 01 April 2016, 22:29 CET
Germany said Friday it will take in the first Syrian refugees under an EU-Turkey pact drawing fire from rights groups, as violence broke out in a Greek camp on the front line of the crisis.

US urges Dutch voters not to reject Ukraine-EU accord 01 April 2016, 22:31 CET
The United States on Friday urged Dutch voters not to reject the European Union's cooperation deal with Ukraine when they go to the polls next week.

China to impose import duties on electrical steel from EU 04 April 2016, 16:27 CET
China said Friday it would impose import deposits of up to 46 percent on flat-rolled electrical steel products from the European Union, as its domestic producers face growing financial pressure.

Serbia says its EU goal won't be 'detrimental' to Russia ties 01 April 2016, 17:17 CET
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Friday said that while his country strives to join the European Union, it will not "in any way" harm Serbia's "good relations" with Russia.

EU steel makers say UK helped cheap China imports 01 April 2016, 15:44 CET
Britain has prevented stronger EU proposals to bolster defences against cheap Chinese steel imports, which helped spark the Tata Steel crisis, the European Steel Association said on Friday.

Turkish reporters back in court for press freedom case 01 April 2016, 09:52 CET
The controversial trial of two well-known Turkish journalists enters its second day Friday in a case seen as a test of press freedom under the increasingly autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey PM says returns under EU migrant deal to begin on April 4 31 March 2016, 21:37 CET
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Thursday said a key migrant deal concluded with the European Union to curb the flow of illegal migration would begin to be implemented on April 4 with the return of some migrants from Greece to Turkish territory.

EU imposes sanctions on three Libyans for obstructing peace process: sources 01 April 2016, 00:15 CET
EU member states agreed Thursday to impose sanctions on three Libyan figures for obstructing the peace process and the formation of a government of national unity in the war-torn country, sources said.

'Success story' Cyprus exits bailout programme 31 March 2016, 18:19 CET
Cyprus on Thursday concluded its multi-billion-euro bailout programme with the European Union's rescue fund as it battles back from a financial crisis that ravaged its banking sector.

Steelmakers tell EU to get tough on China dumping 31 March 2016, 18:16 CET
Europe's steelmakers called Thursday for sharply higher anti-dumping tariffs to protect against a flood of cheap Chinese imports, blamed for plunging the future of Britain's biggest steelworks into doubt.

EU cites 'alarming' slowdown in reducing road fatalities 31 March 2016, 18:31 CET
There has been an "alarming" slowdown in EU road safety improvements, with 26,000 people killed last year, little changed from 2014, and 135,000 seriously hurt, the European Commission said Thursday.

Spain overshoots public deficit target again 31 March 2016, 18:12 CET
Spain overshot its public deficit target again in 2015, the budget ministry said Thursday, piling pressure on the next Spanish government to impose unpopular cost-cutting measures.