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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
- 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.