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- Mercosur states near new EU free trade offer: Paraguay — 11 November 2015, 16:52 CET
Four south American countries hope to relaunch stalled negotiations on a
free trade deal with the European Union next month, Paraguay's President
Horacio Cartes told AFP.
- Israeli fury over EU settlement product labels — 11 November 2015, 23:58 CET
The European Union on Wednesday backed the labelling of products from Israeli settlements, sparking fresh tensions with a furious Israel,
which said the move could harm the peace process with the Palestinians.
- EU settlement labelling positive step but not enough: Palestinians — 11 November 2015, 15:17 CET
The Palestine Liberation Organisation on Wednesday said an EU decision
to label goods from Israeli settlements was a positive step but did not
go far enough.
- Sudan urges more support to check human trafficking, migration — 11 November 2015, 14:12 CET
A senior Sudanese official Wednesday called for more international
support to check human trafficking and migration across Sudan's borders
towards Europe, as EU and African leaders met in Malta to discuss the
- Creditors begin Greek reforms review ahead of strike — 11 November 2015, 13:49 CET
Greece's international creditors on Wednesday begin a review of reforms pledged under the country's bailout, a day ahead of a general strike to protest the measures.
- EU says Israeli settlement label decision 'technical not political' — 11 November 2015, 13:27 CET
The EU insisted Wednesday that a decision to label products from Israeli
settlements was taken for legal reasons relating to the origins of goods
and was not a political stance, after Israel condemned it as politically
- Netanyahu invokes memory of Nazi past over EU labelling — 11 November 2015, 20:09 CET
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday likened the European Union's decision to label goods from Israeli settlements to the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses.
- EU backs Israeli settlement product labels — 11 November 2015, 13:37 CET
The European Union on Wednesday backed the labelling of products from Israeli settlements, in a move that Israel condemned as discriminatory and warned could harm the peace process with the Palestinians.
- EU, Africa seek migration crisis plan as Slovenia barricades border — 11 November 2015, 16:49 CET
European and African leaders gathered Wednesday for talks on joint action on the migration crisis, as Slovenia became the latest EU member to act on its own by barricading its border.
- Ukraine fails again to ban discrimination against gays — 10 November 2015, 23:32 CET
Ukraine's parliament failed for the second time Tuesday to adopt a ban
on anti-gay discrimination in the workplace, though it did vote in five
other laws needed to secure visa-free travel to most EU nations.
- Poland to miss EU migrant summit over internal row — 10 November 2015, 23:22 CET
Poland said it will be a no-show at the EU migrant summit in Malta on
Thursday because the timing conflicts with the first sitting of the
Central European heavyweight's new parliament.
- Kosovo court suspends key EU-backed deal with Serbia — 12 November 2015, 22:51 CET
Kosovo's constitutional court on Tuesday suspended the implementation of a key EU-backed agreement with Serbia, after weeks of opposition protests against the deal.
- New IMF economist sees major challenges to global economy — 11 November 2015, 00:14 CET
Just a few months into the job, the challenges are already piled high
for the International Monetary Fund's new chief economist Maurice
- Israel minister says EU labelling 'disguised anti-Semitism' — 10 November 2015, 22:51 CET
Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Tuesday that a European
Union proposal to label products from Jewish settlements, which are
deemed illegal under international law, was "disguised anti-semitism".
- Slovenia border move shows need to secure EU external frontier: Merkel — 10 November 2015, 15:52 CET
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged the European Union
to secure its external frontiers to slow the migrant influx, saying this
could have saved Slovenia from tightening its border with fellow
- EU gives Volkswagen 10 days to clarify CO2 irregularities — 11 November 2015, 00:00 CET
EU regulators have given Volkswagen 10 days to clarify its own admission that nearly a million of the company's cars emit more CO2 pollution than originally claimed, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
- Merkel says 'reasonably confident' of deal to avert 'Brexit' — 10 November 2015, 15:02 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was "reasonably
confident" that a deal could be found with London to avert the
possibility of Britain leaving the European Union.
- Turkey rejects 'unfair' EU comments on rule of law, media — 10 November 2015, 16:28 CET
Turkey on Tuesday rejected as "unfair" a European Union report
criticising the state of the rule of law, human rights and media freedom
in the EU candidate country.
- What Britain is demanding from the EU to avoid 'Brexit' — 10 November 2015, 14:07 CET
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday outlined his demands for
EU reform, ahead of a referendum on Britain's membership in the
28-member bloc to be held by 2017.
- Alstom wins EUR 3 bn Indian railway contract — 10 November 2015, 22:24 CET
French company Alstom said Tuesday it has won a 3-billion-euro contract under which it will open a factory in India to supply the nation's rail operator with 800 electric locomotives.
- EU warns British migration demands 'highly problematic' — 10 November 2015, 13:48 CET
David Cameron's EU renegotiation demands for curbs on migrant benefits are "highly problematic", the European Commission said Tuesday after the British prime minister sent his objectives to Brussels.
- EU report slams Turkey for 'backsliding' on rights — 11 November 2015, 12:15 CET
The EU accused Ankara Tuesday of backsliding on rule of law, rights and the media and urged it to react swiftly, in a sensitive report on Turkey's candidacy for the bloc that Brussels had delayed until after elections.
- EU misspent over EUR 6 bn last year: watchdog — 10 November 2015, 17:45 CET
The EU misspent 6.3 billion euros in 2014, the bloc's financial watchdog said on Tuesday, urging Brussels to take a "wholly new approach" to make its budget more responsive to shocks like the migration crisis.
- Migrant dreams founder on Libyan coast — 10 November 2015, 11:45 CET
When young Moroccan Rachid paid $1,500 to cross the Mediterranean to
Europe, he never thought he would end up instead in a Libyan detention
- Cameron lays out demands for Britain to stay in EU — 11 November 2015, 00:23 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron warned Tuesday that Britain could leave the EU if it does not get the reforms it wants, as he laid out demands that European leaders said would be "difficult" to meet in full.