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- EU to unveil veto plan as part of 'Brexit' reforms — 02 February 2016, 11:00 CET
The EU will unveil plans on Tuesday for key changes in Britain's
membership, including a "red card" system for parliaments to block laws
made by Brussels, in a bid to prevent Britain becoming the first country
to leave the bloc.
- EU says US data deal 'close' despite missed deadline — 01 February 2016, 23:32 CET
The EU's top justice official says a deal towards sealing a new transatlantic data-sharing pact was close, despite a missed deadline that could mean a crippling blow to American online giants including Facebook and Google.
- France and Netherlands seal historic EUR 160m Rembrandt purchase — 01 February 2016, 23:30 CET
France and the Netherlands signed a historic deal Monday acquiring two
large Rembrandt portraits for 160 million euros, the French culture ministry announced.
- EU to propose Greek border control measures — 01 February 2016, 23:35 CET
The European Union will on Tuesday propose steps Greece can take to
remedy "serious" failings in its handling of the migrant crisis, a
spokesman said, adding to the pressure on Athens to protect the bloc's
- Tusk to unveil British deal proposal Tuesday — 01 February 2016, 20:52 CET
EU president Donald Tusk said he will unveil proposals on Tuesday for
changes to Britain's membership of the bloc, paving the way for David
Cameron to try for a tricky deal at a summit later this month.
- ECB chief highlights risks to economy — 02 February 2016, 11:04 CET
The European Central Bank is prepared to play its part in helping the
economic recovery, president Mario Draghi said on Monday, but warned of risks to growth.
- Greek lenders resume bailout review amid protests — 01 February 2016, 18:32 CET
Greece and its creditors on Monday began a first review of the country's
new bailout amid a wave of demonstrations by farmers and professionals
against a controversial pension reform that is part of the fiscal
- Britain, EU warn 'more work' needed for Brexit deal — 01 February 2016, 18:21 CET
Britain and the EU warned Monday that more work is needed to seal a deal on changes to Britain's membership of the bloc by the end of the day and allow David Cameron to hold a referendum as he hopes this summer.
- Thailand says 100 held in trafficking blitz on seafood industry — 01 February 2016, 13:02 CET
Thai police said Monday over 100 people have been arrested in a
crackdown on human trafficking since the European Union threatened to
boycott the country's multi-billion dollar fishing industry over the
- ATR signs EUR 1.0 bn planes deal with Iran — 01 February 2016, 15:11 CET
European manufacturer of turboprop aircraft ATR said Monday it had
signed a one-billion-euro deal with Iran Air for up to 40 planes after
the dropping of US sanctions against Iran.
- Britain and EU push for crucial 'Brexit' deal — 01 February 2016, 15:09 CET
British and EU diplomats raced against time Monday to seal a deal on
changes to Britain's membership of the bloc by the end of the day and
allow Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a referendum as planned this summer.
- 'Brexit' talks in London extended to clinch deal — 31 January 2016, 23:54 CET
No deal was reached between British Prime Minister David Cameron and European Union President Donald Tusk Sunday in talks to agree changes to Britain's membership of the bloc ahead of an in-or-out referendum.
- Cameron seeks quick curbs on migrant benefits in 'Brexit' talks — 31 January 2016, 23:28 CET
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday began talks pressing EU president Donald Tusk to allow the UK to immediately restrict benefits to EU migrants if Britain votes to stay in the bloc.
- Nobel laureate Pamuk chides EU for ignoring Turkey's rights record — 31 January 2016, 14:07 CET
Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the
European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy in
Turkey because of its cooperation in the migration crisis, local media
reported on Sunday.
- Disappearing cast threatens Danish asylum-seekers ballet — 31 January 2016, 04:12 CET
A performance at Copenhagen's Royal Theatre faces an unusual problem:
the stars of the show -- sold out in advance -- could face deportation
before the final curtain falls.
- Cameron meets EU president for crunch Brexit talks — 31 January 2016, 18:17 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron was to meet EU president Donald Tusk at Downing Street on Sunday as negotiations reach a decisive point ahead of a referendum on whether Britain should leave the bloc.
- German populists in 'shoot migrants' storm — 30 January 2016, 18:52 CET
Germany's eurosceptic right-wing populist AfD party created a storm
Saturday by suggesting police "if need be" should threaten to shoot
migrants seeking to enter the country.
- EU voices support for German migrant fuel tax idea — 30 January 2016, 14:32 CET
A German proposal for a continent-wide fuel tax to help finance the
absorption of migrants has won backing from the European commissioner
for the euro, news magazine Spiegel reported Saturday.
- US hits out at EU tax probes: report — 30 January 2016, 13:02 CET
The United States has attacked high-profile EU tax probes into American
companies as unfair and encroaching on the US government's right to tax
them, the Financial Times reported Saturday.
- At least 17 migrants, including two babies, drown off Turkish coast — 30 January 2016, 12:16 CET
At least 17 migrants, including two babies, drowned on Saturday when
their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to
- EU, US in 'intense negotiations' over data transfer deal — 29 January 2016, 22:16 CET
The EU said Friday it was in "intense negotiations" with the United
States in a bid to strike a new deal on personal data transfers within
- Germany tries to appease Poland on second Baltic pipeline — 29 January 2016, 22:20 CET
German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on Friday sought to allay Poland's concerns over plans to build a second pipeline to pump Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea.
- Cameron warns new EU deal offer 'not enough' — 29 January 2016, 19:23 CET
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Friday of a lack of progress during talks in Brussels on a deal to curb migrant benefits, upping the ante in the battle to keep Britain in the European Union.
- EU border agency sees fewer Syrians arriving in Greece — 29 January 2016, 22:18 CET
The percentage of Syrian refugees arriving in Greece has fallen
considerably in recent months, the EU border agency Frontex said Friday, attributing the change to fewer false nationality claims.
- Cameron warns EU reform proposals 'not yet strong enough' — 29 January 2016, 12:32 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday said mooted EU reform proposals
in response to Britain's demands were "not yet strong enough", ahead of
a meeting with the European Commission's president.