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Four weeks from the lifting of European Union milk quotas, Ireland is looking forward to a radical shake-up of its farming sector that would boost dairy output by 50 percent over the next five years.
British lawmakers accused the government of failing to show leadership over Ukraine on Friday in what the opposition Labour party said was "a growing chorus of concern" about Britain's foreign policy.
For the third time in a little more than a week, 19 European finance ministers gathered in Brussels Friday to try to cut through the rhetoric and hammer out some way for debt-plagued Greece to stay in the euro.
The arduous negotiations between the EU and Greece over a temporary loan to resolve Athens' bailout crisis has reawakened fears of a "Grexit", or Greek exit from the single currency bloc.
Greece on Thursday submitted a last-minute bid to the European Union for a six-month loan assistance until a new austerity-free reform deal can be worked out with its international creditors.
Cash-strapped Greece can survive financially until the middle of the year after its EU bailout technically ends on February 28, analysts believe, despite the abrupt failure of talks with its eurozone partners on Monday.
The Greek bailout drama has given rise to a series of buzz words that so rile Athens they have become no-go areas for those attempting to broker a deal.
Nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) from home, the Icelandic coastguard's Tyr lurches wildly as it chases a suspect cargo ship off the coast of Italy in gale force winds.
"I live with hope. Greece has a new voice which is rocking the boat." So says Aleka Triantafyllou, a pensioner who joined 15,000 other government supporters gathered in Athens Wednesday evening.
For a rising number of Ukrainians, Poland is looking like the promised land as the war at home forces them to seek safe haven in their European Union neighbour.
Greece on Wednesday will present to its European creditors its first concrete proposals for a new four-year reform deal, in return for temporary funding to meet its financing needs until September 1.
Greece's new anti-corruption tsar Panagiotis Nikoloudis has been tasked with recovering 2.5 billion euros for the debt-strapped government's coffers through a ruthless crackdown on tax evasion.
Political pariah turned would-be peacemaker, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko will bask in the limelight this week when European leaders desperate to end the Ukraine war are expected to gather in Minsk.
Pakistani exports to the European Union increased by more than a billion dollars after a landmark trade deal last year which made its products more competitive, the commerce minister told AFP.
Greece's ambitious hard-left government on Thursday ran into trouble with Germany and the European Central Bank but vowed to push ahead with its electoral pledge to renegotiate the country's unpopular bailout.
In blocking their last relatively normal route of financing, the European Central Bank has further weakened Greek banks which have for years been operating on life support, experts said Thursday.
By taking a tough line on Greece, the European Central Bank is sending a signal that while it has repeatedly charged to the eurozone's rescue in the past, it is no longer willing to do governments' work for them, analysts said Thursday.
Big business is getting vocal ahead of Britain's general election, raising concerns ranging from Labour's economic plans to a referendum on European Union membership promised by the Conservatives.
Greece on Tuesday floated proposals to ease the economic pressure generated by its massive foreign debt, boosting stock markets as hopes rose for a deal with its European Union partners.
With pro-Russians and ex-Communists in the cabinet, Greece's new hard-left government has sparked concerns of a strategic shift towards Moscow -- but Athens has its eyes firmly on Europe, experts say.