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New European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker has made a 300-billion-euro investment plan a centrepiece of his five-year agenda, but days before a highly awaited unveiling doubts are rife that it can deliver.
When Ukraine pulled out of its association agreement with the European Union a year ago, kicking off its revolution, it took Brussels by surprise.
The EU must speak with one voice to Russia over Ukraine and be ready to send a "clear message" it will impose more sanctions if necessary, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told AFP in an interview on Monday.
As beetles scurry across the cracked and worn floor in the "Best House Rom", it is not hard to see why Italy has got into trouble with the EU over its treatment of ethnic Roma.
The way she tell its, Regina Catrambone is just a regular Italian Catholic.
The small Baltic country of Estonia hopes digital innovation will turn it into a global superpower in e-commerce by offering foreigners e-residency IDs, and opening the door to doing business online throughout the European Union.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which on Thursday revealed a massive tax avoidance system organised by Luxembourg, is a collective of journalists spanning more than 60 countries seeking to root out cross border crime, corruption and power abuses.
The EU's new top team must be a "commission of change" in order to boost the stalling economy, says new economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, signalling a departure from years of austerity.
Italy has a rising star: Matteo Salvini, head of the Euro-sceptic Northern League, is scoring high in the polls as he bids to fill the political vacuum on the right left by Silvio Berlusconi.
"We beat the Germans twice and now they're back," then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher reportedly said after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, expressing her fears a reunited Germany would grow to dominate Europe.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is increasingly hawkish on Europe ahead of a key election battle but his policies seem rudderless and could make an EU exit more likely, analysts said.
The new European Commission has a challenging agenda -- launch a 300-billion-euro investment plan, defuse tensions with Russia, conclude a huge US trade deal and keep Britain in the EU.
At the foot of the wild Carpathian mountains in Poland near the Ukraine border, both countries are working to protect the Hucul pony, a small native horse breed that was on the brink of extinction just 70 years ago.
The UN climate summit in 2015 will fail unless the United States sets "a concrete and ambitious" goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard warned.
Twenty-five banks from 11 eurozone countries failed the European Central Bank (ECB) financial health check.
Corporate bond purchases would be one option for the European Central Bank to pump cash into the eurozone's flagging economy, analysts said on Wednesday, even as the bank said it had no such plans at present.
As chairman of the Annasr mosque, Mimoun Aquichouh personally knows a number of young men who left the small Belgian city of Vilvoorde to wage jihad in Syria.
Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, who won the Sakharov human rights prize Tuesday, has been dubbed "Doctor Miracle" for helping tens of thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Wild gyrations on the markets this week and the stalling European economy are stark reminders that the spectre of the eurozone debt crisis still looms over the global recovery.
Western allies should learn in the next few days if their punishing sanctions on Russia have softened its stance on Ukraine enough to justify lifting the drag on Europe's increasingly fragile economic recovery.