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EU-US trade pact could drop key stumbling block: Malmstroem 30 September 2014, 11:31 CET
Europe's incoming Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem has opened the door to scrapping a controversial yet central element of the giant EU-US free trade deal that lets corporations sue governments.

Creeping angst in Germany as economists fear best is over 29 September 2014, 12:39 CET
Germany, which has long seen itself as the star pupil among debt-mired European economies, is heading for a steep decline driven by serious delusions about its own model, prominent experts are warning.

Britain's EU Commissioner to lose remit of banker pay 26 September 2014, 20:27 CET
Jonathan Hill, the Briton nominated to become the EU's new financial services commissioner, will be stripped of the highly sensitive responsibility of overseeing bankers' pay, the EU said Friday.

EU rejects Putin demand for Ukraine deal changes 26 September 2014, 14:32 CET
The European Union said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had written to Brussels demanding changes to a landmark EU-Ukraine accord, but it ruled out reopening the deal without Kiev's consent.

EU raps Hungary over Ukraine gas cut 26 September 2014, 20:26 CET
The European Union rapped Hungary on Friday for halting the gas supply to neighbouring Ukraine as fresh concerns loomed about a winter energy war with Moscow.

Google fires back at Rupert Murdoch in Europe 25 September 2014, 21:48 CET
Google on Thursday fired back at media mogul Rupert Murdoch, disputing a News Corp. complaint in Europe that the Internet titan has veered from the path of doing no evil.

Eurosceptic Farage urges golfers to 'swing for Europe' 25 September 2014, 18:39 CET
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage appeared in a tongue-in-cheek video on Thursday urging on European golfers against the United States as the Ryder Cup gets under way.

German anti-euro party now main opposition force: poll 23 September 2014, 17:56 CET
Upstart anti-euro party Alternative for Germany has become the biggest opposition force against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, a poll released Tuesday indicated.

Orban names ex-spokesman as Hungary foreign minister 19 September 2014, 14:32 CET
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban nominated on Friday his 36-year-old former spokesman Peter Szijjarto to be the EU country's new foreign minister.

Israel warns EU against 'bad deal' on Iran 17 September 2014, 17:03 CET
Israel's Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz on Wednesday urged the European Union not to make a "bad deal" with Iran over its nuclear programme, ahead of crucial talks.

Spain PM warns independence votes 'torpedo' EU 17 September 2014, 13:11 CET
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday branded moves for independence such as those in Scotland and Spain's Catalonia region a "torpedo" to European integration.

EU, Iran to hold fresh nuclear talks 17 September 2014, 10:45 CET
EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif on Wednesday in New York for further talks on Tehran's contested nuclear programme, her spokeswoman said.

Danish politician urges public to 'report an eastern European' 15 September 2014, 16:32 CET
A Danish politician Monday defended launching a website that urges people to share their complaints about eastern Europeans -- including their alleged contribution to the crime rate.

Anti-euro party celebrates gains in eastern Germany 15 September 2014, 11:52 CET
Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two eastern states Sunday, in a show of strength that spells a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Europe fears Scottish independence contagion 15 September 2014, 15:17 CET
The prospect of Scottish independence is raising fears in Europe that it could inflame other separatist movements at a time when the continent's unity and even its borders are under threat, analysts say.

Anti-euro party set for gains in German state polls 14 September 2014, 17:38 CET
Germany's new anti-euro party is poised to win seats in two eastern state elections Sunday, heightening an emerging threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Iran warns of 'difficult road' in nuclear talks 11 September 2014, 20:25 CET
Iran and world powers have a "difficult road" ahead as they attempt to agree a nuclear deal by a November deadline, with major differences remaining, Tehran's lead negotiator said Thursday.

Polish president accepts resignation of EU-bound PM 11 September 2014, 16:57 CET
Poland's president on Thursday accepted the government's resignation after outgoing prime minister Donald Tusk was tapped to take over as the European Council head in December.

Iran, European countries hold nuclear talks in Vienna 11 September 2014, 11:03 CET
Officials from Iran and Britain, France and Germany were due Thursday to hold nuclear talks in Vienna towards reaching a potentially historic accord by November.

German anti-euro party eyes gains in state polls 11 September 2014, 11:01 CET
Germany's anti-euro party expects to make further inroads in two state elections in the country's east on Sunday, which would spell a worsening political headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Catalans can't be stopped from voting on independence: leader 10 September 2014, 21:30 CET
Catalonia's president warned Wednesday it was "practically impossible" to stop the region voting on secession from Spain and predicted Scotland would stay in the European Union even if it chooses independence.

Tusk: unflappable Polish leader through crisis after crisis 09 September 2014, 19:02 CET
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk is a pro-European free marketeer who has earned the reputation of being an unflappable leader able to turn even the most difficult situations to his advantage.

Polish PM Tusk steps down as Brussels calls 09 September 2014, 19:40 CET
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk resigned on Tuesday, paving the way for him to take over as European Council president in December.

ECB to help Montenegro central bank meet EU standards 09 September 2014, 14:32 CET
The European Central Bank said Tuesday it will help the Central Bank of Montenegro meet European central banking standards, as a part of the western Balkan state's ambitions to join the EU.

Iran aiming for nuclear accord: foreign minister 02 September 2014, 12:28 CET
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he had "good discussions" Monday with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Tehran was committed to an accord over its contested nuclear programme.