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Hungary pays off bailout loan amid economic recovery 06 April 2016, 16:55 CET
Hungary's central bank said Wednesday it had fully repaid a multi-billion-euro loan it took out in 2008 from international lenders to prop up its wobbling economy during the financial crisis.

Dutch vote on key EU-Kiev pact as Europe watches 06 April 2016, 17:26 CET
Dutch people were voting Wednesday on whether to back a key EU pact with Ukraine in a referendum triggered by grassroots eurosceptic groups and seen as a yardstick on ties with Brussels.

Poland must respect top court rulings, says Timmermans 05 April 2016, 19:10 CET
The European Commission on Tuesday urged Poland's right-wing government to respect constitutional court rulings as the first step in defusing a crisis that has triggered an unprecedented probe by Brussels.

British farmer fears losing Brussels lifeline 05 April 2016, 13:13 CET
Toby Bulgin's face wrinkles worriedly as he surveys his farm and contemplates the looming vote on Britain's EU membership that could leave his livelihood hanging in the balance.

'Leave' ahead in Britain's EU referendum campaign: poll 03 April 2016, 01:47 CET
Young people could be the deciding factor in whether Britain stays in the EU, according to an opinion poll released Sunday, which put the Leave campaign in the lead.

Turkish reporters back in court for press freedom case 01 April 2016, 09:52 CET
The controversial trial of two well-known Turkish journalists enters its second day Friday in a case seen as a test of press freedom under the increasingly autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey PM says returns under EU migrant deal to begin on April 4 31 March 2016, 21:37 CET
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Thursday said a key migrant deal concluded with the European Union to curb the flow of illegal migration would begin to be implemented on April 4 with the return of some migrants from Greece to Turkish territory.

UK-US nuclear waste deal to help fight cancer 31 March 2016, 01:16 CET
Britain will team up with the United States and European partners to exchange its nuclear waste for material to be used in the fight against cancer, Prime Minister David Cameron will announce Thursday.

Britain says Georgia 'key' security ally, bashes Russia 30 March 2016, 19:42 CET
Britain's top diplomat on Wednesday praised Georgia, which is seeking to join NATO and the EU, as a "key security partner" and blasted Russia for bullying its eastern European neighbours.

Arrival of UN-backed Libya govt head in Tripoli 'unique opportunity': EU 30 March 2016, 17:27 CET
The EU on Wednesday said the arrival in the Libyan capital of the head of the UN-backed unity government provided a "unique opportunity" for reconciliation in the strife-torn country.

Juncker raps Turkey over Germany media row 31 March 2016, 01:18 CET
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker believes Turkey's summoning of Berlin's ambassador over a song on German TV lampooning President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is out of line with EU democratic values, says his spokeswoman.

EU defends diplomats' appearance at journalists case 30 March 2016, 10:37 CET
The European Union backs the European diplomats who attended a controversial trial of two Turkish journalists charged with espionage after their appearance was bitterly attacked by Ankara, an official said Wednesday.

Brexit will hurt world economy: US Treasury chief 31 March 2016, 01:19 CET
If Britain exits the European Union it will have a negative impact on the British, European and world economies, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned on Tuesday.

France rejects Turkey criticism over diplomats at journalist trial 29 March 2016, 15:12 CET
France hit back Tuesday at criticism from Turkey, saying its diplomats had the right to observe a trial in Istanbul of opposition journalists charged with espionage.

Turkey protests over foreign consuls at journalists' trial 28 March 2016, 22:46 CET
Turkey has protested over the presence and behaviour of consuls from EU states at the controversial espionage trial of two journalists, an official said Monday, in an escalating spat between Ankara and its Western allies.

After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit 28 March 2016, 15:03 CET
The Brussels attacks have pushed security to the forefront of Britain's EU referendum campaign this week, as intelligence experts came out of the shadows to press the benefits and disadvantages of membership.

Turkey's Erdogan blasts foreign envoys at journalists' trial 26 March 2016, 11:47 CET
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday chastised foreign diplomats for attending a trial in Istanbul of two journalists facing possible life terms on controversial espionage charges.

Don't rock the boat, Gibraltar pleads as Brexit breeds fear 26 March 2016, 04:22 CET
It's early morning and the sun shines down on a line of cars in southern Spain waiting to cross into Britain... or rather its overseas territory Gibraltar where a potential Brexit has set alarm bells clanging.

'Urgent' need to bolster EU external border controls: French PM 23 March 2016, 11:31 CET
France's prime minister on Wednesday said there was an "urgent need" to tighten controls on the European Union's external borders after deadly bombings in Brussels claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

Brexit campaigners home in on Brussels attacks 22 March 2016, 18:32 CET
Some supporters of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union claimed the Brussels attacks Tuesday bolstered the case for a UK exit.

UK finance minister fights back in bitter budget row 23 March 2016, 00:56 CET
Britain's finance minister came out fighting Tuesday after welfare cuts in last week's budget prompted the resignation of a top minister and unleashed vicious fighting in the Conservative Party before June's EU referendum.

Polish EUR 200m Ponzi scheme trial opens 21 March 2016, 20:17 CET
A Polish couple went on trial Monday for allegedly conning 19,000 clients out of a total 200 million euros ($225 million) through their investment firm Amber Gold, according to local media.

'Civil war' grips UK government after shock resignation 20 March 2016, 18:27 CET
A top British eurosceptic minister who quit over welfare cuts launched a damaging attack on Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, exposing serious tensions in his government ahead of June's referendum on EU membership.

Lukewarm Labour support risks Cameron's Brexit campaign 18 March 2016, 14:42 CET
Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron needs left-wing voters to keep Britain in the European Union in a June referendum, but the opposition Labour leader has so far shown little enthusiasm to deliver them.

Britain out of EU could be like Singapore: financier 18 March 2016, 12:52 CET
Britain leaving the European Union could be like Singapore becoming independent from Malaysia in 1965, a top British financier said on Friday, playing down the potential impact of Brexit on the City of London.