Latest news about European Union politics.
- EU expresses concern over election violence in Venezuela — 27 November 2015, 02:32 CET
The European Union Thursday expressed concern about rising violence
linked to Venezuela's elections after the murder of a leader of the
opposition, which appears poised to win control of parliament for the
first time in 16 years.
- UK poll shows shift in favour of 'Brexit' — 24 November 2015, 15:12 CET
A majority of Britons want to leave the European Union, according to a
new opinion poll on Tuesday.
- Greek government takes losses in home foreclosures vote — 19 November 2015, 22:13 CET
Greece's leftist government narrowly pushed a bailout reform vote
through parliament Thursday, but saw its majority dwindle after axing
two lawmakers who refused to support a home foreclosures bill.
- Greek government lawmakers break ranks ahead of reforms vote — 19 November 2015, 17:55 CET
Greece's leftist government suffered a double blow on Thursday shortly
before a bailout reform vote, with one lawmaker resigning and a second
pledging to reject the bill.
- Europe relies on 'queen' Merkel more than ever — 19 November 2015, 18:05 CET
Ten years after she took office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands
alone as the leader of a European Union that is grappling with multiple
crises, despite the fact she has been weakened domestically.
- Cameron defeated over votes for teens in EU referendum — 18 November 2015, 22:14 CET
Britain's government came under pressure Wednesday to let 16 and 17
year-olds have the vote in a referendum on European Union membership after suffering a defeat in parliament.
- 'Brexit' is not going to happen, says Juncker — 18 November 2015, 22:19 CET
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker insisted Wednesday that Britain would not leave the EU, as leaders prepare to discuss David
Cameron's reform demands at a summit next month.
- New Romania PM unveils technocrat government — 15 November 2015, 17:17 CET
Romania's prime minister-designate Dacian Ciolos named a technocrat
government on Sunday, tapping European Union experts as well as private
sector leaders to steer the country until elections next year.
- Greece, creditors resolve 'many' issues: Dijsselbloem — 15 November 2015, 13:47 CET
Greece and its creditors have agreed on "many" of the issues that had to
be resolved for Athens to receive more bailout funds but will hold more
talks in the coming days, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said
- Amazon, Facebook, Google to testify at EU Parliament — 12 November 2015, 14:55 CET
US online retailer Amazon, search engine giant Google and social network Facebook will testify at the European Parliament next week on the issue of tax breaks for big businesses, officials said Wednesday.
- Mercosur states near new EU free trade offer: Paraguay — 11 November 2015, 16:52 CET
Four south American countries hope to relaunch stalled negotiations on a
free trade deal with the European Union next month, Paraguay's President
Horacio Cartes told AFP.
- EU says Israeli settlement label decision 'technical not political' — 11 November 2015, 13:27 CET
The EU insisted Wednesday that a decision to label products from Israeli
settlements was taken for legal reasons relating to the origins of goods
and was not a political stance, after Israel condemned it as politically
- Poland to miss EU migrant summit over internal row — 10 November 2015, 23:22 CET
Poland said it will be a no-show at the EU migrant summit in Malta on
Thursday because the timing conflicts with the first sitting of the
Central European heavyweight's new parliament.
- New IMF economist sees major challenges to global economy — 11 November 2015, 00:14 CET
Just a few months into the job, the challenges are already piled high
for the International Monetary Fund's new chief economist Maurice
- Merkel says 'reasonably confident' of deal to avert 'Brexit' — 10 November 2015, 15:02 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was "reasonably
confident" that a deal could be found with London to avert the
possibility of Britain leaving the European Union.
- Turkey rejects 'unfair' EU comments on rule of law, media — 10 November 2015, 16:28 CET
Turkey on Tuesday rejected as "unfair" a European Union report
criticising the state of the rule of law, human rights and media freedom
in the EU candidate country.
- EU warns British migration demands 'highly problematic' — 10 November 2015, 13:48 CET
David Cameron's EU renegotiation demands for curbs on migrant benefits are "highly problematic", the European Commission said Tuesday after the British prime minister sent his objectives to Brussels.
- EU report slams Turkey for 'backsliding' on rights — 11 November 2015, 12:15 CET
The EU accused Ankara Tuesday of backsliding on rule of law, rights and the media and urged it to react swiftly, in a sensitive report on Turkey's candidacy for the bloc that Brussels had delayed until after elections.
- EU misspent over EUR 6 bn last year: watchdog — 10 November 2015, 17:45 CET
The EU misspent 6.3 billion euros in 2014, the bloc's financial watchdog said on Tuesday, urging Brussels to take a "wholly new approach" to make its budget more responsive to shocks like the migration crisis.
- Cameron lays out demands for Britain to stay in EU — 11 November 2015, 00:23 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron warned Tuesday that Britain could leave the EU if it does not get the reforms it wants, as he laid out demands that European leaders said would be "difficult" to meet in full.
- Eurozone ministers give Greece one more week for reforms — 10 November 2015, 00:25 CET
Eurozone finance ministers have urged Greece to deliver on overdue reforms within a week in order to secure crucial funds from its bailout, as tensions resurfaced just months after Athens narrowly avoided a euro exit.
- Eurozone ministers deny Greece bailout cash — 10 November 2015, 12:07 CET
Eurozone finance ministers told Greece on Monday to deliver overdue
reforms in order to unlock two billion euros from its bailout as tensions resurfaced just months after Athens narrowly avoided a euro exit.
- EU urges all sides to accept Myanmar vote — 09 November 2015, 17:48 CET
The European Union on Monday urged all sides to accept the results of
Myanmar's election, in which Aung San Suu Kyi's party hopes for major
gains to carry it to power after decades of military dominance.
- Britain can survive outside EU, says Cameron — 09 November 2015, 17:57 CET
Britain can survive outside the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday as he denied he was planning to campaign for Britain to stay in the EU regardless of the outcome of reform talks.
- Eurozone to deny Greece bailout cash — 09 November 2015, 12:33 CET
Eurozone finance ministers were set to withhold two billion euros from
Greece's huge bailout at a meeting on Monday, European sources said, as tensions resurfaced just months after Athens narrowly avoided a euro exit.