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UKIP's Farage invites leftist Corbyn on anti-EU campaign 04 September 2015, 17:22 CET
British anti-EU leader Nigel Farage on Friday said he wanted leftist Jeremy Corbyn to be the next leader of the Labour Party and invited him to join his campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.

Bulgaria rejects anti-corruption bill 03 September 2015, 22:47 CET
Lawmakers in Bulgaria, under fire from the EU over its failure to tackle corruption, on Thursday rejected a bill that would have placed thousands of top officials under closer surveillance.

Britain's Labour leader candidates clash over Europe 03 September 2015, 22:27 CET
Candidates to head Britain's Labour party clashed over how to approach a referendum on membership of the European Union on Thursday, in the final debate to decide who should be the country's new opposition leader.

Europe shares credit for Obama's Iran vote victory 03 September 2015, 22:50 CET
White House arm-twisting may have secured the votes to force the Iran nuclear deal through a hostile Congress, but European ambassadors in Washington are getting credit for playing an outsized role.

Cameron to be invited to address European Parliament on referendum 03 September 2015, 14:38 CET
British Prime Minister David Cameron will be invited to address a special session of the European Parliament on his planned referendum on Britain's EU membership, officials said on Thursday.

Greek opposition conservatives nudge ahead of Syriza: poll 02 September 2015, 22:17 CET
Eighteen days ahead of snap elections, Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party has for the first time taken a slender lead over the ruling left-wing Syriza, an opinion poll showed Wednesday.

Migrant crisis threatens to complicate Britain's EU reform push 02 September 2015, 17:39 CET
After a lengthy summer break, Prime Minister David Cameron is buckling down for months of hard graft over Britain's referendum on leaving the EU, which could be complicated by Europe's migrant crisis.

Macedonia opposition MPs end 15-month parliament boycott 01 September 2015, 15:42 CET
Macedonia's opposition socialists on Tuesday returned to parliament after a 15-month boycott following a disputed election that saw the Balkan country plunged into political crisis.

Britain set to change EU referendum question 01 September 2015, 18:11 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron's government is poised to change the question for voters in an upcoming referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Tsipras still has the edge in pro-euro Greece, say analysts 01 September 2015, 00:18 CET
With just three weeks to go before Greece's snap elections, analysts say charismatic ex-premier Alexis Tsipras remains popular with an electorate determined to stay in the euro -- even if it means more painful austerity.

Greece vote set for Sept 20 as Syriza takes poll lead 30 August 2015, 23:30 CET
Greece geared up Friday for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections over the country's massive new bailout.

Greece's top judge takes over as caretaker PM ahead of snap vote 27 August 2015, 21:06 CET
Greece's top judge on Thursday became the country's first female prime minister, taking over a caretaker administration to organise early elections next month, the fifth in the crisis-hit country in six years.

Greece's Tsipras rules out forming national unity govt 26 August 2015, 22:12 CET
Outgoing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday ruled out forming a national unity government should he fail to win a outright majority in snap elections triggered after he resigned last week.

Greek privatisations will go ahead: outgoing economy minister 26 August 2015, 20:34 CET
A major sell-off of Greek public assets promised as part of its huge international bailout will go ahead as planned, the outgoing economy minister said Wednesday, despite looming snap elections.

Serbia and Kosovo hail 'landmark' agreements 27 August 2015, 11:17 CET
Serbia and Kosovo voiced satisfaction Wednesday with an EU-brokered deal that marked a major step forward in normalising ties between the former foes, and boosted hopes of faster accession to the European Union.

Syriza plans programme to ease 'negative' impact of Greek bailout 26 August 2015, 00:16 CET
Greece's ruling radical left Syriza party is preparing a "parallel" programme to help ease the "negative consequences" of the tough austerity reforms that were required to obtain its latest international bailout.

EU says Russia's jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker 'in breach of international law' 26 August 2015, 00:18 CET
The EU sharply criticised Russia on Tuesday for the jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker and Kremlin critic Oleg Sentsov, calling it a violation of international law.

Lebanon cabinet fails on trash crisis deal after demos 25 August 2015, 16:07 CET
Lebanon's cabinet ended an acrimonious meeting on Tuesday with no solution to a trash crisis that has sparked protests and calls for the government's resignation.

New blow for Greece's Syriza as rebels try to form gov't 24 August 2015, 18:43 CET
Greece's embattled ruling Syriza party suffered another blow Monday when its secretary quit, as eurosceptic rebels were given a mandate to try to form a government.

Greek eurosceptics to take government mandate amid early election row 23 August 2015, 22:42 CET
A breakaway eurosceptic faction of Greece's Syriza party was to attempt to form a government Monday as the country headed for a likely September 20 snap ballot.

Belarus leader frees jailed opposition to appease West 23 August 2015, 20:34 CET
Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has released six opposition leaders, including a former presidential rival, less than two months before presidential elections in a move hailed Sunday by the European Union.

Greek political leaders row over snap election 23 August 2015, 20:38 CET
An unprecedented war of words has broken out between Greece's outgoing government, the parliament chief and the president over early elections likely to be held on September 20.

Lafazanis: Greek rebel with a eurosceptic cause 21 August 2015, 16:47 CET
Greek rebel leader Panagiotis Lafazanis is an outspoken former Communist whose staunch opposition to the latest bailout deal split the ruling Syriza party and ultimately forced new elections.

EU 'not surprised' by Greece snap election call 21 August 2015, 14:32 CET
The EU on Friday said the decision by Greek premier Alexis Tsipras to hold snap elections was "not a surprise" and that it remained confident the reforms promised by Athens would be implemented.

Germany says expects Athens to implement bailout reforms 21 August 2015, 13:17 CET
Germany said Friday it expects Athens to implement reforms agreed under a massive bailout, as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's resignation has not changed anything agreed under the European rescue plan.