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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.

Merkel calls anti-euro party success a 'protest vote' 01 September 2014, 19:34 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed on Monday an anti-euro party's success in a weekend state election as a "protest vote" but admitted her party must do more to address constituents' frustrations.

Iran FM to meet Ashton in Brussels 01 September 2014, 11:02 CET
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to hold talks with top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton in Brussels Monday, following fresh US sanctions on entities linked to Tehran's nuclear programme.

British Conservative lawmakers may push for EU exit: report 01 September 2014, 01:52 CET
Conservative lawmakers could pledge to support Britain leaving the European Union, irrespective of what powers are returned to London from Brussels, newspaper The Independent reported on Sunday.

Germany's anti-euro party makes breakthrough in state vote 01 September 2014, 00:16 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives retained their grip on power in the eastern state of Saxony Sunday but now face opposition from a fledgling anti-euro party, which won its first seats in a regional assembly.

German anti-euro party set to debut in state parliament 31 August 2014, 13:13 CET
Germany's fledgling anti-euro party looks set to win its first seats in a state parliament on Sunday, gaining a political foothold in opposition to Chancellor Angela Merkel's grip on power.

Mogherini: Italy's young rising star 30 August 2014, 23:16 CET
Italy's Federica Mogherini, named the European Union's new foreign policy chief on Saturday, is a member of what Prime Minister Matteo Renzi calls the up-and-coming "Erasmus generation".

Tusk: unflappable leader who has steered Poland through crisis after crisis 30 August 2014, 23:30 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.

Greece looks to debt relief in EU-IMF talks 30 August 2014, 15:37 CET
A delegation of senior Greek ministers heads into meetings in Paris with EU-IMF creditors on Tuesday hoping to win a direly-needed new round of debt relief to propel economic recovery.