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Third of Italians back anti-immigrant Northern League 22 December 2014, 00:17 CET
More than one third of Italians -- including many in the once-hostile south -- are ready to vote for the anti-EU, anti-immigration Northern League, a poll showed Sunday.

PM accuses EU of 'dirty campaign' against Turkey 21 December 2014, 20:55 CET
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday accused the European Union of starting a "dirty campaign" against Turkey by criticising the arrests of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

British anti-EU party UKIP issues online rules after gaffes 21 December 2014, 13:07 CET
UK Independence Party (UKIP), the British anti-European Union party, has ordered a crackdown on the use of social media by supporters and members following a series of controversies.

Turkey court issues warrant for Erdogan foe Gulen 20 December 2014, 02:37 CET
An Istanbul court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regards as his top enemy, in a controversial case that has strained ties with the EU.

Turkey court arrests TV chief on 'terror' charges 19 December 2014, 20:23 CET
A Turkish court on Friday remanded in custody the head of a national TV network and three ex-police officers on terrorism charges, in a case linked with a top foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that has strained EU ties.

Anti-austerity, free trade protest snarls Brussels EU quarter 19 December 2014, 15:15 CET
Several thousand people demonstrated against austerity and a massive EU-US free trade deal in central Brussels Friday, burning an effigy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel near the European Commission headquarters.

EU leaders want US trade deal signed end-2015 19 December 2014, 13:04 CET
EU leaders agreed at a summit Thursday to push for the signing of a huge but controversial free trade deal with the United States by the end of 2015.

Turkey media bosses to be charged with 'terror group membership' 18 December 2014, 17:51 CET
Two anti-government Turkish media chiefs arrested during controversial weekend raids that have strained ties with the European Union are to be charged with membership of a terrorist group, reports said Thursday.

EU agrees tougher money-laundering law 17 December 2014, 17:06 CET
Owners of secretive companies in Europe will have a harder time keeping out of the public eye, EU negotiators agreed Wednesday, in another blow against opaque business practices after the LuxLeaks scandal.

Erdogan says EU can't give Turkey 'democracy lesson 17 December 2014, 17:21 CET
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday stepped up his rhetoric in a bitter row with the European Union over arrests of opposition media, saying the bloc has no right to give lessons in democracy and should itself "look in the mirror".

Turkey still holding 18 after controversial arrests 17 December 2014, 16:48 CET
Turkish police Wednesday were still questioning 18 suspects arrested in hugely controversial weekend raids against opposition media that have raised tensions between Ankara and the European Union.

Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva 17 December 2014, 10:17 CET
World powers resumed negotiations with Iran on Wednesday over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, more than three weeks after they last met and gave themselves another seven months to strike a deal.

Juncker cuts new laws to slash red-tape 17 December 2014, 11:21 CET
New Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker told Members of the European Parliament Tuesday he would cut dozens of proposed laws stuck in the byzantine Brussels process, in an effort to trim red tape.

EU ministers agree harder line on Turkey over raids 17 December 2014, 15:00 CET
EU ministers agreed to take a harder line on Turkey's bid for membership Tuesday, saying its recent police raids on media outlets were incompatible with the bloc's democratic values.

Turkey says EU criticism over arrests unacceptable 16 December 2014, 18:40 CET
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday Ankara could not accept "such heavy criticism" from the European Union about weekend raids that targeted opposition media.

EU's Mogherini 'very surprised' at Erdogan comments on arrests 15 December 2014, 20:46 CET
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday she was "surprised" after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Brussels for criticising mass arrests targeting opposition media.

US, Iran hold new nuclear talks in Geneva 15 December 2014, 14:57 CET
Senior officials from the United States and Iran resumed talks on Monday over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, a diplomatic source said, three weeks after world powers missed a deadline for reaching a deal.

Erdogan tells EU to 'mind own business' over Turkey arrests 15 December 2014, 20:57 CET
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday told the European Union to "mind its own business", in a blistering attack against the bloc over criticism by EU officials of police raids against opposition media.

LuxLeaks suspect says he is not only whistleblower 15 December 2014, 11:39 CET
A Frenchman charged over leaking documents that revealed secret tax avoidance deals between Luxembourg and multinational companies has said he believes he is not the only whistleblower in the scandal.

Turkish police raid on media 'against European values' 14 December 2014, 21:33 CET
Top EU officials on Sunday denounced Turkish police raids on media representatives as going "against the European values" that Turkey aspires to as it seeks membership in the bloc.

Juncker says UK 'beating up' poor Europeans: report 13 December 2014, 14:37 CET
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker accused Britain's prime minister of "beating up" poor European immigrant workers with plans to restrict their access to public assistance, The Guardian reported Saturday.

Suspect charged in LuxLeaks tax scandal 13 December 2014, 11:07 CET
The suspected leaker of documents that revealed secret tax avoidance deals between Luxembourg and hundreds of multinational companies has been charged with theft, money-laundering and exposing trade secrets, prosecutors said Friday.

Juncker urges tougher money-laundering law 13 December 2014, 00:21 CET
Jean-Claude Juncker urged EU states and Euro-MPs Friday to back tougher money-laundering laws, which campaigners said would prevent a repeat of the "LuxLeaks" scandal putting pressure on the new European Commission chief.

EU clean air, waste laws at risk 13 December 2014, 21:26 CET
EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker faces a clash with Euro-MPs after leaked documents Friday revealed his plans to drop laws on clean air and waste recycling.

EU, US confirm new Iran nuclear talks on Dec 17 12 December 2014, 19:07 CET
The EU and the US on Friday confirmed that extended nuclear talks between with Iran will resume on December 17 in Geneva after they failed to reach a deal with Tehran last month.