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Spanish PM hits back at Greece's Tsipras in austerity row 01 March 2015, 20:20 CET
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on his Greek counterpart to get "serious" about his country's debt-wracked economy, after Alexis Tsipras accused eurozone partners of undermining its negotiations with Brussels.

Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome 01 March 2015, 13:09 CET
The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome Saturday, as a counter-rally took place nearby.

EU voices 'indignation' over Nemtsov murder 28 February 2015, 12:02 CET
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini voiced "indignation" Saturday over the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, calling for a "full, rapid and transparent" probe.

British claim to have cut EU charge false: report 27 February 2015, 16:23 CET
A British government claim to have negotiated the halving of a GBP 1.7 billion payment demanded by the European Union is "not supported by the facts", lawmakers said in a Friday report.

EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot 'urgently' 26 February 2015, 15:13 CET
The European Union called on Russia Thursday to "urgently" release Ukraine military pilot Nadia Savenchko on humanitarian grounds after 75 days on hunger strike to protest her detention.

Not 'a single euro' for Greece till pledges met: Germany 25 February 2015, 18:02 CET
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says Greece, having won breathing space in its debt talks, will not receive "a single euro" until it meets the pledges of its existing bail-out programme.

Iran nuclear deal 'is at hand': EU foreign policy chief 24 February 2015, 20:47 CET
The European Union's foreign policy chief on Tuesday said an Iran nuclear deal was "at hand" and urged different sides to show political will ahead of a new round of talks scheduled in Geneva next week.

IMF warns Greece reform plan lacks 'clear' commitments 24 February 2015, 16:47 CET
The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that Greece's reform plan submitted in exchange for a bailout extension lacked clear signs that the anti-austerity government will follow through on its promises.

Eurozone backs Greece bailout extension 24 February 2015, 15:53 CET
Eurozone finance ministers announced Tuesday they have approved a list of reforms submitted by Greece in exchange for a four-month extension to its international bailout.

Greek government unveils reforms proposed to EU 24 February 2015, 13:22 CET
Greece on Tuesday publicly unveiled a four-chapter reform list sent to the EU as part of a hard-fought deal to keep its vital loan lifeline alive, the finance ministry said.

Greek reforms list received 'on time' in Brussels: Commission 24 February 2015, 12:16 CET
The list of Greek reform measures demanded by the country's international creditors in return for extending its bailout programme has arrived "on time," the European Commission said on Tuesday.

Athens delays sending reforms list till Tuesday 23 February 2015, 22:22 CET
Athens has postponed sending a list of proposed reforms aimed at obtaining a four-month extension of its bailout lifeline until Tuesday morning, says a Greek government source.

EU hails Bosnia reform pledge 24 February 2015, 12:20 CET
Bosnian lawmakers backed a pledge Monday to make a series of political and economic reforms intended to kick-start its application for European Union membership.

Greece reform list received in Brussels: European source 23 February 2015, 12:52 CET
Greece has submitted the list of economic reforms demanded by its creditors to extend the country's bailout programme by four months, a European source said Monday.

EU deal ends austerity but real difficulties ahead: Greek PM 22 February 2015, 20:41 CET
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday that a hard-fought deal with European creditors ends austerity, but the "real difficulties" lie ahead.

Greece pledges to prioritise EU-acceptable reforms 21 February 2015, 12:11 CET
Greece will prioritise EU-acceptable reforms, a government source said Friday after eurozone finance ministers granted Athens a four-month loan extension.

US backs eurozone solution to Greek bailout woes 20 February 2015, 21:07 CET
The United States Friday voiced hopes Greece would remain within the eurozone, encouraging the EU and IMF to "chart a way forward" to help restore the Greek economy to growth.

Concern in Britain over diminished role on world stage 25 February 2015, 18:48 CET
British lawmakers accused the government of failing to show leadership over Ukraine on Friday in what the opposition Labour party said was "a growing chorus of concern" about Britain's foreign policy.

Grey technocrat, colourful outsider at centre of 'Grexit' drama 20 February 2015, 16:50 CET
For the third time in a little more than a week, 19 European finance ministers gathered in Brussels Friday to try to cut through the rhetoric and hammer out some way for debt-plagued Greece to stay in the euro.

Greece to call for EU summit if bailout talks fail 20 February 2015, 13:22 CET
Greece said Friday it would request an EU summit should crunch talks at a Eurogroup meeting Friday fail to resolve a bailout crisis which risks seeing Athens exit the eurozone.

Greek PM in 'positive' talks with Merkel despite 'Trojan horse' snub 19 February 2015, 23:29 CET
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for nearly an hour Thursday in what a government source said was "a positive climate" aimed at calming the bailout crisis.

Accidental exits, vulture funds: what's at stake in a 'Grexit'? 19 February 2015, 18:44 CET
The arduous negotiations between the EU and Greece over a temporary loan to resolve Athens' bailout crisis has reawakened fears of a "Grexit", or Greek exit from the single currency bloc.

Facts on Greece's request for six-month EU loan 19 February 2015, 17:12 CET
Greece on Thursday submitted a last-minute bid to the European Union for a six-month loan assistance until a new austerity-free reform deal can be worked out with its international creditors.

Take it or leave it, Athens tells Eurogroup on loan proposal 19 February 2015, 17:11 CET
Greece said Thursday the EU had two choices, to accept or reject its request for a six-month extension to its EU loan programme, as a row over the bailout crisis escalated.

Greek debt crisis timeline 19 February 2015, 17:05 CET
Key dates in Greece's debt crisis, ahead of Friday's last-chance bid to resolve a bitter feud over Athens' huge EU-IMF bailout and avoid a potential "Grexit" from the eurozone.