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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.

EU Socialists back Mogherini for bloc foreign policy chief 30 August 2014, 20:30 CET
European Union Socialists have agreed to back Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as the bloc's new foreign policy chief, Germany said on Saturday.

New Turkish top diplomat: pro-EU Erdogan ally with daunting task 29 August 2014, 16:27 CET
Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was on Friday named as the new Turkish foreign minister, is a strong supporter of Turkey's integration with the European Union as well as part of the inner circle of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

New Turkish top diplomat: pro-EU Erdogan ally 29 August 2014, 13:12 CET
Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was on Friday named as the new Turkish foreign minister, is a strong supporter of Turkey's integration with the European Union as well as part of the inner circle of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Germany's anti-euro party eyes breakthrough in state vote 28 August 2014, 10:43 CET
Germany's fledgling anti-euro party, which rejects Chancellor Angela Merkel's handling of the economy, hopes to gain a political foothold Sunday by winning its first seats in a state parliament.

EU rescue mission unveiled as boat migrant numbers soar 27 August 2014, 21:27 CET
The European Commission on Wednesday pledged to launch a new migrant rescue operation in the Mediterranean, as Italy struggles with a surge of migrants trying to reach the continent by boat.

Italy's Mogherini tipped as EU foreign affairs chief 27 August 2014, 19:20 CET
Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini is poised to become the next EU foreign policy chief, several European sources said on Wednesday.

Germany announces steps against EU benefit cheats 29 August 2014, 16:25 CET
Germany on Wednesday announced new measures to stop EU citizens from abusing its social welfare system, reacting to what some politicians have labelled "poverty migration".

France has 'no time to lose' in adopting reforms: EU 28 August 2014, 18:54 CET
France has "no time to lose" in enacting reforms with the nomination of a new government following a row over economic policy, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

EU urged to act over surge in migrant deaths in Med 26 August 2014, 17:12 CET
Italy's navy said Tuesday that 24 corpses had been recovered from the latest capsize of a boat carrying migrants from Africa, as EU officials debated how to stem a surge in the numbers dying in perilous efforts to reach European shores.

Deadly migrant crossings push issue up EU agenda 26 August 2014, 16:54 CET
Italy's navy said Tuesday it had recovered 24 corpses from the latest capsize of a boat carrying migrants from Africa, as EU officials debated action over the perilous efforts to reach European shores.

Merkel walks part of pilgrimage route in Spain 24 August 2014, 19:47 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked along the pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela on Sunday under bright sun in a highly symbolic show of unity with Spain and its arduous path to economic recovery.

EU 'appalled' by migrant dead off Italy 24 August 2014, 15:32 CET
The European Union's Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said Sunday she was "appalled" by a new report that migrants had died trying to cross the Mediterranean to get to Italy.

European court condemns UK again over prisoner vote ban 13 August 2014, 17:37 CET
The European Court of Human Rights condemned Britain once again on Tuesday for banning prisoners from voting, while ruling that 10 inmates who challenged the ban were not entitled to compensation.

EU urges Erdogan play conciliatory role after poll win 11 August 2014, 10:27 CET
The European Union on Monday called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to play a conciliatory role in Turkey, a day after he won the Turkish presidency after one round of voting.

British EU exit better than status quo: London report 03 August 2014, 23:39 CET
A report commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson has concluded that a British exit from the European Union would be better for the city than remaining in an unreformed EU.

Hungary names FM for Commissioner post 31 July 2014, 11:51 CET
Hungary on Wednesday nominated Foreign Minister Tibor Navracsics as its candidate for a post of commissioner in the European Union's new executive.

EU rejects Swiss request for freedom of movement talks: source 25 July 2014, 17:36 CET
The EU on Thursday formally rejected Switzerland's request to renegotiate their freedom of movement accord so as to take into account a Swiss vote earlier this year to limit immigration, EU sources said.