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Britain will double drone fleet: Cameron 04 October 2015, 01:52 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday he will double Britain's drone fleet and warned about the prospect of Britain's exit from the European Union.

Juncker warned about Luxembourg tax deals in 1997 01 October 2015, 21:32 CET
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker was alerted in 1997 about the risks of tax breaks his then government in Luxembourg granted multinationals, according to a document obtained by AFP on Thursday.

EU imposes sanctions against four Burundians 01 October 2015, 21:30 CET
The EU imposed sanctions Thursday against four Burundians charged with undermining democracy and blocking efforts to resolve the political crisis in the impoverished central African country.

Thatcher's finance minister to lead UK EU exit campaign 01 October 2015, 17:15 CET
Britain's Thatcher-era finance minister Nigel Lawson said Thursday he will lead a campaign by a group within Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party to fight for an exit from the European Union.

EU urges speedy Burkina polls after coup attempt 30 September 2015, 11:12 CET
The EU on Wednesday urged the Burkina Faso transitional authorities to press ahead quickly with elections after renegade presidential guard troops staged a short-lived coup.

EU readies Burundi sanctions: sources 29 September 2015, 12:07 CET
The EU is readying sanctions against four associates of Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza after he won a disputed third term, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

EU to deploy Myanmar election observers 01 October 2015, 22:26 CET
The EU said Tuesday it will for the first time deploy observers in Myanmar's upcoming elections when the opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to make significant gains against the military-dominated government.

EU says Catalonia vote 'internal' issue for Spain 28 September 2015, 15:12 CET
The European Union said Monday the landmark victory of Catalan separatists in elections was a subject for Spain to deal with internally.

UKIP's Farage hails united anti-EU campaign 25 September 2015, 21:04 CET
The leader of the UK Independence Party sought to present a united front among anti-EU factions before a referendum on Britain leaving the bloc as he addressed the party conference on Friday.

EU to arrest people traffickers on high seas from October 7 24 September 2015, 21:00 CET
An EU operation against migrant traffickers in the Mediterranean which will allow for arrests in international waters will begin on October 7, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said on Thursday.

EU hails return of Burkina Faso's interim leader after coup 23 September 2015, 23:07 CET
The European Union hailed the return to power Wednesday of Burkina Faso's interim president Michel Kafando after a week-long coup by renegade troops.

Greece's pro-euro Tsakalotos back as finance minister 23 September 2015, 02:07 CET
Affable Oxford-trained economist, Euclid Tsakalotos, who was re-appointed Greece's finance minister, is a New Left pro-European who sees Greece's future within the euro.

Tsipras names cabinet, hands top job to pro-euro economist Tsakalotos 23 September 2015, 14:13 CET
Greece's freshly-elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled his new cabinet on Tuesday, giving the crisis-hit country's key finance portfolio back to Euclid Tsakalotos, a leftwing economist determined to keep Greece in the euro.

EU demands Burkina coup leaders lay down arms 'unconditionally' 22 September 2015, 12:02 CET
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini demanded on Tuesday that coup leaders in Burkina Faso lay down their arms "unconditionally" as regular army troops entered the capital and began talks on a surrender deal.

Syriza win 'ground for hope' Athens will move on reforms: Euro Commissioner 21 September 2015, 14:47 CET
The EU's Commissioner for the Euro said Monday that the outcome of Greece's elections "gives us ground for hope" that the debt-wracked country would press on with reforms agreed under a massive rescue programme.

EU welcomes Tsipras victory, says no 'time to lose' on reforms 21 September 2015, 15:14 CET
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday congratulated Alexis Tsipras on his left-wing party's re-election victory and said Greece has "no time to lose" in implementing the reforms agreed as part of its bailout.

Putin congratulates Tsipras on Greek vote win 21 September 2015, 10:52 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated Greece's left-wing prime minister Alexis Tsipras on his thumping poll victory.

Key dates in Greek debt crisis 21 September 2015, 04:27 CET
Here are some key dates in the Greek debt crisis, after Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party won a surprisingly strong election victory, securing a mandate to push through tough economic reforms demanded by international creditors.

Renzi gambles on EU backing Italy bumper budget 19 September 2015, 12:00 CET
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday presented his cabinet with a draft budget which could inject 27 billion euros into the country's sickly economy next year -- if he can get it past Brussels -- as Rome upped growth predictions.

IMF to work post-vote with 'whatever' Greek government 17 September 2015, 18:12 CET
The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it would work with any Greek government resulting from Sunday's election, but was mum about its participation in another bailout of the country.

EU demands immediate release of Burkina Faso leaders 17 September 2015, 11:25 CET
The European Union on Thursday condemned the detention of Burkina Faso's interim president and prime minister by the presidential guard as a threat to upcoming elections and demanded their immediate release.

Alexis Tsipras: on the cusp of a second chance? 17 September 2015, 11:23 CET
The first radical-left leader to win office in the EU, Alexis Tsipras has steered crisis-hit Greece through seven chaotic months, but his U-turn deal with the country's creditors could prove a challenge to his bid for a comeback on Sunday.

UK Labour's Corbyn indicates won't campaign for EU exit 17 September 2015, 11:20 CET
Newly elected British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn indicated he would not campaign to leave the European Union in a referendum expected by 2017, in an interview on Wednesday.

Migrant crisis hits Greek election campaign 16 September 2015, 04:17 CET
The migration wave lapping at Europe's door has hit Greece's election campaign, with mainstream parties struggling for a solution as the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party waits in the wings hoping to capitalise on voter anger.

EU vote observers in Guinea as opposition mulls boycott 16 September 2015, 11:19 CET
The European Union on Tuesday deployed its first observers for Guinea's presidential election, amid opposition warnings that they may refuse to take part.