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EU expresses concern over election violence in Venezuela 27 November 2015, 02:32 CET
The European Union Thursday expressed concern about rising violence linked to Venezuela's elections after the murder of a leader of the opposition, which appears poised to win control of parliament for the first time in 16 years.

UK poll shows shift in favour of 'Brexit' 24 November 2015, 15:12 CET
A majority of Britons want to leave the European Union, according to a new opinion poll on Tuesday.

Greek government takes losses in home foreclosures vote 19 November 2015, 22:13 CET
Greece's leftist government narrowly pushed a bailout reform vote through parliament Thursday, but saw its majority dwindle after axing two lawmakers who refused to support a home foreclosures bill.

Greek government lawmakers break ranks ahead of reforms vote 19 November 2015, 17:55 CET
Greece's leftist government suffered a double blow on Thursday shortly before a bailout reform vote, with one lawmaker resigning and a second pledging to reject the bill.

Europe relies on 'queen' Merkel more than ever 19 November 2015, 18:05 CET
Ten years after she took office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands alone as the leader of a European Union that is grappling with multiple crises, despite the fact she has been weakened domestically.

Cameron defeated over votes for teens in EU referendum 18 November 2015, 22:14 CET
Britain's government came under pressure Wednesday to let 16 and 17 year-olds have the vote in a referendum on European Union membership after suffering a defeat in parliament.

'Brexit' is not going to happen, says Juncker 18 November 2015, 22:19 CET
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker insisted Wednesday that Britain would not leave the EU, as leaders prepare to discuss David Cameron's reform demands at a summit next month.

New Romania PM unveils technocrat government 15 November 2015, 17:17 CET
Romania's prime minister-designate Dacian Ciolos named a technocrat government on Sunday, tapping European Union experts as well as private sector leaders to steer the country until elections next year.

Greece, creditors resolve 'many' issues: Dijsselbloem 15 November 2015, 13:47 CET
Greece and its creditors have agreed on "many" of the issues that had to be resolved for Athens to receive more bailout funds but will hold more talks in the coming days, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Sunday.

Amazon, Facebook, Google to testify at EU Parliament 12 November 2015, 14:55 CET
US online retailer Amazon, search engine giant Google and social network Facebook will testify at the European Parliament next week on the issue of tax breaks for big businesses, officials said Wednesday.

Mercosur states near new EU free trade offer: Paraguay 11 November 2015, 16:52 CET
Four south American countries hope to relaunch stalled negotiations on a free trade deal with the European Union next month, Paraguay's President Horacio Cartes told AFP.

EU says Israeli settlement label decision 'technical not political' 11 November 2015, 13:27 CET
The EU insisted Wednesday that a decision to label products from Israeli settlements was taken for legal reasons relating to the origins of goods and was not a political stance, after Israel condemned it as politically motivated.

Poland to miss EU migrant summit over internal row 10 November 2015, 23:22 CET
Poland said it will be a no-show at the EU migrant summit in Malta on Thursday because the timing conflicts with the first sitting of the Central European heavyweight's new parliament.

New IMF economist sees major challenges to global economy 11 November 2015, 00:14 CET
Just a few months into the job, the challenges are already piled high for the International Monetary Fund's new chief economist Maurice Obstfeld.

Merkel says 'reasonably confident' of deal to avert 'Brexit' 10 November 2015, 15:02 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was "reasonably confident" that a deal could be found with London to avert the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union.

Turkey rejects 'unfair' EU comments on rule of law, media 10 November 2015, 16:28 CET
Turkey on Tuesday rejected as "unfair" a European Union report criticising the state of the rule of law, human rights and media freedom in the EU candidate country.

EU warns British migration demands 'highly problematic' 10 November 2015, 13:48 CET
David Cameron's EU renegotiation demands for curbs on migrant benefits are "highly problematic", the European Commission said Tuesday after the British prime minister sent his objectives to Brussels.

EU report slams Turkey for 'backsliding' on rights 11 November 2015, 12:15 CET
The EU accused Ankara Tuesday of backsliding on rule of law, rights and the media and urged it to react swiftly, in a sensitive report on Turkey's candidacy for the bloc that Brussels had delayed until after elections.

EU misspent over EUR 6 bn last year: watchdog 10 November 2015, 17:45 CET
The EU misspent 6.3 billion euros in 2014, the bloc's financial watchdog said on Tuesday, urging Brussels to take a "wholly new approach" to make its budget more responsive to shocks like the migration crisis.

Cameron lays out demands for Britain to stay in EU 11 November 2015, 00:23 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron warned Tuesday that Britain could leave the EU if it does not get the reforms it wants, as he laid out demands that European leaders said would be "difficult" to meet in full.

Eurozone ministers give Greece one more week for reforms 10 November 2015, 00:25 CET
Eurozone finance ministers have urged Greece to deliver on overdue reforms within a week in order to secure crucial funds from its bailout, as tensions resurfaced just months after Athens narrowly avoided a euro exit.

Eurozone ministers deny Greece bailout cash 10 November 2015, 12:07 CET
Eurozone finance ministers told Greece on Monday to deliver overdue reforms in order to unlock two billion euros from its bailout as tensions resurfaced just months after Athens narrowly avoided a euro exit.

EU urges all sides to accept Myanmar vote 09 November 2015, 17:48 CET
The European Union on Monday urged all sides to accept the results of Myanmar's election, in which Aung San Suu Kyi's party hopes for major gains to carry it to power after decades of military dominance.

Britain can survive outside EU, says Cameron 09 November 2015, 17:57 CET
Britain can survive outside the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday as he denied he was planning to campaign for Britain to stay in the EU regardless of the outcome of reform talks.

Eurozone to deny Greece bailout cash 09 November 2015, 12:33 CET
Eurozone finance ministers were set to withhold two billion euros from Greece's huge bailout at a meeting on Monday, European sources said, as tensions resurfaced just months after Athens narrowly avoided a euro exit.