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Key voices in Britain's EU referendum debate 20 February 2016, 16:46 CET
The campaign for Britain to leave or stay part of the European Union is already in full swing ahead of a membership referendum planned for June 23.

What if? The uncharted waters of 'Brexit' 20 February 2016, 20:07 CET
A British exit from the European Union would leave the country in uncharted territory, no country having ever travelled that road, which spells freedom to eurosceptics but doom to the pro-Europe camp.

Ugandan election commission lacks 'independence': EU observers 20 February 2016, 11:57 CET
European Union observers on Saturday criticised Uganda's elections, saying the electoral commission lacked transparency and accusing the police of using heavy-handed tactics in detaining an opposition candidate.

'Cameron's climbdown': UK media sceptical on EU deal 20 February 2016, 10:33 CET
Several British newspapers reacted sceptically on Saturday to an agreement on reforming Britain's EU membership struck by Prime Minister David Cameron that will pave the way for an historic referendum.

What he wanted and what he got: assessing Cameron's EU deal 20 February 2016, 10:28 CET
After two long days of talks, the European Union agreed a deal late Friday to recast Britain's EU membership at Prime Minister David Cameron's urging ahead of an in-out referendum.

Cameron recommends UK stay in EU after deal 20 February 2016, 00:07 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron said he would urge Britons to vote to stay in the EU in a referendum after winning Friday a package of controversial reforms to Britain's ties with the bloc.

Cameron takes on eurosceptics after EU 'special status' deal 20 February 2016, 11:18 CET
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday embarked on a daunting challenge to persuade ministers in his own cabinet and the country at large to vote for Britain to stay in the European Union.

British anti-EU leader slams 'Dave's deal' 20 February 2016, 00:04 CET
UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage on Friday said the agreement on Prime Minister David Cameron's demands for EU reforms at a key summit in Brussels was "not worth the paper it's written on".

Cameron seals 'Brexit' deal after marathon EU summit 19 February 2016, 23:04 CET
European leaders finally sealed a deal Friday on British Prime Minister David Cameron's reforms after hours of haggling at a marathon summit, paving the way for a referendum on whether Britain will stay in the EU.

Merkel pops out for chips as Brexit summit drags 19 February 2016, 21:42 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped out of over-running Brussels negotiations on Britain's future in the European Union Friday -- to buy a bag of chips.

Cameron closes in on deal at marathon 'Brexit' talks 19 February 2016, 21:37 CET
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday appeared to close in on a reform deal to keep his country in the EU after two days and nights of haggling with European leaders at a Brussels summit.

EU nations with far-right in power could be suspended: Hollande 19 February 2016, 20:42 CET
French President Francois Hollande warned Friday that an EU member state could be sanctioned if the extreme-right came to power there -- and could even be suspended from the bloc.

'Brexit' draft 'grounds for deal': Malta PM 19 February 2016, 20:32 CET
EU officials have drafted proposals to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron's reform demands that could be "grounds for a deal" at a Brussels summit, Malta's prime minister said Friday.

'Brexit' talks to continue into Friday evening: Cameron 19 February 2016, 17:57 CET
Talks in Brussels on a reform deal to stop Britain leaving the European Union will continue into the evening, Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday.

Hollande says Britain deal 'possible' but can't hold EU back 18 February 2016, 16:42 CET
French President Francois Hollande said Thursday an EU deal with Britain was "possible" but ruled out any terms that would hold the bloc back, amid concerns over demands for safeguards for non-euro countries.

'Make or break' summit for British deal: EU's Tusk 18 February 2016, 14:02 CET
EU president Donald Tusk warned Thursday that difficult negotiations were still needed to seal a deal to keep Britain in the bloc at what he called a "make-or break" summit in Brussels.

EU leaders demand Russia, Assad halt attacks on rebels: draft 18 February 2016, 12:32 CET
EU leaders will demand at a summit that Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, its long-term ally, immediately halt attacks on moderate opposition groups and bolster peace efforts, a draft document said Thursday.

The keys to Britain's EU membership 18 February 2016, 11:19 CET
European Union leaders meet Thursday for what promises to be a tense two-day summit to discuss new terms for Britain's membership of the EU.

Key dates in Britain's relationship with the EU 18 February 2016, 11:18 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron could agree a reform package at a summit in Brussels starting Thursday, paving the way for a referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union as early as June.

Orban tells Putin EU unlikely to 'automatically' extend Russia sanctions 17 February 2016, 23:11 CET
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that European Union countries were increasingly keen to cooperate with Moscow and will not "automatically" extend sanctions over Ukraine.

Britain's exit would be 'a shock' for Europe: French PM 17 February 2016, 16:02 CET
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday that Britain's exit from the European Union would be "a shock" for Europe but that members could not pick and choose rules that suit them.

EU aims to restrict any 'Brexit' deal to UK: diplomatic sources 17 February 2016, 14:57 CET
EU officials thrashing out a deal to keep Britain in the bloc want to ring-fence any accord for fear other member states may use it as a precedent to demand changes they want, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.

Europe ignoring Turkey crackdown in bid for refugee deal: Kurdish party chief 17 February 2016, 11:07 CET
The European Union is turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Turkey in a doomed bid for a solution to its migrant crisis, the leader of Turkey's main Kurdish party told a Greek newspaper Wednesday.

Factbox: EU battered by storm of crises 17 February 2016, 10:49 CET
The European Union is being battered by a perfect storm of crises that threaten to rip apart the peaceful and prosperous 28-nation bloc that rose from the ashes of World War II.

Prince William appears to back Britain's EU membership 16 February 2016, 20:15 CET
Prince William on Tuesday said that Britain's tradition of international cooperation was "essential" to its security, in a speech interpreted by British media as supporting its continued membership of the European Union.