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Euro ministers in bid to finalise Cyprus bailout
Euro ministers in bid to finalise Cyprus bailout

Eurozone and EU finance ministers meet in Dublin from Friday to finalise the Cyprus bailout and consider extending debt repayment dates for Portugal and Ireland.

Euro ministers in bid to finalise Cyprus bailout
Croatia's flagging support to join EU to be tested by vote
Croatia's flagging support to join EU to be tested by vote

Not so long ago, Croatia was ebullient at the prospect of becoming the EU's newest member in July this year.

Croatia's flagging support to join EU to be tested by vote
With back against wall, Portugal pushes on with austerity
With back against wall, Portugal pushes on with austerity

Despite the risk of aggravating the recession and unemployment, Portugal's government is wagering that following the austerity prescribed by its creditors will help it regain market confidence and avoid a second bailout.

With back against wall, Portugal pushes on with austerity
Serbia, Kosovo fail to find accord at EU talks
Serbia, Kosovo fail to find accord at EU talks

Serbia and Kosovo failed Wednesday to find common ground on how to defuse longstanding tensions at marathon EU-sponsored talks, but the door appeared still open for further discussions.

Serbia, Kosovo fail to find accord at EU talks
US criticizes EU restrictions on wine labels
US criticizes EU restrictions on wine labels

The United States on Monday criticized the European Union's restrictions on wine labeling, saying they hinder US wine exports to the 27-nation bloc.

US criticizes EU restrictions on wine labels
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Japan, EU to hold phone talks on Cyprus, free trade

The Japanese and European Union leaders will hold telephone talks Monday to discuss the Cyprus bailout deal and plans to launch free trade negotiations.

Japan, EU to hold phone talks on Cyprus, free trade
Cyprus president in desperate bid to prevent run on banks
Cyprus president in desperate bid to prevent run on banks

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will on Monday attempt to persuade lawmakers to back an EU bailout deal that slaps a levy on bank savings, amid fears of a run on accounts if he fails.

Cyprus president in desperate bid to prevent run on banks
Leaders wrestle with austerity as EU jobless fears rise
Leaders wrestle with austerity as EU jobless fears rise

EU leaders wrestled with German demands for strict austerity and a French-Italian push for growth-friendly spending at a summit.

Leaders wrestle with austerity as EU jobless fears rise
Britain could sidestep EU ban on arming Syria rebels: PM
Britain could sidestep EU ban on arming Syria rebels: PM

Britain would consider ignoring a European Union arms ban and supplying weapons to Syrian rebels if it would help topple President Bashar al-Assad.

Britain could sidestep EU ban on arming Syria rebels: PM
Deaf to critics, Orban changes Hungary's constitution
Deaf to critics, Orban changes Hungary's constitution

Hungary's parliament on Monday stoked concerns about creeping authoritarianism in the EU member state by altering the constitution for the fourth time since Prime Minister Viktor Orban won power in 2010.

Deaf to critics, Orban changes Hungary's constitution
Data confirms recession in weakest eurozone economies
Data confirms recession in weakest eurozone economies

Data published on Monday confirmed recession in the eurozone's weakest economies last year, breathing new life into a heated debate on whether aggressive austerity measures may come at the cost of economic growth.

Data confirms recession in weakest eurozone economies
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Nazarbayev discussed EU agreement with European politicians

Kazakhstan is in talks with the European Union on signing of a new agreement on development of trade and economic cooperation.

Nazarbayev discussed EU agreement with European politicians
Conservative seen set to win Cyprus presidency
Conservative seen set to win Cyprus presidency

Cyprus heads for a presidential runoff on Sunday, with the first round's rightwing winner, who backs a bailout for the near bankrupt island.

Conservative seen set to win Cyprus presidency
Le Pen slams 'Soviet European Union' in UK speech
Le Pen slams 'Soviet European Union' in UK speech

French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen called for a "New Deal" on immigration and slammed the emergence of a "Soviet European Union" during a fiery speech at Britain's Cambridge University on Tuesday.

Le Pen slams 'Soviet European Union' in UK speech
Europe sharply split over military support for Syrian rebels
Europe sharply split over military support for Syrian rebels

Britain, apparently backed by a handful of European Union allies, is fighting to lift an EU arms embargo barring the supply of weapons to the Syrian rebel coalition battling President Bashar al-Assad.

Europe sharply split over military support for Syrian rebels
Everything on the table in US-EU free trade deal: US
Everything on the table in US-EU free trade deal: US

Everything will be on the table when US and EU negotiators restart talks on an ambitious transatlantic free trade deal with a new wind in their sails.

Everything on the table in US-EU free trade deal: US
Europe will get its money back says Bank of Greece
Europe will get its money back says Bank of Greece

Greece will pay back the billions of euros of European aid it has received to fight its debt crisis, the head of the country's central bank told Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

Europe will get its money back says Bank of Greece
Tallinn first EU capital to give residents free ticket to ride
Tallinn first EU capital to give residents free ticket to ride

Tallinn is the first EU capital to offer its residents free public transport, and though the move aimed at driving down car pollution is proving popular, visitors feel let down and others are accusing City Hall of a campaign gimmick.

Tallinn first EU capital to give residents free ticket to ride
LatAm leaders open summit, noting Chavez's absence
LatAm leaders open summit, noting Chavez's absence

After wrapping up talks with their European counterparts, Latin American leaders on Sunday opened their own summit here, with the event notable for the absence of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

LatAm leaders open summit, noting Chavez's absence
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EU inaction escalates risk of Schmallenberg virus spread to Kazakhstan

Russian agricultural authority states that the risk of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) spilling from EU to the Customs Union is increasing.

EU inaction escalates risk of Schmallenberg virus spread to Kazakhstan