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EU faces 'unprecedented humanitarian, political crisis': Timmermans
EU faces 'unprecedented humanitarian, political crisis': Timmermans

Europe is facing an "unprecedented humanitarian and political crisis" as it struggles with the huge influx of refugees and migrants, the European Commission's vice-president Frans Timmermans said.

EU faces 'unprecedented humanitarian, political crisis': Timmermans
Eurozone approves Greek bailout accord worth up to 86 bn euros: official
Eurozone approves Greek bailout accord worth up to 86 bn euros: official

Eurozone finance ministers approved Friday a third debt bailout worth up to 86 billion euros to keep Greece afloat and avoid its chaotic exit from the single currency bloc.

Eurozone approves Greek bailout accord worth up to 86 bn euros: official
EU offers to help France, Britain face Calais migrant crisis
EU offers to help France, Britain face Calais migrant crisis

The European Commission offered Tuesday to help France and Britain deal with the migrant crisis at the Channel Tunnel.

EU offers to help France, Britain face Calais migrant crisis
EU's Juncker wants 'to avoid Grexit'
EU's Juncker wants 'to avoid Grexit'

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said he was against an exit by Greece from the euro, even though Greeks massively rejected bailout terms in a referendum this weekend.

EU's Juncker wants 'to avoid Grexit'
EU to make latest proposals on Greek crisis on Monday: Moscovici
EU to make latest proposals on Greek crisis on Monday: Moscovici

The president of the European Commission will make his latest proposals later to try to avoid a Greek default, adding that Athens was 'centimetres' away from a deal when discussions broke down.

EU to make latest proposals on Greek crisis on Monday: Moscovici
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Nazarbayev meets Jose Manuel Barroso in Astana

Nazarbayev received Jose Manuel Barroso in Astana and thanked him for his contribution into strengthening of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union.

Nazarbayev meets Jose Manuel Barroso in Astana
Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule ©REUTERS
European Commissioner suggests cooperation with Customs Union

EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy suggested in Ukraine expanding cooperation with the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

European Commissioner suggests cooperation with Customs Union
José Manuel Barroso. Photo courtesy of zn.ua
José Manuel Barroso of European Commission, Kazakhstan’s President Nurusltan Nazarbaeyv have a phone talk

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, has supported Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev’s suggestion to hold a meeting of representatives of the Customs Union, Ukraine and the European Union in Minsk, Belarus.

José Manuel Barroso of European Commission, Kazakhstan’s President Nurusltan Nazarbaeyv have a phone talk
Nursultan Nazarbayev, Alexandr Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin. RIA Novosti.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko agrees to meet heads of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and representatives of European Union

The talks will be focused on issues related to the Agreement on association between Ukraine and the European Union, energy security, stabilization of the situation in Donbass.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko agrees to meet heads of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and representatives of European Union
Jean-Claude Juncker. ©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
Juncker named to top EU job in bitter blow for Britain

Jean-Claude Juncker has been named as the next president of the European Commission with backing from most EU leaders, dealing a bitter blow to opponent David Cameron and threatening to increase the chances of Britain leaving the bloc.

Juncker named to top EU job in bitter blow for Britain
G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine
G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine

Western leaders said they stood united Thursday ahead of their first direct meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, with President Barack Obama giving him a month to back down or face more sanctions.

G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine
Merkel conservatives win EU vote, neo-Nazis gain seat
Merkel conservatives win EU vote, neo-Nazis gain seat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives came out ahead in European Parliament elections, official results showed Monday, but a neo-Nazi party also won a seat in Brussels, echoing far-right gains elsewhere.

Merkel conservatives win EU vote, neo-Nazis gain seat
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Air Astana dropped from EU's grey list

Air Astana left the European Commission’s "grey list" and can now increase the number of flights to the European Union countries.

Air Astana dropped from EU's grey list
Rakhat Aliyev. Still-frame from youtube video
EU not competent to investigate Kazakhstan's Aliyev

When asked to get Eurojust and Europol investigate Aliyev, Commissioner Malmstrom says that EU lacks legal framework to investigate cross-border money laundering cases.

EU not competent to investigate Kazakhstan's Aliyev
Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions
Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions

Farmers and hunters in Sweden are crying foul over a wolf hunt ban which they say threatens their way of life and may lead to civil disobedience.

Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions
Rakhat Aliyev. Photo courtesy of azattyq.org
Inaction of Austrian, German and Maltese authorities against Rakhat Aliyev may damage public confidence to EU justice

Claude Turmes, a member of the European Parliament, is concerned that inaction of European authorities on mounting serious accusations against Aliyev could undermine public confidence to EU justice.

Inaction of Austrian, German and Maltese authorities against Rakhat Aliyev may damage public confidence to EU justice
Nazarbayev calls EU to support Kazakhstan’s accession into WTO

Soonest signing of the updated Agreement on extended partnership and cooperation between the two sides will give a new impetus to the mutually beneficial cooperation and lay foundations for a higher level of dialogue with the EU: President of the European Commission.

Nazarbayev calls EU to support Kazakhstan’s accession into WTO
The region of Central Asia
EU is slow in implementing its Central Asia assistance plan

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has concluded that the Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) had developed a good plan of assistance to Central Asia, but was implementing it slowly.

EU is slow in implementing its Central Asia assistance plan
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Euro "too strong", says European Commission's Tajani

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani said Wednesday the euro was overvalued and urged the zone's central bank to help exporters by weakening the single currency.

Euro "too strong", says European Commission's Tajani
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Germany offers third gender option, but advocates say not enough

Germany on Friday became the first European country to allow babies born with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female, but advocates urged further reforms.

Germany offers third gender option, but advocates say not enough