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EU Anti-Fraud Head Stripped of Immunity

Giovanni Kessler, the head of EU anti-fraud authority OLAF, has had his immunity from prosecution lifted, EU authorities have confirmed.

World » EU | March 11, 2016, Friday // 14:25 | Viewed: 57442

Prague Poised to Turn Away From Brussels

The Czech Republic is set to take a Euroskeptic turn in a general election this weekend — even though the EU has hardly featured in the campaign, Politico writes.

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Portugal PM Vows to Implement Fire Prevention Reforms

Parched farmland, unmanaged forests and the planting of too many water thirsty crops are all being blamed for this year’s devastating wildfires in Portugal.

World » EU | 27 minutes ago | Viewed: 178

Boyko Borisov: Europe is Under Pressure

"Europe is under pressure", is what Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said during a discussion "Together in Security, Bulgaria's Role in Common European Defense".

World » EU | October 16, 2017, Monday // 13:36 | Viewed: 945

NATO Ships Hold Missile Defense Drill Near Scotland, Pentagon Says

Warships from eight NATO countries participated in live-fire self-defense exercises of ship and missile systems near Scotland on Sunday the U.

World » EU | October 16, 2017, Monday // 09:16 | Viewed: 806

Juncker: If we Allow Catalonia to Separate, and Others will do the Same

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he does not want Catalonia to become independent because it would encourage other regions to do the same and make EU governance too complicated, Reuters reported.

World » EU | October 13, 2017, Friday // 17:46 | Viewed: 2095

Allies Press Catalan Leader to Declare Full Independence, Ignore Madrid Deadlines

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont came under pressure from one of his key allies on Friday to declare full independence and ignore a threat of direct rule from the Spanish government, Voice of America reported.

World » EU | October 13, 2017, Friday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1468

France Extends Anti-Terror Border Controls

France will extend checks at borders with fellow Schengen members until April 30, the interior ministry said Thursday, citing the "persistent" terror threat to prolong controls in place since the November 2015 Paris attacks.

World » EU | October 13, 2017, Friday // 10:55 | Viewed: 1449

Sweden Market Shooting: Police Rule Out Terrorism After Gunman Opens Fire in Trelleborg

Police in southern Sweden said on Thursday evening that several people have been injured in a small town known for past gang violence and that the incident was not being investigated as terrorism, Daily Telegraph writes.

World » EU | October 13, 2017, Friday // 10:15 | Viewed: 1271

Denmark Extends Border Control Until May 2018

The Danish government has extended control of the southern border with Germany until May 12th next year, citing migration as a key concern, The Local writes.

World » EU | October 13, 2017, Friday // 09:59 | Viewed: 1512

Rights Group Questions Italy's Work with Libya Stopping Migrants

Europe’s top human rights organization asked Italy for more information on its work intercepting migrants at sea, warning that any moves to return them to Libya would break international treaties.

World » EU | October 12, 2017, Thursday // 17:31 | Viewed: 1439

Federica Mogherini Expects “Qualitative Jump” in Normalisation of Kosovo-Serbia Relations

The EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said on Wednesday that the EU, Pristina and Belgrade are working on establishing the content of the "new stage of dialog" in December noting that she expects a "qualitative leap" in normalizing relations in

World » EU | October 12, 2017, Thursday // 15:25 | Viewed: 1251

Hungary Demands Faster EU, NATO Integration of West Balkans

Hungary wants the European Union to speed up integration of the Western Balkans and for NATO to include those countries, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday, quoted by Reuters.

World » EU | October 11, 2017, Wednesday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1642

Macron's Public Sector Reforms Spark Nationwide Strikes

Millions of public sector workers in France are taking part in a nationwide one-day strike in protest at President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms, reported BBC.

World » EU | October 11, 2017, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1416

Britain Could Join NAFTA if it Fails to Get Brexit Trade Deal

Britain could join the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if it doesn’t get a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday.

World » EU | October 10, 2017, Tuesday // 15:48 | Viewed: 2036

EU Again Urges Dialogue to End Catalan Crisis

The European Commission repeated its call for dialogue in Spain to end the crisis in Catalonia amid concerns that the Catalan regional authorities could declare independence on Tuesday, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 10, 2017, Tuesday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1545

2 Prison Inmates Under Investigation For Plotting Attacks in France

Two inmates in a French prison have been placed under formal investigation days before their expected release from jail on suspicion of plotting attacks, a judicial source said on Tuesday, quoted by Reuters.

World » EU | October 10, 2017, Tuesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 1206

Germany: Merkel Agrees to 200,000 Refugees Cap in Bid to Build Coalition

Angela Merkel has agreed to cap the number of refugees Germany accepts at 200,000 annually in a concession to her conservative Bavarian allies that has overcome the first hurdle to coalition talks with other parties, the Guardian reported.

World » EU | October 9, 2017, Monday // 15:48 | Viewed: 1471

Catalonia's High Court Asks Spanish Police to Provide Security in Case of Independence

 Catalonia’s High Court has asked for Spanish national police to provide extra security at the court building in case the Catalan parliament goes ahead with a unilateral declaration of independence, the court said on Monday, quoted by Reuters.

World » EU | October 9, 2017, Monday // 13:41 | Viewed: 1291

Thousands Protest in Barcelona Against Catalan Independence

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia’s capital Barcelona on Sunday to express their opposition to declaring independence from Spain, showing how divided the region is on the issue, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 9, 2017, Monday // 10:02 | Viewed: 1702

May's Party Suspends two EU Lawmakers Over Brexit Vote

Britain’s ruling Conservatives barred two of their own lawmakers in the European Parliament after they broke the party whip and voted for a motion demanding London do more to meet EU demands in Brexit talks, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 8, 2017, Sunday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1667

Catalan Leader Puts off to Tuesday Parliament Appearance Over Referendum

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has delayed his appearance before the region's Parliament, effectively postponing Catalonia's declaration of independence, Talk Radio reported.

World » EU | October 6, 2017, Friday // 17:21 | Viewed: 2021
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