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Catalonia's Leaders Fight off Direct Rule From Madrid

Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing, Reuters reports.

World » EU | October 22, 2017, Sunday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1676

EU will Cut Some Money For Turkey as Ties Sour

The European Union will cut some of the money earmarked for Turkey to join the bloc, reflecting increasingly sour ties with Ankara but stopping short of killing membership bid of the country it still sees as a strategic partner, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 20, 2017, Friday // 16:32 | Viewed: 2827

Greek Police Arrest Syrian Suspected of Terrorism Overseas

Greek police said they arrested a 32-year old Syrian man suspected of involvement in terrorist acts abroad, Reuters reported.

World » EU | October 20, 2017, Friday // 14:58 | Viewed: 3230

EU Leaders 'Green-Light' Internal Preparations for Brexit Trade Talks

EU Chairman Donald Tusk said on Friday there had been progress in Brexit negotiations and he hoped that by December it would be sufficient to start talks with London on their relationship after Britain leaves, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 20, 2017, Friday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1525

Spanish Government Aims for January Regional Elections in Catalonia

The Spanish government has agreed with the opposition Socialists (PSOE) to hold regional elections in January in Catalonia as part of the extraordinary package of measures to temporarily impose direct rule on the region, Socialist politician Carmen Calvo

World » EU | October 20, 2017, Friday // 14:47 | Viewed: 2629

Merkel Sends Positive Signal to May on Brexit Talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a markedly positive response on Friday to an EU summit appeal by Prime Minister Theresa May for help with Brexit, said talks with Britain were moving forward and were unlikely to break down, Reuters writes.

World » EU | October 20, 2017, Friday // 11:09 | Viewed: 2686

EU Leaders Talk up Iran Nuclear Deal Hoping to Save it From Trump

European Union leaders on Thursday reaffirmed their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, hoping that the U.

World » EU | October 20, 2017, Friday // 08:24 | Viewed: 2638

Turkey-Europe Tensions High as EU Summit Opens

Tensions with Turkey will be high on the agenda of the European Union summit this weekend, amid calls within the bloc to freeze relations, Al Jazeera reported.

World » EU | October 19, 2017, Thursday // 12:37 | Viewed: 2835

Brexit: Theresa May Offers More Assurances to EU Nationals

Theresa May has vowed to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit ahead of a key summit of European leaders, BBC reported.

World » EU | October 19, 2017, Thursday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1814

Commissioner of the EC Admitted being a Victim of Sexual Harassment

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Yurova admitted that she had been the victim of sexual violence in the past and urged all women to join the #MeToo movement to report abuse and harassment.

World » EU | October 19, 2017, Thursday // 12:11 | Viewed: 2505

Madrid Prepared to Halt Article 155 if Catalan Premier Calls Early Elections

The Spanish government will not take the unprecedented step of activating Article 155 of the Constitution – which would allow it to take control of certain autonomous powers in Catalonia – should the regional premier, Carles Puigdemont, call early electio

World » EU | October 19, 2017, Thursday // 11:28 | Viewed: 2345

Brexit, Pyongyang, Turkey and Iran - the Key Themes of the EU Leaders Meeting

Britain's exit from the European community will be the focus of the two-day EU summit that begins today in Brussels, reports iNews.

World » EU | October 19, 2017, Thursday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1742

"We Want you to Stay After Brexit", London has told EU Citizens

We want you to stay in the country after Brexit, was declared by London to EU citizens living and working legally in the UK.

World » EU | October 19, 2017, Thursday // 08:56 | Viewed: 1766

Romania Finalizes Draft of Judiciary Overhaul Criticized by EU

Romania has put the finishing touches to a plan to overhaul the judiciary that critics say erodes judicial independence and which will have to be discussed with the European Union, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 18, 2017, Wednesday // 18:27 | Viewed: 2539

May Might Leave Next Stage of Brexit Bill Until Next Month

British Prime Minister Theresa May has not yet set a date for the next stage in the passage of legislation to sever ties with the European Union, her spokesman said on Wednesday after the BBC reported it would not be until November, later than many had ex

World » EU | October 18, 2017, Wednesday // 17:17 | Viewed: 2060

The European Commission Has Prepared a Series of New Measures Against Terrorism

In line with the announcement by President Jean-Claude Juncker for the state of the Union for 2017, the Commission presented a set of operational and practical measures to better protect EU citizens against terrorist threats.

World » EU | October 18, 2017, Wednesday // 15:43 | Viewed: 2693

Portugal Interior Minister Resigns After Fire Disasters

Portugal’s Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa resigned from her post after fires killed more than a hundred people in the country’s two worst disasters of recent times, the government said on Wednesday, quoted by Reuters.

World » EU | October 18, 2017, Wednesday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2018

11th EU Anti-Trafficking Day

The National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings launches its annual campaign on the 18th of October - the European Day for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, reported BGNES.

World » EU | October 18, 2017, Wednesday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1569

France Plans Anti-Street Harassment Law

France's gender equality minister has set out plans for a new law cracking down on sexual violence and harassment.

World » EU | October 17, 2017, Tuesday // 12:14 | Viewed: 1944

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.

World » EU | October 17, 2017, Tuesday // 08:48 | Viewed: 12293

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 | October 17, 2017, Tuesday // 08:41 | Viewed: 2142
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