Cameron vows to reject €2 billion EU bill

Today @ 16:16

UK prime minister David Cameron vowed to oppose "in every way possible" the extra €2.1 billion EU budget bill, which he said was 'completely unjustified and unacceptable', as the row dominated the second day of the leaders' summit in Brussels.

Highlights

Renzi stirs up EU row ahead of eurozone meeting

Today @ 09:27

Eurozone leaders are meeting Friday on public deficits and debt, amid an escalating dispute between Italian PM Renzi and outgoing commission chief Barroso.

Cameron slapped with new €2bn EU bill

Today @ 09:47

The EU has told the UK it must pay a new €2.1 billion bill by 1 December, in grist for the mill of Cameron's eurosceptic adversaries at home.

Merkel criticises Putin for broken promise on Ukraine

Today @ 03:59

Most EU leaders on Thursday criticised Russia’s non-compliance with Ukraine peace accords, but Italy urged re-engagement with Moscow.

EU leaders reach 2030 deal on climate and energy

Today @ 03:59

EU leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse emissions by 40 percent by 2030, but poorer states won concessions, while green NGOs voiced dismay.

Cyprus seeks harsh EU statement on Turkey

Today @ 09:29

Nicosia persuaded EU leaders at the summit in Brussels on Thursday to criticise Turkey for violating its economic zone and sovereignty.

EU leaders mull climate u-turn if international talks fail

23.10.14 @ 21:41

The 2030 climate and energy targets which EU leaders are trying to agree at a Brussels summit on Thursday will not be set in stone.

Barroso clashes with Italy over published budget warning

23.10.14 @ 15:32

European Commission president Barroso has hit out at Italy for publishing a letter the commission sent asking Rome to justify its budget for 2015.

Irish senators build EU momentum on Palestine recognition

23.10.14 @ 09:28

Irish senators have urged the government to recognise Palestine, as the EU prepares to set out new red lines on Israel relations.

EU parliament approves Juncker commission

22.10.14 @ 13:57

MEPs have approved Juncker's new EU commission, with a slightly smaller majority than in 2010, and following a number of concessions on portfolios.

EU fiscal rules won't be changed, says Juncker

22.10.14 @ 19:55

TThe EU's rules on debts and deficits will not be re-written, Juncker told MEPs in his first speech as European Commission president.

EU leaders gear up for heated climate summit

23.10.14 @ 09:29

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for what are expected to be tough negotiations on climate targets. The economy and Ebola will also be discussed.

Poll shows UK support for EU at 20-year high

23.10.14 @ 13:38

The rise of the UK Independence party has coincided with increased support for Britain remaining part of the EU, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

MEPs withhold millions from EU commission over transparency

22.10.14 @ 17:59

The European Parliament on Wednesday punched a €3.8 million hole in the EU commission 2015 budget as leverage until the Brussels-executive improves its transparency record.