Germany and US voice concern on Russian troops in Ukraine

Today @ 09:16

Germany and the US have lent weight to claims that Russian troops are directly involved in opening up a new front in the Ukraine conflict.

Highlights

EU mission to help Italy save boat migrants

Today @ 09:30

The EU is to launch a “Frontex plus” mission in autumn to help Italy on the search and rescue of Mediterranean boat migrants.

Nato chief unveils new plan for eastern Europe

27.08.14 @ 09:30

A summit in Minsk on Tuesday failed to produce a breakthrough on the Ukraine conflict, while Nato announced a bold new plan for eastern Europe.

French government in turmoil over economic policies

26.08.14 @ 07:51

The French PM has tendered the resignation of his cabinet to quell internal criticism of what is being seen as German-imposed austerity.

Germany to ban EU citizens who abuse welfare system

27.08.14 @ 17:52

Berlin has approved draft legislation aimed at curbing "welfare abuse", including a five year ban for EU citizens who tricked the system in a potential breach of EU law.

Valls picks investment banker as France's new economy minister

27.08.14 @ 09:29

French PM Manuel Valls appointed Emmanuel Macron, a 36-year-old former merchant banker, as his economy minister on Tuesday as part of his new government.

Scottish separatist wins TV debate ahead of referendum

26.08.14 @ 09:30

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond was seen as the winner of a final TV debate before the referendum next month.

EU to investigate Galileo launch failure

26.08.14 @ 09:28

The European Commission has set up an inquiry into the failure to correctly launch the latest two satellites of its ill-fated Galileo programme.

Draghi urges new stimulus to stave off stagnation

25.08.14 @ 09:26

The European Central Bank is preparing to breathe life into the eurozone’s stagnant economy.

EU migrants urged to back Scots independence bid

25.08.14 @ 09:19

Scottish independence campaigners are bidding to sway the country's 160,000 migrants from other EU countries towards the independence.

Russia relaxes EU food ban, counts costs

21.08.14 @ 09:27

Russia has said its ban on EU food imports will cost it “hundreds of billions of rubles”, while taking several items off the blacklist.

Russians, Chinese keen to buy EU passports from Malta

26.08.14 @ 08:30

Russians, Chinese, and people from the Middle East have shown the most interest in Malta's sale of EU passports so far.

Libya violence puts EU border mission in doubt

25.08.14 @ 09:29

The EU’s border mission for Libya remains parked in Tunisia, as deteriorating security conditions put migrants at greater risk.

Lithuanian FM: Ukraine will not attack Russian convoy

22.08.14 @ 19:56

Lithuania’s foreign minister has said Ukraine will not attack Russia’s “aid” convoy, despite its “illegal” and “provocative” nature.