Mogherini backs Western Balkan enlargement

02.09.14 @ 20:29

Italian minister and incoming top EU diplomat Mogherini has called for progress on Western Balkan enlargement, while saying Russia is no longer an EU “partner”.

Highlights

France wants to create new EU migration post

02.09.14 @ 16:34

France wants to create a European coordinator to ensure member states follow through more rapidly on their asylum and border control commitments.

New EU appointees speak out against Russia

02.09.14 @ 09:24

Two of the EU’s new top officials - Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini - have spoken out against Russia’s “war” on Ukraine.

EU leaders give Putin one-week deadline

31.08.14 @ 02:25

EU leaders have given Russia one week to stop attacking Ukraine or face more sanctions.

Juncker starts interviews for new EU commission

02.09.14 @ 13:41

Incoming EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has started meeting the nominees for his 28-strong college, but gender balance continues to be a problem.

Berlin-Paris tensions re-emerge as ECB ponders stimulus

02.09.14 @ 09:29

ECB chief Draghi is testing the mood of EU governments as he ponders whether to unleash a new wave of monetary stimulus to boost the eurozone's struggling economy.

Cameron faces new EU referendum backlash

01.09.14 @ 09:22

Cameron is facing a eurosceptic backlash inside his Conservative party, amid reports that up to 100 of his MPs will vote for Britain's withdrawal.

EU leaders pick Tusk, Mogherini for top posts

30.08.14 @ 21:43

EU leaders have chosen Polish PM Tusk as the next EU Council president and Italian minister Mogherini as the bloc's foreign affairs chief.

Poroshenko: EU likely to hold off on Russia sanctions

30.08.14 @ 14:41

EU leaders are likely to hold off on extra Russia sanctions until at least next week, Ukraine’s president indicated in Brussels Saturday.

Russia's 'invasion' of Ukraine alienates EU friends

29.08.14 @ 09:30

Germany, France, and Italy have indicated they are willing to impose extra sanctions on Russia due to its “invasion” of Ukraine.

Italy's Mogherini still an option for EU foreign policy job

27.08.14 @ 09:28

Italian foreign minister Mogherini may become the next EU foreign policy chief if Polish PM Tusk or a Baltic leader succeeds Van Rompuy as EU Council president.

EU expert groups dominated by corporate interest, say NGOs

01.09.14 @ 09:09

Pro-transparency groups and trade unions are urging the European Commission to scale back corporate influence on policy-making decisions.

Rasmussen: Ukraine free to seek Nato membership

29.08.14 @ 15:00

Nato has said Ukraine is free to seek membership in the alliance despite Russian opposition, as EU ministers discuss extra sanctions on Russia.

Hollande calls for special summit on eurozone growth

28.08.14 @ 18:10

French leader Hollande has called for a summit on eurozone growth, warning that “Europe is threatened by a long and possibly interminable stagnation if we do nothing.”

EU hails 'substantial progress' towards Cuba trade deal

29.08.14 @ 09:30

EU and Cuban officials have made “substantial progress” towards agreeing a trade and political co-operation treaty.

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