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Lead candidates for European Commission president squabble after election results published

The lead candidates for the European Commission president wrangled over certain issues after provisional results for the European elections were published, with Manfred Weber...
European Union (EU)

EU member states vote in European Parliament elections

Voters in Germany, Lithuania, Cypriot Bulgaria, Greece and Italy cast their ballots on Sunday in elections to the European Parliament (EP). Citizens of the 28...
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EU hits brewery AB InBev with US$225 million antitrust fine

The European Commission has fined AB InBev, the world's biggest beer brewery, over 200 million euros (225 million U.S. dollars) for breaching EU anti-trust...
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Think Tanks, Private Sector to Gather in Europe to Discuss Africa

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs, will host a gathering of European think tanks, development organisations and private sector leaders...
European Union

China’s EU Mission Debunks Reports Concerning Chinese Intelligence in Brussels

The Mission of China to the European Union (EU) has denied groundless allegations about Chinese espionage in Brussels. Responding to reports by Germany media that...
US trade protectionist

What do Europeans think about Trump’s protectionist measures?

The unilateral moves taken by the United States to impose steep tariffs on imports have raised world wide concerns over a potential impact to...
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Security of commodities is key ingredient to achieving SDGs

Mr John Skibiak, Director of Reproductive Health Coalition (RHSC) has called for the need to ensure the security of commodities required to achieve safe...

EU outdoors low-level airspace blueprint for drones

The European Commission on Friday announced that the Single European Sky Air traffic management Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking unveiled a blueprint to make drone...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

Eurozone industrial production rises in April

The April industrial production in the eurozone rose as expected, a sign that eurozone's recovery has continued into the second quarter. The...
European Union

EU moves step forward to capital market union

The European Union (EU) moved a step forward to its ambitious single capital market union as institutions agreed on reviving the bloc's securitization market...
European Union

EU reiterates political solution to Syrian conflict

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Friday said in a statement that the European Union (EU) firmly believes that there can be no...
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during an Atlantic Council discussion on NATO and stability on April 6, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Syrian government bears responsibility for U.S. strike – Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday said the Syrian government "bears the full responsibility" for the U.S. strike in Syria. Stoltenberg...
European Union

EU won’t pursue punitive approach in Brexit talks – Donald Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday that the remaining 27 members of the European Union (EU) will not pursue a punitive approach over...
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister's questions at the House of parliament in London, Britain, Feb. 8, 2017. The British House of Commons on Wednesday night passed the Brexit Bill which gives the British government the power to begin the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

British ambassador to hand Brexit letter to EU

European Council President Donald Tusk said Wednesday that he will be handed a Brexit notification letter on the same day, which marks the official...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

Eurozone inflation confirms at 2 percent in February

Eurozone annual inflation was confirmed at 2.0 percent in February, the highest level in four years and in line with the flash estimate, the...

EU scheme helps reduce milk production by 852,000 tons

The European Union (EU) milk production reduction scheme has helped cut production by 851,700 tons of milk in the last quarter of 2016, the...
Migrants

EU leaders agree to keep tabs on immigrant inflows

Leaders of the European Union (EU) member states agreed to keep tabs on inflow of migrants on all routes, as well as accelerate the...
European Economic Area

EU summit fails to reach consensus on conclusions

The European Council on Friday conceded that its member states have failed to reach consensus on summit conclusions for "reasons unrelated to its substance."...
European Union

Four entrepreneurs win EU Prize for Women Innovators

Four outstanding women entrepreneurs were awarded the 2017 European Union (EU) Prize for Women Innovators on Wednesday. Three of the four winners...
A Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bomber hits ISIS targets in Syria's Aleppo, Deir Ez Zor and Idlib governorates. Best possible quality. (Sputnik Photo)

EU to host Syria conference in April

The European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday announced that the bloc will on April 5 host an international conference on...
European Union

EU approves Hungary’s expansion of nuclear power plant

The European Union (EU) regulators gave the green light to Hungary's expansion of its nuclear power plant which involves Russian technology and finance, it...
European Union

EU expands sanctions against DPRK

The European Union (EU) on Monday imposed further sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to the country's recent test-firing...
Eurozone inflation in April was negative 0.2 percent, compared with a revised zero percent in March (AFP Photo/Philippe Huguen

MEPs push for muscling up eurozone

The members of the European Parliament (MEP) called for efforts to "muscle up" the ailing eurozone as radical plans have been approved by the...
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EU’s Juncker warns Britain of “hefty” Brexit bill

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has chosen a French term to tell Britain it can expect to pay a "salty" price for quitting...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

February eurozone PMI rises to 70-month high

The composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the 19-country eurozone rose to 70-month high at 56.0 points in February, a key business survey showed...
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister's questions at the House of parliament in London, Britain, Feb. 8, 2017. The British House of Commons on Wednesday night passed the Brexit Bill which gives the British government the power to begin the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

Britain to pay “hefty” Brexit bill, EU’s Juncker warns

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday warned that Britain would pay a "hefty" bill for its leaving out of the bloc. ...
Mike Pence

EU more keen on Trump’s deeds than Pence’s words

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in his first diplomatic foray to Brussels tried to allay the doubts of the European Union over the new...
European Union

EU mourns passing of Russian ambassador to UN

European Union(EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday mourned the passing of Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin. ...
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard ahead of India's Republic Day celebration in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 25, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir Monday intensified security and surveillance ahead of India's Republic Day, officials said. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

Feb. 15 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ANKARA -- A total of 834 people linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been detained over the last two days in anti-terror...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

Eurozone Q4 GDP growth slightly revised down to 0.4 percent

The quarterly economic growth in the eurozone in the fourth quarter (Q4) 2016 was slightly revised down to 0.4 percent from a preliminary estimate...