France wants the eurozone to push for a deal with Greece before Sunday's referendum, President François Hollande said yesterday (1 July), in comments that differed sharply from those of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
EU leaders agreed that 40,000 migrants would be relocated from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years. Another 20,000 would be resettled from outside Europe to EU member states,
EU leaders openly quarrelled yesterday (25 June) during the first day of the EU summit over the distribution of migrants from Italy and Greece, and were unable to adopt summit conclusions over a wording controversy.
EU Council President Donald Tusk warned the UK that “the fundamental values of the EU are not for sale,” as the British Prime Minister is set to lay out his UK referendum plans during the June Council Summit in Brussels.
On Monday, Eurozone leaders welcomed new Greek budget proposals and called them a 'positive step forward' towards finding an agreement with Athens that would unlock frozen aid and stop Greece from defaulting.
Greece’s international lenders raised hopes for a desperately needed bailout agreement this week to save Athens from default and a possible euro exit, despite failing to reach a deal at talks on Monday night (22 June).
Orange, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica have launched a new demand for reform in the EU telecommunications sector. They want new regulations to be extended to the Internet providers that piggyback on their services. EurActiv France and La Tribune report.
The EU called an emergency eurozone summit next week after Greek debt talks ended Thursday without a deal, sparking warnings of an "accident" that could push Athens out of the euro if there is no breakthrough by the end of the month.
Unable to match China's offer of $250 billion (€222 billion) in investment in Latin America, the EU sought ways on Thursday (11 June) to avoid being marginalised in the region, offering new trade deals, visa-free travel and deeper ties.
Greece has no more time for "gambling" and needs to decide on a cash-for-reforms deal, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday (11 June), ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Luxembourg next week.
Leaders of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, known as CELAC, came together here yesterday (10 June) for a 2-day summit intended to foster a consensus on facing current global challenges.
EXCLUSIVE / A draft report by the heads of the EU's five main institutions calls for faster eurozone integration, but gives little away in terms of social policy, a key area for Southern Europe. EurActiv France reports.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday (30 April) urged Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to make clear he has no intention of reintroducing the death penalty in his country, otherwise “there will be a fight”. A Commission spokesperson hinted that Hungary risked losing its voting rights in the Union if it went ahead with the plans.
Top European Union officials met the Ukrainian leadership on Monday for talks on deepening trade links and efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, but worsening violence in the separatist-minded east clouded the summit.
European Union leaders who decided last year to halt the rescue of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean will reverse their decision today (23 April) at a summit hastily convened after nearly 2,000 people died at sea.