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26.08.2014

EU summit only to decide Van Rompuy and Ashton successors

EXCLUSIVE / The extraordinary EU summit on 30 August, which was expected to put together “the full puzzle” of the EU top jobs for the next five years, will only decide on the successors of Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and...more »


26.08.2014

Energy Community reform: What will the EU push for?

Ahead of the ministerial meeting in the Western Balkans on the EU energy reform, Dragana Mileusnic calls for the adoption and the implementation of the new energy rules as soon as possible. A clear and speedy EU message will...more »


26.08.2014

EU Summit Live: Breaking the deadlock on EU top jobs

EU leaders gather at the European Council in Brussels, on Saturday (30 August), to break the deadlock on who will take on lead roles in the EU institutions. Follow the developments live, below.more »


26.08.2014

German coalition partners clash over motorway toll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian coalition partner have clashed in an unusually public spat over plans to introduce a motorway toll that critics say is designed to fleece...more »


26.08.2014

Hungary's Orbán wants warmer EU-Russia ties to boost business

Victor Orbán, who stated that Europe has "shot itself in foot" by imposing sanctions on Russia, told diplomats on Monday (25 August) that he would seek support from other EU countries to improve relations with Moscow. Speaking to...more »


26.08.2014

Poland, Baltics ask NATO to focus missile shield on Russia

According to Der Spiegel, Poland and the Baltic countries have proposed that the NATO anti-ballistic missile defence system be focused on Russia. Germany and a majority of NATO members have however objected that “one should not...more »


26.08.2014

Euro slides on French political woes, weak German data

The euro plumbed a one-year trough against the dollar on Tuesday (25 August) as prospects for further easing by the European Central Bank weighed on the currency along with weak eurozone data and the resignation of the French...more »


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