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29.10.2014

Mogherini as EU High Representative: How can she redefine the role?

When Federica Mogherini moves into her new office in the European Commission, she will find a full diary on her desk. During her hearing at the European Parliament in the beginning of October, she could already get a first...more »


29.10.2014

Britain opposes operations to save migrants in Mediterranean

The UK will not support future search and rescue operations to save migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, according to the country's foreign ministry, prompting concerns this policy will put lives at...more »


29.10.2014

Diplomats seek FTT compromise as December deadline looms

European Union ambassadors are being urged to inject momentum into stalled plans for a tax on financial transactions as a December deadline looms, an EU document seen by Reuters shows. A group of 11 of the bloc's 28 member...more »


29.10.2014

Child poverty on the rise, even in rich EU countries

A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since the crisis fist broke in 2008, bringing the total number of...more »


29.10.2014

EU provisionally clears French, Italian budgets after tweaks

The European Commission provisionally accepted the budgets of France and Italy, saying on Tuesday (28 October) that no eurozone states had submitted deficit plans for next year that seriously breached EU stability rules. more »


29.10.2014

Merkel praises Belgium, EU at commemoration of battle of Ypres

Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised Belgium and the EU yesterday (28 October) at a ceremony commemorating the First Battle of Ypres. German troops marched into Belgium 100 years ago, during the first year of the Great War. On 19...more »


29.10.2014

UK Climate Minister: 'I completely welcome Cañete’s appointment'

The deal struck by EU leaders on the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework showed the UK can win in Europe, despite the controversy over the 2.1 billion top-up to EU budget contributions, says Ed Davey, who also welcomed the...more »


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