hungary's prime minister is standing by his tough approach to dealing with the migrant crisis. viktor orban, who has been meeting officials in brussels, says people should not risk their children's lives by trying to reach europe. there is chaos in hungary, with thousands of migrants being barred from travelling further.budapest blames berlin for the problems
europe is facing its biggest migration crisis in decades. in response the european commission has doubled its emergency funding to 50 million euros , providing assistance to countries on it borders.
uk and french ministers are to meet this week (thursday aug 20) to agree a deal on tackling the migrant crisis at calais and the eurotunnel site where over the summer thousands have tried to enter britain.
striking the nuclear accord may have been the easy part... on the first visit in 12 years of a french foreign minister to iran, laurent fabius sought to convince hardliners of the merits of the deal.
it was a night of clashes and petrol bombs outside the greek parliament as inside lawmakers argued bitterly over bailout terms. at least 40 people were arrested in the confrontation between what's thought to have been anti-establishment protesters and police.
greece's parliament has passed tough economic measures demanded by lenders to open talks on a new multibillion -euro bailout. the package was adopted with 229 votes in the 300-seat chamber but dozens of prime minister alexis tsipras's own syriza party refused to back the legislation forcing him to rely on opposition support.
a tired russian foreign miinister , sergey lavrov momentarily left the nuclear negotiating table in vienna to get some sleep . all the representative of the six world powers and iran are said to be exhausted as they make the final push for a deal.
' we live in europe and this is not negotiable, ' was the chant of some 5,000 demonstrators in the greek capital. gathered in front of the parliament building in syntagma square, they called on prime minister alexis tsipras to make good on his promise to reach an agreement with greece's creditors, to enable to country to remain in the euro zone.
eurozone leaders have given greece until thursday to present a comprehensive reform package to the eurogroup finance ministers.
defiant greeks have overwhelmingly rejected international bailout terms by voting no in sunday's referendum, putting their faith in their left-wing government despite fears the result could lead to an exit from the euro zone.
thousands of joyful greeks poured into the capital's central square as the scale of the rejection to a bailout deal which would have imposed more austerity measures became evident.
greek prime minister alexis tsipras is maintaining a defiance stance urging voters to reject proposals made by creditors last week when they vote in sunday's referendum.
fears that the country is about to crash out of the euro brought thousands of greeks into central athens on tuesday urging support for a yes vote in sunday's referendum
greek prime minister alexis tsipras is to meet the country's creditors ahead of today's emergency eurozone summit in brussels. on sunday he made a new offer on a reforms package in an 11th hour bid to prevent a default on a €1.6bn imf loan.
talks between greece and its international creditors ended in failure on sunday leaving the fate of the cash-strapped country in the hands of eurozone finance ministers when they meet on thursday. with no deal reached, a political decision will have to be made over its membership of the eu currency bloc.
more initiatives to promote trade and financial links are expected on the second and final day of the eu-celac partnership summit in brussels
british mps overwhelmingly voted on tuesday (june 9) to have the uk hold a referendum on its eu membership, as pledged by prime minister david cameron.
doubts have been raised over whether a crucial debt meeting in brussels between the leaders of greece france and germany will go ahead today.
the wave of migrants desperate to reach europe is swelling each day. according to the royal navy, up to half a million people are currently waiting along the libyan coast to try to cross the mediterranean
german chancellor angela merkel will work constructively with british prime minister david cameron on reforming the european union, reaffirming her desire to keep the uk in the bloc. british prime minister david cameron was in berlin on friday (may 29) where he was greeted with military honours. the uk will hold an in-out referendum on membership of the european union before the end of 2017.
british prime minister david cameron has kicked off a two-day tour of the european union with meetings with his dutch counterpart mark rutte in the hague, and in paris with the french president françois hollande. there, he warned changes were necessary within the eu, to ensure the uk’s continued membership.
britain's queen elizabeth has outlined the government's legislative agenda, during the official state opening of parliament at westminster. one of the key priorities will be early legislation to pave the way for an in-out referendum on britain's membership of the european union.
a deal has been signed between the european union (eu) and switzerland in an effort to clamp down on tax evasion. the european commission (ec) confirmed the agreement which, from 2018, will see the eu and switzerland exchange information on the bank accounts held by their citizens. this means, in theory, eu residents will be blocked from hiding undeclared earnings in swiss banks.
celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. ıt allows citizens of 26 european union countries to travel and go through immigration or border controls without passports or visa checks.
finland's new government has picked the leader of a eurosceptic party as its new foreign and europe minister. the selection of timo soini, who heads up the finns, reinforces a hardline stance over euro zone bailouts. earlier this month, the 52-year-old, whose anti-bailout line spooked financial markets in the midst of the euro zone crisis, said it would make sense for troubled greece to leave the euro bloc.
denmark's prime minister has called national elections for 18 june. helle thorning-schmidt's centre-left social democrats are set to face stiff competition from the centre-right liberals, who want more curbs on immigration and limits on state spending. polls suggest the liberals and their allies will be victorious, which could result in a coalition that includes the eurosceptic danish people's party, winner of eu parliamentary elections last year.
eu leaders say they want to continue building ties with their eastern neighbours, despite pressure from russia. however, officials say that process will not be rushed.ukraine, moldova and georgia say they, one day, want to join the eu. the european union is a partner for the long haul: our partnership as well as the riga summit itself are not about dramatic decisions or taking giant steps forward, no our relationship is built on free will, respect and equality.
an ıtalian navy ship carried a dead body among the 900 illegal migrants brought to shore on thursday in the sicilian port of augusta. the men, women and children were picked up a day earlier from three boats drifting in the mediterranean. the coastguard said bad weather meant none were spotted at sea on thursday. navy ship commander francesco coronas said. one migrant was found dead on the boat. we couldn't do much about it. we tried to resuscitate him but it didn't work out.
european leaders are due to continue talks with former soviet nations in latvia on friday hoping to forge closer ties. but moscow claims the so-called eastern partnership with ukraine, armenia, azerbaijan, belarus, georgia and moldova is an attempt to encircle russia. with the ukraine crisis threatening to escalate once again, brussels says that the grouping is more important than ever
eu officials have unveiled a plan to slim down what critics say is bloated bureaucracy made in brussels. the european commission says a new leaner approach to lawmaking will ease concerns from voters and businesses about the reach and complexity of eu legislation.
the eu has agreed a mission to fight against people smugglers operating in libya. a naval operation will start next month with its headquarters based in rome...
eu foreign and defence ministers met in brussels on monday to approve a mission aimed at destroying boats used by people smugglers in libya. ıt forms part of the bloc's response to the number of migrants making the deadly crossing to europe across the mediterranean. the eu will also seek approval for the plans via a resolution passed at the united nations' security council.
the latest in a wave of attacks in afghanistan has targeted the european union. extremist group the taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack on a european union police mission (eupol) vehicle in the capital kabul.
a newborn baby is among nearly 300 migrants taken ashore at the sicilian port of pozzallo. a german frigate was involved in the rescue of the migrants in three separate operations, and it comes a day after the british navy brought ashore some 600 migrants. the rescues are part of the european unions boosted search and rescue patrols in the mediterranean. but there is growing controversy about who actually takes in the migrants while their asylum cases are assessed.
the european union's foreign policy chief federica mogherini has gone to the united nations security council seeking help for "saving migrants' lives" in the mediterranean, and approval for the plan to use force against people smugglers.
uk prime minister david cameron promised a referendum on eu membership if he won a second term in office. eurosceptism remains high in britain with the uk ındependence party (ukip) - which campaigned for the country to leave the eu - taking third place in the popular vote, even if it only won one seat in parliament. some analysts think cameron's re-election paves the way for a brexit - a british exit from the eu
four months after the charlie hebdo attacks, eu officials have unveiled a proposed security strategy for the 28-member bloc. the european commission (ec) presented its plans at a meeting in strasbourg on tuesday.
mixed reaction from rights groups and ngos to eu migrant plan nternational organisations and rights groups have given a mixed reaction to the european union's plan to triple the size of its naval search mission in the mediterranean. the un's refugee agency (unhcr) welcomed the measures as an 'important first step towards collective european action
as eu leaders met in brussels to discuss the growing numbers of migrant deaths in the mediterranean, more than 200 migrants have been rescued by the italian coast guard, in what is becoming a depressingly familiar operation.
eu leaders are to triple funding for the search and rescue of migrants at risk of drowning in the mediterranean. european commission president jean-claude juncker said funds for the bloc's 'triton' mission - at 120 million euros - would now be equivalent to those of italy's former 'mare nostrum' operation.