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Radioactive letters sent to legal authorities in Slovakia

Anonymous letters with radioactive content have been received by various legal and governmental authorities in Slovakia.

EU to draw up defence cooperation plans as Britain warns against army

The European Union will draw up plans by November for its member states to cooperate more closely on defence, the bloc's top diplomat said Tuesday, while Britain warned that it would oppose...

EU no longer expects TTIP by January, but most want talks to go on

The European Union no longer expects to agree a free trade deal with the United States by the end of President Barack Obama's term, but most of its member states are keen on continuing the...

Renzi unhappy with Bratislava summit outcomes on migration, economy

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he is not happy with the decisions reached in Bratislava on tackling migration and economic challenges, and was therefore unable to share a podium with his...

Orban says EU summit in Bratislava was "unsuccessful" on migration

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the summit of EU leaders in Bratislava as a failure when it comes to migration policies.

EU's Tusk: Britain "quite likely" to trigger Brexit talks by February

Britain will "quite likely" be ready to formally trigger EU exit negotiations in January or February, Prime Minister Theresa May told European Council President Donald Tusk during a visit to...

EU offers Bulgaria 108 million euros to help tackle migration

The European Commission is providing Bulgaria with 108 million euros (121 million dollars) to help tackle migration, the president of the European Union's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, says...

Luxembourg premier plays down calls for Hungary's exclusion from EU

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel on Friday played down remarks by his foreign minister calling for Hungary's exclusion from the EU due to its treatment of migrants, noting that Jean...

EU leaders hold "honest" post-Brexit talks, seek to set new course

EU leaders were crafting a new vision Friday for the future of their bloc at "honest and frank" talks in Bratislava about the causes of public disillusionment and Britain's shock decision to...

Tusk set to ask EU leaders for help to guard Bulgaria-Turkey border

European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday that he will ask EU leaders next week to deploy guards and equipment to the border between Bulgaria and Turkey, as part of efforts to boost...

Eurogroup chief says Greece has made "too little" progress on reforms

Eurozone finance ministers dialed up the pressure Friday for Greece to deliver economic reforms, with Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warning that "too little" was done over the summer break...

Four dead after emergency helicopter crashes in Slovakia

Four people are dead after a search-and-rescue helicopter crashed in Slovakia, Interior Minister Robert Kalinak said Thursday.

Turkey and EU seek to reset relations after coup, visa row

The European Union's top diplomats met Saturday with Turkish Europe Minister Omer Celik in an effort to reset the strained relationship between the two sides, following weeks of tit-for-tat in the...

Slovakia's foreign minister: EU should show Turkey more respect

Slovakia's foreign minister, Miroslav Lajcak, urges politicians in the European Union to show more respect when discussing Turkey after returning from a short trip to Ankara.

EU ministers remember victims of dictatorship at Iron Curtain

Representatives of all 28 EU member countries gathered Monday at the Gate of Freedom memorial in Bratislava to remember the victims of totalitarianism.