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US: Burden-sharing message to NATO was 'well received'

The US call for NATO members to increase their defence spending was "expected" and "well received," US Secretary of Defence James Mattis said on Thursday after attending his first meeting for NATO...

Canada's Trudeau brims with optimism in European Parliament address

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referred to the European Union on Thursday as a "remarkable achievement and an unprecedented model for cooperation" in a speech to the European Parliament in...

NATO: Libya has requested support on defence and security

Libya has requested NATO expertise for building up the country's defence and security institutions, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday during a meeting of the military alliance'...

EU countries struggle to return migrants to other countries

Countries in the European Union struggled with returning migrants to third countries with less than 60 per cent of return decisions implemented in 2016, the EU border protection agency Frontex...

US to reduce commitments to NATO unless allies increase spending

The US will reduce its commitment to NATO unless allies increase their defence spending, the US defence secretary threatened on Wednesday.

EU issues final warning to five countries over air pollution breaches

The European Commission sent final warnings on Wednesday to Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Britain for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2)....

US: NATO a 'fundamental bedrock' for transatlantic community

NATO is a "fundamental bedrock" capable of adapting to changing security challenges, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis said ahead of his first meeting of NATO defence ministers on Wednesday....

Eurozone economy growth stagnates at end of 2016

Economic growth in the eurozone rose by 0.4 per cent at the end of 2016 compared to the previous quarter, while growth for the whole of the European Union stood at 0.5 per cent, the EU's...

Austrian president urges strong support for EU to defeat nationalism

EU countries need leaders who are "convinced" that the European project makes their countries stronger if they are to fight back the rise of nationalism and anti-EU sentiments, new Austrian...

European Commission chief Juncker won't run for another term

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he won't run for another term as the head of the EU's executive when his term ends in 2019.

EU commission approves 600-million-euro loan to Ukraine

Ukraine will receive an EU loan worth 600 million euros (640 million dollars) in the coming weeks, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday, after a meeting in Brussels...

Auto industry growth in Europe to slow to 1 per cent in 2017

Growth in the European car industry is expected to slow to 1 per cent in 2017 but remain stable amid market uncertainties that include Britain's pending exit from the EU, the European Automobile...

Are we there yet? The next steps on the road to Brexit

In June last year, Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. But, as they say, breaking up is hard to do.

Moldovan president asks NATO "not to rush" opening liaison office

NATO should not "rush" opening a planned liaison office in non-member Moldova, because doing so would complicate the country's regional politics, said Igor Dodon, Moldova's newly elected president...

ECB president Draghi to US: "We are not currency manipulators"

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi rejected US accusations of currency manipulation during a briefing before a committee of the European Parliament on Monday.