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Trump's 'obsolete' NATO comments rattle EU foreign ministers

US president-elect Donald Trump's criticism of NATO has been met with "concern" by the military alliance's top offical, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday.

EU foreign ministers discuss Syria, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Foreign ministers of European Union member states began talks on Monday over the Syrian crisis and the stalled Middle East peace process.

Moldova to receive 100 million euros of EU aid

Moldova will receive up to 100 million euros (106 million dollars) of EU assistance to meet its most pressing financing needs, the European Commission said Friday.

US ambassador to EU warns against being "cheerleaders" for Brexit

The incoming United States administration should continue its 50-year policy of supporting European integration and should not become "cheerleaders" for Brexit and the fragmentation of the...

Report: EU has disbursed 748 million euros to aid refugees in Turkey

The European Union has disbursed 748 million euros (797.2 million dollars) of 1.45 billion euros already set aside to support refugees in Turkey, the European Commission stated in a report on...

Belgium charges two new suspects for 2015 Paris terrorist attack

Belgian authorities have charged two new suspects with providing assistance in the lead up to the November 2015 Paris terrorist attack, the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said in a statement...

Malta PM: EU members need 'mutual understanding' to tackle migration

Members of the European Union need "mutual understanding" of concerns about migration, said Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Wednesday, noting that securing European borders was essential...

EU probe: Luxembourg may have given Engie millions in tax benefits

An investigation by the European Commission has shown that Luxembourg may have given French energy giant Engie tax breaks in a scheme that gave the company an illegal competitive advantage.

European free travel dream stymied by persistence of border controls

Travel within the European Union is supposed to be control-free. But, amid security concerns and the refugee crisis, here and there controls are being reinstated on some of the EU member states'...

EU commission approves support measures for Italy's Monte Paschi bank

The Italian government has received the green light from European Union authorities to provide liquidity measures for its ailing lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS).

Dijsselbloem: Spat settled on Greek bailout after Christmas bonus

Following a dispute over financially-strapped Greece's handing a Christmas bonus to its pensioners, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Saturday that the way was clear to continue debt...

EU proposal would expand data collection at Schengen borders

The European Commission proposed expanding its criminal data bank system on Wednesday to help countries exchange more information on terrorism, cross-border crime and undocumented migrants.

EU gives Poland two months to address rule of law concerns

The European Commission gave Poland a two-month deadline on Wednesday to address EU concerns about rule of law in the country, where new judicial reforms have been criticized as weakening...

Court opinion: All EU member states must back Singapore trade deal

A free trade agreement between the European Union and Singapore can only be approved with the blessing of all 28 member states, the advocate general of the bloc's top court said Wednesday.

Bulk data retention in Britain and Sweden breaches EU law, court says

British and Swedish measures allowing for the blanket collection and retention of communication data such as text messages and call history are in breach of EU law, the European Court of Justice (...