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Greece must protect rare sea turtles or face fines, EU court rules

Greece has failed in its obligation to protect the breeding ground of vulnerable sea turtles, the European Union's top court found Thursday, paving the way for possible fines against Athens if it...

Luxembourg minister sees shades of Nazi tactics in Turkey's behaviour

The Turkish government's method of shutting down opposition is on par with the way the Nazis sidelined criticism in 1930s and 1940s Germany, said Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn in...

German medicine price-fixing breaks EU law, court rules

Germany's system of setting fixed prices for prescription-only medication is in breach of EU law, the bloc's top court ruled Wednesday, arguing that it restricts the free movement of goods.

EU prepares sanctions on Congo over violence, political crisis

EU foreign ministers paved the way Monday for sanctions against Congo, which has been gripped by violence amid a political crisis in light of upcoming presidential elections.

Croatian FM to attend FAC meeting in Luxembourg Monday

Caretaker Foreign Minister Miro Kovac will take part in a Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, the Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry said in a statement...

EU ministers approve new travel ID to ease migrant returns

EU interior ministers give the final go-ahead for a new travel document aimed at easing the return of illegal immigrants from Europe to their countries of origin, as part of efforts to tackle...

Germany calls for quick EU asylum overhaul, continued border checks

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called Thursday for a quick reform of the European Union's asylum rules as well as an extension of temporary border controls, at talks with his EU...

Ten EU countries move closer to contested financial tax

A group of EU member states could agree by the end of the year on a controversial tax on financial transactions, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Tuesday, following repeated delays...

Greece stands to receive 1.1 billion euros in bailout aid

Eurozone finance ministers paved the way Monday for Greece to receive 1.1 billion euros (1.2 billion dollars) in bailout aid, while holding back on a further 1.7 billion euros earmarked for...

Eurozone ministers mull 2.8-billion-euro aid payout for Greece

Eurozone finance ministers were discussing Monday whether Greece has made enough reform progress to receive its next bailout payment of 2.8 billion euros (3.1 billion dollars), with several eager...

Eurozone unemployment stays at 10.1 per cent despite rise in jobless

Unemployment in the eurozone lingered at 10.1 per cent in August - where it's stayed since April this year - despite an overall rise in the number of people out of work, new data showed Friday....

Asylum applications in the EU up 6 per cent in second quarter of 2016

The number of people who filed first-time asylum applications in the European Union increased by 6 per cent in the second quarter of this year, new data released on Thursday showed, with Germany...

Top EU court should strike Hamas off terrorist list, adviser says

The Islamic militant group Hamas should be removed from the EU list of terrorist organizations, an adviser to the bloc's top court recommended Thursday, agreeing with an earlier finding that...

Cosmetics tested on animals abroad can be banned in EU, court says

Cosmetics that have been tested on animals abroad can be banned in the European Union, the bloc's top court ruled Wednesday, in a case involving products sold on the Chinese and Japanese markets...

EU investigates Luxembourg tax scheme for French energy giant

The European Union launched a probe Monday into tax benefits granted in Luxembourg to GDF Suez, suspecting that the French energy giant may have benefited from an illegal competitive advantage....