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More women in the EU leadership? Don't expect too much

25 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS When the men who run the European Union pick its new leaders this year, they might finally appoint a few more women. But don't expect a radical change any time soon. | Video

EU aims to complete top jobs jigsaw puzzle on June 30

21 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will meet again on June 30 to seek agreement on who should inherit the bloc's top jobs - including the head of its central bank - after failing to get a deal in talks dragging into the small hours on Friday.

EU agrees to extend economic sanctions on Russia until 2020

21 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prolong until the end of January 2020 economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine, a spokesman for the bloc said.

EU delays decision on membership talks with Albania, North Macedonia

18 Jun 2019

LUXEMBOURG European Union governments failed on Tuesday to make good on a promise to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, which face further delays to their hopes of joining the bloc due to resistance from northern Europe.

UPDATE 1-EU delays decision on membership talks with Albania, North Macedonia

18 Jun 2019

* Some EU states say Albania must do more to combat graft (Updates after meeting ends)

German-French rift likely to impede EU jobs deal this week

18 Jun 2019

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS European Union leaders are unlikely to agree on names for the bloc's top jobs when they meet in Brussels this Thursday, diplomats and officials said, citing a rift between Germany and France as well as unresolved talks between political groupings.

REFILE-German-French rift likely to impede EU jobs deal this week

18 Jun 2019

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS/BERLIN, June 18 European Union leaders are unlikely to agree on names for the bloc's top jobs when they meet in Brussels this Thursday, diplomats and officials said, citing a rift between Germany and France.

Italy pushes for EU-North Macedonia talks despite German, Cypriot hurdles

18 Jun 2019

LUXEMBOURG A majority of EU governments led by Italy sought on Tuesday to make good on a promise to open EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, which face further delays to their hopes of joining the bloc from northern Europe.

Watchdog calls on EU to save sea migrants as bloc emphasizes control of borders

18 Jun 2019

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS A European rights watchdog said on Tuesday that the European Union was violating international law with its increasingly restrictive stance on migration and should step up sea rescues - an element that is not part of the bloc's new five-year action plan.

EU at odds over Albania, Macedonia joining; Cyprus threatens veto over Turkey

18 Jun 2019

LUXEMBOURG European Union states were at loggerheads on Monday over starting talks with Albania and North Macedonia to enter the bloc, while Cyprus threatened to veto any agreement on future enlargement unless the EU toughens its line on Turkish drilling.

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