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Calais migrants head to Belgium to cross channel to UK

28 July, 2015 - 18:19
Migrants heading to the UK are using Belgian highways as a staging point to avoid the jams at Calais.








Dutch citizens group wants to vote on EU-Ukraine treaty

28 July, 2015 - 18:01
The campaigners are profiting from a new democratic tool which allows citizens to call for a referendum on a recently adopted law or treaty.








[Opinion] The Greek crisis: What's Germany up to?

28 July, 2015 - 17:46
If there is one man standing now for the ugly German, it is Wolfgang Schäuble








[Ticker] Russia threatens to ban Dutch flowers

28 July, 2015 - 08:38
Russia is threatening to prohibit the import of Dutch flowers saying they carry pests, but the Dutch farmers' federation thinks a ban would be politically motivated. Russia is opposed to a Dutch push for an international tribunal to bring the perpetrators of the shooting down of flight MH17 to justice.








Turkey and Nato meet, plan IS-free zone

28 July, 2015 - 08:29
Turkey is meeting Nato allies in Brussels to discuss its anti-terrorist operations amid reports it will co-operate with the US-led coalition to create a buffer zone in Syria free of Islamic state militants.








Eurozone recovering but still at risk of stagnation, warns IMF

28 July, 2015 - 08:27
The eurozone is on the path to recovery but remains "vulnerable" to economic shocks, the International Monetary Fund has warned.








[Ticker] Greek opposition demands explanation on Varoufakis plans

28 July, 2015 - 08:18
Centre-right opposition MPs in Greece want Greek PM Tsipras to answer questions about a plan by former finance minister Varoufakis to create a parallel currency system in the event of a eurozone exit, reports Kathimerini. The 24 law-makers want Tsipras to detail how much he knew of the plan.








[Ticker] Hungary won't take part in 'multiculturalism experiment'

28 July, 2015 - 08:16
Hungarian PM Orban Monday said people increasingly see multiculturalism as a problem. Referring to other EU countries that have welcomed "masses of people coming from places with different civilisational roots," Orban said: "All we can say is that we do not want to repeat this experiment on our country."








[Ticker] EU suspends sale of 700 drugs made in India

28 July, 2015 - 08:16
EU member states have until August 20 to suspend the sale of some 700 generic drugs made in India, according to AFP. The European Commission made the move after an Indian firm contracted by drug companies to test the medications was found to have manipulated data.








[Ticker] EU takes France to court over Ryanair subsidy

28 July, 2015 - 08:16
The EU Monday said it is taking France to court for failing to recover nearly €10 million in illegal state aid received by low-cost airlines Ryanair and Transavia. The legal move comes a year after the European Commission asked Paris to recover the money saying it represented unfair competitive advantage.








[Interview] EU data privacy chief criticises air passenger bill

27 July, 2015 - 17:46
EU data privacy chief Giovanni Buttarelli has said a forthcoming law gathering detailed information on air passengers is too invasive and is unlikely to stop terrorism.








[Ticker] France says non-euro countries must be treated 'fairly'

27 July, 2015 - 16:27
French economy minister Emmanuel Macron Monday said that non-euro countries need "a fair set of rules" amid talks in Berlin and Paris of further integrating the eurozone. "We need a fair treatment of the 'out' countries," said Macron, after meeting UK finance minister George Osborne in Paris.








EU scraps A+ energy labels, years after being told it was a bad idea

27 July, 2015 - 14:12
The European Commission is proposing to reform the EU’s energy labelling system after it emerged that the current system confuses customers.








French farmers block imports from Germany and Spain

27 July, 2015 - 08:36
French farmers are blocking imports from Germany and Spain as part of a protest against falling prices. EU farm ministers will meet in September to discuss the issue.








Turkey requests emergency Nato meeting on Syria

27 July, 2015 - 08:28
Turkey's two-pronged assault against Islamic state fighters in Syria and Kurdish militants in Iraq risks escalating conflict in a region long embroiled with violence.








Greece to start third bailout talks, amid secret drachma revelations

27 July, 2015 - 08:28
Greece is to start talks with its creditors on a third bailout on Tuesday meanwhile Athens has been rocked by revelations of a secret Syriza drachma plan.








Cameron planning June 2016 EU vote

27 July, 2015 - 08:28
David Cameron is poised to set out plans for the UK’s referendum on European Union membership to be held in June next year.








[Ticker] Hungary PM links migrants with terrorism

27 July, 2015 - 08:23
Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban on Saturday said there is a link between irregular migrants and terrorism, reports Reuters. "There is a clear link between illegal migrants coming to Europe and the spread of terrorism", he said. He also said Europe needs to be preserved for Europeans.








[Ticker] 1,300 migrants rescued off Italy

27 July, 2015 - 08:23
Around 1,300 migrants over the weekend were brought to port in Sicily, reports AFP. More than half were plucked from the sea off the coast of Libya by the Norwegian cargo ship Siem Pilot, including women and children. Most come from sub-Saharan Africa and Syria.








[Ticker] Half a million voice support for EU nature laws

27 July, 2015 - 08:13
520,325 citizens have said in a public consultation that the EU should not change the Birds and Habitats Directives, after environmental NGOs had rallied them to do so. The EU Commission had asked for public input on current nature legislation., An analysis of the consultation will be published in autumn.