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Poland's ruling party shows true colours

6 hours 42 min ago
Poland's newly elected ruling party is showing off its confrontational style by overturning appointments of top judges and stepping up the rhetoric against Russia.

[Ticker] Sweden set to return 22,000 migrants

6 hours 50 min ago
Swedish police faced by the end of October a task deporting 21,748 people from the country, reports daily Aftonbladet. It is the largest number ever. As many as 14,140 of the people have disappeared and are registered by the police as "wanted".

[Ticker] Stranded refugees clash with police at Greece-Macedonia border

6 hours 50 min ago
Hundreds of refugees stranded at Greece's northern border clashed with police on Thursday while trying to force their way into Macedonia, reports AP. At least 10 people stranded at the border are on hunger strike and have sewn their mouths shut in protest.

[Ticker] 'Catastrophic' if Paris climate summit fails, says Pope

6 hours 51 min ago
Pope Francis on Thursday warned of "catastrophic" consequences if the UN climate talks opening in Paris next week fail. "We are confronted with a choice which cannot be ignored: either to improve or to destroy the environment," he said in a speech in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

[Ticker] EU to open new chapter in Turkish talks

6 hours 51 min ago
Turkey's minister of European Union affairs, Volkan Bozkir, said Thursday in Ankara that Brussels has agreed "to open chapter 17 by mid-December" in a bid to revive stalled membership talks with Turkey. Of 35 "policy chapters" for negotiations prior to membership, only 13 have been opened so far.

[Ticker] Majority back Ireland staying in EU even if UK exits

6 hours 52 min ago
A vast majority, 75%, of Irish voters want the UK to remain in the EU. There is equally strong support for the view that Ireland should remain in the EU even if Britain decides to leave, an Irish Times/Ipsos poll shows. Only 13% would like to see the UK leave.

[Opinion] Think twice before teaming up with Putin in Syria

6 hours 54 min ago
The plot continues to thicken in the great power game being played out over the Syrian conflict.

Commission mulls lower targets in 'more ambitious' waste bill

7 hours 5 min ago
A draft version of the new proposal was leaked and seen by this website. It included target figures lower than those in the withdrawn legislation.

[Ticker] Belgium lowers threat level for Brussels from 4 to 3

26 November, 2015 - 21:10
Belgian authorities have on Thursday lowered the threat level for Brussels from the highest mark 4, to 3. Interior minister Jambon said the "imminent character" of the threat is gone, while justice minister Geens noted that as far as he knows, terror suspect Abdeslam is still on the run.

[Interview] Dutch PM: Islamic State can't change Europe's way of life

26 November, 2015 - 17:56
Dutch PM Mark Rutte has said Europe must protect its "way of life" from terrorism and must get Turkey to halt refugees, as The Netherlands prepares for its EU presidency.

[Ticker] Gas pipe project hit by Russia-Turkey sanctions

26 November, 2015 - 17:39
Russia's economic development minister Alexey Ulyukaev said on Thursday, according to the Sptunik news agency, that Russia's gas pipeline to Turkey, TurkStream, is on hold as part of a package of sanctions, including a food export ban, to be imposed on Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet.

[Ticker] EP creates follow-up committee on tax rulings

26 November, 2015 - 14:46
Political groups in the European Parliament agreed Thursday to set up a temporary committee to follow up on the work done by the Special Committee on Tax Rulings, created after the LuxLeaks affair shed light on shady tax rulings in member states. The new committee will last six months.

[Ticker] Grand Mosque in Brussels evacuated

26 November, 2015 - 14:45
The Grand Mosque in Brussels, a few hundred meters from the EU headquarters was Thursday evacuated and the place sealed off while envelopes containing “white powder” discovered inside the building were being analysed. Brussels is on the highest terror alert since Saturday because of a "serious and imminent threat."

[Ticker] Turkey expects to open EU accession chapter in December

26 November, 2015 - 14:13
Turkey's EU minister said Thursday the latest chapter in his country's stalled EU membership bid would be opened in mid-December, following Sunday's summit where Europe wants to finalise a migration deal with Turkey. Volkan Bozkir said that Chapter 17 on economy and monetary policy would be opened on December 14-15.

[Ticker] German interior minister calls for refugee cap

26 November, 2015 - 12:33
Europe should set a limit on the number of refugees it takes in, German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere told Austrian newspaper Der Standard, without specifying a number. He added Europe should take those most in need of international protection. Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to stick to her open-door policy.

[Ticker] Germany hands Greece list of 10,000 tax fraud suspects

26 November, 2015 - 09:20
German state North Rhine-Westphalia has handed Athens the names of over 10,000 Greeks suspected of dodging taxes via holdings in Swiss banks. “This is a great opportunity for our community,” said deputy Greek finance minister Trifon Alexiadis. Tax dodging is thought to be the biggest drain on the Greek economy.

[Ticker] Norway tightens border controls

26 November, 2015 - 09:19
Norway introduced controls of ferries and borders on Thursday morning over fears that refugees in large numbers will flock to the country following neighboring Sweden's introduction of border controls on Tuesday. Finland and Sweden have urged the Nordic region to hold joint talks on the issue of immigration.

[Ticker] Hollande in Moscow hoping for Syria breakthrough

26 November, 2015 - 09:19
French president Francois Hollande heads to Moscow on Thursday for talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin on forming a grand coalition against IS in Syria, which would include both Russia and the United States. Nato-member Turkey's downing of a Russian jet has not made the French efforts easier.

[Ticker] Eagles of Death Metal want to finish Paris show

26 November, 2015 - 09:16
Californian band Eagles of Death Metal want to be the first to play at the Bataclan theatre in Paris when it reopens, the group revealed in its first interview after the attacks. On 13 November, 89 people were killed in a attacks at the theatre one hour into their concert.

[Ticker] Israel, Greece, Cyprus to build energy relations

26 November, 2015 - 09:15
Greece and Israel agreed on Wednesday to strengthen ties and to bring Cyprus into their discussions, particularly regarding energy issues, reports Ekathimerini. “We are examining ways to cooperate in research, drilling and the transportation of gas from Israel to Europe,” Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said during a visit to Jerusalem.