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EU leaders warn Russia of fresh sanctions over Syria

EU leaders on Thursday will call on Russia to stop its bombing in Syria and allow humanitarian aid to enter the besieged city in Aleppo.

EU leaders on Thursday will call on Russia to stop its bombing in Syria and allow humanitarian aid to enter the besieged city in Aleppo.

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The Brief from Brussels: EU vows to end roaming

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

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EU27 meet in Slovakia - without Britain

The leaders of 27 EU countries are meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc on June 23rd.

The leaders of 27 EU countries are meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc on June 23rd.

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Tusk tells May 'ball in UK court' to get Brexit rolling

The European Council President Donald Tusk has met British Prime Minister Theresa May in London, saying “the ball is in the UK’s court” to start Brexit negotiations as soon as…

The European Council President Donald Tusk has met British Prime Minister Theresa May in London, saying “the ball is in the UK’s court” to start Brexit negotiations as soon as…

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G20 summit underway in China

Leaders of the G20 nations are in the Chinese city of Hangzhow for a two-day summit to find ways of boosting global growth.

Leaders of the G20 nations are in the Chinese city of Hangzhow for a two-day summit to find ways of boosting global growth.

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Cyprus objections could derail EU‒Turkey migrant deal

Cyprus said on Tuesday it won’t back any acceleration of negotiations for Turkey’s EU membership, jeopardising an accord between the EU and Ankara

Cyprus said on Tuesday it won’t back any acceleration of negotiations for Turkey’s EU membership, jeopardising an accord between the EU and Ankara

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Tusk tells migrants: Do not come to Europe

The European Council President Donald Tusk has warned potential migrants not to risk coming to Europe. Speaking after talks with the Greek Prime

The European Council President Donald Tusk has warned potential migrants not to risk coming to Europe. Speaking after talks with the Greek Prime

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Croatian PM calls for more EU help with refugees

Croatia’s prime minister has called on the EU to do more to help governments struggling with the influx of refugees and migrants. Croatia is one of

Croatia’s prime minister has called on the EU to do more to help governments struggling with the influx of refugees and migrants. Croatia is one of

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Brexit deal: Crunch time for Britain at EU summit

A Brexit or no Brexit. That is the issue at the heart of a crunch summit in Brussels this Thursday and Friday. EU leaders will try to strike a deal

A Brexit or no Brexit. That is the issue at the heart of a crunch summit in Brussels this Thursday and Friday. EU leaders will try to strike a deal

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EC President Juncker dismisses plan to exclude Greece from Schengen

President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has dismissed proposals to exclude Greece from the open-border Schengen zone. This, he said, would

President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has dismissed proposals to exclude Greece from the open-border Schengen zone. This, he said, would

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EU reform draft to avoid Brexit

With the sound of eurosceptics banging on the door of 10 Downing Street getting louder and louder, David Cameron’s decision to deal with Britain’s

With the sound of eurosceptics banging on the door of 10 Downing Street getting louder and louder, David Cameron’s decision to deal with Britain’s

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British PM says draft EU deal shows 'real progress'

Britain’s Prime Minister says a draft deal aimed at keeping his country in the European Union shows “real progress.” But David Cameron is warning

Britain’s Prime Minister says a draft deal aimed at keeping his country in the European Union shows “real progress.” But David Cameron is warning

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Britain would be 'justified in denying benefits to new EU migrants'

Britain would be justified in denying benefits to new EU migrants working in the country under proposals designed to help persuade Britons to stay in

Britain would be justified in denying benefits to new EU migrants working in the country under proposals designed to help persuade Britons to stay in

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UK-EU talks: Donald Tusk to lay out new reform proposals

President of the European Council Donald Tusk says he will present a proposal for a “new settlement” between the UK and the European Union on

President of the European Council Donald Tusk says he will present a proposal for a “new settlement” between the UK and the European Union on

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Poland moves to soothe tensions with the EU

The president of Poland has moved to boost his country’s battered reputation amid EU fears over the threat to the rule of law there. Officials are

The president of Poland has moved to boost his country’s battered reputation amid EU fears over the threat to the rule of law there. Officials are

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EU summit cancelled as Greece debt talks continue in the eurozone

Eurozone finance ministers are pursuing crisis talks on Greece but with Saturday’s discussions proving difficult, the planned Sunday summit of all

Eurozone finance ministers are pursuing crisis talks on Greece but with Saturday’s discussions proving difficult, the planned Sunday summit of all

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Tusk: Greece's debt deadlock is "getting critical"

European Council President Donald Tusk warned Greece on Friday that “the game of chicken needs to end and so does the blame game.” Tusk told Athens

European Council President Donald Tusk warned Greece on Friday that “the game of chicken needs to end and so does the blame game.” Tusk told Athens

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IMF blasts Greece over lack of progress in debt talks

“Major differences” remain between Greece and its international creditors, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday, as officials tried to

“Major differences” remain between Greece and its international creditors, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday, as officials tried to

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EU-Ukraine discuss reforms as violence escalates

EU heads Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk have been meeting with the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv. They were there for the first

EU heads Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk have been meeting with the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv. They were there for the first

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Obama urges robust monitoring of Ukraine ceasefire

US President Barack Obama has called for effective international monitoring of the ceasefire in Ukraine. During a visit by EU Council President

US President Barack Obama has called for effective international monitoring of the ceasefire in Ukraine. During a visit by EU Council President

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Europe Weekly: US holds anti-ISIL meeting

US Secretary of State John Kerry chairs a meeting of 60 nations in Brussels as the Washington-led coalition against ISIL takes shape; Poland’s Donald

US Secretary of State John Kerry chairs a meeting of 60 nations in Brussels as the Washington-led coalition against ISIL takes shape; Poland’s Donald

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EU looks east as Tusk takes top job

The EU’s political centre of gravity has shifted eastwards with the appointment of Donald Tusk as the president of the European Council. Tusk built

The EU’s political centre of gravity has shifted eastwards with the appointment of Donald Tusk as the president of the European Council. Tusk built