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EULEX should 'stop intimidating whistleblowers' - campaigners

Anti-corruption campaigners have called on the EU’s largest foreign mission to stop intimidating whistleblowers. Transparency International says

Anti-corruption campaigners have called on the EU’s largest foreign mission to stop intimidating whistleblowers. Transparency International says

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Federica Mogherini: New EU foreign policy chief

Our Utalk question in this edition comes from Sylvie in Brussels. She asks: “Federica Mogherini is the new High Representative of the European

Our Utalk question in this edition comes from Sylvie in Brussels. She asks: “Federica Mogherini is the new High Representative of the European

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Mogherini faces MEPs after nomination

Too inexperienced and too soft on Russia. Just some of the criticisms that MEPs levelled at Federica Mogherini, the next EU foreign policy

Too inexperienced and too soft on Russia. Just some of the criticisms that MEPs levelled at Federica Mogherini, the next EU foreign policy

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Russia-Ukraine intrudes on EU top job summit

The Russia-Ukraine situation is threatening to overshadow Saturday’s summit in Brussels aimed at deciding who will be the new EU High Representative

The Russia-Ukraine situation is threatening to overshadow Saturday’s summit in Brussels aimed at deciding who will be the new EU High Representative

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EU leaders name Donald Tusk European Council president

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will be the next President of the European Council. He takes over from Herman van Rompuy, who has made the

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will be the next President of the European Council. He takes over from Herman van Rompuy, who has made the

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Leaders haggle over top EU jobs

EU leaders met in Brussels on Wednesday to carve up the bloc’s big jobs for the next five years. Heads of state and government are looking to pick

EU leaders met in Brussels on Wednesday to carve up the bloc’s big jobs for the next five years. Heads of state and government are looking to pick

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EU agrees to tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

EU foreign ministers have agreed to expand sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Announcing the move, the EU foreign policy chief

EU foreign ministers have agreed to expand sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Announcing the move, the EU foreign policy chief

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EU brings 'cautious optimism' to Iran nuclear talks in Geneva

Talks have begun in Geneva between Iran and Western powers on Tehran’s long-disputed nuclear programme. Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign

Talks have begun in Geneva between Iran and Western powers on Tehran’s long-disputed nuclear programme. Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign

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Call to free ousted Egypt president

Muslim Brotherhood supporters have maintained their relentless demand for the re-instatement of ousted President Mohamed Mursi. A further voice has

Muslim Brotherhood supporters have maintained their relentless demand for the re-instatement of ousted President Mohamed Mursi. A further voice has

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Ashton meets Palestinian leaders in a bid to revive peace talks

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton continued her tour of Israel and the Palestinian territories on Thursday in an attempt to revive stalled

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton continued her tour of Israel and the Palestinian territories on Thursday in an attempt to revive stalled

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Ashton calls for new Middle East peace drive

The EU’s foreign policy chief has made a fresh bid to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Negotiators from the two

The EU’s foreign policy chief has made a fresh bid to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Negotiators from the two

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EU's Ashton wants Libya to ensure women's rights

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief has called on Libya to protect women’s rights in law as the country moves towards democracy. Catherine

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief has called on Libya to protect women’s rights in law as the country moves towards democracy. Catherine

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Serbia and Kosovo's future lies within EU, says Ashton

Kosovo has received a boost from the EU. It comes after Pristina achieved its first breakthrough in negotiations with neighbours Serbia. The status

Kosovo has received a boost from the EU. It comes after Pristina achieved its first breakthrough in negotiations with neighbours Serbia. The status

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EU condemns use of fake passports in Dubai plot

The word Israel was not mentioned in their statement. But the message was clear as European Union Foreign Ministers condemned the use of forged

The word Israel was not mentioned in their statement. But the message was clear as European Union Foreign Ministers condemned the use of forged

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Will the Belgian scoop the top job?

Herman Van Rompuy the unassuming Prime Minister of Belgium is now tipped to become arguably the most powerful person in the European Union. The

Herman Van Rompuy the unassuming Prime Minister of Belgium is now tipped to become arguably the most powerful person in the European Union. The

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Will a woman lead the EU?

She has been called the Iron Lady from the East. Could 71-year-old Vaira Vike-Freiberge, the former Latvian President become the President of the

She has been called the Iron Lady from the East. Could 71-year-old Vaira Vike-Freiberge, the former Latvian President become the President of the

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EU urged to offer top posts to women

Pressure is mounting on Europe’s leaders to do more to get women into the EU – one day before two of the bloc’s top jobs are decided. Earlier

Pressure is mounting on Europe’s leaders to do more to get women into the EU – one day before two of the bloc’s top jobs are decided. Earlier

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Miguel Angel Moratinos: luke-warm over EU foreign policy post

The foreign minister of Spain is formally a candidate for European Union diplomatic high representative. Miguel Angel Moratinos has already served

The foreign minister of Spain is formally a candidate for European Union diplomatic high representative. Miguel Angel Moratinos has already served

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Ursula Plassnik: EU foreign chief-in-waiting?

Former Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik is one of the contenders to become the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security

Former Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik is one of the contenders to become the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security

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Massimo D'Alema for Foreign Policy Chief?

Massimo D’Alema is a contender for the job of EU Foreign Policy Chief. He is a member of Italy’s main opposition party, the centre-left Democratic

Massimo D’Alema is a contender for the job of EU Foreign Policy Chief. He is a member of Italy’s main opposition party, the centre-left Democratic

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Miliband hard-to-get as EU foreign policy chief

The British Foreign Minister David Miliband has consistently said he is not a candidate to spearhead the EU’s pumped up diplomatic service — created

The British Foreign Minister David Miliband has consistently said he is not a candidate to spearhead the EU’s pumped up diplomatic service — created