BERLIN - Germany is banking on bilateral deals to fight record youth unemployment in the euro zone, agreeing to cooperate with several countries to bypass pan-European bureaucracy.
REYKJAVIK - Iceland's center-right Progressive and Independence parties agreed on a coalition government on Wednesday and said they would freeze talks on entering the European Union until a referendum on whether or not to continue the process.
BRUSSELS - Germany will throw its weight behind a British drive to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the European Union's list of terrorist organizations, German diplomats said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS/PARIS - Growing concern in European capitals about aggressive tax avoidance by high-profile corporations such as Amazon, Google and Apple looks set to steal the agenda of a European Union summit in Brussels on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS - The European Union is willing to deepen trade ties with China but wants to see concessions from Beijing first, documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday showed.
BRUSSELS - Britain said on Tuesday it had asked the European Union to put Hezbollah's military arm on its list of terrorist organizations, urging Europe to respond robustly to evidence of the Islamist group's involvement in an attack that killed five Israelis.
BRUSSELS - The European Union wants to exempt state control of utilities and support for creative industries from free trade talks with the United States due to start next month, the latest draft of Brussels' negotiating mandate showed on Tuesday.
BAKU/MOSCOW - Moscow has clashed with the European Union over human rights and with NATO over security. Now another longstanding European institution is causing anger in the Kremlin and tension between Russia and Azerbaijan: the Eurovision Song Contest.
BRUSSELS/HELSINKI - Finnish paper firm Ahlstrom is set to secure European Union approval for the merger of its label unit with Munksjo to form the world No. 1 specialty paper maker after agreeing to sell a German business, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
BRUSSELS - Britain said on Tuesday it had asked the European Union to put the military wing of Islamist group Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations.
EURO ZONE EMERGES FROM CRISIS
Regardless of who wins the election, Italy's long economic decline is likely to continue because the next government won't be strong enough to pursue the reforms needed to make its economy competitive again. Full Article
BRUSSELS AND THE EU LABYRINTH
The euro zone will not return to growth until 2014, the European Commission said, reversing its prediction for an end to recession this year and blaming a lack of bank lending and record joblessness for delaying the recovery. Full Article
The siren call of Euro-pessimism should be ignored. It was wrong in 2010, and it will be wrong now. Europe faces hard years with no clear path, but that is not the same as dissolution and chaos. Full Article