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2017 EU budget adopted with more for migration, security

The European Parliament on Thursday (1 December) adopted spending by the European Union of nearly €158 billion for 2017, including a hefty increase to tackle the migration crisis and terrorism.

(c) EurActiv | 02.12.2016

Tusk: Trump poses risk for Western unity on Russia

EU Council chief Donald Tusk has warned that it will be harder to keep the West united against Russia with Donald Trump in the White House than it has been with Barack Obama.

(c) EUobserver | 02.12.2016

Cyprus reunification talks to resume ‘immediately’

Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides will get back to the toughest issues on the table.

(c) Politico.eu | 02.12.2016

Dutch join push for EU-Turkey accession talks freeze

The Dutch government has lent its weight to calls for the EU to freeze Turkey’s membership talks, diplomats said yesterday (1 December), raising the prospect of European leaders making such a move at a summit in two weeks.

(c) EurActiv | 02.12.2016

Airbus calls for end of legal battles with Boeing

Airbus has called for a global agreement on subsidies for the aircraft industry, after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled that Boeing benefited from illegal US tax breaks.

(c) EUobserver | 29.11.2016

Commission won't call Castro a dictator

The European Commission maintained on Monday (28 November), that the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro was a "hero for many," suggesting that labelling him a dictator did not reflect the institution's view.

(c) EUobserver | 29.11.2016

Russia 'not so strong' inside EU as feared

Germany’s former spy chief has said Russian propaganda was failing to make an impact in Europe and Russian intelligence services were weaker than imagined.

(c) 03.11.2016 | EUobserver

EU washes hands of alleged migrant abuse

The European Commission says it cannot be held responsible for alleged abuses of asylum seekers at hotspots in Italy where arrivals are screened and identified.

(c) EUobserver | 04.11.2016

Former spy chiefs call for EU-US intelligence hub

Europe and the US need an "intelligence hub” to fight terrorism, with French and German ideas on EU military integration unlikely to bear fruit, Germany’s former spy chief has said.

(c) EUobserver | 04.11.2016

Belgium reaches consensus on EU-Canada free trade deal

Belgian political leaders have reached a consensus in support of the landmark EU-Canada trade deal, Prime Minister Charles Michel said, raising hopes it can be signed soon.

(c) Euractiv | 28.10.2016