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

NGOs censure EU countries for spending foreign aid on asylum costs

European NGOs have rounded on EU governments over the growing use of foreign aid budgets to meet refugee costs at home, claiming that the strategy artificially inflates official figures for development assistance despite money never reaching the poor countries for which it was intended.

(c) EurActiv | 28.10.2016

EU training Libyan coast guard to curb refugee flows

The European Union has begun training the Libyan coast guard as part of efforts to curb the growing influx of irregular migrants from North Africa, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Thursday (27 October).

(c) EurActiv | 28.10.2016

Flemish nationalists hamstrung by Belgium’s trade fiasco

Belgium’s fragmented politics have never triggered such an international frenzy.

(c) Politico.eu | 20.10.2016

EU leaders shy away from new Russia sanctions

Several countries had urged a ramped-up response to Moscow.

(c) Politico.eu | 21.10.2016

Russia’s strategy is to weaken the EU, declares Tusk at summit

Russia’s strategy is to weaken the EU, Council President Donald Tusk said last night, following a five-hour summit discussion on the Union’s relations with Moscow, described as “tough” by diplomats.

(c) EurActiv | 21.10.2016

Berlin to host Ukraine crisis summit

Normandy Four will meet to discuss ending the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

(c) Politico.eu | 19.10.2016

Defiant Wallonia rejects deadline to save EU-Canada deal

Wallonia’s Minister-President Paul Magnette has dealt a potentially fatal blow to EU trade policy by insisting that he will not support the EU’s landmark trade deal with Canada by a Friday deadline.

(c) Politico.eu | 19.10.2016

China trade tests UK’s clout in Europe post-Brexit

Britain leads resistance in the EU to hitting China with U.S.-style tariffs on dumped goods.

(c) Politico.eu | 18.10.2016

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