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14 Jun 2019 | 11:35 PM

Macedonia on track for EU accession talks but not Albania -diplomats

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - North Macedonia is likely to win European Union support to start membership talks later this year, diplomats say, but its Balkan neighbour Albania faces opposition in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

5 Jun 2019 | 8:34 PM

Poland, Farage dash far-right hopes for EU parliament alliance

WARSAW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Far-right parties' hopes of forging a powerful new eurosceptic bloc in the European Parliament suffered a double blow on Wednesday when Poland's ruling nationalists and Britain's Brexit Party both said they would not join such a grouping.

5 Jun 2019 | 12:31 AM

Ukraine's new president seeks pro-Western course, peace with Russia

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday he was ready to negotiate with Russia to end the war in eastern Ukraine while sticking to Ukraine's goal of one day joining the European Union and the NATO alliance.

29 May 2019 | 9:59 PM

'Backsliding' Turkey's EU bid slips further away - Commission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey's hopes of joining the European Union are fading, the bloc's executive said on Wednesday, blaming authoritarian rule for worse conditions in courts, prisons and the economy.

27 May 2019 | 8:18 PM

'Under one flag': two Belgiums seek one government after vote

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium was stunned on Monday by a Flemish separatist surge in national elections that will make forming a new federal government a tortuous task as the country's French-speaking region moved further to the left.

27 May 2019 | 7:25 PM

Divided pro-EU leaders open talks after tense election

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Parties committed to closer European Union integration began bargaining over jobs and policy on Monday after an election to the EU parliament which fragmented the centre but gave only limited gains to nationalists.

17 May 2019 | 7:49 PM

Pumping up the volume, conservative runs glitzy EU campaign

MALAGA, Spain (Reuters) - If top conservative candidate Manfred Weber has achieved one thing in his campaign for EU parliamentary elections that by tradition feel too irrelevant to set pulses racing, it is to introduce power chords and stage flames to his rallies.

17 May 2019 | 7:40 PM

Confused by EU elections? Brexit makes it worse, candidate says

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The delay to Britain's departure from the European Union has only confused voters who already have little enthusiasm for European Parliament elections, according to Socialist lead candidate Frans Timmermans.

17 May 2019 | 7:40 PM

Unknown but undeterred, lead EU candidates take to the road

MALAGA/DUBLIN/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A convoy of black Mercedes pulled up at the 'Bar El Gusto' near Malaga, disturbing the peace of European pensioners sitting in beachwear, and a man in a dark suit and tie stepped onto the terrace.

17 May 2019 | 2:20 AM

Open up U.S. market, EU says in riposte to Pentagon threat

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. fears about losing European defence contracts are unfounded, Brussels told Washington on Thursday after the Pentagon demanded the European Union curtail a new military pact that it sees as a potential threat to NATO.