EU`s Juncker to visit Kiev next week

 European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday said he will visit Kiev next week on his first bilateral trip since taking office in November, in a show of support for Ukraine`s embattled government.

Juncker says EU needs Britain, but can't change basic treaty

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday the EU and Britain needed each other and he would do all he could to keep the "down to earth" British in the bloc -- but not at the expense of changing fundamental treaties.

Juncker EU Army plan impractical, unpopular: Analysts

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker`s call for an EU army to counter a more assertive Russia is impractical and will face strong resistance from many member states, analysts said Monday.

Commission chief Juncker calls for EU army

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Sunday called for the creation of an EU army in the wake of rising tensions with Russia.

EU condemns `arbitrary` Nemtsov funeral bans

The EU on Tuesday condemned Russia`s "arbitrary" refusal to allow several prominent European figures to attend the funeral of assassinated opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Greece sends comprehensive reform plan to lenders: EU source

Greece sent a list of economic reform plans to European institutions and the International Monetary Fund around midnight that was "a valid starting point" for talks over its bailout, a source close to the European Commission said on Tuesday.

Greece to present reforms to finalise loan extension

Greece is due to submit a list of proposed reforms to its debt inspectors by Monday night to get final approval for an extension to its rescue loans.

Greece extension request `paves way` for debt compromise: EU

A request by Greece to extend its bailout loan agreement with its European partners marks a big step towards achieving a much-needed compromise to end the row, the EU said on Thursday.

EC criticises Israeli decision to withhold Palestinian tax funds

The European Commission on Tuesday criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s decision to withhold tax revenues from the Palestinians in reprisal for their bid to join The Hague-based International Criminal Court, ICC.

Russia is `strategic problem` for EU, Juncker says

Russia is now a "strategic problem" for the EU amid the crisis in Ukraine, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday, but he insisted Brussels would not be blackmailed by the cancellation of a huge gas pipeline.

EU`s Juncker survives confidence vote

Jean-Claude Juncker and his European Commission survived a no confidence vote in the European Parliament on Thursday over the "Luxleaks" tax scandal just a month into his team`s five-year mandate.

EU calls for 5,000 doctors to fight Ebola: Source

The European Commission called Wednesday for 5,000 doctors to be sent from EU states to combat West Africa`s Ebola epidemic, a European source said on Wednesday.

EU`s Juncker defends position, urges global fight against tax evasion

 European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker urged a global fight against tax evasion Saturday while defending his position after revelations top companies paid less tax during his time as Luxembourg premier.

David Cameron has `problem` with other leaders: EU`s Juncker

New European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker accused British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday of having a "problem" with other EU leaders, stoking a bitter budget battle between London and Brussels.

EU`s Juncker says will visit Ukraine on first foreign trip

New European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday he would visit Kiev on his first trip outside the European Union, amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Juncker`s new EU Commission takes office

The new European Commission led by EU veteran Jean-Claude Juncker formally took office Saturday, promising to "get down to work" as Europe faces a host of political and economic challenges.

British PM demands crisis talks over EU cash demand

British Prime Minister David Cameron interrupted an EU summit on Friday to demand an emergency finance ministers meeting over a demand from Brussels for an extra 2.1 billion euros from London, sources said.

EU's Barroso warns Britain against "historic mistake" on immigration

  European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday he risked upsetting allies and losing international clout if he pursued an anti-immigration agenda designed to placate domestic voters.

EU`s Barroso warns Britain against bloc exit

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso argued Monday that Britain is better in the European Union and warned that alienating its allies would be a "historic mistake", as pressure mounts from British eurosceptics before elections.

EU grants 3.9 million euros in aid to Kobane refugees

The European Commission will give 3.9 million euros ($4.9 million dollars) in aid to humanitarian groups helping refugees from the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane, a statement said Sunday.