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EU leaders agree tough Brexit stance

EU leaders agree tough Brexit stance

"Guidelines adopted unanimously. (The) EU-27's firm and fair political mandate for the Brexit talks is ready," said EU president Donald Tusk.

Apr 29, 2017, 17:37 PM IST
EU leaders slam Trump, ink Libya migrant deal

EU leaders slam Trump, ink Libya migrant deal

French President Francois Hollande lashed out at Trump, who has predicted that other countries will follow Britain out of the EU and branded the transatlantic NATO military alliance obsolete.

Feb 03, 2017, 21:32 PM IST

Only alternative to 'hard Brexit' is 'no Brexit': EU President Donald Tusk

EU President Donald Tusk said Thursday the only alternative to a so-called "hard Brexit" which would see Britain pull out of the bloc`s single market and impose tough immigration controls, is "no Brexit".

Oct 14, 2016, 01:31 AM IST
EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

Countries sceptical about extending sanctions include Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Slovakia and Hungary. 

Sep 26, 2016, 22:13 PM IST

EU leaders cautious on Turkey migrant deal

European Union leaders warned hard work was needed at a summit on Thursday to seal a deal with Turkey to curb the migration crisis, despite signs that key hold-out Cyprus is ready to compromise.

Mar 18, 2016, 02:13 AM IST

EU leaders hold make-or-break `Brexit` summit

EU leaders go into a make-or-break summit on Thursday facing difficult compromises to keep Britain in the bloc and wrangling with Europe`s worst migrant crisis since World War II.

Feb 18, 2016, 12:34 PM IST

EU leaders agree to fast-track new border force

European Council President Donald Tusk said leaders agreed there was a "delivery deficit" to stem chaotic movements that have put Europe`s Schengen open-borders area in jeopardy.

Dec 18, 2015, 07:26 AM IST

EU in last-ditch bid to Greece, urges 'yes' vote to bailout

European leaders Monday pleaded with Greek voters to back hotly disputed bailout proposals in a crunch referendum or face leaving the euro as bank closures left many in Greece scrambling to find cash.

Jun 30, 2015, 09:00 AM IST

Migration plan exposes EU rifts, tough bargaining ahead

Hours of late-night squabbling in Europe`s highest council of state left EU leaders licking political wounds on Friday and preparing for weeks of hard bargaining over a plan to cope with a flood of migrants from the south.

Jun 27, 2015, 02:41 AM IST

Italy`s Renzi slams EU leaders over migrant quotas

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi launched a furious broadside at fellow EU leaders Thursday for failing to help deal with a tide of Mediterranean migrants, sources said.

Jun 26, 2015, 07:25 AM IST

Greek debt talks stumble before EU leaders gather

Eurogroup ministers cut short an emergency meeting summoned to approve an agreement after little more than an hour because there was no deal ready for them to discuss.

Jun 25, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

David Cameron meets EU leaders on referendum reform push

David Cameron started a two-day tour of European capitals Thursday in a bid to secure EU reforms as his government published a law paving the way for a vote on whether Britain should leave.

May 28, 2015, 22:29 PM IST

Greek PM says on final stretch towards deal with lenders

Greece`s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his leftist-led government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity.

May 23, 2015, 18:30 PM IST

Bank of England admits to researching 'Brexit' risks

The Bank of England has revealed that it is researching the economic risks of Britain leaving the European Union, just as Prime Minister David Cameron began negotiations with EU leaders ahead of a referendum on membership.

May 23, 2015, 09:38 AM IST

Greek PM set to meet key EU leaders this week

Tsipras requested the talks with key actors in the crisis over Greece`s bailout and its looming cash crunch, and the meeting is set to take place alongside the summit of 28 leaders on Thursday and Friday, they said.

Mar 17, 2015, 22:58 PM IST

Greek PM confronts EU leaders with bailout plan

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talked up hopes of a deal on his country`s rapidly expiring bailout on Thursday as he confronted EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel at his first Brussels summit.

Feb 12, 2015, 23:03 PM IST

Greek PM confronts EU leaders with bailout plan

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talked up hopes of a deal on his country's rapidly expiring bailout today as he confronted EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel at his first Brussels summit.

Feb 12, 2015, 22:15 PM IST

EU leaders agree investment package to boost economy

European Union (EU) leaders endorsed a new investment programme intended to kick-start economic growth in the bloc at a summit in Brussels, which its chairman said would end late on Thursday.

Dec 19, 2014, 11:04 AM IST

EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan

EU leaders on Thursday will discuss tense relations with Russia and punishing sanctions imposed over Moscow`s actions in Ukraine at a summit led for the first time by Poland`s Kremlin-wary former premier Donald Tusk.

Dec 18, 2014, 09:47 AM IST

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.

Nov 05, 2014, 19:38 PM IST