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EU sets Sunday deadline for British PM after 'no white smoke' on Brexit

EU sets Sunday deadline for British PM after 'no white smoke' on Brexit

The European Commission said on Thursday that there was still "no white smoke" on a Brexit deal and set a limit of Sunday for British Prime Minister Theresa May to return to Brussels with an acceptable deal.

Dec 07, 2017, 18:39 PM IST

British PM Theresa May to confront Brexit worries at EU summit

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May will try on Thursday to convince European leaders she can still push through Brexit despite being badly weakened by an election bet that turned sour.

Jun 22, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

British PM urges `robust, united` EU response to Russia over Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday called for a "robust and united" European approach to Russian "atrocities" in Syria, as she arrived for her first EU summit in Brussels.

Oct 20, 2016, 18:24 PM IST
EU leaders meet without Cameron over Brexit vote

EU leaders meet without Cameron over Brexit vote

The 27 other member states will discuss plans for Britain`s likely EU exit, with the UK absent from negotiations for the first time in 40 years.

Jun 29, 2016, 15:38 PM 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

Ankara blast forces cancellation of EU-Turkey mini-summit on refugees: EU sources

A mini-summit on Europe`s refugee crisis gathering 11 EU countries and Turkey, due to take place on Thursday, has been cancelled because of the bomb attack in Ankara, diplomats said Wednesday.

Feb 18, 2016, 04:05 AM IST

Hollande says will ask EU summit to `work with Turkey` on refugee crisis

 French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that he will urge a special EU summit next week to ask Turkey to keep Syrian refugees on its soil until the neighbouring country`s war ends.

Sep 18, 2015, 02:12 AM IST

Anger as Hungary seals borders, Germany`s Angela Merkel demands refugee summit

 Hundreds of desperate migrants were Tuesday trapped behind a razor-wire fence erected by Hungary, as Germany`s Angela Merkel called for an EU summit on the refugee crisis.

Sep 16, 2015, 02:15 AM IST
Austrian leader calls for emergency EU summit on migrant crisis

Austrian leader calls for emergency EU summit on migrant crisis

 Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann called Sunday for an emergency EU summit to resolve the migrant crisis, saying his country`s admittance of thousands of refugees crossing from Hungary was just a "temporary" measure.

Sep 06, 2015, 15:52 PM IST

Factbox: Summary of Eurogroup proposal on Greece

Eurozone leaders at a summit in Brussels were reviewing a draft proposal from their finance ministers that sets out conditions for Greece to open negotiations on a bailout.

Jul 13, 2015, 21:23 PM IST

Europe demands new Greek debt plan at crisis summit

European leaders warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to submit new bailout proposals at an emergency summit on Tuesday or risk leaving the euro, after Greeks defiantly voted `No` to further austerity.

Jul 07, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

China's premier offers Europe investment, wants Greece in eurozone

China used an EU summit on Monday to promise to invest in the bloc`s new infrastructure fund, call for a global climate deal and warn it did not want to see Greece leave the eurozone.

Jun 30, 2015, 01:00 AM IST

Eurogroup talks end with no deal, likely to meet again Saturday

Eurozone finance ministers` talks broke up without an agreement on a Greek debt deal on Thursday, Finland`s Alexander Stubb said, with sources saying they were likely to meet again on Saturday.

Jun 25, 2015, 22:22 PM IST

EU leaders warn David Cameron on reform drive

British Prime Minister David Cameron found his reform agenda sidelined at a tense EU summit Thursday as leaders warned he faces a tough negotiation ahead of a referendum on whether to leave the bloc.

Jun 25, 2015, 21:56 PM IST

David Cameron's EU reform drive sidelined at tense summit

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived at an EU summit in Brussels Thursday to find his referendum reform push sidelined by twin crises over Greece and migration.

Jun 25, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

EU defends Juncker`s `cool style`

 Aides to European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker went to his defence Tuesday for shirking protocol when he greeted leaders at an EU summit last week, saying he was known for his "cool style". 

May 26, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

EU defends Jean-Claude Juncker's 'cool style'

At the opening of the Riga summit on Friday, a light-hearted and tactile Juncker kissed leaders on the head, fiddled with their ties, saluted, and slapped them not just on the back but also on the stomach, chest and face.

May 26, 2015, 19:36 PM IST

`Hello dictator,` Juncker says to Hungary`s Orban

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker teased Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban over his strongman reputation Friday, jokingly greeting him as "dictator" as he arrived at an EU summit in Riga.

May 22, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

Must prevent Greece running out of cash before deal: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday everything must be done to prevent Greece running out of money before it reaches a cash-for-reform deal with its international creditors, amid heightened concern that Athens is nearing the brink.

Apr 24, 2015, 09:29 AM IST

EU leaders to pledge rescue for migrants, but no fix for problem

European Union leaders will effectively reverse a cutback in rescue operations the Mediterranean on Thursday to try to prevent record numbers of people drowning as they try to flee war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

Apr 23, 2015, 21:25 PM IST