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.

EU approves UK`s Hinkley Point nuclear plant

The European Commission approved Britain`s ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, after ruling that it met state aid rules, a statement said on Monday.

EU demands explanation from Spain on Ebola case

The EU said Tuesday it has asked Spain to explain how a nurse treating Ebola patients in Madrid contracted the deadly disease, the first known case of transmission outside Africa.

British, Spanish EU nominees in trouble

Britain`s controversial choice for the key EU financial services job stumbled at the first hurdle with Brussels lawmakers Wednesday, while Spain`s candidate for the incoming European Commission also faced a tough time.

Russia says EU mustn`t re-export gas to Ukraine: Report

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak warned Friday that Europe is contractually not allowed to re-export gas to Ukraine and could see its supplies cut if it did so.

EU HQ among possible Belgium jihadist targets: Reports

European Commission was among possible targets for jihadist fighters returning from Syria, reports said Saturday, as the Belgian authorities cracked down in an effort to thwart extremist attacks.

World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott
World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott

Coaches from some of the world`s top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin`s showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.

China, Russia to build seaport: Report

China and Russia will build one of the largest ports in northeast Asia on Russia`s Sea of Japan coast, reports said, in a further sign of the powerhouses` growing alliance.

New EU Commission to be unveiled, draft line-up offers clues

Germany and Belgium could hold two of the most powerful posts in the next European Commission, taking on trade and antitrust regulation respectively, according to a draft version of the line-up for the new EU executive seen by Reuters.

EU criticises Russia`s ban on food imports from West

The European Union has criticised Russia`s ban on food imports from the West as "politically motivated" and threatened to take "appropriate action" after fully assessing the extent of Kremlin`s measures.