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Single Euro-Zone Budget Gains Momentum Ahead Of Summit

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

By Luke Baker BRUSSELS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Debate about the idea of creating a separate budget for euro zone countries is intensifying...

From Sarajevo, A Compelling And Spiritual Call For Peace

Katherine Marshall | Posted 11.26.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Religious conflict dominates the news today but there's an important and very different story of determined work by religious leaders from all over the world for peace and justice.

Eurozone Leaders Considering Closer Integration

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

* European leaders set to discuss banking union * Document details four "pillars" of economic union * Le...

German Chancellor Rejects EU Eurobond Proposal

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected a new push by the European Commission for bonds issued jointly by the 17 euro nations, saying ...

Greece, Italy Center Of Focus At Emergency Meeting

Posted 09.09.2011 | Business

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has convened an emergency meeting of top EU officials for Monday morning to discuss efforts to assemb...

Japan, EU Set To Talk Free Trade Agreement

AP | By DON MELVIN | Posted 07.28.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS -- Japan and the European Union agreed at a summit meeting Saturday to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement that would deepen economi...

Irish Banks Might Need Another Expensive Bailout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS - European finance ministers will decide on any necessary changes to Ireland's bailout programme after the results next week of stress te...

Aid to Greece Will Bring Stability to Eurozone, Says EU Pres

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — The European Union's president said Wednesday he is fully confident that debt-laden Greece will receive the financial assistance it need...

EU President Publishes Book of Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Union and former Prime Minister of Belgium, published a book of haiku this past Thursday. Haiku Herman, ...

EU President 'Haiku Herman' van Rompuy Publishes Book Of Haikus

AP | ROBERT WIELAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BRUSSELS — European Union President Herman van Rompuy published a book of Haiku on Thursday, saying the dreamy Japanese poetry offers relief fro...

British Politician Goes Off On EU Pres: You Have 'The Charisma Of A Damp Rag'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British MP Nigel Farage, a well-known Eurosceptic, stunned fellow members of the European Union legislature Wednesday as he unleashed a personal tirad...

Greece Bail Out: Euro Falls On News Of Rescue

AP | AOIFE WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders faced down markets Thursday with a statement of support for Greece – but offered no detailed bailout for...

The New EU Presidency - Contenders And Odds (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This Thursday, the European Council is expected to announce their first-ever elected President. However, with a baffling selection process taking pl...

The New EU Chiefs: Rompuy-Pumpy And Cathy Who?

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Catherine Ashton: International woman of mystery. Ashton is Europe's new foreign policy chief, the international representative of hal...

Herman Van Rompuy Named EU President

AP | CONSTANT BRAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — After years of effort the European Union named its first full-time president and powerful foreign policy chief on Thursday – bu...