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March 01, 2011 | Reacting to esclation in Libya
As fighting continues and casualties mount, Libya's Moammar Gaddafi refuses to relinquish power. EU member states and the US aren't ruling out any options to stablalize the situation in Libya, including fighter jets, aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean, a no-fly zone over Libya and arming the rebels.
February 28, 2011 | Fine Gael sweeps Irish elections
Ireland's centre-right Fine Gael party dominated the elections Friday as the outgoing Fianna Fail-Green coalition suffered from the country's economic woes.
February 28, 2011 | EU to sanction Libya
The European Union is poised to impose new sanctions on the increasingly estranged Libyan leader, Colonel Moammar Gaddafi. With wide support, including recognition by Italy that Gaddafi should go, the EU intends to impose an arms embargo and other restrictive measures on the Libyan regime.
February 25, 2011 | Turkey readmission agreement aims to curb illegal immigration
A readmission agreement with Turkey was approved by EU interior ministers on Thursday (24 February) in an attempt to reduce irregular migration into the EU from the Middle East and Africa. Ankaara sees the agreement as a step towards visa-free travel.
February 25, 2011 | The EU-Morocco Fishery Agreement Ignoring the rights of a people
The Fishery agreement between the EU and Morocco seems like nothing more than an attempt to steal natural resources from the poor.
February 24, 2011 | No EU sanctions yet on Gaddafi
As thousands of Europeans scramble to leave Libya, EU leaders stop short of imposing immediate sanctions on dictator Moammar Gaddafi while calling for an end to the use of force against civilians.
February 24, 2011 | More on EU arms in Libya
Malta has denied any responsibility for a massive shipment of Italian-made guns to Libya that went through its port in 2009. Meanwhile, video footage on YouTube appears to show Belgian-made weapons currently being used by Gaddafi mercenaries.
February 23, 2011 | Libyan aggression and EU arms
With over €160 million of export licences for small arms and electronic jamming kits from EU countries to Libya in the last two years, some wonder if Europe inadvertently contributed to the carnage in Tripoli.
February 23, 2011 | Tyrants and tuition
A donation of €1.78 million from the Gaddafi family and a PhD granted to one of the Libyan dictator's sons has put the London School of Economics in a pickle, just as a fresh study on EU universities highlights the problems of dwindling public funds for education.
February 22, 2011 | EU reacts to Libya "blackmail"
Threats by Libya's Colonel Moammar Gaddafi to inundate Europe with immigrants unless statements in support of pro-democracy protestors are stopped have been met with outrage by the bloc's leaders.
February 21, 2011 | Merkel's party routed in Hamburg
As predicted, state elections in Hamburg on Sunday brought the worst results since World War II for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratcs (CDU). The Hamburg election is the first of seven state elections to be held in Germany this year, and may foreshadow the end of Merkel’s reign as Chancellor.
February 17, 2010 | Dealing with Tunisia's migrants
Caught between encouraging democratic reform in Tunisia and supporting an overwhelmed Italian immigration system, the EU home affairs commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, is in a difficult position.
February 18, 2011 | Blog: The EU traveling circus
Every month, all 736 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and around 3000 EU officials travel from Brussels to Strasbourg to attend a four-day plenary session. Currently, a group of MEPs is campaigning to stop this travelling circus, which wastes the money of ordinary citizens.
February 17, 2011 | World record for Belgium
Belgium is now tied with Iraq at 249 days of political deadlock, the current world record for a state to form a new government. Reactions range from exuberance to disgust, but a compromise does not seem likely in the near future.
February 16, 2011 | CSU tough on euro reform
Reuters: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies reject calls to allow the euro zone's rescue fund to buy the bonds of vulnerable member states and also oppose giving these countries funds to buy back their own bonds, according to a party paper seen by Reuters.
February 16, 2011 | Leaders prep for Summit showdown
As the March 11 special summit approaches, European leaders will circle their ideological wagons at the Party of European Socialists' conference in Athens and the European People's Party conference in Helsinki.
February 15, 2011 | Doubling of bail-out fund approved
Eurozone finance ministers have backed a doubling of the full lending capacity of a future EU bail-out fund.
February 14, 2011 | Blog: The key to prosperity
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable on world trade and open markets.