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CNNMoney: Stocks: Investors cheer EU dealupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 08:54:00

U.S. stocks were set to rally at the open Friday, after European leaders reached a deal on struggling eurozone banks.

South Korea to suspend imports of Iranian oil after EU banupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 04:33:00

South Korea said Tuesday that it will halt all Iranian oil imports from the start of July in response to a European Union insurance ban on tankers carrying crude from Iran.

India warns EU over airline carbon taxupdated: Fri May 25 2012 00:45:00

India has threatened to ban European airlines from its airspace if Brussels sanctions Indian carriers in a dispute over an EU plan to charge carriers for their pollution.

EU slaps new sanctions on Syriaupdated: Mon May 14 2012 11:57:00

European Union foreign ministers on Monday imposed new sanctions on the Syrian regime, urging it to adopt a U.N.-backed peace plan that so far has failed to stop the mounting carnage.

Spain and EU reject talk of bailoutupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 04:00:00

Spanish ministers and European Union officials took turns on Tuesday to deny that the country needed an international bailout, in an effort to soothe the bond market.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Desperately seeking EU superheroesupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 10:06:00

Once again, investors all over the world will be looking to Europe to determine how to bet on the markets.

EU slaps fresh sanctions on Syrian leader's familyupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 20:20:00

The European Union imposed fresh sanctions Friday on Bashar al-Assad's inner circle as the familiar sounds of gunfire and shelling rang out across Syria.

EU defies carbon trade war threatsupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 23:00:00

The threat of a trade war will not make the European Union back down on climate legislation, Connie Hedegaard, the bloc's climate chief, said on Tuesday following pressure from foreign governments who want the EU to drop plans to charge airlines for carbon emissions.

Delay EU carbon levy, says air industryupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 23:02:00

Seven of Europe's leading aviation companies have joined forces to warn the European Union's plans to charge for carbon pollution are jeopardising 2,000 jobs and billions of dollars of orders from China.

EU pulls video after racism claimsupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 09:33:00

An EU video promoting an anti-racism message is dropped after complaints that the clip itself was racist.

CNNMoney: Europe strengthens fiscal tiesupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 15:02:00

In a widely expected move, top leaders from most European Union nations signed an accord Friday that aims to strengthen economic ties and restore confidence in the euro.

How Europe is dealing with online privacyupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 14:35:00

Today, we live in a world of breathtaking possibilities. We can send instant messages to our loved ones on the other side of the world at the tap of a finger. We can share vacation photos with friends in real time. We can entrust our private data to a cloud service provider without having to worry about storage space.

Q&A: Will China come to the EU's rescue?updated: Wed Feb 15 2012 01:57:00

A China-EU summit ended Tuesday with promises for more support from Beijing for debt-straddled Europe, yet no concrete cash pledges to buy euro debt.

China bars airlines from EU tax planupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 02:08:00

The Chinese government has barred the country's airlines from complying with a European Union charge on carbon emissions, escalating a dispute that officials have warned could turn into a trade war.

EU targets unemployment amid crisisupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 11:49:00

European leaders are proposing new measures to combat soaring youth unemployment as the scramble to halt the continent's debt crisis continues despite agreement over financial safeguards.

CNNMoney: EU leaders back fiscal pact, bigger firewallupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 17:55:00

European Union leaders agreed Monday to strengthen a financial firewall and most members of the 27-nation group will sign a new fiscal compact. But the first summit of the year ended without new solutions for the debt crisis in Greece.

CNNMoney: EU summit: Still searching for a solutionupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 04:54:00

European Union leaders will gather Monday for their first summit of the year. The good news is that conditions for Italy and Spain are improving. But the fate of Greece is still uncertain.

Greek fury at plan for EU budget controlupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 19:15:00

Greece's finance minister angrily rejected a German plan for the eurozone to impose a budget overseer onto Athens in return for a new ?130bn bail-out, saying it would improperly force his country to choose between "financial assistance" and "national dignity".

Croatian voters back bid to join European Unionupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 17:58:00

Croatians voted Sunday in support of their country's bid to join the European Union, paving the way for the southern European nation to become the alliance's 28th member.

EU threatens Hungary over new lawsupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 14:53:00

Viktor Szabo, formally of the Natl. Bank of Hungary, talks about the EU and IMF threatening to withhold aid from Hungary.

CNNMoney: Stocks: desperately seeking EU superheroesupdated: Sun Dec 11 2011 09:36:00

Once again, investors all over the world will be looking to Europe to determine how to bet on the markets.

CNNMoney: Europe summit: 'The world is watching us'updated: Fri Dec 09 2011 07:17:00

Under pressure to deliver a decisive solution to the debt crisis, European leaders sat down Thursday evening in Brussels to begin rethinking the basic structure of the European Union.

CNNMoney: S&P sinks 2% on EU worriesupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 18:53:00

U.S. stocks slipped Thursday as anxiety was high ahead of a crucial summit aimed at resolving the European debt crisis.

S&P issues Europe debt crisis warningupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 12:24:00

A prominent ratings agency warns of downgrades to euro nations due to the debt crisis.

CNNMoney: S&P puts European Union on noticeupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 06:41:00

Standard & Poor's put the European Union on review for a possible downgrade Wednesday following similar action against 15 members of the euro currency union on Monday.

Asian stocks 'held hostage' by EU crisisupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 14:50:00

CNN's Pauline Chiou talks to Yonghao Pu of UBS Asia Pacific on the EU debt crisis' impact on Asia.

CNNMoney: Europe goes back to the drawing boardupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 11:13:00

European leaders will meet this week for yet another summit to discuss ways to save the euro, and this time they are talking about rewriting European Union treaties.

EU eyes big fines for privacy breachesupdated: Sun Dec 04 2011 21:29:00

Businesses breaching European Union privacy rules will face fines of up to 5 per cent of their global turnover under sweeping proposals to be unveiled next month.

Afghan woman's choice: 12 years in jail or marry her rapist and risk deathupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 13:18:00

The ordeal of Gulnaz did not simply begin and end with the physical attack of her rape. The rape began a years-long nightmare of further pain, culminating in an awful choice she must now make.

After Arab Spring, an EU Winter?updated: Fri Nov 18 2011 08:03:00

For much of this year, we've read about the Arab Spring uprisings, leading to the downfall of leaders in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. Now, we're facing the prospect of a more fundamental overhaul in western nations: a European Union Winter.

Is the euro tearing Europe apart?updated: Fri Nov 11 2011 05:29:00

When the euro became official tender 12 years ago, it was hailed as an economic and social savior, "the beginning of a strong European Union," according to the EU's top official at the time.

CNNMoney: Europe: Debt crisis 1, G-20 zeroupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 05:42:00

The debt crisis in Europe continues to hang over the global economy after a summit of world leaders last week failed to produce any tangible new solutions.

Why is unity so important to Europe?updated: Fri Nov 04 2011 12:19:00

Europe's leaders are battling to keep the eurozone and the wider European Union together in the face of a financial crisis that threatens to split partnerships forged over more than half a century.

CNNMoney: Surprise Greek referendum casts shadow on EU dealupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 15:21:00

Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou announced Monday a national referendum to approve the bailout deal reached at last week's EU summit.

More network for EU transportupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 08:59:00

EU transport commissioner tells Marketplace Europe about his trans-European core transport network plans.

CNNMoney: Europe: Grimmer by the minuteupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 12:32:00

European leaders insist they are making progress on a comprehensive plan to tackle the eurozone's debt and banking crisis.

CNNMoney: Euro rescue fund clears hurdle in Germanyupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 12:28:00

As European Union leaders gather Wednesday for another crisis summit, German lawmakers backed a proposal to enhance the powers of Europe's rescue fund.

UK Parliament rejects referendum on country's EU membershipupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 22:44:00

British lawmakers on Monday rejected a call to hold a referendum on the country's continued membership in the European Union.

European leaders scramble for debt crisis fixupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 08:16:00

Europe's top leaders are meeting Sunday in Brussels to hammer out a solution to the debt crisis threatening the common currency, the euro, and -- potentially -- banks around the world.

European banks need $150B in new capitalupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 01:31:00

Europe's big banks will be forced to find ?108bn ($150bn) of fresh capital over the next six to nine months under a deal to strengthen the banking system agreed by European Union finance ministers.

Hazards and costs of leaving the euroupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 01:31:00

Just talking about the possibility of leaving the euro has potentially devastating consequences. Nina dos Santos explains.

EU sanctions 5 men suspected in plot to kill Saudi ambassadorupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 14:45:00

The European Council said Friday that it had adopted new restrictions against five people connected to an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States and that it will freeze their financial assets within the European Union.

EU slams Syria's al-Assad, slaps sanctions on Iranupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 12:05:00

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad "must step aside," European Union foreign ministers said in a blistering statement Monday, adding the Syrian government's crackdown on anti-government protesters may amount to crimes against humanity.

EU considers bank rescue plan updated: Wed Oct 05 2011 06:02:00

European Union finance ministers are examining ways of co-ordinating recapitalisations of financial institutions after they agreed that additional measures were urgently needed to shore up the region's banks.

Airlines pile pressure on EU to scrap carbon taxupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 10:24:00

Airlines have warned the European Union risks sparking an international trade war if it insists on imposing a carbon tax on carriers flying into its air space.

Turkey threatens EU 'freeze' over Cyprusupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 07:41:00

Turkey will freeze relations with the European Union if Cyprus assumes the presidency of the group of nations, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said, the official Turkish news agency reported Sunday.

CNNMoney: EU finance ministers approve governance pactupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 16:38:00

European Union finance ministers reached an agreement Friday on a package of reforms aimed at strengthening economic governance across the monetary and currency union.

CNNMoney: EU unveils Greek rescue and expands bailout fundupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:37:00

European leaders announced a bold plan Thursday to help Greece get out of debt, and they pledged to take steps to contain the crisis and preserve the euro.

CNNMoney: European leaders call for action as economy hits wallupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:34:00

The leaders of France and Germany on Tuesday called for more integrated economic policies to help stabilize the euro and restore growth across the European Union.

CNNMoney: Europe's economy: Truly awful or just bad?updated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:33:00

As officials in Europe struggle to contain the debt crisis roiling financial markets around the world, economic growth appears to be slowing significantly across the euro zone.

CNNMoney: Greek default fears returnupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:24:00

Investors were rattled Friday as worries the Greek government may default on its debts resurfaced.

Will the Austrians, Slovaks or Dutch break the euro?updated: Fri Sep 16 2011 11:36:00

French banks were the center of the European financial storm this week, after Societe Generale and Credit Agricole were downgraded by ratings agency Moody's Investors Service. Eyes were also on the unfolding drama of Italy's surging funding costs, amid warnings the country is one which is too big to fail. At the same time, members of the Free Democrats -- the smaller party in Angela Merkel's governing coalition -- are openly flirting with a more Eurosceptic line.

Foreign secretary: UK should mull loosening EU tiesupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 21:47:00

Britain's top diplomat said his country should consider loosening ties with the European Union and distancing itself from the rest of Europe, according to an interview published Saturday by a British newspaper.

Russian FM slams sanctions on Syriaupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 05:45:00

Russia's foreign minister slammed the European Union sanctions against Syria, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported Saturday.

EU imposes Syrian oil import banupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 15:17:00

The European Union imposed a ban Friday on the import of Syrian oil, the latest diplomatic move against Bashar al-Assad's embattled regime.

EU panel calls for embargo on Syrian oil as reports of deaths mountupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 23:46:00

A day after the United States imposed stiff economic sanctions on Syria, a European Union body proposed an embargo Friday on Syrian crude oil.

CNNMoney: Economic motor stalled, European stocks easeupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 09:31:00

Stocks in Europe recovered late Tuesday after falling sharply on a report from the European Union that showed a broad slowdown in economic activity.

European public debt at a glanceupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 09:18:00

Fourteen out of 27 countries in the European Union had public debt exceeding 60% of their gross domestic product at the end of 2010, according to official statistics.

CNNMoney: Stocks shake jitters, close higherupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 17:10:00

U.S. stocks recovered from early loses to close near session highs Wednesday after EU officials pushed back against recent downgrades of Greek and Portuguese debt, raising speculation that the union could move to minimize the impact of the ratings agencies.

EU bans import of Egyptian seeds over link to E. coli outbreaksupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 11:32:00

The European Union has barred the import of certain seeds from Egypt after Egyptian fenugreek seeds were linked to deadly outbreaks of E. coli in France and Germany.

EU pledges food aid to North Koreaupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 08:35:00

The European Commission has pledged $14.5 million in emergency food aid to help 650,000 North Koreans at risk of dying from malnutrition.

The changing tide of Europe's trade with Asiaupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 12:09:00

You can tell a lot about the state of European trade by strolling along the docks at the Port of Hamburg.

Russia lifts ban on some EU vegetables after E. coli alertupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:31:00

Russia has lifted a ban on some fresh vegetable imports from the European Union as of Tuesday, a senior official said.

At least 2 more people die in German E. coli outbreakupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 12:23:00

The European Union on Wednesday agreed to pay 210 million euros ($307 million) to farmers who suffered losses due to the E.coli outbreak that has killed at least 25 people, mostly in Germany.

EU lifts sanctions on Libyan defectorupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 02:06:00

The European Union has lifted sanctions on Libya's highest-profile defector, allowing him to travel freely in Europe and access his money.

European Union under cyber attack as major summit beginsupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 07:25:00

The European Union is under cyber attack, a spokesman said Thursday, as a major international summit begins.

Pirates release chemical tanker after 4 monthsupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 11:58:00

Somali pirates released a chemical tanker after holding it for more than four months, the European Union's naval protection force said Thursday.

EU warns businesses: Put women on boards, or we willupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 08:02:00

Deutsche Bank boss Josef Ackermann's recent comment that a woman's presence on a company board might make meetings "prettier and more colorful" has sent his personal stock plummeting.

Bad eggs in UK likely safe for consumption, official saysupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 12:07:00

Egg products that reached the United Kingdom from farms with tainted eggs likely had dioxin levels well below European Union limits, a spokesman for the European Commission told CNN Tuesday.

Stranded? You get more perks in Europeupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 14:12:00

Flight delays and cancellations are frustrating no matter where you are, but if you have to be stranded, you'll get more perks in the European Union than in the United States.

Pirates hijack cargo ship in Indian Ocean, EU force saysupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 09:20:00

Pirates hijacked a cargo ship Monday in the Indian Ocean, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said Tuesday.

Tackling Europe's debt troublesupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 00:02:00

Gilles Moec of Deutsche Bank on the European Union Summit meeting about possible solutions to Europe's debt crisis.

Fixing Europe's economyupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 04:04:00

What reforms are needed in the European Union to build up the economies of its member countries?

Will China bail out EU?updated: Mon Dec 06 2010 09:52:00

CNN's Fareed Zakaria and Niall Ferguson and the FT's Gillian Tett on the EU crisis and possible help from China.

Irish crisis: What's it all about?updated: Mon Nov 22 2010 06:42:00

Ireland and the European Union are engaged in a strange and increasingly public tug of war. Dublin insists that it doesn't need money from abroad to stay afloat despite a crisis in its banking sector, while the European Union is already discussing a possible bail out.

Ireland requests billions in euro loans from EUupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 00:34:00

Ireland has formally requested substantial "financial assistance" from the European Union and International Monetary Fund to buttress the government and bolster its struggling banking sector, Prime Minister Brian Cowen said Sunday night.

CNNMoney: Ireland requests tens of billions in loans from EUupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 16:23:00

Ireland has formally requested substantial "financial assistance" from the European Union to buttress the government and bolster its struggling banking sector, Prime Minister Brian Cowen said Sunday night.

Debt crisis undermining EU confidenceupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 19:24:00

CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson comments on how the EU debt crisis affects European markets.

Pirates hijack ship near Kenyan coastupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 08:17:00

Somali pirates hijacked a gas vessel with a crew of 17 off the coast of Kenya, the European Union Naval Force Somalia reported Sunday.

Toxic sludge spill could happen elsewhere, campaigners warnupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 09:55:00

Shocking safety lapses exposed by the deadly Hungary toxic sludge spill could be repeated at thousands of industrial sites around the world unless regulations are tightened dramatically, campaigners have warned.

S. Korea and EU sign free-trade pactupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 15:34:00

South Korea and the European Union signed a free-trade agreement Wednesday, eliminating or cutting tariffs on nearly all goods within the next several years.

Can Wen bridge the China-EU divide?updated: Wed Oct 06 2010 07:13:00

Haunted by a protectionist trade bill from the U.S. Congress and escalating tensions with Japan, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao set course to Europe, eager to compensate for diplomatic wrangling on the Eastern front by making progress in the West.

Bosnians vote for presidency and lawmakersupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 09:05:00

Bosnians vote Sunday in a key election as the country is at a crossroads between moving closer towards the European Union and NATO in the next four years or sinking deeper into stagnation.

Spanish fathers entitled to breastfeeding leaveupdated: Sat Oct 02 2010 13:38:00

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that working fathers in Spain have the same right to breastfeeding leave as do moms.

EU urges Israel to reinstate settlement freezeupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 12:55:00

The European Union foreign policy chief said she urged Israel to reinstate its settlement moratorium and is disappointed that they have not yet done so.

European Union group: Pirates abandon ship in Somali basinupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 05:55:00

Eleven Ukranians from a ship that had been hijacked over the weekend in the Somali basin are safe, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said Monday.

EU-wide jobs vacant list proposedupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 15:06:00

A 'jobs wanted' list covering the entire European Union is being proposed by one of its most senior officials.

Obama to attend European Union summit in Novemberupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 10:48:00

President Barack Obama will travel to Portugal in November for a summit with the leaders of the European Union, the White House announced Tuesday.

Seven banks fail EU 'stress test'updated: Fri Jul 23 2010 20:34:00

Seven banks failed an EU-wide "stress test" to determine if they have enough capital to withstand future economic shocks.

EU bank stress test explainedupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 13:07:00

CNN's Jim Boulden reports on what to expect as regulators reveal which EU banks pass or fail the latest stress tests.

EU approves BA-Iberia mergerupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 07:23:00

The European Union approved British Airways' merger with Spanish airline Iberia on Wednesday, clearing an important hurdle for the two companies.

Tough new EU bank bonus rulesupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 01:15:00

CNN's Jim Boulden talks about tough new EU bonus rules for banks.

EU withdraws Sri Lanka's special trade statusupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 05:58:00

The European Union said Monday it has temporarily withdrawn Sri Lanka's preferential trade status with EU countries because of failure to implement three human rights conventions.

Germany, France urge EU-wide ban on 'naked' short-sellingupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 08:24:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are proposing a Europe-wide prohibition of the controversial practice of "naked" short selling as a way to calm the markets, according to a joint letter addressed to the head of the European Commission.

Pirates seize cargo ship off Somalia; crew retakes second shipupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 08:27:00

A Panama-flagged cargo ship was hijacked by pirates early Wednesday off the coast of Somalia, the European Union Naval Force said in a statement.

Germany backs bailout as EU hosts crisis talksupdated: Fri May 21 2010 11:21:00

A task force of European Union finance ministers was meeting in Brussels Friday to discuss proposed tougher measures intended to prevent another regional crisis on the scale of Greece's economic meltdown.

CNNMoney: Greece to tap $18.4 billion in aidupdated: Tue May 11 2010 07:47:00

The Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance will request its first tranche of funding Tuesday from the European Union (EU), according to a press officer at the ministry in Athens.

EU approves rescue package for Europeupdated: Mon May 10 2010 09:13:00

Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting late Sunday a "stabilization mechanism" that could provide at least 440 billion euros (US $560 billion) for a crisis aid package aimed at ensuring financial stability across Europe.

EU leaders seek to calm markets, curb speculatorsupdated: Sat May 08 2010 07:31:00

European Union leaders on Saturday called for a "stabilization mechanism" in hopes of easing markets shaken by the Greek economic crisis before they re-open Monday.

Closing British airspace a mistake?updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 10:53:00

Was it a mistake to close British airspace because of volcanic ash? CNN's Becky Anderson found out.

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