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  • People help a girl in wheelchair over a fence as migrants wait to board a bus after crossing the Slovenian-Austrian border. More than 12,600 migrants arrived in Slovenia.

    Migrant crisis: EU calls mini summit

    Ljubljana : The EU has called a mini summit with Balkan countries on the migrant crisis, as Slovenia became the latest state to buckle under a surge of refugees desperate to reach northern Europe before winter, reports AFP.

  • India, Germany set to fast-track investment, revive EU-FTA talks

    New Delhi : Aimed at expanding bilateral trade and investment, India has decided to fast-track investments from Germany by making it easier for German firms to get approvals and do business here, while the two countries also committed to soon resume negotiations for the stalled India-EU free trade pact, reports PTI.

  • Smartphones

    EU, China sign landmark 5G deal

    Beijing: The European Union (EU) on Monday announced that it has signed a key fifth generation (5G) telecommunication system agreement with China, a move aimed to seek an edge in the global digital competitiveness. “Both parties are committed to reciprocity and openness in terms of access to 5G networks research funding, market access as well as in membership of Chinese and EU 5G associations,” an official statement said.

  • EU to hold migrant talks as pressure mounts for deal

    Brussels: EU interior ministers were set to hold emergency talks today to try and bridge deep divisions over Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War II, as pressure builds for member states to reach an agreement.

  • West’s dilemma akin to India’s in ’71

    The distressing photograph of the body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach in Turkey has raised a very difficult question for European nations: Can compassion and humanitarian ideals dictate national policy?

  • Alexis Tsipras

    Greek compromise proposed after Tsipras, Hollande,Merkel talks

    Brussels: The leaders of Greece, Germany, France and the EU proposed a “compromise” on a bailout deal for Athens at late-night talks which will now be put to the rest of the eurozone, a European source said early today. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and EU president Donald Tusk hammered out the proposal on the sidelines of an emergency summit of the 19 countries that use the

  • Greece Debt Crisis

    EU, IMF pressure Greeks days ahead of crucial vote

    Athens : The EU and IMF heaped pressure on Greece, warning of the perilous state of the country’s finances, days ahead of a controversial referendum that could determine its future in the eurozone.

  • Greece, creditors dig in their heels on eve of meeting

    Athens : Greece and its creditors took shots at each other on the eve a meeting of finance ministers tasked with finding a way to keep the nation from defaulting on its debt and, in the words of its central bank, suffering “a dramatic decline” in income.                Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called demands by the country’s rescue lenders to slash pensions “incomprehensible,” while European Union officials said their compromise proposals

  • EU parliament urges Blatter to step down immediately

    Strasbourg (France) : The European Parliament called on Sepp Blatter to step down immediately as FIFA president and allow for an interim leader to launch reforms in global football’s governing body.

  • EU treaty change can’t be ruled out: Merkel

    Berlin :  German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said future changes in the European Union (EU) treaty cannot be ruled out, BBC reported, according to IANS.

  • UK unveils EU referendum plan

    London : Britain’s first Conservative-only government in nearly two decades unveiled its legislative agenda, confirming plans for tougher immigration policies, a referendum for the EU membership by the end of 2017 and more autonomy for Scotland, reports PTI.

  • Govt relaxes norms for sugar exports to EU, US

    New Delhi : With the government relaxing norms, any trader or entity can export sugar to the European Union and the US under quota systems, which entitles shipments to enjoy low tariff, reports PTI.

  • Opinion

    Make in India, for India first

    Signs of an impending global recession grow by the day. Growth has been negative in Japan in the recent past, while it is declining in Europe with Greece, Italy and Ireland nearing crisis. China too is faltering. The United States is on a high growth path, but that only underscores the problems in the rest of the developed world.

  • On strong ground

    The suspected rate increase by the US Federal Reserve Bank might have been pretty long in coming but it does seem to be around the corner now. Last week, the Open Market Committee of the Fed met and took a significant decision. It deleted a key word, ‘patience’, from its policy stance on bank rate for the first time in years. This was the strongest indication that Fed’s zero interest rate policy

  • Peter Szijjarto

    Hungary mulls sending troops to Iraq

    Budapest: EU and NATO member Hungary said today it is considering joining the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq by sending 100 troops following a US request. “The parliament could take the decision in mid-April and Hungarian troops could arrive in Iraq during the second half of May,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told journalists.