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  • Hungary's govt wants to discuss restoration of death penalty

    Hungary's ruling Fidesz party, losing ground to a far-right opposition group, said Wednesday it wants to debate the possibility of restoring the death penalty, abolished after the fall of communism in 1990 and banned in the European Union. The issue...
  • EU lawmakers hike assistant budget amid calls for new rules

    European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to increase the budget for paying their personal assistants, a 200 million-euro ($220 million) fund that critics say is ripe for financial and political abuse. The vote means the money available to the 751...
  • Portugal investigates visas awarded to non-EU investors

    Portugal's Attorney-General's office says officials are searching government offices and other locations as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation centered on the granting of residence permits to investors from outside the European Union....
  • Hopes for Greek deal rise as prime minister, EU see progress

    Hopes for a deal on Greece's bailout rose on Tuesday after the prime minister said he expected an agreement could be reached within two weeks and the European Union reported a pick-up in the negotiations. Greek stocks rose and its sovereign borrowing...
  • EU border agents too busy to screen migrants

    Border agents are so busy dealing with the record number of migrants entering the European Union that they can no longer screen people properly, leaving them to slip deeper into the EU unidentified, Europe's border agency Frontex said Tuesday. In its...
  • EU officials seek major changes to face security challenges

    European Union officials on Tuesday called for sweeping changes in bloc policies and practices to confront new security risks to its 500 million citizens from terrorism, organized crime and cybercrime. EU Commission First Vice President Frans...
  • Israeli rule of Palestine is unsustainable

    Israeli rule of Palestine is unsustainable
    All the talk in the world couldn't prevent Israel from annexing Palestinian land and driving the Palestinians into tiny enclaves like Gaza and the West Bank. So why oppose the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement that demands immediate, concrete...
  • EU president promises Moldova closer cooperation

    The EU president has promised Moldova closer cooperation with the European Union, while urging it to reform its justice system and banking sector and fight corruption. Donald Tusk called Moldova, which neighbors Ukraine and Romania, "a key ... partner of...
  • EU to require cars to have automatic emergency call systems

    All new vehicles in the European Union will have to be fitted as of 2018 with a system that automatically calls the emergency services in case of an accident. EU lawmakers on Tuesday decided to make the eCall system mandatory for all new cars and light-...
  • Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years

    Ukraine's president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able to meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five years. While Kiev looks to the distant future, however, anxiety is heightening...
  • Sicilian court convicts 20 Somalis of migrant-trafficking

    A court in Sicily on Monday convicted 20 Somalis who had received political asylum in Italy of a role in a vast criminal organization focused on migrant-smuggling. Prosecutors in Catania said that the defendants were part of an international migrant-...