Brussels (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held last-ditch talks with European leaders in Brussels on Wednesday to seek a breakthrough that could stop Athens going bankrupt by the end of the month.
We’re engaged in a race against time, and in too many countries, too many people without a job — in particular young people — remind us that the battle is not yet won
BRUSSELS — Unemployment has reached a new high in the eurozone and inflation remains well below the European Central Bank’s target, underscoring just how severe a challenge EU leaders face to revive the bloc’s sickly economy.
Brussels (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was summoned to Brussels for a decisive meeting with key EU-IMF creditors Wednesday as eurozone finance ministers try to finalise a debt deal and avoid a default by Athens.
Stephen Harper arrived Wednesday in Brussels for the G7 summit — but his first order of business was to kick-start his stalled free-trade deal with the European Union.
The prime minister met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, about an hour prior to the official opening of the G7 summit, where the Ukraine-Russia crisis was set to dominate.
But Harper appeared eager to make progress towards getting a final text of the Comprehensive Trade and Investment Agreement, or CETA.
BRUSSELS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a commitment to seek a last-minute rescue at an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday, before his country's banks run out of money. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told reporters that EU leaders would hold a further summit on Sunday to approve a plan to aid Greece if creditor institutions are satisfied in the meantime with a Greek loan application and reform commitments. "The ball is in Greece's court," Renzi said.
Brussels (AFP) - Eurozone nations will hold an emergency summit on Tuesday to discuss the Greek referendum "No" result after the German and French leaders called for a meeting, EU president Donald Tusk said.
Brussels (AFP) - Greece's new proposals offered to European leaders ahead of a crunch summit Monday offered a ray of hope that a deal to end the country's debt crisis can be struck after five months of deadlock.
Last week's summit of EU leaders in Brussels brought the "right answers" to the problems facing the eurozone, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told a German newspaper.In an interview to be published on Sunday in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Schaeuble said: "The Brussels summit brought the right answers to the problems facing" eurozone members.EU leaders had established "a clear plan for growth" in 2013, he said.