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NATO breaks partnership deadlock over Turkey-Austria dispute

Brussels - NATO reached a deal Tuesday to unblock partnerships with around 40 non-member countries which had been paralysed by a dispute between Turkey and Austria, officials said.

NATO and EU wonder which Trump will turn up

Brussels - Hoping for the best, fearing the worst: EU and NATO leaders are braced for their first meeting with US President Donald Trump on their home turf on Thursday.

Melania Trump can expect a surreal Brussels visit

Brussels - First Lady Melania Trump is set to have a surreal experience in Brussels this week as her hosts line up a visit to a museum of the works of artist Rene Magritte.

EU's Barnier eyes Brexit talks from June 19

Brussels - EU ministers on Monday unanimously gave Michel Barnier the green light to start Brexit talks, with the Frenchman hoping to sit at the table from June 19 after Britain's general election.

Eurozone fails to reach Greece debt deal amid IMF row

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers failed to reach a deal for fresh bailout cash for Greece on Monday, as a row with the International Monetary Fund over debt relief dragged on.

EU chiefs to meet Turkey's Erdogan amid strained relations

Brussels - EU leaders Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels next Thursday, the European Commission said, following months of strained relations.

Brexit talks won't start before mid-June: Barnier

Brussels - The European Union's Brexit negotiations will not begin before mid-June following British elections that may make the political climate more favourable to a deal, an EU document showed Thursday.

EU's Mogherini sees military HQ 'within days'

Brussels - EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday remaining differences over a planned military headquarters had been resolved and it could be formally launched in a few days.

NATO chief says 'trusts all allies' on intelligence sharing

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that he had complete confidence in allies' sharing of sensitive intelligence, amid an uproar over US President Donald Trump's reported disclosure of classified information.

EU, US hold 'robust' talks on possible airline laptop ban

Brussels - Top US and EU officials traded intelligence Wednesday on what they called "serious evolving threats" to airline security as Washington mulls banning carry-on computers on flights from Europe.

Merkel, Macron: the new power couple to shake up the EU

Brussels - Freshly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are the new power couple leading the charge against anti-European populists and trying to put the struggling EU back on track, analysts say.

EU extends talks with Poland over rule of law fears

Brussels - The EU agreed Tuesday to continue long drawn-out talks with Poland in a bid to stop its alleged breaches of the rule of law, backing away for now from threatening sanctions.

EU court deals blow to quick trade deals

Brussels - EU trade deals must endure a potentially bruising process of ratification by all member states, the European Union's highest court ruled on Tuesday, with possible consequences for Brexit.

EU, US to discuss possible airline laptop ban Wednesday

Brussels - The European Union will hold high-level talks with the United States in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss a possible US airline ban on carry-on computers.

UK's Johnson plays down EU spat over military HQ

Brussels - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday downplayed differences with EU partners over the bloc's military ambitions, saying London supported their efforts to bolster defence cooperation.

Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources

Brussels - Brexit-bound Britain is blocking the launch of an EU military headquarters because it opposes any suggestion that the unit would have an active operational role, EU diplomatic sources said Friday.

EU, US to hold talks on airline laptop ban next week

Brussels - The EU and the United States will hold talks next week on a possible US airline ban on carry-on computers amid concerns it could cause massive disruption as the hectic summer travel season gets underway.

'No question' of breaking EU ties: Turkey

Brussels - It is out of the question for Turkey to break off relations with the EU and it will press ahead with its membership bid, Turkish EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik said Wednesday.

Joy in Brussels, but Macron faces tough EU challenges

Brussels - France's choice of pro-EU Emmanuel Macron over eurosceptic Marine Le Pen has sparked euphoria in Brussels, but analysts warn his ambitions for profound change in the European Union will prove challenging.

Trump to meet EU's Juncker, Tusk

Brussels - US President Donald Trump will meet the EU's top officials on May 25, raising hopes that he will mend fences with a bloc that he bitterly criticised four months earlier.
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