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EU 'gives Greece three months' to strengthen border against migrants

Belgique - EU member states on Friday gave Greece a three-month ultimatum to remedy "deficiencies" in controlling the influx of migrants or effectively face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone.

EU 'gives Greece three months' to tighten border against migrants

Belgique - EU member states on Friday gave Greece a three-month ultimatum to remedy "deficiencies" in controlling the influx of migrants or effectively face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone.

Key 'Brexit' decisions must wait until EU summit

Brussels - Talks on a deal to keep Britain in the EU will go down to the wire at a leaders summit next week after negotiators failed to reach a breakthrough on the key issues on Thursday, European sources said.

NATO sends warships on Aegean migrant mission

Brussels - NATO launched Thursday an unprecedented naval mission in the Aegean Sea to tackle people smugglers taking refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight

Brussels - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday sought more help from dozens of defence ministers from the US-led coalition against Islamic State jihadists, as Russia mounts its own air campaign in Syria.

EU pushes Greece to improve conditions for migrants

Brussels - The EU piled pressure on Greece over Europe's migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees and to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone.

Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight

Brussels - Pentagon chief Ashton Carter and dozens of defence ministers from the US-led coalition striking Islamic State jihadists meet in Brussels on Thursday to take stock of the difficult campaign.

Tusk to hold EU talks on 'very fragile' Brexit deal

Brussels - EU president Donald Tusk said Wednesday he had cleared his schedule to hold urgent meetings with leaders including Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande to push for a deal to keep Britain in the bloc at a summit next week.

NATO sends 'clear signal' to Russia with eastern presence

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said the alliance had approved plans for an increased presence in eastern member states alarmed by a more assertive Russia, sending a "clear signal" to any aggressors.

EU pushes Greece on migrant crisis

Brussels - The EU piled pressure on Greece on Wednesday over the migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone.

EU tells member states to speed up refugee relocation

Brussels - EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Wednesday he has written letters to member states with a "clear and strong message" to accelerate the relocation of refugees from overstretched Greece and Italy.

EU tells Greece to improve conditions for refugees

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday told Athens to improve conditions for refugees so that other overstretched member states can send some of them back to Greece if they first entered the bloc there.

Trixie Whitley back doing what she does best Special

The Belgian American singer/songwriter, daughter of the late Chris Whitley, is presently promoting her latest LP 'Porta Bohemica' and writing new songs for her next project. Digital Journal caught up with her.

NATO to debate Turkey call for migrant help

Brussels - NATO will take any request to help with the refugee crisis "very seriously", chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday after Germany and Turkey sought the alliance's assistance in combating human smugglers.

EU reluctance sinking refugee relocation plan

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's flagship plan to stem Europe's migration crisis by redistributing refugees around the bloc risks crumbling as EU states balk at sharing the burden, diplomats, officials and experts have told AFP.

N. Korea rocket launch 'direct violation' of five UN resolutions: NATO chief

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket as a blatant breach of five UN resolutions and demanded Pyongyang comply with international law.

N. Korea rocket launch an 'outright and grave violation': EU

Brussels - The European Union on Sunday lashed North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket as "yet another outright and grave violation" of its obligations and urged Pyongyang to engage in dialogue with the international community.

EU warns migrant crisis could disrupt growth

Brussels - The EU warned on Thursday that any suspension of the bloc's Schengen passport-free zone due to Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II could disrupt the eurozone's sluggish recovery.

At least 2,297 journalists killed since 1990: IFJ

Brussels - At least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed in the last 25 years, with Iraq ranking as the most deadly country, the International Federation of Journalists said Wednesday.

Green light for paternity suit against Belgian ex-king

Brussels - Belgium's constitutional court gave the green light Wednesday to legal action by a sculptor to prove her claim she is the natural daughter of former King Albert II.
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