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EU extraditions to Britain should continue until Brexit: court

Luxembourg - EU countries should continue extraditions to Britain until it leaves the bloc next year, despite claims that Brexit could cause uncertainty for suspects, the legal advisor to the union's top court said Tuesday.

EU court extends GMO rules to new techniques

Luxembourg - Plants and animals created by new techniques of genetic modification should be treated as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and follow European rules aimed at preventing damage to the environment and health, the EU's top court said on Wednesday.

EU member states can refuse arrest warrants: ECJ

Luxembourg - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Wednesday authorised EU members to refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland if they doubt defendants will get a fair trial there.

EU judges offer no 'break' in Kit Kat trademark war

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court on Wednesday ordered the EU's intellectual property office to "reconsider" Kit Kat's bloc-wide trademark, prolonging Nestle's decade-long battle to claim exclusive rights over the chocolate bar's distinctive shape.

Liquid crystals: New smart material in use

Liquid crystal shells have a number of interesting applications and they are being heralded as a new smart material. Applications being discussed include autonomous driving to anti-counterfeiting technology.

Poland sees end to EU differences

Luxembourg - Poland told its EU partners Tuesday that differences over reforms of the judiciary, which Brussels says undermine the rule of law and may merit punishment, were coming to an end.

EU to open Macedonia, Albania accession talks June 2019

Luxembourg - The European Union agreed Tuesday to open negotiations to join the bloc with Albania and the ex-Yugoslav republic of Macedonia starting in June next year, provided certain conditions are met.

Nine EU countries sign up for European military intervention plan

Luxembourg - Nine EU countries on Monday signed up to a French plan for a European defence intervention group, including Britain which backs the measure as a way to maintain strong security ties with the bloc after Brexit.

EU says Turkey election campaign conditions 'not equal'

Luxembourg - The European Union on Monday took aim at the Turkish election that swept President Recep Tayyip Erdogan back to power, refusing to congratulate him and saying campaign conditions had not been "not equal".

EU sanctions Venezuelan VP, 10 others over election abuses

Luxembourg - The EU on Monday hit the Venezuelan vice-president and 10 other officials with sanctions over rights abuses and irregularities in the re-election of President Nicolas Maduro, which the bloc condemned as "neither free nor fair".

Greece crisis declared 'over' as eurozone agrees debt relief

Luxembourg - Eurozone ministers declared the end of the Greek debt crisis early Friday agreeing debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece, part of a broad bailout exit deal that will close eight years of financial rescues for cash-strapped Athens.

Greece creditors agree debt relief in bailout exit deal

Luxembourg - Eurozone ministers agreed debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece early Friday, part of a broad exit deal that will close eight years of austerity and bailouts for Athens.

Eurozone ministers seek end to Greece bailout odyssey

Luxembourg - Eurozone ministers will on Thursday try to resolve their differences over the terms of Greece's departure from its massive bailout programme with splits over the degree of debt relief needed by cash-strapped Athens.

France's Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament: court

Luxembourg - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top EU court ruled on Tuesday.

Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residence rights

Luxembourg - Same-sex partners of EU citizens have the right to live in any member state whatever their nationality, even in countries that do not recognise gay marriage, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday.

EU struggles to break asylum reform deadlock by June deadline

Luxembourg - EU countries struggled Tuesday to break a two-year deadlock over reforming the bloc's asylum rules by this month's deadline, with Bulgaria admitting its effort at compromise was no "easy task.

EU to debate compromise plan to break asylum impasse

Luxembourg - EU interior ministers meet Tuesday to try to break a two-year deadlock over reforming asylum rules with a deadline looming and pressure from Italy's new populist leaders.

Muslim animal slaughter must occur in approved abattoirs: EU court

Luxembourg - The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that animal slaughter without stunning can only occur in approved abattoirs, saying a ban on temporary slaughter houses does not violate Muslim religious freedom.

EU court upholds curbs on bee-killing pesticide

Luxembourg - A top European Union court on Thursday upheld the ban on three insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, dismissing cases brought by chemicals giants Bayer and Syngenta.

'Shooting gallery' helps addicts in Europe's richest country

Luxembourg - Far from the glitzy bank buildings and boutiques in Luxembourg city sits a run-down prefab building behind the railway station that shows another side to Europe's richest country.
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