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Juncker: EU must resist US bullying on NATO spending

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on Europe to resist giving in to U.S. pressure to raise defense spending.

© Politico | 17.02.2017

CETA: MEPs back EU-Canada trade agreement

The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday. The landmark trade deal could apply provisionally from as early as April 2017.

© European Parliament News | 15.02.2017

US urges Europe to spend more on Nato

The US has threatened to reduce its commitment to Nato if Europeans did not spend more on their militaries. It also criticised Russia, amid confusion on Trump's foreign policy.

© EUobserver | 16.02.2017

Federica Mogherini: Europe will have ‘new relationship’ with US

Political conflict in the U.S. is a threat to stability worldwide, Europe’s foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini warned on the back of her first meeting with Donald Trump’s administration.

© Politico | 15.02.2017

EU gets wake-up call as Gazprom eyes rival TAP pipeline

Gazprom’s bid to tap into a pipeline meant to wean Europe off Russian gas threatens to undermine a pillar of European energy policy and slow plans to develop rival deposits in the eastern Mediterranean.

© EurActiv | 15.02.2017

Nervous NATO allies seek reassurance from Trump’s defence chief

European allies will tell the United States’ new defence secretary on Wednesday (15 February) that NATO is not the weak alliance US President Donald Trump has accused it of being, at one of the most anticipated NATO meetings in years.

© EurActiv | 15.02.2017

EU ready to challenge US border tax

The European Commission says it is prepared to take legal action against US plans to impose a border tax.

© EUobserver | 14.02.2017

World on brink of 'post-Western age'

The world is “on the brink” of a “post-Western age”, German think tank Munich Security Conference (MSC) warned.

© EUobserver | 14.02.2017

US letter to Serbia makes no mention of EU bid

The United States’ annual message to Serbia to mark its national day made no mention of the country’s bid to join the European Union, which Washington has previously supported.

© EurActiv | 14.02.2017 

Serbians seek justice for Kosovo’s forgotten victims

Calling their dead “second-class victims”, Serbian families of civilians killed by Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian rebels in the late 1990s hope a new court at The Hague will finally bring them justice.

(c) EurActiv | 13.02.2017