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May hails 'very positive' Brexit talks with Tusk.

BRUSSELS, Nov 25 — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit talks with EU President Donald Tusk yesterday had been very positive', but admitted there was still work to do to reach a deal. There are still issues across the various...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Public administration reform, fighting corruption key to people's confidence in gov't – EaP Summit Declaration.

Eastern Partnership Summit participants have stated in the Declaration signed off on Friday, November 24, that people’s confidence in their governments could be restored through public administration reform and by tackling corruption, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reported.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko in Brussels: Ukraine seeking 'Four Unions' with EU.

Ukraine is looking forward to becoming part of the Energy Union; Digital Single Market; Customs Union, and Schengen area, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said, speaking at the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels on November 24.

- UNIAN - UA

Davis Cup final opening day: France and Belgium level.

David Goffin and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are each on top of their games. Both were up to the task in Friday's opening singles matches of the Davis Cup final, delivering lopsided wins to leave France and Belgium tied at 1-1.

- The Daily Star - LB

Hello? Anybody Home?: Germany's Voice Suddenly Missing in Brussels.

After the German election, French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for far-reaching EU reforms. But with coalition talks having collapsed in Germany, Berlin suddenly has no voice. Some in Brussels are yearning for a return of the SPD.

- Spiegel Online - DE

Borissov: My sentiment is there will be a hard Brexit.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told reporters on Friday his personal feeling was that things were moving in the direction of a hard Brexit. He spoke at the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels, barely a month before his country is due to take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU.

- EurActive - UK

The Brief: The Eastern Partnership homecoming.

Today's Eastern Partnership summit is the first to be held in Brussels.  EaP was born under the 2009 Czech Presidency, as a response to the Union of the Mediterranean launched moths before under the French Presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy. Since then, all summits have taken place in Eastern European capitals: Prague, Warsaw, ...

- EurActive - UK

Belgium's Davis Cup hopes boosted as Goffin shines.

LILLE, France - Belgium's chances of claiming a maiden Davis Cup title against hosts France remained intact after Friday's opening singles, in which David Goffin made a huge impression, were tied 1-1.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Brexit: Can Theresa May exploit Germany's woes in Brussels?.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May hopes her Brexit talks with European Council President Donald Tusk will yield something to write home about. But what impact could Germany's political vacuum have on any progress?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Germany's upper chamber backs tighter water quality measure.

German farms will have to keep book on fertilizers and waste dung under tougher rules adopted by Germany's second parliamentary chamber. Brussels has long demanded remedies because of rising nitrate levels in waterways.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Poroshenko hopes Sweden will support economic sanctions against Russia during next revision in Dec.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have discussed the continuation of economic sanctions against Russia and the future of the Nord Stream 2 project. According to the press service of the Ukrainian president, during a meeting in Brussels Poroshenko briefed the Swedish premier on the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive

BRUSSELS - EU leaders offered Ukraine closer ties on Friday at a summit meant to cement Kiev’s ties with the West, but they declined to promise that the country could one day join the bloc. The post Reuters: Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Tymoshenko Says Ukraine's Leaders Not Living Up To 'European Values'

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said that European partners are disappointed with the pace of reforms in Ukraine, and the current leaders in Kyiv are "part of the corruption" in the country. In an interview in Brussels with RFE/RL on the sidelines of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels on November ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Eastern Partnership summit declaration agreed – source

Participants in the Eastern Partnership summit have agreed on a final version of their declaration, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels was told in diplomatic circles.

- UNIAN - UA

Final Declaration of Fifth EaP Summit released

The participants in the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit that started its work in Brussels on November 24, have signed the event’s final declaration, urging for the settlement of the ongoing conflicts, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

Merkel: Germany remains 'active' in EU

German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Germany "will fully meet European commitments" and remain "active" despite the domestic deadlock in talks to form a new government. She said after a summit in Brussels that her caretaker government would ensure it "can act for the necessary decisions" and that it was "very ...

- EU Observer - EU

Bulgarian PM: Dialogue is the Only Solution For Stability in the Former Soviet Space

''Dialogue is the only solution for stability in the former Soviet Union, where over the years there has been a lot of tension''. This was made clear by the words of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who participates in the Eastern Partnership meeting in Brussels. It is part of the European Neighborhood Policy and affects ...

- Novinite - BG

President Aliyev completes Brussels visit

President Aliyev completes Brussels visit...

- MENAFN - JO

Azerbaijanis stage protest rally in Brussels

Azerbaijanis stage protest rally in Brussels ...

- MENAFN - JO

Joint declaration adopted at EaP summit in Brussels

Joint declaration has been adopted at the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels on November 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

President Ilham Aliyev attending Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels

- Today.Az - AZ

May urges EU to 'step forward' with UK for Brexit deal

BRUSSELS, Nov 24 — Prime Minister Theresa May urged the EU to step forward together' with Britain today as the bloc's leaders hoped she would finally offer a compromise to reach a Brexit divorce deal in December. The embattled British...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Belgium: Taking the biscuit

Nicholas Jones gets an exclusive taste of Belgian hospitality, from ancient beers to modern bathrooms. I had certain expectations when I saw the first item on the itinerary in Brussels: a beer-tasting session with a group of Australian...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UNIAN: Source says Eastern Partnership summit declaration agreed

Participants in the Eastern Partnership summit have agreed on a final version of their declaration, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels was told in diplomatic circles. The post UNIAN: Source says Eastern Partnership summit declaration agreed appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU pushes reforms as Ukraine seeks membership promise

BRUSSELS, Nov 24 — EU leaders pressed Ukraine today to speed up reforms that Europe and the United States hope will bring Kiev closer to the West and allow more aid into the shattered country. As fighting escalated in Ukraine's industrial...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Macedonia Parks Language Law to Focus on EU Priorities

Macedonia is postponing adoption of the new language law that aims to extend the use of Albanian, after Brussels advised it to concentrate on speedier adoption of EU-backed reforms.

- Balkan Insight - UK

EU Agrees Aid to Help Moldova Reforms

Ahead of a summit of the EU's 'Eastern Partnership' in Brussels, Moldova has obtained aid worth 100 million euros to modernize its economy and plug budget holes.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Denmark, France and Belgium have highest income taxes

In 2016, the highest income taxes were recorded in Denmark , France and Belgium , according to a new OECD report. Among EU states, Ireland claimed the lowest income taxes , Latvia and Slovakia . Greece ranked first in tax hikes, rising income taxes 2.2% in just one year . Taxes on companies remained flat at around 8.9% of ...

- EU Observer - EU

Irish crisis may complicate Brexit summit

Snap elections are on the horizon in Ireland over the future of Irish PM's right-hand woman, three weeks before Irish PM is due in Brussels for a crucial Brexit vote.

- EU Observer - EU

Davis Cup final: France's strength in depth gives them the edge against David Goffin's Belgium

Belgium, seeking their first Davis Cup title, will be led by world number seven David Goffin but nine-time champions France seem better armed. The post Davis Cup final: France's strength in depth gives them the edge against David Goffin's Belgium appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

UK airlines risk losing flying rights, says leaked Brexit paper

Brussels sees little room for 'bespoke' aviation deal if Britain exits single market

- Financial Times - US

UK airlines risk losing flying rights after Brexit

Brussels sees little room for 'bespoke' aviation deal if Britain exits single market

- Financial Times - US

Leaders gather for low-key EU Eastern Partnership summit

Leaders from the EU and six former Soviet states meet in Brussels today for the latest summit aimed at deepening ties, but thorny subjects like Russian influence and the war in Ukraine are off the agenda.

- EurActive - UK

Azerbaijan urged to lift journalist's travel ban

Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova can't leave her country to pick up the Right Livelihood Award she won in Stockholm. As Azerbaijan's president visits Brussels, calls to lift the ban are growing.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Newton the Brussels Griffon named top dog at the National Dog Show in Philly

Newton the Brussels Griffon has earned the Best in Show title at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia.

- UPI - US

Waffle factory fire called 'most Belgian thing ever'

A fire at a waffle factory sent a huge cloud of smoke over Brussels on Thursday, disrupting trains to London and Paris and sparking warnings ...

- The Japan Times - JP

PM Boyko Borisov will Participate in the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit

Fifth Eastern Partnership summit will be held today in Brussels. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is also expected to take part in it, reports sega.  EU leaders will discuss with colleagues from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine how to strengthen cooperation in four priority areas. Heads of State and ...

- Novinite - BG

Big Fire Broke out in a Wafers Factory in Brussels

A fire broke the cooling system of a large wafer manufacturing plant in the Forêt area in western Brussels, and authorities evacuated staff from neighboring industrial buildings and students from a school, 200 meters from the plant, TASS reported. There are no injured people in the accident. The fire in a Milcamps factory ...

- Novinite - BG

President Aliyev meets with Ukrainian counterpart

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Brussels.

- AzerNews - AZ

Theresa May gears up for fresh Brexit talks with Donald Tusk

The Prime Minister will hold fresh talks today with European Council president Donald Tusk during a summit in Brussels, as Theresa May seeks to push on with progress in negotiations. Last week, Tusk said the UK needed to show more progress on the divorce bill if trader talks were to get underway this year.  At a press ...

- City AM - UK

Uber, the sharing economy and social dialogue

Watch Uber Head of Work-Policy and Research Amit Singh and UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings discuss their views on the sharing economy and future of work. The two were at the ILO this week for a high-level seminar hosted by Permanent Mission of Belgium in Geneva.

- ILO - INT

Waffle smoke wafts across Belgium's capital after factory fire

Residents of Brussels have been holding their noses after a dense cloud of smoke darkened the sky over the city. The fire at a waffle factory led to delays on routes into the Belgian capital, and prompted amused tweets.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

EU offers Eastern Partnership members money, motivation

The EU has invited representatives from six post-Soviet states to take part in its fifth annual Eastern Partnership summit. On the agenda: reforms and closer economic ties. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Theresa May 'to offer Brussels up to £40bn' for Brexit divorce deal

UK prime minister Theresa May may be set to offer £40bn in a Brexit divorce deal when she meets the head of the European Council, Donald Tusk on Friday .

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

The National Dog Show winner looks like an adorable little Chewbacca

Among the many winners on Thanksgiving Day: Newton, the Brussels Griffon. The furry little guy was crowned "Best in Show" at the National Dog Show, winning the Toy Group before besting six other group champions: a Portuguese water dog, a whippet, an English springer spaniel, an American...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Poroshenko thanks Tusk for firm support of Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday, November 23, held a meeting with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk in Brussels, ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit to be held November 24.

- UNIAN - UA

Factbox: What progress? EU's price for Brexit breakthrough | Reuters

BRUSSELS - Prime Minister Theresa May will hold talks in Brussels on Friday as Britain and the EU try to orchestrate a deal on divorce terms in the next three weeks that can unlock negotiations on post-Brexit trade. Anti-Brexit protesters wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, November ...

- Firstpost - IN

Factbox: What progress? EU's price for Brexit breakthrough

BRUSSELS - Prime Minister Theresa May will hold talks in Brussels on Friday as Britain and the EU try to orchestrate a deal on divorce terms in the next three weeks that can unlock negotiations on post-Brexit trade. These are key points EU officials and diplomats say she must be ready to concede by the time she returns for ...

- Sify - IN

Why Cesc Fabregas is once again pulling strings for Chelsea

"When he has the ball, in one second he is the most special player in the world,” is how Pep Guardiola described one of his proteges earlier this season. The Manchester City manager was not talking about the genius of Kevin De Bruyne but instead a midfielder at a rival club who has averaged more passes, more chances ...

- City AM - UK

Outrage after British cities blocked from European 'capital of culture' contest

Brussels has blocked British cities from competing to be the European capital of culture - leaving councils preparing bids potentially millions of pounds out of pocket.The move has sparked fury in the UK where five councils have...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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