Ukrainian president doesn't sign EU accord under pressure from Russia

Ukrainian president doesn't sign EU accord under pressure from Russia

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Georgia and Moldova signed accords with the European Union Friday, but Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych would not agree to a similar deal, EU leaders said.

EU presses Israel on Mideast peace

BRUSSELS, March 7 (UPI) -- Israel is a partner to the European Union, though it must remain committed to honoring Palestinian aspirations, European Commission President Jose Barroso said.

Myanmar needs help with reform, EU says

BRUSSELS, March 5 (UPI) -- The European Union is encouraged by reforms by Myanmar's government but European Commission President Jose Barroso said more work is needed.

EU says reforms needed in Ukraine

BRUSSELS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A meeting Monday between the Ukrainian and European officials was conducted in a positive light but reforms are needed, the European Commission president said.

Air pollution concerns European leaders

BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The European Union needs better air pollution rules after new research finds more consequences for human health, said Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik.

Soccer player barred for attack on writer

MONTPELLIER, France, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Montpellier defender Cyril Jeunechamp has been suspended for one year following his attack on a journalist, French soccer league officials said Friday.

Chinese, EU energy sectors interconnected

BRUSSELS, May 4 (UPI) -- Energy choices that European and Chinese leaders make will have global effects because of the size of their economies, an official said from Brussels.

EU waits for Italy's austerity plan

ROME, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The European Commission said it was waiting to hear from Rome how Italy will manage its financial troubles.
EU calls for energy reforms at G20

EU calls for energy reforms at G20

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Reforms are needed in markets driving the energy sector in order to usher in a greener economy, an EU leader said at the G20 summit in South Korea.
Barroso re-elected as EP president

Barroso re-elected as EP president

BRUSSELS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The European Parliament, by an overwhelming margin, elected Jose Barroso to a second five-year term as European Commission president.
Commission president pushes for jobs

Commission president pushes for jobs

BRUSSELS, March 19 (UPI) -- European Commission President Jose Barroso said eurozone member states should focus their financial resources on social problems as well as banks.

Britain and the euro

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Renewed speculation about Britain joining the euro should be discounted; wily Labor politicians have set a trap for the Conservative opposition.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

IEA lauds European Energy Policy

PARIS, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- For the first time, the Paris-based International Energy Agency endorsed the European Energy Policy.

The Irish 'No' won't last

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- European leaders are plotting how to get around the rejection of the new European treaty in the Irish referendum. They have done it before and will do it again, but will weaken the EU's already fragile democratic legitimacy in the process.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

EU to open seed vault in Norway

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- European officials plan to head to Norway for the official opening of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, designed as a safety net for the world's crop diversity.

The U.K. non-referendum

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The refusal to hold a referendum on the new EU Treaty is hurting the British government, as its voters tell pollsters they prefer Americans anyway.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Bush says Rice won't be rude with Iran

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush says Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be polite but firm if she sees Iranian officials at a Mideast conference this week.

Global air pollution a concern

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush agreed Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Jose Barroso that work needs to be done to rein in

Bush, Merkel, Barroso sign agreement

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The leaders of the United States, Germany and European Council Monday signed a trans-Atlantic economic integration plan.

No climate deal expected at summit

BRUSSELS, April 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. ambassador says the upcoming meeting between the European Union and United States is unlikely to result in any climate change agreements.

EU hails Macedonia effort to join EU

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 21 (UPI) -- The president of the European Union's Commission Tuesday told Macedonia he strongly supported a proposal to set up a Western Balkan free trade zone.

France extracts concessions from EU

BRUSSELS, March 23 (UPI) -- The European Union has significantly weakened a bid to facilitate the free flow of workers across the continent as a concession to France.