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Brexit fog worse than no-deal risk - Belgian port chief

09 Apr 2019

ZEEBRUGGE, Belgium Uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union is worse than the prospect of a "no deal" Brexit just days away, according to the head of the port of Zeebrugge.

'No-deal' Brexit puts rare giraffes at risk too

29 Mar 2019

ANTWERP, Belgium Amid all the hand-wringing from businessmen and politicians about potential risks from a 'no-deal' Brexit, zookeepers are worried too - especially for a group of rare forest giraffes.

EU lawmakers back ban on single-use plastics, set standard for world

28 Mar 2019

STRASBOURG Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by EU lawmakers on Wednesday as the bloc pushes manufacturers to step up their recycling efforts. | Video

EU Commission strikes back at Hungarian migration campaign 'fiction'

28 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS The European Commission sought on Thursday to address suggestions in a Hungarian government information campaign that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and billionaire investor George Soros seek to flood the country with migrants.

EU Commission strikes back at Hungarian migration campaign "fiction"

28 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS, Feb 28 The European Commission sought on Thursday to address suggestions in a Hungarian government information campaign that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and billionaire investor George Soros seek to flood the country with migrants.

Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

23 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a global movement of children against global warming. | Video

Cocoa Chanel? Chocolate couture graces Belgian catwalk

22 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS Catwalk models might not allow themselves to eat much of it, but they were wearing plenty when 13 outfits made of chocolate went on display in Belgium.

Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

21 Feb 2019

* Greta Thunberg has inspired global climate student protests

EU illegal migrant arrivals fall but stronger borders needed - Frontex head

20 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS The number of illegal migrants entering the European Union fell sharply for the third year in a row in 2018 but arrivals remain high and stronger border controls are needed, the head of the EU's border control agency Frontex said Wednesday.

EU asylum applications fall to below half crisis peak

13 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS The number of people seeking asylum in the European Union fell for a third straight year in 2018 to less than half the peak during the 2015-2016 migration crisis, data released on Wednesday showed.

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