Protesters take part in an anti-government protest on June 19, 2013 in the center of Sofia. Bulgaria saw its sixth straight day of street protests Wednesday despite an apology by its embattled new prime minister for a security chief blunder that sparked public outrage and plunged the EU's poorest country into fresh political turmoil.
I see little sign of big thinking in Europe ... If they had, they would have done the same thing that this great nation has done, from Day One until now, and solidly supported Turkey's membership to the EU.
The EU-US trade question, and particularly over culture, was an opportunity to show it still had a grip.
Our citizens should not be demoralized by statements from the EU ... We are stuck to the European Union process, and we will take it to the end. If, at the end of the process, they don't want us, then it's up to them.More quotes »
The ins and outs of G-8 summit promises
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European car sales hit 20-year low for May
to deepen.The European automaker's association said Tuesday that passenger car sale demand dropped by 5.9 percent in the European Union to 1.042 million units. That was lowest level since May 1993 when sales dropped below 1 million.For the first five months Read more »
EU official: Trade deal with US a 'game-changer'
-- The top official with the European Union's executive arm says a free trade deal with the United States would be a "game-changer" for the global economy.European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso made the statement Monday ahead of a formal launch Read more »
Officials: Obama aides split on arming rebels
French governments are at least as divided as the Americans on what is the best course of action and have told their fellow European Union members they won't send any arms to Syria before August. And British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised British Read more »
Israeli PM warns of another Holocaust from Iran
bilateral issues such as Poland's possible purchase of Israeli armaments. Israel has been urging Poland, as a member of the European Union, to declare the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah a terrorist organization.Speaking alongside Polish Prime Minister Read more »
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Turkish ambassador uses visit to Denver to support his government
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France's love affair with Europe fading amid claims EU neglected core concerns
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