AJ Impact

European Central Bank announces $820bn emergency bond purchases

ECB President Christine Lagarde said the bank would use the 'full potential' of its tools to safeguard the euro.

European Central Bank announces $820bn emergency bond purchases

AJ Impact

No bet: European countries halt trading on failing shares

The curbs are in contrast to the US and UK, where stock markets have stayed open without restrictions.

No bet: European countries halt trading on failing shares

Europe

Amid erratic response, EU eases fiscal policies to curb COVID-19

European Commission announces measures to support members states in the fight against the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

Amid erratic response, EU eases fiscal policies to curb COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic

Spain: Catalonia puts four towns under coronavirus quarantine

While residents can leave their homes, they are not allowed to 'leave their urban core'.

Spain: Catalonia puts four towns under coronavirus quarantine

Coronavirus pandemic

After one infected 16 at Berlin nightclub, coronavirus fears grow

Panic spreads across Germany, with officials calling on people to avoid concerts, nightclubs and football games.

After one infected 16 at Berlin nightclub, coronavirus fears grow

Turkey

Turkey hopes for new refugee deal with EU before March 26

Foreign Minister Cavusoglu says Ankara ready to work constructively to reach agreement with bloc before next EU summit.

Turkey hopes for new refugee deal with EU before March 26

Inside Story

Should countries follow Italy's coronavirus quarantine?

Movement across Italy will be restricted in a dramatic new crackdown aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus.

Turkey-Syria border

Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria

Turkish president in Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders after tensions at Greek border over fate of refugees.

Europe

Turkey's Erdogan heading to Brussels to discuss refugee crisis

Talks come amid tensions on the Turkish-Greek border after Ankara's move to not prevent people from trying to reach EU.

Turkey's Erdogan heading to Brussels to discuss refugee crisis

Coronavirus pandemic

Leap in coronavirus cases tests limits of Italy's health system

Nearly 6,000 test positive for novel coronavirus as the southern European nation struggles to contain outbreak.

Leap in coronavirus cases tests limits of Italy's health system

Greece

EU-Turkey tensions rise as refugees gather at Greece border

Bloc stands by Greece and accuses Ankara of using migratory pressure for 'political purposes', a charge Erdogan denies.

Greece

EU throws support behind Greece in refugee conflict with Turkey

Officials pledge financial help and issue warning to Turkey, as Ankara says bloc ignored calls to share refugee burden.

EU throws support behind Greece in refugee conflict with Turkey

Turkey

Turkey, EU and the imperilled refugee deal

Ankara accuses Brussels of not living up to promises it made in a 2016 deal that almost halted refugee flow to EU.

Turkey, EU and the imperilled refugee deal

AJ Impact

Climate crisis puts critical transport infrastructure at risk

UNECE study highlights which European road, rail and river networks face major threats.

Climate crisis puts critical transport infrastructure at risk

Europe

UK and EU agree negotiation starting points

Attempting to get a trade deal signed within a year, rival sides have agreed to their 'red lines' ahead of talks.

UK and EU draw their lines in the sand