Iran visit "better than expected," Javier Solana says

Luxembourg - Weekend talks with the Iranian regime over the country's controversial nuclear programme went "better than expected," international negotiator Javier Solana said Monday.

No quick fixes in treaty crisis, EU ministers say

Luxembourg - There is no easy way to solve the crisis thrown up by Ireland's rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, but a solution will be found, European Union foreign ministers insisted Monday.

EU reaches long-awaited agreement on work time and contract work

Luxemburg  - EU employment ministers working overnight Monday reached a long-debated agreement on rules concerning working time and temporary workers, said council chairwoman Marjeta Cotman, the Slovenian minister for labour and familiy and social affairs.

The agreement came after the 27 voting members established a qualifying majority for approval of the new measures that will impact millions of European workers and employers.

The average maximum number of hours worked per week after the compromise settlement under the direction of the Slovenian council president is about 48 hours with some exceptions in individual industries where up to 60 or 65 hours is possible.

Italy says EU should revise its biofuels targets

Bio Fuel LogoLuxembourg  - Italy on Friday called on the European Commission to revise its biofue

EU ministers hold tough talks on energy rules

Energy MarketLuxembourg - European Union government ministers were Friday engaged in tough talks a

EU targets alimony dodgers, shelves plans on divorce shopping

European UnionLuxembourg  - European Union Justice ministers moved Friday to make it easi