European Union

Obama urges Britain to stay in EU in BBC interview

U.S. President Barack Obama told the BBC in an interview excerpt that aired on July 23 that Britain must remain in the European Union to maintain its global influence.

Britain's EU membership "gives us much greater confidence about the strength of the transatlantic union," Obama said, adding the EU had "made the world safer and more prosperous." 

Serbia completes screening

BRUSSELS - Serbia on Tuesday finished the screening of the last of the 35 chapters in its EU accession talks, completing a significant section of its European path, Serbia's chief EU negotiator Tanja Miscevic told reporters.

Much work lies ahead for us now to prepare the opening of the first chapters, Miscevic said after the screening for Chapter 33 (budget and finances) ended.