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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

New blow for Uber as top EU court says it’s a taxi company

Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union’s top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:28 a.m.

EU takes historical step threatening Poland with sanctions

The European Union’s executive arm triggered proceedings against Poland on Wednesday over Warsaw’s contentious overhaul of the justice system, a move that could lead to unprecedented sanctions as Brussels struggles …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

U.K. leader says there’s new optimism in Brexit talks

Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday there is a new sense of optimism about negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given fresh …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

U.K., EU claim Brexit breakthrough; eye talks on future ties

Britain and the European Union hammered out a deal early Friday that allows Brexit talks to finally move on to the all-important issues of trade and the future relationship between …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

EU blacklists 17 nations as tax avoidance havens

The European Union on Tuesday put 17 non-EU countries on a blacklist of those it deems guilty of unfairly offering tax avoidance schemes.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

Future of Irish border remains an obstacle in Brexit talks

The European Union and Britain ended a flurry of top-level diplomacy on Monday without a deal on the terms of divorce. But they said they were within striking distance of …


EU takes tough approach to Brexit as talks enter key weeks

The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator on Monday took an uncompromising approach to the Brexit talks over the next few crucial weeks, saying it’s up to Britain to offer solutions …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

EU official Tusk likens Poland policies to ‘Kremlin plan’

European Council President Donald Tusk has strongly criticized the policies of the ruling right-wing party in his native Poland, prompting an angry retort from the prime minister.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

EU: Greece bailout planners failed to anticipate recession

Auditors from the European Union’s executive Commission say massive bailout programs for Greece were not properly planned and failed to anticipate the recessionary effect of austerity measures.


Brexit talks resume amid warnings that time is running out

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator warned Britain again that time is running out to reach an agreement, as officials from the two sides met Thursday for an abbreviated round …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

Reports: U.K. police widen investigation into Harvey Weinstein

British media reported Tuesday that police have widened their investigation into sexual assault claims against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.


EU warns Serbia on war criminal teaching at military academy

The European Union on Monday warned member candidate Serbia that appointing a general who was convicted for war crimes as a lecturer at the Balkan country’s military academy goes against …


Facebook risks EU-wide privacy fights after setback at top court

Facebook could be in the firing line of data privacy regulators across the European Union if the bloc’s top court follows the opinion of an adviser who said the social …


Cyprus: Big EU members should accept more migrants

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Large European Union countries should do their fair share and accept more migrants from overburdened members that are the typical entry points into Europe, Cyprus’ interior ministry …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse

Leaders of Britain and the 27 other European Union members agreed Friday that much remains to be done in Brexit talks amid deep divisions about the terms of their breakup, …


EU leaders to May: match Brexit promises with real proposals

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to match her goodwill pledges to boost Brexit negotiations with concrete proposals if she really wants to …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Turkey’s leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged European Union leaders on Tuesday to simply say whether they want to accept Turkey as a member or not.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Amazon must pay $295 million in back taxes, EU says

Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding …


EU says time running out for Brexit deal

The European Union presidency says time is running out for Britain to seal an agreement on leaving the EU, with a fourth round of Brexit negotiations about to begin in …


European Union extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

The European Union has extended sanctions by a further six months against dozens of Russian citizens and companies deemed to have a role in threatening the stability and independence of …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

U.K. lawmakers back key Brexit bill, but fight still looms

Britain’s minister for leaving the European Union says Brexit will descend into chaos if lawmakers don’t approve a bill designed to lay the legislative groundwork for the country’s EU exit.


Former U.K. leader advises immigration curbs instead of Brexit

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is not giving up his campaign to prevent Britain from leaving the European Union, using a Sunday Times article to propose that Britain instead toughen …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Thousands rally in London to protest Britain’s exit from EU

Thousands marched Saturday to Parliament in central London to protest Britain’s plan to withdraw from the European Union.


At democracy’s birthplace, France’s Macron dreams of EU 2.0

Standing at a Greek site where democracy was conceived, French President Emmanuel Macron called on members of the European Union to reboot the 60-year-old bloc with sweeping political reforms or …


Polish minister: EU leaders erasing Poles from WWII memory

Poland’s defense minister accused European critics of trying to “erase” the tragic fate Poles suffered at German hands during World War II “from the historical memory of Europe.”


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

WTO backs Boeing vs EU in Washington state incentives case

The appellate body of the World Trade Organization has rejected claims by the European Union against tax incentives provided by Washington state to Boeing, handing a victory to the U.S. …


Brexit talks end in acrimony amid stalemate over bill

Brexit talks ended in stalemate, with both sides deadlocked over the divorce bill and tensions spilling over as the European Union’s negotiator mocked Prime Minister Theresa May.


Japan unimpressed with May’s Brexit but ‘too polite’ to say so

Theresa May got a taste of Japanese restraint and formality during a tea ceremony with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What might be lost in translation is how unimpressed a key …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

Google to comply with EU search demands to avoid more fines

Google will comply with Europe’s demands to change the way it runs its shopping search service, a rare instance of the internet giant bowing to regulatory pressure to avoid more …


Europe still ‘hasn’t done homework’ on refugees, German leader says

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she did the right thing by allowing large numbers of migrants into Germany two years ago and that Europe hasn’t done enough to develop long-term …