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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 …


Britain looking to push Brexit talks with E.U. onto trade

The European Union and Britain started a third round of Brexit negotiations on Monday with EU negotiator Michel Barnier testily berating the British government for what he perceives as a …


EU probes Bayer’s planned buyout of Monsanto

The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer’s planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Britain seeks smooth rules to resolve legal disputes after Brexit

Britain says rules governing judicial cooperation with the European Union should stay much as they are now after Brexit to prevent international business disputes and divorce battles from becoming longer …


UK is said to set out more detailed Brexit vision next week

The U.K. is preparing to give further details of its approach to Brexit next week when it lays out positions in at least three different areas that it wants to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Pence says future of Balkans is ‘in the West’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of Europe’s Balkan nations is in the West, reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the region as Russia works to assert its …


E.U. still open to sanctioning Poland over judicial overhaul

The European Union’s executive arm remains open to triggering sanctions against Poland for limiting judicial independence despite the Polish president’s decision to veto parts of a controversial legal overhaul, a …


In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

Google’s parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it’s taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off …