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Thousands of anti-corruption protesters are demonstrating in cities around Romania for a fifth day after a court sentenced the country's most powerful politician for official misconduct. Demonstrators waved Romanian and European Union flags Sunday outside the government offices and yelled "Down with the Social Democratic Party." Party leader Liviu Dragnea was... [Read More]
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Half of European Union's leaders will meet in Brussels to seek a common solution to the bloc's politically toxic migration issue, a long-unresolved conundrum now threatening to topple the EU's most powerful leader, Germany's Angela Merkel. [Read More]
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The leaders of France and Germany said Sunday they were prepared to side-step anti-migrant EU members and do deals with individual countries on how to respond to a migrant influx that has caused deep splits in the bloc. The talks among 16 of the European Union's 28 leaders began after Italy's new populist government turned away another ship packed with migrants. The meeting, which began amid a flurry of mutual fingerpointing by France and Italy, is seen as crucial for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who faces her own political crisis at home. "The European Council will... [Read More]
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would seek direct deals with separate European Union states on migration, conceding that the bloc has failed to find a joint solution to an issue threatening her government. [Read More]
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Several European Union leaders on Sunday backed plans to screen migrants in North Africa and the Balkans to see whether they are eligible for asylum, as tensions over how best to handle the arrivals of thousands of people threatens to undermine the bloc's unity. [Read More]
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The method that we are going to adopt this afternoon, that France has been pushing for the past few weeks, consists of working together with transit countries outside of the European Union. We have started doing this, and we have had some results. Whether that''s Libya, other African countries, the Balkans or Asia.... [Read More]
The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is urging his European Union partners to help Spain deal with the arrival of thousands of migrants from Africa across the Mediterranean Sea. Sanchez said Sunday that he will request "the support of our comrades, of our... [Read More]
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Agweek Commodity prices have plummeted with the U.S.'s ongoing trade disputes with China, the European Union, Mexico and Canada. Monday's declines were brought on by President Donald Trump's announcement of another... [Read More]
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The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migration ahead of a …... [Read More]
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Italy criticized Malta on Sunday over its refusal to take in the Dutch-flagged MV Lifeline ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels over the dispute on migration. [Read More]
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A year of "vintage" economic growth could be undone by rising protectionism, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said Sunday, as fears of an all-out global trade war ramp up. The BIS, often described as the central bank of central banks, credited "a decade of extraordinary monetary policy," for leading the world out of the 2008 financial crisis. That culminated in 2017 with "a vintage year for growth with low inflation," the BIS said in its Annual Economic Report, which also warned of possible trouble ahead. "An escalation of protectionist measures... could trigger a... [Read More]
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Getty Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has slammed businesses for issuing warnings about Brexit uncertainty. Hunt told the BBC that the warnings are undermining the UK's negotiating position with the EU. He said businesses should back Theresa May during this 'critical' time. Lots of businesses are worried about the disastrous economic impact of a no-deal Brexit. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was "completely inappropriate" for big businesses to issue warnings about the uncertainties around Brexit. Speaking to the BBC, Hunt suggested that Airbus and BMW, which this week slammed the lack of... [Read More]
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Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major …... [Read More]
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Tens of thousands of Britons opposed to the country's withdrawal from the European Union marched through the streets of London on Saturday to demand a vote on the final Brexit deal. The protesters waved the blue and gold flag of the European Union under sunny skies to mark the second anniversary of the referendum that was decided in favor of Brexit. Britain is set leave the European Union in March 2019. But the government plans to give Parliament a vote on the final deal - if one is reached with the European Union - later this year. [Read More]
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More than half of the European Union's leaders meet in Brussels Sunday to grapple with a resurgent political crisis over migration that threatens to tear the bloc apart. The 16 heads of government and state are responding to alarm about growing rifts not only among the EU's 28 members but also within the German government itself, the bloc's most powerful. As tensions rise between Rome and Paris as well as Rome and Berlin, the top-level talks are designed to help clear the heavy air for a previously scheduled full summit of all EU leaders on Thursday and... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump is threatening to slap a 20 percent tariff on cars from the European Union. In a tweet Friday, Trump complains about EU trade... [Read More]
The European Union is attempting to stand up to the might of Google, Facebook and Twitter with a new copyright law, but it could just kill off memes... [Read More]
The European Union says it will continue a tit-for-tat escalation in its trade dispute with the U.S. while countering President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. is being treated unfairly by the 28-nation bloc. [Read More]
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Pro-European Union organisers claim 100,000 people marched in London demanding Britain hold another vote on the decision to leave. [Read More]
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European Union leaders gather in Brussels on Sunday in an attempt to bridge their deep divisions over migration, an issue that has been splitting them for years and now poses a fresh threat to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. [Read More]
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