MADRID (AP) — European countries urged restraint in Venezuela on Tuesday and called for new elections as a way to settle the political crisis in the South American country, but there wasn't a...
ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi went to the hospital Tuesday suffering from renal colic on the day he planned to present his candidates for European Parliament...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Parliament chief has offered his support to a former top Romanian prosecutor who has been banned from leaving the country or talking to journalists as part...
EU parliament leader under fire for praising Mussolini
MILAN (AP) — European Parliament President Antonio Tajani apologized Thursday for remarks interpreted as praise for Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and insisted he is "a committed...
The Latest: May vows to deliver Brexit on time
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that she will deliver Britain's departure from the EU on time following another session of talks with EU leaders.
Despite fundamental differences over whether the draft withdrawal agreement May negotiated with the EU should be changed to address strong objections by British lawmakers, May pledged to achieve an orderly withdrawal by the March 29 deadline.
Romania agrees to support EU migration reforms
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government has agreed to back EU reforms to overhaul the bloc's migration system, a top European Union official said Wednesday.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said that Romanian Premier Viorica Dancila had promised to support seven proposals on migration that would reform the Dublin Regulation, the EU's current asylum system.
Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins EU rights award
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia accused of plotting acts of terrorism, calling him a symbol of all political prisoners being held there.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming.
The evening meeting with leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert was long expected to be private. But many in the European Parliament had been calling for an on-air grilling for Zuckerberg to explain his company's role in a scandal about the misuse of customer data.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak with leaders of the European parliament next week about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company — but might avoid a public testimony like the one he endured in the U.S.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send a subordinate in his place.
In a letter to Zuckerberg on Wednesday, the EU assembly's president, Antonio Tajani, said political group leaders "stressed the absolute need of your personal presence."
Berlusconi pick for premier, Tajani, campaigns in Brussels
ROME (AP) — The man tapped by Silvio Berlusconi as his likely choice for Italy's next premier met Wednesday with laid off Italian union workers and vowed to pull strings to intervene in the politically clamorous closure of their Turin refrigerator factory.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani met with the delegation on the sidelines of a parliamentary plenary meeting in Brussels, a sign that Italy's election isn't far from his mind even as he continues with his day job.
Funeral held for Malta journalist; some officials stay away
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's Roman Catholic archbishop warned those who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb that they "would never escape the justice of God" and urged other journalists Friday to pursue the truth without fear.
The Latest: EU official says no one will recognize Catalonia
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):
The European Parliament's president says no one will ever recognize Catalonia as an independent country.
Antonio Tajani says Catalonia's independence referendum was illegal and state of law should be restored. He also spoke against EU mediation, saying the crisis is an internal Spanish issue.
Catalonia's separatist leader on Saturday called on Catalans to peacefully oppose Spain's takeover.
Catalan crisis looms large at Spanish prize-giving event
OVIEDO, Spain (AP) — The Catalonia region's controversial bid for independence was an unavoidable topic Friday at the prize-giving ceremony for Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards.
Spain's King Felipe VI received a standing ovation after saying in his speech that Catalonia "is and will be an essential part" of Spain.
The Latest: Catalan leader rallies independence backers
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's plans to hold a referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local):
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has closed an electoral rally campaigning for the secession from Spain, saying that Sunday's vote will provide citizens in the northeastern region a right to be heard and recognized globally.
EU chief to EU parliament: “You are ridiculous”
BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive body denounced the bloc's parliament as "totally ridiculous" during a spat over the meager attendance at Tuesday's plenary session for the prime minister of tiny Malta.
After EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker thanked the few dozen of the 700-plus legislators in the huge atrium for showing up, he insisted that the "parliament is not serious" since lawmakers failed to attend the day's keynote debate in larger numbers.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers are demanding that the bloc's nations respect pledges to share tens of thousands of refugees in overwhelmed Greece and Italy.
In a resolution adopted Thursday, the lawmakers lamented that just over 10 percent of the 160,000 refugees meant to be moved by September have actually left the two countries.
The resolution was backed in a 398-134 vote with 41 abstentions in Strasbourg, France.
Polish European lawmaker suspended over sexist remarks
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament suspended a Polish lawmaker for 10 days on Tuesday after he said during a debate that women should earn less than men because they are weaker, smaller and less intelligent.
As well as the suspension, Janusz Korwin-Mikke faces other punishments, Parliament President Antonio Tajani told lawmakers in Strasbourg, France.
Polish EU lawmaker in hot water over sexist comments
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Polish European Parliament lawmaker may face punishment after telling the legislature that women should earn less than men because they are weaker, smaller and "less intelligent."
The parliament said Thursday its president, Antonio Tajani, opened an investigation against Janusz Korwin-Mikke over sexist remarks the previous evening. He could face sanctions such as a reprimand, a fine or a temporary suspension.