PARIS (AP) — The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday it could remove Belgium's famed Aalst carnival from its cultural heritage list following accusations of anti-Semitism during a...
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders worried about China's growing power are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival."
What’s next after UK seeks 3-month delay to Brexit?
LONDON (AP) — With just nine days to go until Brexit day, Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to postpone Britain's departure from the European Union until June 30. The...
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has "great personal regret" that the...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be traveling to Brussels to attend a meeting of the main center-right alliance in the European Parliament, set to discuss the...
German government advisers cut growth forecast for 2019
BERLIN (AP) — The German government's panel of economic advisers nearly halved its German growth forecast for this year to 0.8 percent — the latest in a long list of downgrades for Europe's...
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The European Union has welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to give amnesty to a number of political activists and journalists.
Slovak president race: upstart vs. EU official in runoff
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The two leading contenders in Slovakia's presidential election will meet in a runoff vote that could give the central European country its first woman...
The Latest: 2 favorites make Slovak presidential runoff
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Latest on Slovakia's presidential election: (All times local).
Almost complete results in Slovakia's presidential election show that the two...
EU official floats 2-stage delay to Brexit
BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official is floating the possibility of a two-step delay to Britain's departure from the bloc, currently scheduled for March 29.
Slovakia could get its first woman president in ballot
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia could get its first woman president as voters elect a new head of state on Saturday.
The leading contenders are Zuzana Caputova, an environmental...
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
The European Commission is warning Britain's Parliament that voting against Brexit happening without a...
Spotify files antitrust complaint to EU against Apple
LONDON (AP) — Swedish music site Spotify has complained to European Union regulators about Apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position in music streaming and stifling...
EU check of Polish slaughterhouses finds document issues
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Commission veterinary inspectors have uncovered document irregularities at slaughterhouses in Poland, but found no problems with the quality of beef produced there,...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on talks about Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):
European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker says both the EU and the British government...
UK, EU announce change to Brexit deal ahead of key vote
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Britain and the European Union emerged from last-minute talks late Monday to announce they had finally removed the biggest roadblock to their Brexit divorce deal, only...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister will host the leader of the main center-right faction in the European Parliament to discuss the Hungarian ruling party's possible ouster from the...
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's statistical authority says economic growth in 2018 was weaker than forecast, following a slight contraction in the third quarter attributable to a decline in...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The party of Hungary's prime minister says it "cannot yield" to conditions set for it to remain in the main center-right group in the European Parliament.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-trust regulator says it's fining auto safety equipment suppliers Autoliv and TRW more than 368 million euros ($417 million) for stifling competition by...
BERLIN (AP) — Hungary's populist prime minister described members of a European Union political group who want his party expelled as "useful idiots," saying in an interview published Sunday they...
EU urges Greece to step up reforms to get debt relief
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union's top finance official says the Greek government can step up its reforms to qualify for a large debt relief payout in 10 days.
EU Commission rebuts Orban’s accusations over migration
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has issued a formal rebuttal to accusations by the Hungarian government that the EU is promoting mass migration.
EU unhappy with Greek reforms, debt relief in doubt
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors say the country has fallen behind on several key reforms that have been set as a condition for debt relief worth nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1...
EU warns Italy to slash rampant public debt
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed concern about Italy's debt levels Wednesday and warned the government in Rome to push through measures to shore up the public finances.
UK’s May, EU chief call latest Brexit talks ‘constructive’
BRUSSELS (AP) — After the resignations of three of her party's lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the...
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Cyprus to EU: Speed up granting name protection for halloumi
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary...
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Greek baker who gave bread to arriving refugees dies at 77
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who provided free bread to refugees who arrived on a Greek island, has died of unspecified causes. He was 77.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker released a statement Sunday expressing his respect "for an exemplary European citizen" who showed "rare generosity and sensitivity towards the hundreds of unfortunate immigrants."
Juncker said: "My Europe is the one Dionissis Arvanitakis symbolized."
EU voices concern as Romania moves to block prosecutor
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors applying for the post of European chief prosecutor must be treated fairly, the European Commission said Thursday, after Romania moved to block one of its own nationals.
Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Brussels is following the case closely adding it is crucial that candidates put forward by an independent selection panel are "treated fairly."
Austrian antitrust agency opens investigation into Amazon
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's antitrust agency says it has initiated an investigation into online retailer Amazon over complaints of unfair trade practices on its "marketplace" platform.
The Federal Competition Authority, or BWB, said Thursday it had received several complaints from Austrian retailers through the country's trade association alleging that "Amazon discriminates against other retailers and thereby tries to inordinately favor its own products on the Amazon marketplace."
Spanish islands adopt ambitious law to fight climate change
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Balearic Islands have approved a local law that by 2050 aims to ban the use of fossil fuels and adopt renewable energy for all of the region's power needs, in what authorities claim is a pioneering step in Europe.
The Climate Change and Energy Transition Law passed Tuesday on the islands also bans new diesel vehicles on the roads from 2025 and new gas vehicles from 2035.
The law is facing a legal challenge at the European Commission from Spanish vehicle manufacturers.
World markets fall ahead of EU growth forecasts
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower on Thursday ahead of the European Commission's economic forecasts.
Germany reported its industrial production slipped 0.4 percent in December from the previous month, way below the 0.9 percent gain analysts had expected. The latest data follows a 1.6 percent decline in factory orders in December compared with a month earlier, raising fears Europe's largest economy is slowing.
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The Wall Street Journal on Europe navigating the Iran nuclear deal
European diplomats have convinced themselves that they must abide by the flawed 2015 nuclear deal with Iran to demonstrate their credibility. Their latest attempt to keep the deal alive despite U.S. opposition shows otherwise.
The Latest: Catalan secession activists demand EU’s support
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Catalan separatists in Spain (all times local):
Hundreds of Catalan independence activists have blocked the entrance to the European Commission offices in Barcelona and others started a sit-in inside.
They demanded European Union support for the Catalonia region's efforts to break away from the rest of Spain and chanted, "Self-determination is a right, not a crime" during the Friday demonstration.
Bulgaria still hopes to adopt euro by 2022
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's prime minister said Tuesday that his country still aims to adopt the euro by 2022 despite some opposition by some local businesses that fear greater scrutiny of the economy.
UK’s May hits narrowing road for help rescuing Brexit deal
BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May said she found "a shared determination" among some European leaders Tuesday to persuade the British Parliament to accept a proposed Brexit deal, but her continental counterparts insisted any room for revisions was small.
So many British lawmakers oppose the deal on the terms of Britain's breakup and future relationship with the European Union that May postponed a planned vote in the House of Commons instead of seeing it rejected.
EU executive wants bloc to go climate neutral by 2050
BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's executive branch proposed Wednesday that the bloc should cut its emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050, a measure that scientists say needs to be adopted worldwide in order to avoid catastrophic global warming.
EU seals Brexit deal as May faces a hard sell at home
BRUSSELS (AP) — After months of hesitation, stop-and-start negotiations and resignations, Britain and the European Union on Sunday finally sealed an agreement governing the U.K.'s departure from the bloc next year.
So much for the easy part.
British Prime Minister Theresa May must now sell the deal to her divided Parliament — a huge task considering the intense opposition from pro-Brexit and pro-EU lawmakers alike — to ensure Britain can leave with a minimum of upheaval on March 29.
British PM hails Brexit progress, but still no breakthrough
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that she has made fresh progress in Brexit talks at a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as negotiators try to pin down an agreement that EU leaders can rubber-stamp this weekend.
The Latest: Spanish king slams Catalan authorities
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's disputed independence referendum and Spain's response (all times local):
Spain's King Felipe VI says that Catalan authorities have deliberately bent the law with "irresponsible conduct" and that the Spanish state needs to ensure constitutional order and the rule of law in Catalonia.
The Latest: Barcelona mayor wants EU to mediate on Catalonia
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's bid to hold an independence referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local):
The mayor of Barcelona says the European Commission should mediate the tense standoff between the Spanish and Catalan governments over Catalonia's future.