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...
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that it would be "a potent symbol of Parliament's collective political failure" if a Brexit delay meant that the U.K. has to take...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his...
Hungarian PM says his people want new leaders for Europe
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarians want strong new leaders for Europe and a "fresh start" to halt the continent's decline amid Muslim immigration, Hungary's populist prime minister said Friday as...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The European Parliament approved a strongly worded resolution criticizing Nicaragua on human rights and calling for sanctions Thursday, as talks between President Daniel...
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...
Hungarian PM Orban apologizes for insulting EU allies
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary's prime minister has apologized for calling some of his allies in the European Parliament "useful idiots," but continues to face demands that he and his right-wing Fidesz...
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...
The Latest: Brexit booster Farage expects yearlong delay
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Nigel Farage, the British politician who became the public face of anti-European Union sentiment in the run-up to a 2016...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leader of the main center-right group in the European Parliament met Tuesday with Hungary's prime minister, but said the talks had not resolved the issues that could...
MADRID (AP) — The former president of Spain's Catalonia region who fled the country after leading an attempt to secede in 2017 says he will return if he is elected to the European Parliament in...
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...
MADRID (AP) — A political group that wants Catalonia to break away from Spain and become an independent country says the region's former president is running for a seat in the European Parliament...
BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has backed French President Emmanuel Macron's recent call for a stronger European Union, but suggested some solutions that are...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Friday he would seek to form an alliance with Poland's populist ruling party if his governing Fidesz party is ousted from the main...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's governing Fidesz party said Thursday it wants to remain in the main center-right group in the European Parliament, even as several members of the European...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):
The European Parliament's top Brexit official says he does not want a long extension...
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.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron drew both support and skepticism Tuesday with a clarion call to voters in 28 nations to choose a stronger European Union and reject populists, amid...
BERLIN (AP) — The European Parliament's main center-right group will discuss later this month whether Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party should remain a member, amid anger over the...
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron urged European Union citizens on Monday to use their votes in the upcoming European Parliament elections to protect and strengthen an "endangered"...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took another step toward abolishing the twice-yearly clock change which has been a rite of spring and fall for decades.
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Parliament has called on Kosovo to suspend a 100-percent tariff on Serb goods to help restart reconciliation talks.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was facing a groundswell of revolt Friday from allied center-right parties that want to kick him out of their European Parliament group less...
EU lawmakers: Albania opposition fight damages path to bloc
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A group of European Parliament lawmakers on Thursday strongly denounced the resignation of Albania's opposition from parliament and violence in recent protests.
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Romania prosecutor backed for new EU job amid govt criticism
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian prosecutor has won backing from two European Union committees to head a new prosecutor's office fighting fraud, despite fierce opposition from her own...
Putin spokesman’s daughter interning at EU Parliament
BRUSSELS (AP) — The daughter of the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin has secured an intern's job at the European Union's legislature at a time of increasing political confrontation...
EU Parliament election could upend politics across Europe
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was so stupefied after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attacked his migration policies that he publicly muttered "I cannot believe...
Germany’s Merkel offers Juncker solidarity in Hungary spat
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the head of the European Union's executive branch has her full support in the face of a new Hungarian government campaign alleging...
French far-right EU candidate says his party equals progress
NANTERRE, France (AP) — The top far-right candidate seeking to represent France in the European Parliament said Wednesday his party's goal to extract and protect people from a globalized world...
EU official criticizes Hungary PM Orban for campaign posters
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday for election campaign posters alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the...
EU gets heavy-duty on pollution: 1st standards for trucks
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks, seeking to get polluting CO2 levels down.
Tech could unite Europe’s populists ahead of EU vote in May
PARIS (AP) — The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists into...
EU projects center-right group to be top party in May vote
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has projected which parties will get seats after the European Union-wide May election and says that the center-right Christian Democrat EPP group would remain the largest party ahead of the center-left Socialist S&D.
The redesigned European Parliament is expected to have 705 seats total, which would include lawmakers from 27 EU nations after the expected departure of Britain on March 29.
Poland’s political leader on unprecedented defensive
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex business dealings and the presence in his inner circle of people with alleged communist ties.
The stakes are high, given two crucial elections this year — for the European Parliament in May and for the national parliament in the fall.
French ambassador returns to Italy following dramatic spat
ROME (AP) — France's ambassador returned to Italy on Friday, professing confidence that the two neighbors could deal with disagreements and work through their most serious diplomatic dispute since World War II.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella received the returning ambassador, the presidential Quirinal Palace in Rome said.
Ambassador Christian Masset gave him a letter from French President Emmanuel Macron inviting Mattarella to France.
EU reaches tentative deal on copyright in digital age
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reached a tentative breakthrough deal late Wednesday on copyright issues in the digital age, which it claims will better reward authors, artists and journalists and empower them in their relations with internet giants.
EU parliament approves EU-Singapore trade deal
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has approved a free trade deal with Singapore that the European Union hopes to use as a blueprint for further deals in southeast Asia.
The legislature approved the deal in several votes with a large majority and it will become operational after the member states give their final approval.
Italy slams EU for lack of solidarity, but faulted for same
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte demanded "authentic" solidarity from Italy's European Union partners on the issue of migrants Tuesday, but drew sharp barbs himself from EU lawmakers for refusing to join a united European stand on Venezuela and over Italy's nasty spat with France.
The Latest: EU official annoyed by lack of Brexit progress
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):
The European Parliament's chief Brexit official is increasingly exasperated by the lack of clear British proposals coming from London seeking to unblock the current deadlock.
Guy Verhofstadt met with the British Brexit negotiator Stephen Barclay on Tuesday but again was left emptyhanded when the envoy of Prime Minister Theresa May left his office.
German ruling parties grapple with labor reforms, migration
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties sought Monday to put behind them long-running internal divisions on labor reforms and migration policy, but the results could deepen tensions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition.
Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union leads an uneasy "grand coalition" of what were traditionally Germany's biggest parties with the center-left Social Democrats, who are trying to reverse a slump in poll ratings ahead of this year's European Parliament election.
Italy: Regional vote pairs far-right League, centrist party
ROME (AP) — Voters in one of Italy's least populated regions are casting ballots in an election that was regarded as a limited indicator of national parties' popularity ahead of European Parliament elections.
The governorship and regional assembly of Abruzzo, central Italy, were at stake Sunday.
The anti-migrant League party allied with former Prime Minister's Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia for the regional election.
French minister warns Italian populist over diplomat recall
PARIS (AP) — France's Europe minister says she hopes the "message was understood" by Italy after this week's stunning recall of France's ambassador to Italy in the two EU countries' biggest diplomatic dispute since World War II.
The main trigger for the crisis appeared to be Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio's meeting near Paris with members of the yellow vests, a French anti-government movement that is now seeking seats in the European Parliament.
Political ambitions reveal cracks in yellow vest movement
PARIS (AP) — Having brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets over the past three months in protest at French President Emmanuel Macron's politics, yellow vest activists now want to build on their street cred to achieve electoral success.
But the movement, named after the fluorescent garments French motorists must carry, is divided: it has no appointed leader, gathers people from across the political spectrum and has an array of demands.
France recalls ambassador to Italy after yellow vest meeting
PARIS (AP) — France recalled its ambassador to Italy on Thursday amid rising tensions after Italy's deputy prime minister met with French anti-government protesters and Italian leaders made critical public comments about French President Emmanuel Macron's government.
French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said the ambassador was being brought back for "consultations" and urged Italy in a statement to work to restore friendly relations worthy of "our common destiny."
Candidate for EU’s top job slams Greece over Venezuela
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The conservative candidate for the European Union's top job has sharply criticized Greece's stance on Venezuela's political crisis, saying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is "blocking initiatives on a European level" that would support those "fighting for a democratic Venezuela."
Manfred Weber, who heads the European Parliament's largest center-right group, said Thursday it was "a tragedy to see how the Greek government is now behaving on (a) European level."
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.