BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has moved to prolong looser limits on spending by member countries for an extra year in a bid to counter the economic fallout from Russia’s war in Ukraine.
The European Commission recommended on Monday suspending the EU’s regular rules on national budget discipline through 2023.
MADRID (AP) — A Catalan pro-independence party is announcing plans to back Spain's national budget for next year, a move that cements the immediate future of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s left-wing coalition.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a national budget for the first time in three years early on Thursday, avoiding a November deadline that would have brought down the new government and triggered another election.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watched from the sidelines Thursday as the government that toppled him after 12 years in power passed a national budget, dealing a major blow to his hopes of a swift return to the country's top office.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers have begun a marathon voting session on Wednesday to try and pass the first national budget in three years, a major test for the fractious new coalition government.
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is offering citizens who turn 18 years old next year 400 euros ($462) to spend on cultural activities. But the sum comes with strings attached: the recipients can't use it to buy tickets for bullfights.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet advanced a national budget on Monday for the first time since 2018 in a sign of stability for the country's fragile new government.
The 120-member Knesset must still approve the two-year spending plan by November to avoid dissolving the government and new elections.
BEIJING (AP) — China is increasing its defense spending by 6.8% in 2021 as it works to maintain a robust upgrading of the armed forces despite high government debt and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic...
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet approved a ninth straight increase in the nation's defense budget as the government bolsters funding to develop longer-range cruise missiles and stealth fighters to counter potential threats from China and North Korea.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government has decided to delay the purchase of two submarines from China, withdrawing its request to parliament to include the sum for an initial payment in the fiscal year 2021 national budget...
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spain-Catalonia trial and politics (all times local):
TOKYO (AP) — Imagine a national budget that reflects steady growth, gives a healthy boost to science and technology while reserving big slices of the overall pie to defense and social spending...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's new government plans to reduce diplomatic missions and ban first-class travel for everyone but the president as it tries to revive a devastated economy after longtime leader Robert Mugabe resigned last month...