Tag Archives: EU

Pence, EU, Merkel, Russia

Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel’s call to work with Russia

02 February, 2019 9:44 pm 9:44 pm

MUNICH (Reuters) – US Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington’s traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts. In speeches Read More

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Brexit, referendum, British companies, EU

Brexit referendum spurs British companies into investing in EU

02 February, 2019 10:43 am 10:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The 2016 Brexit vote spurred British companies into increasing investment in European Union countries sharply, likely at the expense of spending at home, an academic study showed on Monday. The referendum result led to a 12 percent Read More

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France Itly Basta Italia Brexit EU

France tells Italy ‘Basta! – withdraws envoy after war of words

02 February, 2019 11:07 am 11:07 am

PARIS/ROME (Reuters) – France recalled its ambassador to Italy, a remarkable diplomatic split between neighbours and European Union allies, after what it described as “repeated, baseless” attacks by Italian political leaders against France. The rupture, the first withdrawal of a Read More

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Brexit, May, EU

Work urgently with me on Brexit, May appeals to EU

02 February, 2019 11:22 am 11:22 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the European Union on Thursday to work with her to change a divorce deal and help her win the support of a divided parliament to smooth Britain’s departure from the Read More

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EU Golden Gates passports visas

EU warns of crime risks from govt’s sales of passports, visas

01 January, 2019 11:47 pm 11:47 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission (EU) said on Wednesday that programmes of some EU states to sell passports and visas to wealthy foreigners could help organised crime groups infiltrate the bloc and raise the risk of money laundering, corruption Read More

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May, Brexit, deadlock, EU, concessions

May tries to break Brexit deadlock by winning more EU concessions

01 January, 2019 2:32 pm 2:32 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday will try to crack the deadlock over Brexit by setting out proposals in parliament that are expected to focus on winning more concessions from the European Union. With just over Read More

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EU, Britain, European elections, Brexit

EU says Britain must hold European elections if no Brexit before July 2

01 January, 2019 6:43 pm 6:43 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the European Union beyond the first sitting of the new assembly Read More

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UK PM May defeated in parliament, lawmakers create new obstacle to no-deal ...

01 January, 2019 12:05 pm 12:05 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suffered a defeat in parliament on Tuesday when lawmakers who oppose leaving the European Union without an accord won a vote that created a new obstacle to a no-deal Brexit. The Read More

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EU announces US$535m package for Afghanistan in Geneva

11 November, 2018 8:00 am 8:00 am

GENEVA, Switzerland (Web Desk) – The European Union has announced a financial package worth US$535 for Afghanistan during a two-day Afghan peace conference. The package will be spent on public sector reforms, healthcare, law enforcement and repatriation of refugees in Read More

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Britain must talk further about how to leave EU – Merkel

11 November, 2018 8:56 am 8:56 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union has done almost all it can to reach a satisfactory agreement on Britain’s exit from the European Union, and it is Britain where further discussions are most needed on the matter, German Chancellor Angela Read More

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French far-right overtakes Macron in EU parliament election poll

11 November, 2018 1:17 pm 1:17 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party jumped ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s LREM for the first time in a poll of voting intentions for May 2019 European Parliament elections. An Ifop poll published on Sunday showed the Read More

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EU calls for fast inquiry into killing of Bulgarian journalist

10 October, 2018 9:56 am 9:56 am

RUSE, Bulgaria (Reuters) – The European Commission urged Bulgaria on Monday to conduct a rapid investigation into the killing of journalist Viktoria Marinova as hundreds of mourners held vigils in her hometown and cities throughout the Balkan country. Prosecutors said Read More

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Facebook yet to comply with EU consumer rules, Airbnb in line: EU sources

09 September, 2018 9:33 am 9:33 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook  may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules while Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory demands, EU sources said on Wednesday. Online platforms are under pressure in Read More

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EU pushes internet firms to remove extremist content in one hour

09 September, 2018 11:01 am 11:01 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will propose new laws on Wednesday giving Google, Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies one hour to remove extremist content or face fines. The Commission told such companies in March that they had three Read More

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UK to start work on satellite system to rival EU’s Galileo

08 August, 2018 8:43 am 8:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to start work on its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s Galileo project because the UK’s access to sensitive security information could be restricted after Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph reported. Galileo, a Read More

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