Latest European Union News

France threats to block British fishing boats from ports

Oct. 27, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France announced Wednesday that it will bar British fishing boats from some French ports starting next week if no deal is reached with the U.K. in a dispute over fishing licenses — and suggested it may restrict energy supplies to the Channel Islands as well. ...

Moldova turns to Poland for gas amid tensions with Russia

Oct. 27, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova has turned to a non-Russian natural gas supplier for the first time as the former Soviet republic seeks to avert a looming gas shortage this winter after failing to renew a long-term supply contract with Moscow. On Tuesday, Moldova...

Election likely in Portugal after govt defeat in budget vote

Oct. 27, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament on Wednesday rejected the minority Socialist government’s proposed state budget for 2022, a move expected to trigger an early election and put a brake on the country’s post-pandemic recovery plans. After weeks of...

Mine's a light beer: UK to overhaul alcohol taxes

Oct. 27, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The taxes on alcoholic drinks in the U.K. are being radically simplified in the biggest overhaul in more than 140 years, Britain's Treasury chief Rishi Sunak said in Wednesday in his annual budget. The changes to the tax regime will now take into account a...

Greek minister: Aegean deaths show flaws in EU-Turkey deal

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The fatal sinking of a migrant boat in the Aegean Sea that cost the lives of four people shows up the flaws of a deal between the European Union and Turkey to stem unchecked westward migratory flows, Greece's migration minister said Wednesday. ...

EU investigates Nvidia's purchase of chip designer Arm

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators opened an investigation Wednesday into graphics chipmaker Nvidia’s $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm over concerns it would limit competition, adding to global scrutiny of the deal. The European Commission said it's...

EU court tells Poland to pay $1.2M a day in judicial dispute

Oct. 27, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union raised the stakes Wednesday in a standoff with Poland over judicial independence and the primacy of EU law, with the bloc's top court fining Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called “serious and irreparable harm” to the EU's legal order and...

Slovenia eyes possible lockdown as COVID-19 infections surge

Oct. 27, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s health minister on Wednesday warned that the country could face a nightmare scenario if it does not contain the virus outbreak raging in the small Alpine nation and other low-vaccination countries of Central and Eastern Europe. ...

NATO's Afghan mission hit by 'mission creep,' official says

Oct. 27, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s security operation in Afghanistan became a victim of “mission creep" as the military organization allowed itself to be dragged into helping rebuild the impoverished, conflict-torn country, the official leading a process of drawing lessons from the mission said on...

European Union's top court tells Poland to pay 1 million euros a day over judicial dispute with bloc

Oct. 27, 2021 07:11 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union's top court tells Poland to pay 1 million euros a day over judicial dispute with bloc.