Latest European Union News

The Latest: WTO says it will try to minimize any Brexit pain

Sep. 25, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's planned exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The head of the World Trade Organization says the trade body will try to minimize disruption caused by Britain's exit from the European Union. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation EU in March. No deal...

UK's Labour opposition says it will reject May's Brexit deal

Sep. 25, 2018 5:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party says it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament. If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual nations before Britain leaves. In the U.K. that...

EU, Iran set financial "vehicle" to ease trade between them

Sep. 24, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Five world powers and Iran agreed late Monday to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of...

The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran's exports

Sep. 24, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran's exports, including oil, as well as its imports. It is a key move sought by...

The Latest: Greek minister denies claims over migrant funds

Sep. 24, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Greece's defense minister is denying newspaper allegations that his ministry mismanaged European Union funds for improving living conditions of migrants trapped in the country. Panos Kammenos says that the ministry used around...

ECB chief: Wage growth pushing up inflation in euro area

Sep. 24, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says he expects underlying inflation to rise in the 19 countries that use the euro as a stronger job market pushes up wages. Draghi's comments Monday before the economic and monetary committee of the European Parliament in Brussels indicated...

UK's Labour opposition says it might back new Brexit vote

Sep. 24, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition party took a step at its annual conference toward backing a new referendum on Brexit — but stopped short of saying the vote should include an option not to leave the European Union at all. Delegates at the Labour Party conference in the northwestern English...

Brexit backers advocate alternative economic plan

Sep. 24, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit advocates unveiled Monday a new economic plan for Britain's departure from the European Union as official figures emerged showing the country's increasingly deteriorating trade in goods relationship with the bloc. One of the biggest advantages that many Brexit supporters see in leaving...

EU takes Poland to its top court over judicial reform

Sep. 24, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday it has decided to take Poland to the bloc's top court over the overhaul of the country's judicial system and also ask the European Court of Justice to suspend a recent law on Supreme Court judges. The EU's executive Commission has been increasingly critical of...

Moldovan court suspends president in political standoff

Sep. 24, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily stripped the country's pro-Moscow president of his duties for refusing to endorse new ministers in a political standoff. Monday's ruling to suspend President Igor Dodon's powers came after he said he wouldn't approve candidates for...