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EU leaders are gathering to discuss nominees for the bloc's top jobs after an election shakeup

Jun. 17, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 leaders of the European Union gather in Brussels on Monday evening to take stock of recent European election results and begin the fraught process of dividing up the bloc’s top jobs, but they will be playing their usual political game with a deck of reshuffled cards. ...

Zelenskyy appeals for help with Ukraine's energy network as recovery conference opens

Jun. 11, 2024 23:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday appealed for short-term help in repairing his country's electricity network and long-term investment in its energy system at a conference to gather support for Ukraine's recovery from the destruction wreaked by Russia’s war. ...

What the far-right victories in the European Union could say about US elections this year

Jun. 11, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

The just-concluded European Union elections were yet another milestone for far-right parties on the continent. They racked up gains across many of the EU’s 27 countries, and the surprising scale of their victories is rattling the political establishment there and drawing attention in the United...

The Latest | Election shifts the European Parliament further right

Jun. 10, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

Far-right parties made big gains in the European Parliament in election results that rattled the traditional powers and made French President Emmanuel Macron call snap legislative elections. Macron’s party suffered a heavy defeat from the far-right National Rally party, while in...

Italy's Meloni will welcome the G7 summit fortified by an EU vote that shook French, German leaders

Jun. 10, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni hosts this week’s summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations as the most stable European Union leader. Meloni's German and French counterparts were shaken by European parliamentary elections that fortified Meloni’s far-right...

About 90 countries to take part in the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit. Russia won't attend

Jun. 10, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend, Switzerland’s president said Monday. However, Russia won't be there. Moscow has not been invited but says it...

European election dents German leader's authority, boosts conservatives and the far right

Jun. 10, 2024 06:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Dismal results for Germany's governing parties in the European Parliament election have dented Chancellor Olaf Scholz's authority and could prompt even more of the infighting that just cost the government dearly. A clear win for Germany's mainstream conservative...

The main takeaways after the far right rocks European politics, sparking a snap election in France

Jun. 10, 2024 04:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A four-day election has shaken the foundations of the European Union, with the far right rocking ruling parties in France and Germany, the bloc’s traditional driving forces. For the next five years it will be harder for the European Parliament to make decisions. ...

The far right's election gains rattle EU's traditional powers, leading Macron to call snap polls

Jun. 10, 2024 02:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Far-right parties rattled the traditional powers in the European Union with major gains in parliamentary seats, dealing an especially humiliating defeat to French President Emmanuel Macron, who called snap legislative elections. Some ballots in the vote for the...

Far-right gains in the EU election deal stunning defeats to France's Macron and Germany's Scholz

Jun. 09, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Far-right parties rattled the traditional powers in the European Union and made major gains in parliamentary elections Sunday, dealing an especially humiliating defeat to French President Emmanuel Macron. On a night where the 27-member bloc palpably shifted to the...