Latest European Union News

The Latest: Protesters in London demand halt to Brexit

Mar. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The "People's Vote March" on Saturday...

Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

Mar. 23, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands on Saturday, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The "People's Vote March" snaked from Park Lane and other locations to...

Italy, China sign accord deepening economic ties

Mar. 23, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday supporting Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. With the move, Italy becomes the first member of the Group of Seven...

Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

Mar. 23, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship. The dpa news agency reports the biggest protest Saturday was in Munich, where 40,000 people marched under the motto "save your...

EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

Mar. 22, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Leaders meeting in Brussels agreed to discuss the issue again at their next gathering in...

The Latest: EU gives UK leader May 2 Brexit deadlines

Mar. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal to a timetable dictated by the European Union. Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away from the...

EU takes charge, forces Brexit deadlines on UK's May

Mar. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Isolated at home and abroad, British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal, this time to a timetable dictated by the European Union. Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away from the EU,...

Trump slams European automakers, threatens US tariffs

Mar. 22, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized European auto makers Friday, suggesting he could impose tariffs on imports from companies such as BMW and Mercedes unless they build more plants in the United States. In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, Trump said that he has...

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

Mar. 22, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday it could remove Belgium's famed Aalst carnival from its cultural heritage list following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade. UNESCO, Jewish organizations and European authorities have condemned the supposed anti-Semitic and racist nature of a...

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

Mar. 22, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's head of state told visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that China's new "Silk Road" linking Europe and Asia must be a "two-way street," addressing concerns among Western allies that the colossal infrastructure project is meant merely to amplify Beijing's global influence....