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Macron says 3 candidates for top EU job have been ruled out

Jun. 21, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron declared Friday that three top candidates to become head of the European Union's powerful executive arm, the European Commission, have been ruled out of the race by the bloc's leaders, but other leaders weren't so sure. Speaking after a summit with his EU...

EU leaders push for eurozone budget funding solutions

Jun. 21, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday urged the 19 countries that use the euro currency to quickly figure out how they would fund a joint budget that would seek to stabilize strengthen the single currency zone. The idea of a eurozone budget, which is being championed by French President Emmanuel...

EU rules out reopening Brexit deal whoever replaces May

Jun. 21, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that it will not reopen the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the U.K. government whoever succeeds Theresa May as British prime minister. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the EU's executive Commission, said the bloc's leaders were unanimous in the view...

The Latest: EU states against renegotiating Brexit deal

Jun. 21, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:20 p.m. European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that the 27 EU member are unanimous in their steadfastness that the Brexit withdrawal agreement will not be reopened whoever succeeds...

Turkey launches new gas drillship amid tensions with Cyprus

Jun. 20, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has launched a second drillship that will drill for gas off neighboring Cyprus' east coast despite the European Union's decision to prepare possible sanctions to make sure Ankara refrains from such illegal actions. Turkey's energy minister boarded the 230-meter (750-foot) vessel, the...

EU fails to reach top jobs deal, will try again June 30

Jun. 20, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders failed to reach a deal early Friday on candidates for a full slate of the bloc's top jobs and announced a special summit for June 30 to try and break the deadlock. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the issue was still far too complicated to reconcile...

The Latest: Juncker: filling Europe's top jobs won't be easy

Jun. 20, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU summit on the candidates for the bloc's top jobs (all times local): 2:20 a.m. European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will have to wait at least one more week before he finds out about his successor at the helm of Europe's executive arm. Although he is...

The race is on: Candidates vie for top EU jobs

Jun. 20, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders on Thursday are seeking to fill up to five key jobs supervising the 28-nation bloc's policies that will be vacated in coming months. They include the post of Council President, held by Donald Tusk; president of the powerful executive Commission, now led by Jean-Claude Juncker;...

Draghi's "whatever it takes" a tough act to follow

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is credited with saving the euro by using new and sometimes unorthodox policy tools. The question now is, will the next ECB president be as quick to use them - or invent new ones - as Draghi has been? European leaders are searching for a...

Scottish leader: Brexit signals need to chart future path

Jun. 13, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit and the "horror show" of the British government leadership contest are signs that Scotland needs to chart a different future path, probably outside the United Kingdom. Sturgeon said Tuesday that "increasingly, Scotland and the U.K. are...