Latest European Union News

The Latest: Jordan condemns Israeli targeted killing in Gaza

Nov. 12, 2019 1:45 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Jordan's foreign ministry is condemning an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip that killed a top militant commander. The Israeli strike triggered a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza and set off the fiercest fighting...

Bosnian border police sound alarm over migration pressure

Nov. 12, 2019 1:21 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The chief of Bosnia's border police warned Tuesday that his guards cannot contain the migratory pressure along the country's eastern border with Serbia and that the situation could easily escalate and put in danger the overall stability of the politically fragile nation....

Clinton: UK voters must see Russian influence report

Nov. 12, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month. The former U.S. presidential candidate told British media that the public needs to know what is in...

Legal opinion: EU lawmakers should decide on Catalan leader

Nov. 12, 2019 10:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A legal adviser at the EU's highest court said on Tuesday that it should fall to the European Parliament, and not to Spain, to decide whether a jailed Catalan leader can serve as a European lawmaker. In a non-binding opinion, the European Court of Justice's advocate general, Maciej Szpunar,...

Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Nov. 12, 2019 10:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision that was welcomed by rights groups but sparked anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that when products come from an Israeli...

Belarus' leader visits Austria, pushes for closer EU ties

Nov. 12, 2019 9:42 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian leader says his nation is hoping for better ties with the European Union. President Alexander Lukashenko made the comments Tuesday after talking to Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen during a visit to that country. Lukashenko said Austria could help normalize...

3 new candidates for European Commission clear 1st hurdle

Nov. 12, 2019 9:03 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Three new candidates for the European Commission have cleared a first hurdle in their nomination process after lawmakers scrutinizing possible conflicts of interest gave the go-ahead on Tuesday. The new Commission — the powerful executive arm of the European Union that proposes laws...

Cyprus' Church to return money if donor's passport revoked

Nov. 12, 2019 8:42 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church says it's ready to give back a fugitive Malaysian financier's 310,000-euro ($342,000) donation if a probe into wealthy individuals who were granted a Cypriot passport under a lucrative investment program finds that he broke eligibility rules and is...

France hosts world leaders to address global challenges

Nov. 12, 2019 7:40 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and other leaders have called for greater international cooperation to ease the world's tensions at a peace forum in Paris that was notable for the absence of the United States. Some 30 heads of state or government, high-level officials from other countries and...

The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily

Nov. 12, 2019 7:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive team, even if...