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Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis

Sep. 26, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis, offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark. Bakers who can't afford to heat their ovens are talking about giving up, while fruit and vegetable growers face letting greenhouses...

Italy's EU partners vigilant as far right set to take power

Sep. 26, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Italy’s European Union partners are signaling discomfort, even vigilance, after Italy, one of the bloc’s founding members, swung far to the political right. The result of Italy's latest election raises troubling questions about whether Rome will maintain its commitments to EU...

Hungary to poll public on support for EU sanctions on Russia

Sep. 22, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's governing party said Thursday it wants to poll the country's citizens on whether they support European Union sanctions imposed against Russia over its war in Ukraine. Fidesz plans to call for a “national consultation” on energy sanctions which...

European spyware investigators criticize Israel and Poland

Sep. 21, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Parliament members investigating the use of surveillance spyware by European Union governments sharply criticized Israel on Wednesday for a lack of transparency in allowing the sale of powerful Israeli spyware to European governments that have used it against...

Thousands protest Slovak government, demand early election

Sep. 20, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in the Slovak capital on Tuesday to protest the government amid soaring energy prices and to demand an early election. The protest was organized by the opposition leftist Smer-Social Democracy party of former populist...

With Griner in jail, WNBA players skip Russia in offseason

Sep. 20, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Brittney Griner's highly publicized legal woes in Russia and the country's invasion of Ukraine has the top WNBA players opting to take their talents elsewhere this offseason. For the past few decades, Russia has been the preferred offseason destination for WNBA...

Hungary appeals for time, as EU weighs hefty fund freeze

Sep. 20, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary needs time and is urging its European Union partners to be “tolerant,” the country's justice minister said Tuesday, after the bloc's executive branch recommended suspending billions of euros in funding over concerns about democratic backsliding and the possible...

EU proposes to suspend billions in funds to Hungary

Sep. 18, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch recommended Sunday that the bloc suspend around 7.5 billion euros (dollars) in funding to Hungary over concerns about democratic backsliding and the possible mismanagement of EU money. The European Commission, which proposes...

European Union recommends suspending around 7.5 billion euros in aid to Hungary over concerns about mismanaging funds

Sep. 18, 2022 04:53 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union recommends suspending around 7.5 billion euros in aid to Hungary over concerns about mismanaging funds.

Hungary faces reckoning with EU that could cost it billions

Sep. 17, 2022 04:33 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After his headline performance at Hungary's Sziget Festival last month, pop star Justin Bieber held a grandiose party for his staff in a luxurious countryside setting — a 19th century castle owned by the son-in-law of the country's prime minister. The...