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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured an election majority that should allow him to push the Brexit deal through parliament. (Christian Hartmann, Pool Photo via AP)

Polish PM accuses Putin of lying about outbreak of WWII

Dec. 29, 2019 3:41 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been lying in remarks blaming Poland for the outbreak of World War II, and argued that Putin is doing it to deflect from recent Russian political failures. Putin has said on several recent occasions that...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, opposition leader Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska arrives at a polling station in Warsaw, Poland.  Poland's main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform, chose deputy parliament speaker Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska as its presidential candidate on Saturday Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, FILE)

Main Polish opposition party picks presidential candidate

Dec. 14, 2019 2:10 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform, chose deputy parliament speaker Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska as its presidential candidate on Saturday. Kidawa-Blonska will face the popular conservative incumbent, President Andrzej Duda, as well as candidates with smaller...

European Union leaders pose for a group photo during an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. European Union leaders gathered for their year-end summit and discussed climate change funding, the departure of the UK from the bloc and their next 7-year budget. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

EU leaders show brief unity in family photo, without UK

Dec. 12, 2019 4:13 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — For the first time in years, leaders from across the European Union posed together for a “family photo” at Thursday’s EU summit. Well, everyone but the prime minister of Britain. The group photo ritual, once routine at the leaders’ quarterly summits in Brussels,...

From left, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, European Parliament President Sassoli, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and European Council President Charles Michel pose for photographers as they mark the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty at the House of European History in Brussels, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

New EU leaders take office vowing to tackle climate change

Dec. 1, 2019 10:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A new team of leaders took office at the helm of the European Union on Sunday, pledging to put the fight against climate change at the top of their agenda and foster European unity despite the likely departure of Britain from the 28-nation bloc. Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen...

Outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker talks to journalists during a news conference marking his farewell at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. As of Sunday, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be replaced by Germany's Ursula von der Leyen at the head of the EU executive, and Belgium's Charles Michel will succeed Donald Tusk as EU Council president and chair the summits of EU leaders. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

EU’s Tusk, Juncker bow out, new team to move in

Nov. 29, 2019 8:42 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The two men who have personified the European Union across the world in recent years are bowing out on Friday. As of Sunday, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be replaced by Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen at the head of the EU executive, and Belgium’s Charles...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen smiles as he arrive at the European Parliament Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 in Paris. Ursula von der Leyen, will present her team of Commissioners-designate to the European Parliament and discuss the new Commission's objectives with MEPs (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

New EU Commission chief promises ambitious agenda

Nov. 27, 2019 7:05 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU Commission President said Wednesday her ambitious agenda at the head of the European Union’s executive will center on the “existential issue” of battling climate change. Ursula von der Leyen told the EU plenary in Strasbourg, France, shortly before she and her...

Outgoing President of the European Council and new President of the European People's Party Donald Tusk speaks during a press conference during the European Peoples Party (EPP) congress in Zagreb, Croatia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Key European group mulls status of Hungary’s ruling party

Nov. 21, 2019 8:58 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The new president of the European People’s Party on Thursday denounced Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s “illiberal” policies and said the status of Orban’s populist party within the influential group will be decided early next year. Donald...

President of the European Council Donald Tusk speaks during the European Peoples Party (EPP) congress in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Tusk was in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, for a meeting of the European People's Party, the main center-right bloc in the European Parliament.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Key European party’s new leader blasts autocrats in group

Nov. 20, 2019 2:54 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The new president of the largest party in the European Parliament launched a scathing attack Wednesday against autocratic and populist leaderships within the group’s ranks. Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk spoke at the opening of the two-day congress in...

FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump is joined by Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, second from right, as he arrives at Melsbroek Air Base, in Brussels, Belgium. Sondland originally planned to meet Tuesday, Nov 19, with EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis to discuss better cooperation between the two trading juggernauts. That meeting was postponed indefinitely because Sondland was to testify Wednesday before Congress about his involvement in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Sondland’s style created tension in EU before impeachment

Nov. 19, 2019 3:44 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Gordon Sondland didn’t come for coffee klatsch at European Union headquarters on Tuesday. Instead, Donald Trump’s diplomatic pit bull in Brussels was preparing to appear at the presidential impeachment inquiry in Washington. He may not have been missed on the Continent. Before...

President of the European Council Donald Tusk, left, is welcomed by Croatia's prime minister Andrej Plenkovic in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Donald Tusk attends the European Peoples Party (EPP) congress in Zagreb. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

EU’s Tusk: Croatia’s EU presidency comes at a critical time

Nov. 19, 2019 12:34 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s first-ever presidency in the European Union will come at come at a “critical period” for the 28-nation bloc, outgoing EU leader Donald Tusk said Tuesday. The EU’s newest member could end up in charge of launching the bloc’s post-Brexit...