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EU chief calls for leadership at climate 'moment of truth'

Oct. 28, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief executive called Thursday for a show of climate leadership ahead of two major international meetings focused on curbing global warming, warning that world leaders face “a moment of truth.” “What we need is, first of...

EU court tells Poland to pay $1.2M a day in judicial dispute

Oct. 28, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union raised the stakes Wednesday in a standoff with Poland over judicial independence and the primacy of EU law, with the bloc's top court fining Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called “serious and irreparable harm” to the EU's legal order and...

Moldova turns to Poland for gas amid tensions with Russia

Oct. 27, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova has turned to a non-Russian natural gas supplier for the first time as the former Soviet republic seeks to avert a looming gas shortage this winter after failing to renew a long-term supply contract with Moscow. On Tuesday, Moldova...

EU investigates Nvidia's purchase of chip designer Arm

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators opened an investigation Wednesday into graphics chipmaker Nvidia’s $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm over concerns it would limit competition, adding to global scrutiny of the deal. The European Commission said it's...

Belgium warns Poland "not to play with fire" over EU dispute

Oct. 27, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union founding member Belgium warned Poland on Wednesday not to treat the EU like “a cash machine” to boost its economic fortunes while disregarding its democratic and rule of law principles at will. “You cannot pocket all the money but...

EU ministers debate how to tackle rising energy costs

Oct. 26, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers on Tuesday held emergency talks focused on energy that did not produce immediate results amid deep divergences between the 27 member countries on how to tackle a crunch that has seen consumers' bills skyrocket this year. The wave...

Turkey's Erdogan lifts threat to expel Western ambassadors

Oct. 25, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late Monday stepped back from a threat to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western nations over their support for a jailed activist, defusing a potential diplomatic crisis. “We believe that these ambassadors, who have...

EU says war rhetoric unacceptable after Polish PM's comment

Oct. 25, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

WARSAW (AP) — The European Union's executive told Poland Monday that there is “no place for rhetoric referring to war” among EU partners, after the Polish prime minister said that for Brussels to withhold cash over rule of law issues would be like starting World War III. ...

EU unconvinced by Polish arguments on rule of law changes

Oct. 22, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Polish arguments that fundamental judicial changes the country has made would not undermine the European Union on Friday failed to convince key bloc leaders who said that the withholding of billions in EU recovery funds would likely continue unless Warsaw falls back into...

EU to keep fighting Belarus's "weaponization" of migrants

Oct. 22, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pledged on Friday to “keep up the pressure" on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to halt the flow of migrants from his country and raised the prospect of new sanctions amid calls by some bloc members to build walls and fences to thwart new...