Latest European Union News

Bulgaria and Serbia diversify energy supplies

Feb. 01, 2023 08:05 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The presidents of Bulgaria and Serbia on Wednesday launched the construction of the Bulgarian part of a gas link that is designed to diversify the energy supplies of a region that until recently was almost fully dependent on natural gas deliveries from Russia. ...

EU official pushes Musk for Twitter's progress on new rules

Feb. 01, 2023 06:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A top European Union official told Elon Musk that Twitter needs to make progress in preparing for a new law aimed at curbing hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content, adding pressure on the company to ensure it complies. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton...

European inflation eases for 3rd month but prices still bite

Feb. 01, 2023 06:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Europe's inflation rate dipped at the start of the year, giving some relief to consumers but still leaving them facing higher prices that have driven protests and will likely press the European Central Bank into another interest rate hike Thursday. The consumer price...

Inflation drops again in the European Union countries that use the euro currency but still hits painful 8.5%

Feb. 01, 2023 05:04 AM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation drops again in the European Union countries that use the euro currency but still hits painful 8.5%.

Unprecedented profit for Exxon as travel, and war, heated up

Jan. 31, 2023 13:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil posted record annual profits in 2022 as consumers globally struggled with high prices for gasoline, home heating and consumer goods. The energy giant brought in $55.7 billion in annual profits, exceeding its previous record of $45.22 billion in 2008,...

Who benefits? Spain, Catalan separatists dispute EU ruling

Jan. 31, 2023 13:03 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The European Union’s top court issued a ruling Tuesday that allows Spain to make another attempt to seek the extradition of a former Catalan separatist politician living in Brussels. But the Court of Justice of the EU introduced several caveats that do...

US reassures Kosovo it won't support Serb-majority ministate

Jan. 31, 2023 11:46 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The United States on Tuesday reassured Kosovars that it wouldn't support the creation of a Serb-majority ministate in Kosovo — like one in Bosnia — as Washington attempts to convince the country to accept a controversial association. The U.S. Embassy in...

Nordic unions leaving international media body over Russia

Jan. 31, 2023 09:16 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A group of Nordic journalists' unions said Tuesday they have left the International Federation of Journalists, which the Norwegian association accused of failing to react to the existence of a Russian media union in occupied areas of Ukraine. For years,...

Europe scrapes out economic growth by dodging gas disaster

Jan. 31, 2023 09:03 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s economy scraped out meager gains at the end of last year as galloping inflation fed by high energy prices and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine deterred people from spending in shops and restaurants. Economic output crept 0.1% higher in the last...

Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia do little to solve waste problem

Jan. 31, 2023 07:19 AM EST

PRIBOJ, Serbia (AP) — In southwest Serbia, construction machines are being repurposed to clear tons of waste clogging the Potpec lake. Year after year during the winter months, the lake near the southwest Serbian town of Priboj fills with tons of garbage such as plastic bottles,...