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French left-wing firebrand quotes Thatcher in EU cash claim

French leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon on Friday quoted former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in denouncing France's contributions to the European Union, saying: "I want my money back". The leader of the hard left party...Show More Summary

Merkel seeks EU's patience as Germany forms new government

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is asking her European Union partners for patience in discussing the bloc's future as she embarks on efforts to form a new government. Germany's Sept. 24 … Click to Continue »

France's Macron: Trump pushes EU closer together

French President Emmanuel Macron says the uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policies has made European countries closer. Macron said at a European Union summit on Friday that Trump's … Click to Continue »

EU will cut some money for Turkey as ties sour

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will cut some of the money earmarked for Turkey to join the bloc, reflecting increasingly sour ties with Ankara but stopping short of killing membership bid of the country it still sees as a strategic partner.

'No deal' Brexit could cost 1.2 million EU jobs: Belgian minister

The European Union could lose 1.2 million jobs if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal, Belgium's economy minister said Friday, warning that his own country would suffer a "catastrophic" impact. Kris Peeters made the comments amidShow More Summary

EU weighs cutting pre-membership funds to troubling Turkey

The European Union is studying whether and how to cut pre-membership funds to Turkey over alleged human rights abuses and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hostile rhetoric about Europe. EU Council … Click to Continue »

EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse

European Union leaders weighed on Friday the meager progress in Brexit negotiations as they searched for new ways to speed up the highly complex talks some 18 months before Britain … Click to Continue »

EU leaders to recommit to Iran nuclear deal whatever Trump decides

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By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will on Thursday reaffirm their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, regardless of whether an increasingly critical United States pulls out. Show More Summary

Trying to unlock Brexit, Britain's May to make offer on EU citizens

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away.

May seeks Brexit momentum with promise to EU nationals in UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May has denied treating European Union citizens in Britain as bargaining chips in Brexit negotiations. Talks between EU and British negotiators have stalled over several issues, … Click to Continue »

EU agrees measure to safeguard carbon market from Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers and member states agreed on Wednesday a measure to guard the carbon market in case of a breakdown in Brexit talks as well as extending the exemption of international flights from the European Union's charges for carbon emissions until the end of 2023.

EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons program: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons program, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit.

Portugal fires burn 520,000 hectares, nearly 60 percent of EU total

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's fires have burnt 520,000 hectares of forest this year, 52 times the size of Lisbon and representing nearly 60 percent of the total area burnt in the entire European Union in 2017, data from the EU showed on Wednesday.

EU unveils measures to tackle lone-wolf, low-tech attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is unveiling new measures to help counter lone-wolf attacks following a spate of killings in major cities by extremists driving vehicles into crowds of people. The measures announced Wednesday aim to better protect major gatherings like concerts or sports events. Show More Summary

EU says data privacy deal with US can be improved

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing data transfers with the U.S. are working well but that some improvements can still be made to the system to guarantee EU citizens' privacy protection. The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement was imposed last year amid concerns of snooping by U.S. Show More Summary

EU's Tusk proposes two-year reform blitz

EU President Donald Tusk on Tuesday proposed an ambitious timeline of 13 summits over the next two years to reboot the European Union after the shock of Brexit and other setbacks. Tusk, who coordinates EU summit meetings, unveiled the...Show More Summary

Conservative Kurz says Austria to play 'active' role in EU

Austria's election winner Sebastian Kurz, who may form a coalition with a far-right party ambivalent about the European Union, said Tuesday that Austria would play an "active" role in the bloc. "It is clear to me that Austria must play...Show More Summary

EU Brexit chief urges Britain to keep up the momentum

The European Union's Brexit negotiator says the British government must keep up the momentum in negotiations on leaving the bloc if it wants the talks to move into a new … Click to Continue »

Again on the Catalonian secession and the EU

(October 17, 2017 09:02 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) Many people have pointed out that the Catalonian secession can trigger an economic shock. The Catalonians say they want to stay in the European Union and keep the euro, but they can't do so. If they secede, they'll need to... (0 COMMENTS)

EU defends Iran deal despite Trump, appeals to U.S. Congress

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By Robin Emmott and Gabriela Baczynska LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers despite sharp criticism of the accord by President Donald Trump, and it urged U.S. Show More Summary

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