- European data sharing pact with US ruled invalid Updated: Oct-06-15 2:29 pm
LUXEMBOURG - Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially unsafe from government spying.
- Eastern European nations work jointly to secure borders Updated: Oct-06-15 1:55 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Several Eastern European countries are cooperating on controlling the flow of migrants at the external borders of the European Union - a program a top Hungarian official said Tuesday could set an example for the rest of the 28-nation bloc.
- The Latest: UN official warns EU on 'hotspot' migrant triage Updated: Oct-06-15 1:55 pm
GENEVA - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- EU offers Turkey incentives to better tackle refugee crisis Updated: Oct-06-15 11:11 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is ready to offer Turkey new incentives to better tackle the Syria refugee crisis, including money, the easing of visa restrictions and better intelligence sharing.
- EU states agree to share tax information on multinationals Updated: Oct-06-15 10:01 am
LUXEMBOURG - The European Union's 28 finance ministers have agreed to share details of tax deals their countries reach with big multinational companies, in a move they hope will clamp down on aggressive tax avoidance.
- AP Interview: Germany still untangling Nazis' legal legacy Updated: Oct-06-15 10:01 am
BERLIN - Germany's justice ministry is embarked on a wide-ranging effort to examine the influence that the Nazis had on the country's legal system, including the role some German officials played in preventing former Nazis from being prosecuted after the war.
- Court keeps passport of ex-IMF chief Rato in fraud case Updated: Oct-06-15 9:22 am
MADRID - A Spanish magistrate has withdrawn the passport of former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato, who is under investigation for alleged tax fraud, money laundering and corruption.
- EU high court rules against prisoner seeking voting rights Updated: Oct-06-15 7:37 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's highest court on Tuesday ruled that a member state can ban prisoners guilty of serious offenses from voting in EU elections in a decision which was keenly awaited in Britain.
- Tsipras urges reform as part of strategy to exit crisis Updated: Oct-05-15 5:06 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted Monday that the priority of his newly re-elected government is to deliver on its bailout promises so that the country can start tapping international bond markets for money by 2017.
- Spain to get European warning on budget Updated: Oct-05-15 2:32 pm
LUXEMBOURG - The European Union's executive arm is to warn Spain over its draft budget plans for this year and next.
- Turkey seeks EU backing for Syria no-fly, buffer zones Updated: Oct-05-15 12:37 pm
BRUSSELS - Turkey's president sought European backing on Monday for the creation of buffer and no-fly zones on the Syrian border, saying that such moves are key to ending the refugee crisis.
- Turkish Cypriots: Reunification agreement possible in months Updated: Oct-02-15 7:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said Friday that an agreement on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island can be reached in months rather than years if talks with the Greek Cypriot president continue at the same pace, with the same determination and political will, as they have in recent months.
- EU car tests unlike those in US - but have similar failings Updated: Oct-02-15 8:14 am
BRUSSELS - Here's the main thing the United States and the European Union's auto emissions tests have in common: holes so big that manufacturers could, so to speak, drive cars through them.
- India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge Updated: Oct-01-15 6:18 pm
STOCKHOLM - As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.
- Croatian court orders retrial in ex-premier's graft case Updated: Oct-01-15 12:48 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia's Supreme Court has overturned a graft verdict against former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader and ordered a retrial, citing unspecified violations of the right to a fair trial.
- Supreme Court to review European suit against R.J. Reynolds Updated: Oct-01-15 11:12 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will decide whether the European Union can pursue its lawsuit claiming that tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe as part of a global money-laundering scheme with organized crime groups.
- Top EU official warns of rising anti-Semitism in Europe Updated: Oct-01-15 10:56 am
BRUSSELS - A senior European Union official has warned of rising anti-Semitism in Europe as attacks and threats against Jews continue in EU member countries.
- EU leaders call for global refugee quotas at UN event Updated: Sep-30-15 8:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS - European leaders are urging U.N. member states to introduce global refugee quotas to stem the crisis that has forced thousands to flee their homes in search of safety.
- Eurozone consumer prices falling once again due to cheap oil Updated: Sep-30-15 6:37 am
LONDON - Consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell in September for the first time in half a year as energy prices tanked, official figures showed Wednesday, in a development that's likely to ratchet up pressure on the European Central Bank to give the region more stimulus.
- Romanian PM survives no-confidence vote amid graft trial Updated: Sep-29-15 2:44 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's prime minister on Tuesday survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote, as expected, a week after the start of his corruption trial.
- Poland moves to take in ethnic Poles from former USSR Updated: Sep-29-15 12:48 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland has earmarked funds to bring in tens of thousands of ethnic Poles now living in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other former Soviet republics, its finance minister said Tuesday.
- Media rights group says EU is too soft on Hungary Updated: Sep-29-15 9:21 am
BRUSSELS - An international press freedom group says the European Union has been too lenient in its treatment of media abuses in member state Hungary.
- Austrian minister: Deal with Assad - but only short term Updated: Sep-28-15 8:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Austria's foreign minister said Monday that European nations are increasingly contemplating some role for the Syrian regime at negotiations to end the war in that country and suggested a compromise that could include President Bashar Assad but only for the short term.
- Colombia says ICJ has no jurisdiction in islands dispute Updated: Sep-28-15 7:14 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Colombia is arguing that the United Nations' highest court has no jurisdiction to wade back into a drawn-out dispute over a Caribbean archipelago.
- Spain: Pro-secession parties in Catalonia win landmark vote Updated: Sep-27-15 8:14 pm
BARCELONA, Spain - Pro-secession parties pushing for Spain's northeastern Catalonia region to break away and form a new Mediterranean nation won a landmark vote Sunday by capturing a regional parliamentary majority, setting up a possible showdown over independence with the central government in Madrid.