- Too much Brussels in EU, new presidency says after UK exit Updated: Jul-01-16 2:24 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia takes over the European Union's presidency on Friday determined to help reconnect the EU with its citizens and put decision-making back in the hands of Europe's nations as the bloc reels from Britain's vote to leave.
- EU opens probe of global beer giant AB InBev Updated: Jun-30-16 8:34 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union opened an investigation Thursday into global beer giant AB InBev to determine if it has abused its dominant position in Belgium by hindering cheaper imports of its products from neighboring countries.
- Germany: bypassing parliaments on EU-Canada deal 'foolish' Updated: Jun-29-16 10:55 am
BERLIN - Germany's economy minister says preventing national lawmakers from approving a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada would be "foolish."
- EU's most widely use language, English, endangered by Brexit Updated: Jun-28-16 6:56 pm
BRUSSELS - Of all the myriad challenges facing the European Union with the pending departure of Britain, one unlikely issue that needs to be resolved is the fact that English would no longer be an official language.
- 4 scenarios eyed to keep Britain in the EU despite exit vote Updated: Jun-28-16 2:29 pm
LONDON - As continental powers pressure a nervous Britain to formally apply to exit the European Union, die-hard "remain" supporters are taking on the mission to put the brakes on the so-called Brexit.
- Kerry urges calm in meetings with EU, British leaders Updated: Jun-27-16 2:43 pm
LONDON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met top officials from the European Union and Britain on Monday, telling both sides to act responsibly as they start figuring out how to make good on last week's historic decision by British voters to leave the EU. He also traveled to NATO, saying it would soon have to play a bigger role promoting trans-Atlantic unity.
- Poland seeks a say in post-Brexit renewal of Europe Updated: Jun-27-16 1:02 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland on Monday sought to assert its right to help guide the European Union's future direction, with leaders saying they are working on plans to renew the bloc, battered by the British vote to leave.
- Now that Britain wants out, EU must figure out how to do it Updated: Jun-25-16 7:50 am
BRUSSELS - Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the bloc's first order of business is figuring out how to get rid of it. Surprisingly, that's a tall order.
- How the UK could remain in the EU even if it votes to leave Updated: Jun-22-16 3:43 pm
LONDON - If Britain votes to leave the EU on Thursday, it'll be final. Irreversible. Irrevocable. No appeals. No second chances.
- Deja vu? 6 months on, Spain tries again to elect a new gov't Updated: Jun-21-16 7:46 am
MADRID - Just six months after casting ballots for a new government, Spaniards are heading back to the polls in an unprecedented repeat election.
- EU seeks talks with Cairo as migrants depart Egyptian coast Updated: Jun-18-16 9:46 am
BRUSSELS - As the European Union struggles to seal off migrant routes into the continent, people seeking sanctuary or work in Europe are turning to a longer, more expensive option.
- Western leaders, CEOs visit Russia amid sanctions fatigue Updated: Jun-16-16 1:26 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The European Union needs to engage with Russia despite the painful sanctions exchanged over the past two years, a top EU official said Thursday during a rare visit that included Western oil executives eager to re-establish relations and sign new deals.
- EU opens procedure against Poland's logging in old forest Updated: Jun-16-16 12:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland - The European Union has opened a review of whether Poland might be breaching environment protection regulations with a recent decision to increase the volume of logging in the ancient Bialowieza Forest.
- Poland ignores deadline for replying to EU criticism Updated: Jun-15-16 1:49 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland will not meet the European Union's deadline of Wednesday to respond to concerns about the country's political crisis, the government spokesman said.
- Eurogroup chief 'worried' about application of euro rules Updated: Jun-14-16 3:55 am
BRUSSELS - The head of the group of 19 nations using the euro says he's "very worried" that the European Union's executive Commission appears to be favoring bigger member states in applying the single-currency rule book.
- Serbian TV: PM cancels visits to EU and US in protest Updated: Jun-13-16 2:12 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia - Amid Russian pressure, the Serbian prime minister-designate on Monday canceled a visit to Brussels and separate talks with American officials after reports in a pro-government newspaper that European Union and U.S. ambassadors to Serbia are fueling street protests against his rule and triggering "chaos" in the country.
- Boisterous UK media fuel EU myths, but is anyone listening? Updated: Jun-12-16 12:39 pm
LONDON - Britain, the European Union is coming for your bananas. And your kettles. Meanwhile, foreign criminals roam Britain's streets and migrants besiege its borders.
- Finnish labour market reform in sight after key union agrees Updated: Jun-10-16 11:56 am
HELSINKI - A key union in Finland says it has voted to join a government-proposed labor reform pact that aims to boost the stagnant economy by easing labor market rules and cutting workers' benefits.
- Government criticizes European proposal to ban US lobster Updated: Jun-06-16 6:48 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Swedish proposal to ban imports of American lobsters by European Union countries isn't supported by science, U.S. and Canadian scientists say.
- Global energy leaders look to nitty gritty of climate accord Updated: Jun-02-16 4:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Energy leaders from countries that pump out 75 percent of the world's climate-changing emissions talked Thursday on the nitty-gritty of putting last year's Paris climate accord into action, including funding the needed global technology overhaul.
- Slovakia wants to be 'honest broker' during EU presidency Updated: Jun-01-16 9:54 am
BRUSSELS - Slovakia's prime minister says promoting sustainable migrant and asylum policies will be central to his country's forthcoming presidency of the European Union.