- Portugal's fellow euro states keep wary eye on its budget Updated: Feb-11-16 3:42 pm
BRUSSELS - Portugal's fellow states in the 19-nation eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its new government's plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc's top executive and Germany both warning the country not to miss deficit targets.
- EU and Britain have big differences over 'ever closer union' Updated: Feb-10-16 2:24 pm
LONDON - For Britain and the European Union, they are three little words that expose big philosophical differences: "Ever closer union."
- The Latest: Dutch PM: Turkish efforts help stem migrant flow Updated: Feb-10-16 11:20 am
BERLIN - The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
- Staples gets EU approval for acquisition of Office Depot Updated: Feb-10-16 8:12 am
NEW YORK - Staples has received European approval for its buyout of Office Depot and in exchange, it said Wednesday that it would split off some operations in Europe to allay monopoly fears.
- How to fix the euro: Top bankers urge closer ties Updated: Feb-08-16 8:44 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over financial policies at the European level.
- Anti-austerity Portuguese government gets EU's OK for budget Updated: Feb-05-16 1:09 pm
LISBON, Portugal - In a tug of war over budgets, the European Commission approved Portugal's so-called anti-austerity spending plan on Friday, but only after extracting a promise for almost $1 billion in additional cost cuts.
- Protests, EU demands add pressure on Greece's Tsipras Updated: Feb-04-16 3:51 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Tens of thousands joined anti-government protests across Greece Thursday as the country was crippled by a general strike against painful pension reforms demanded by bailout lenders.
- UN panel: Too often only half of aid money get to the needy Updated: Feb-03-16 10:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Too often only half of the money from donors is getting to the millions of people devastated by conflicts and natural disasters who desperately need humanitarian aid, the co-chair of a U.N.-appointed panel said Wednesday.
- EU unveils plan to curb funding to extremists Updated: Feb-02-16 11:33 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union unveiled new measures to curb the financing of extremist groups Tuesday amid calls for more action following last year's attacks in Paris.
- The Latest: Hungary accepts UK efforts to stop benefit abuse Updated: Feb-02-16 10:17 am
BRUSSELS - The Latest on negotiations on changes to EU law aimed at keeping Britain in the bloc (all times local):
- UK's Cameron heads to Brussels for crunch EU talks Updated: Jan-27-16 9:30 am
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has canceled a planned trip to Scandinavia this week to hold EU talks in Brussels, as the clock counts down to a meeting where Britain hopes to secure big changes to its relationship with the bloc.
- Tata Steel UK announces layoffs amid cheap Chinese imports Updated: Jan-18-16 10:32 am
LONDON - Manufacturer Tata Steel on Monday announced it will cut 1,050 jobs in Britain as part of cost-savings plans to compete against cheap Chinese imports, raising the clamor for government intervention to protect struggling industries.
- The Latest: Dutch FM calls for EU unity in migrants crisis Updated: Jan-15-16 12:58 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The latest on the continuing flow of people into and across Europe. All times local:
- EU chief says Europe's reputation hurt over refugee effort Updated: Jan-15-16 9:51 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's reputation is being tarnished by the failure of member countries to manage the refugee emergency, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned Friday.
- EU probes Halliburton merger with Baker Hughes Updated: Jan-12-16 2:24 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union's anti-trust watchdog has opened an investigation into U.S. oilfield service provider Halliburton's planned merger with rival Baker Hughes.