- 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.
- Europe's top economic authorities warn of risks to growth Updated: Feb-04-16 7:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Europe's top economic authorities warned Thursday of the dangers to the region from the slowdown in China, weak inflation and heightened geopolitical uncertainties.
- 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.
- German, Polish leaders take conciliatory tone amid tensions Updated: Jan-21-16 8:46 am
WARSAW, Poland - The foreign ministers of Germany and Poland took a conciliatory tone with each other as they met Thursday at a time of heightened tensions between the neighboring nations.
- 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.
- FM: Poland's democracy doing better than it seems outside Updated: Jan-11-16 9:18 am
WARSAW, Poland - The shape of Poland's democracy under the new right-wing government is better than some foreign commentators suggest, the foreign minister said Monday, inviting German politicians to visit and check.
- Polish, EU diplomats meet over disputed media, court laws Updated: Jan-08-16 8:57 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's government sought to quell concerns within the European Union that its new laws on state media and on the constitutional court threatened democracy and media freedoms.