- Spain gets EU consent to spend $2.4BN on shutting coal mines Updated: May-27-16 6:20 am
MADRID - Spain has won approval from European authorities to spend 2.13 billion euros ($2.4 billion) on the closure of 26 coal mines by 2018.
- Council of Europe: Detention of lone minors 'unacceptable' Updated: May-26-16 10:01 am
ATHENS, Greece - It is "unacceptable" for any unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who arrive on the continent to be held in detention centers, one of Europe's top human rights officials said Thursday, calling on European countries to ensure such children can be housed in special facilities and quickly reunited with their families.
- EU lawmakers seek tougher limits on US data use Updated: May-26-16 9:40 am
BRUSSELS - European Union lawmakers want tougher limits set on the U.S. using information about EU citizens that's exchanged under a new trans-Atlantic data agreement.
- EU chief says Turkey should meet visa terms, ignores threats Updated: May-26-16 4:06 am
BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU expects Turkey to respect all conditions to secure visa-free travel for its citizens and has rejected what he called threats from Ankara.
- Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forest Updated: May-25-16 10:49 am
WARSAW, Poland - Authorities have started chopping down beetle-infested trees in parts of Poland's oldest forest, a move that aims to eliminate dying trees and to ensure safety for tourists, a government official said Wednesday.
- EU wants quota of European films on providers like Netflix Updated: May-25-16 10:04 am
BRUSSELS - On-demand video providers like Netflix, iTunes and Amazon will be required to have a fifth of their films and TV shows on offer in the European Union be Europe-made, under new proposals issued Wednesday.
- German index beats expectation in good sign for eurozone Updated: May-25-16 4:30 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - A closely watched index of German business optimism rose more than expected in May, sending a positive signal about the 19-country eurozone economy.
- European Union co-funded Cannes winner "I, Daniel Blake" Updated: May-23-16 8:29 am
- EU warns Poland over rule of law, threatens action next week Updated: May-18-16 11:12 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union expressed concern Wednesday about the rule of law in Poland and warned that it will take action by next week unless Warsaw makes progress on fixing the problem.
- EU regulator blocks takeover of UK mobile phone operator O2 Updated: May-11-16 7:31 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's regulator has blocked the $15 billion takeover of British mobile phone operator O2 by CK Hutchison over concerns the deal would have stifled innovation and led to higher prices for consumers.
- EU official Tusk: Idea of one European nation is 'illusion' Updated: May-05-16 4:08 pm
ROME - Worried about anti-European Union sentiment fueling nationalism on the continent, a top official said Thursday that the bloc must "stop the radicals" from gaining power by making citizens feel safe amid the migrant crisis.
- Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remain Updated: May-05-16 3:58 pm
ISTANBUL - Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey's grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. Turkish leaders have explicitly warned the European Union that they will stop cooperating on the migrant crisis if the visa requirement isn't lifted.
- EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually Updated: May-03-16 10:18 am
BRUSSELS - The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.