Update: Lawmakers want to choose EU Commission head

Europe 05/28/19, 06:16

The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):12:45 p.m.European Parliament President Antonio Tajani says the legislature believes the new head of the EU executive Commission should be chosen from the candidates put forward by the political groupings in ...

EU leaders converge on Brussels to haggle over top jobs

Europe 05/28/19, 03:46

European Union leaders are converging on Brussels to haggle over who should lead the 28-nation bloc's key institutions for the next five years after weekend elections shook up Europe's political landscape.Presidents and prime ministers will meet over dinner Tuesday evening ...

May’s relationship with EU was often rocky

World 05/24/19, 14:45

As British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her departure with a Brexit plan nowhere near success, European Union leaders offered kind words. But it was quite another matter during the years of negotiations with the bloc that often produced exasperation, ...

EU elections: Weber, in Bulgaria, vows tough migration laws

Europe 05/19/19, 09:47

A leading conservative candidate in next week's European Parliament elections has promised Bulgarians tight measures against illegal migration.Manfred Weber said in Sofia that "the state must win over the human traffickers in the fight against illegal migration."The center-right European People's ...

EU candidates face off in live debate a week before polls

Europe 05/15/19, 04:15

Leading candidates in the European Union elections are gearing up for a final televised debate before millions of people take part in the world's biggest transnational polls on May 23-26.The six candidates in the debate later Wednesday hail from mainstream ...

EU summit of unity assesses an uncertain future

Europe 05/09/19, 02:07

Even at a summit of unity, European Union leaders will always find something to disagree about.The 27 EU nations, minus Britain, will be plotting a united way ahead in the wake of Brexit negotiations which have preoccupied the bloc for ...

EU chief urges people to vote carefully in Europe-wide polls

Europe 05/07/19, 07:55

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging people to carefully weigh their votes in the upcoming EU elections as polls show that populist and nationalist parties could gain ground.Juncker said Tuesday that voters should ask themselves what the "European landscape" ...

Update: EU chief rues failure to enter Brexit campaign

Europe 05/07/19, 07:35

The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):1:35 p.m.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says one of his biggest mistakes in office was failing to get involved in the Brexit referendum campaign and counter what he says ...

Update: EU congratulates Sánchez on Spanish victory

Europe 04/29/19, 05:41

The Latest on the results of the Spanish general election (all times local):11:35 a.m.The European Union executive says that it is confident that outgoing prime minister Pedro Sánchez "will be able to form a stable pro-European government that will allow ...

Japan’s Abe talks trade with EU chiefs ahead of US visit

Europe 04/25/19, 11:13

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and top European Union officials are discussing trade, bilateral ties and North Korea, on the latest leg of Abe's international tour to prepare for the G-20 summit in June.The Japanese premier, EU Council President Donald ...

Interview: Weber launches EU campaign, backs UK staying

World 04/23/19, 11:02

The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament elections tells The Associated Press that he would like to see Britain stay in the European Union and warned populist parties in Europe that they would have no place in the ...

EU’s Juncker concerned over Italy’s slowing economy

Europe 04/02/19, 04:33

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he is slightly concerned over Italy's slowing economy, and expressed hope that the government would take action to accelerate growth.Juncker spoke Tuesday in Rome at a joint press conference with Premier Giuseppe Conte. He ...

China’s president meets European leaders on deal-filled trip

Europe 03/26/19, 03:51

Chinese President Xi Jinping is meeting with the leaders of France, Germany and the European Commission, as European countries seek to boost relations with China while also putting pressure over its trade practices.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President ...

What’s next after UK seeks 3-month delay to Brexit?

Europe 03/20/19, 10:18

With just nine days to go until Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to postpone Britain's departure from the European Union until June 30. The decision is in the hands of the 27 remaining EU nations, ...

Update: Germany, other EU nations hail new Brexit deal

Europe 03/12/19, 05:52

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):10:50 a.m.Germany and other EU nations welcomed the overnight agreement reached between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May as a last-ditch effort to avoid a chaotic Brexit at the ...

UK prime minister set to put her EU divorce deal to the test

Europe 03/12/19, 03:54

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing continued opposition to her European Union divorce deal despite "legally binding" changes that she hopes will win parliamentary support for the agreement.The House of Commons will vote later Tuesday after last-minute talks with ...

Hungary’s Orban to host EU group leader over possible ouster

Europe 03/11/19, 07:36

Hungary's prime minister will host the leader of the main center-right faction in the European Parliament to discuss the Hungarian ruling party's possible ouster from the group.Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office said Monday that the meeting with Manfred Weber will ...

EU center-right group faces decision on Orban’s party

Europe 03/05/19, 03:57

The head of the European Parliament's main center-right group says he has received enough letters seeking the expulsion of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party to put the matter to a decision.Orban has been strongly identified for years with anti-migrant ...

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