Economy

China, EU agree to strengthen trade relationship

Apr 9, 2019

China and the European Union have agreed to strengthen their trade relationship

Cyprus aims to enforce civil servant pay cut from crisis era

Apr 4, 2019

Cyprus' top lawyer says he will file appeals against an administrative court's decision that declared unconstitutional cuts to civil servants' salaries that were imposed during a 2012 financial crisis

EU's Juncker concerned over Italy's slowing economy

Apr 2, 2019

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he is concerned over Italy's slowing economy, and expressed hope that the government would take action to accelerate growth

Ukraine comedian leads presidential election, runoff likely

Apr 1, 2019

Early results in Ukraine's presidential election show comedian with sizable lead, while incumbent and a former prime minister are close contenders to advance to a runoff

Comedian leads presidential polling in Ukraine

Mar 30, 2019

A comedian who's never held political office tops the public opinion polls ahead of Ukraine's presidential election, but even he appears to fall far short of enough support to win in the first round

Cyprus government to fight court's pay cut ruling

Mar 30, 2019

Cyprus' finance minister says authorities will act to "neutralize" an administrative court decision that declared unconstitutional cuts to government workers' salaries that were made amid a 2012 financial crisis

Italy, China sign accord deepening economic ties

Mar 23, 2019

Italy has signed a memorandum of understanding with China in support of Beijing's 'Belt and Road' initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

Mar 22, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping is received with full honors in Italy, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies.

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

Mar 22, 2019

European Union leaders worried about the growing power of China are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival."

The Latest: Bombproof bunker deployed for Brexit planning

Mar 21, 2019

Britain's armed forces have set up a command post in a bombproof bunker beneath the building that houses U.K. Ministry of Defense to coordinate plans for the military's role in a possible no-deal Brexit

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