Government Business And Finance

The Latest: Center-right tops Estonia vote, populists gain

Mar 3, 2019

Preliminary results from Estonia's parliamentary election show a center-right party that held the prime minister's office for over a decade was the top vote-getter, but a far-right populist party also had a big win

Center-right party favoring lower taxes is top vote-getter in Estonia election, while far-right populists win big

Mar 3, 2019

Center-right party favoring lower taxes is top vote-getter in Estonia election, while far-right populists win big

EU parliament calls on Kosovo to suspend tax on Serb goods

Mar 2, 2019

The European Parliament has called on Kosovo to suspend a 100-percent tariff on Serb goods to help restart reconciliation talks

With four weeks to go, there's calm within the Brexit storm

Mar 1, 2019

With Britain's split from the European Union scheduled for the end of the month, and their divorce deal still far from signed, London and Brussels were surprisingly calm Friday

Visiting Venice will cost a few extra euros for day-trippers

Feb 27, 2019

Visiting the popular lagoon city of Venice will cost a few extra euros a day for anyone not staying overnight

Czech Senate vetoes taxation of church restitution plan

Feb 27, 2019

Czech Parliament's upper house rejected a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive for property seized by the former Communist regime

EU unhappy with Greek reforms, debt relief in doubt

Feb 27, 2019

Greece's bailout creditors say the country has fallen behind on key reforms linked to additional relief, including a plan to protect distressed mortgage holders

EU warns Italy to slash rampant public debt

Feb 27, 2019

The European Union says it's concerned about Italy's soaring debt and is warning the government in Rome to shore up its public finances.

Albania opposition protests against governing Socialists

Feb 26, 2019

Supporters of Albania's opposition have thrown flares and torched a car tire outside the country's parliament in an attempt to block governing lawmakers entering the building amid calls for the government to quit

Ex-Rome mayor gets life ban on public office for corruption

Feb 25, 2019

A former Rome mayor has been sentenced to six years in prison and a lifetime ban on holding public office after his conviction in a corruption trial

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