Government Business And Finance

EU leaders prepare life without Britain, mull future ties

Feb 22, 2018

EU leaders meet without Britain Friday looking to plug a major budget hole after Brexit and endorse a plan to streamline the European Parliament by sharing out the country's seats

Italy's ex-premier Berlusconi campaigns against populism

Feb 12, 2018

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's out to save Italy from a populist triumph in next month's national election

EU lawmakers urge US to respect Palestinian funding pledge

Feb 8, 2018

EU lawmakers are urging the US to honor its financial pledge to the U.N. refugee agency working with the Palestinians as the agency faces a funding crisis that could affect millions

Greek Cypriots to vote in runoff in hopes of peace deal

Feb 3, 2018

Greek Cypriots to vote in presidential runoff hoping for peace deal

Czech central bank raises interest rate amid booming economy

Feb 1, 2018

Amid booming economy, the Czech Republic's central bank has raised its key interest rate by a quarter point to 0.75 percent

Kosovo gov't suspends pay increases amid criticism

Jan 31, 2018

Kosovo's prime minister has suspended significant pay increases for top government officials amid a wave of criticism

EU warns Britain it can have no say during Brexit transition

Jan 29, 2018

The EU warned Britain that it cannot expect to have a say in EU decision-making once it leaves, including during a transition period from next year meant to help smooth the U.K.'s departure

EU ready to hit back if Trump imposes anti-EU trade measures

Jan 29, 2018

The European Union says that if U.S. President Donald Trump would initiate unfair trade measures against the 28-nation bloc, it would stand ready "to react swiftly and appropriately."

Belarus blocks access to popular opposition website

Jan 25, 2018

Belarusian authorities have blocked access to a popular opposition website over alleged legal violations

EU takes action against 5 states over defense contracts

Jan 25, 2018

The EU is starting legal action against five member countries amid concern about their handling of defense contracts and conditions they might be imposing on suppliers

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