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Dutch leader asks Italy to stick to budget rules

Oct 18, 2018

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is warning his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte not to break the budgetary rules set out by the European Union.

The Latest: May says UK, EU need 'courage, trust' on Brexit

Oct 17, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show "courage, trust and leadership" to settle their remaining differences and strike a divorce deal

US criticizes EU for moving too slowly in trade talks

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is criticizing the EU for moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out

The Latest: Tusk says new thinking required in Brexit talks

Oct 16, 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk says new thinking is required to end the Brexit standoff and is likening the Irish border problem to the mythical Gordian Knot that cannot be untied.

Europe warns of revolt if Italy draft budget accepted

Oct 16, 2018

Italy's populist government is heading into a budget battle with the European Union after disregarding warnings to ease up on spending promises.

Students protest Italy's spending plans, burning effigies

Oct 13, 2018

Students across Italy demonstrated against the government's education funding plans, in the first widespread show of dissidence against the new populist government.

2 ex-Armenian lawmakers dead in suspected murder-suicide

Oct 7, 2018

Police in Armenia say a former member of parliament was shot to death in a restaurant and that the suspected assailant, also a former lawmaker, later died of suspected suicide

Italy says 'no plan B' to spending plans despite EU alarm

Oct 6, 2018

Italy's deputy premier is vowing to press ahead with spending plans after the European Commission expressed 'serious concern' over what it termed a 'significant deviation' from previous targets

Italian government pleases markets with softer deficits

Oct 3, 2018

The Italian government has softened budget deficit targets that have alarmed investors and eurozone partners, saying they would be gradually lowered after 2019

EU Parliament wants 40 percent less C02 emissions by 2030

Oct 3, 2018

The European Parliament has voted to cut CO2 emissions from new cars by 40 percent by 2030 and will take this position into talks with the 28 EU member states

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