Government Business And Finance

EU moves to full ban pesticides that harm bees

Apr 27, 2018

The European Union has made a key breakthrough to completely ban pesticides that harm bees and their crop pollination

France looks at WTO revamp if Trump exempts EU from tariffs

Apr 27, 2018

France says it is willing to have talks on revamping the World Trade Organization and the global trading system if U.S. President Donald Trump permanently exempts the European Union from punitive steel and aluminum tariffs

EU trade chief says Merkel, Macron will push Trump on steel

Apr 23, 2018

The EU says that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will press Trump to exempt the bloc from planned U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs when they visit him this week.

Sweeping EU trade deal with Mexico seen as signal to US

Apr 23, 2018

The European Union says a sweeping new trade deal with Mexico is a signal to the rest of the world _ including the Trump administration

Belgium probing if chemical was illegally exported to Syria

Apr 18, 2018

Belgian authorities are investigating whether three companies might have been involved in the illegal export of chemicals to Syria

EU says US tariffs are 'distorting' global trade flows

Apr 18, 2018

The EU's trade chief says that new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are distorting global trade and could hurt economic growth.

Top EU legal adviser: Keep ban on smokeless snus tobacco

Apr 12, 2018

A top EU legal adviser to the European Union's top court urges that a ban on tobacco for oral use is maintained after smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match had attempted to overturn

Italy to delay terms of Alitalia deal as 3 offers evaluated

Apr 11, 2018

Italy's government says it will postpone the deadlines for repayment of a bridge loan to bankrupt national carrier Alitalia while it evaluates revised offers from three airlines to buy it

Albanian opposition blocks roads in anti-government protest

Apr 5, 2018

The opposition has blocked Albania's four main highway junctions in an anti-government protest accusing it of links to organized crime and of increasing both taxes and poverty

Cyprus government makes deposit in Co-op Bank ahead of sale

Apr 3, 2018

An official says the Cyprus government has deposited 2.5 billion euros ($3.08 billion) into the island-nation's troubled Cooperative bank in order to boost confidence and dispel any uncertainty over the lender's sale to investors

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