European Union Headlines

  • Romanian ruling party leader sentenced, thousands rally

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - The head of Romania's ruling Social Democrat party, Liviu Dragnea, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by the Supreme Court on Thursday for inciting others to abuse of office, prompting thousands to rally against his government.

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  • Trump's foreign policy will make Europe stronger, U.S. official says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tough stance on Iran, new tariffs on European Union metal imports and U.S. demands for higher defense spending in Europe are part of a strategy to strengthen the West, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

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  • Trump's foreign policy will make Europe stronger, U.S. official says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tough stance on Iran, new tariffs on European Union metal imports and U.S. demands for higher defense spending in Europe are part of a strategy to strengthen the West, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

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  • Italy interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue ship

    Italy’s hard-line interior minister on Thursday refused port to a Dutch-flagged rescue boat with 224 migrants on board, a week after turning away another foreign ship, the Aquarius, carrying 630 migrants.

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  • France's Macron warns of populism "leprosy," Italy hits back

    PARIS/ROME (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday populism was spreading across Europe like a disease that Europeans should fight more vigorously instead of criticizing the actions of pro-European governments like his.

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  • Italy and Germany clash as migration rows split EU

    BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration had been withdrawn after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel over an issue that is splitting Europe.

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  • 'Wolf Pack' sex abuse culprits freed on bail in Spain

    MADRID (Reuters) - Five men cleared of gang raping a teenager in a case that provoked mass protests across Spain were granted on Thursday provisional release from prison, a judicial source said.

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  • Italy and Germany clash as migration rows split EU

    BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration had been withdrawn after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel over an issue that is splitting Europe.

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  • Donald Trump’s Trade Wars Could Lead to the Next Great Depression

    Nomi Prins And we’ll be the ones who pay the price. The post Donald Trump’s Trade Wars Could Lead to the Next Great Depression appeared first on The Nation.

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  • EU is getting ready for no-deal Brexit, says Jean-Claude Juncker

    European commission president says bloc must prepare for worst outcome The EU needs to be realistic about the state of the Brexit negotiations and is now preparing to deploy its trillion-pound budget to cushion the bloc from the prospect of a no deal scenario, the European commissionpresident has warned. With the two sides still far apart on the “hardest issues”, just days from a crunch leaders’ summit in Brussels, Jean-Claude Juncker told the Irish parliament on Thursday he was stepping up...

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  • Romania's ruling party leader sentenced, due to appeal

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - The head of Romania's ruling party, Liviu Dragnea, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by the Supreme Court on Thursday for inciting others to abuse of office, though he was expected to appeal.

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  • Italy and Germany clash as migration cuts to the core of EU unity

    BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration was withdrawn following a clash between himself and Germany over the issue that has split Europe and undermined Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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  • Italy and Germany clash as migration cuts to the core of EU unity

    BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration was withdrawn following a clash between himself and Germany over the issue that has split Europe and undermined Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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  • Mini-summit on migration unlikely to heal European rifts

    With differences so deep it is hard to see progress being made at Sunday’s meeting It will take more than a mini-summit to bridge the profound differences that exist both between and within EU capitals over how to handle asylum and irregular migration. Related: Italy's Salvini warns EU to 'defend its border' against migrants Continue reading...

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  • We want to say yes: UK unveils Brexit residency rules for EU citizens

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain unveiled its planned residency rules for European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom after Brexit on Thursday, promising an "easy" system that would work in the favour of those wanting to stay.

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  • EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa, stop boat crossings

    Unwilling to share responsibility for tens of thousands of people arriving each year in search of better or safer lives, European Union leaders are preparing in coming days to take more steps to keep migrants out.

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  • Bulgaria reports first outbreak of ovine rinderpest in EU

    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria on Thursday reported the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), on livestock farms in the village of Voden in southeastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey.

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  • EU admits no African country has agreed to host migration centre

    Plan to prevent deaths at sea revealed as Italy cries foul over summit called to help Germany The European Union’s most senior migration official has admitted that no north African country has yet agreed to host migrant screening centres to process refugee claims. Details of an EU plan to prevent migrants drowning at sea emerged on Thursday after Italy criticised the agenda of an emergency summit for not offering enough to help it cope with arrivals. Continue reading...

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