European Union

European Parliament elects Antonio Tajani as its next president

The European Parliament elected centre-right Antonio Tajani of Italy as its next president over fellow Italian Gianni Pittella, a social democrat, after a lengthy election process on Tuesday.

Survey shows majority of Montenegrins for EU accession

Over two-thirds of Montenegrin citizens would vote for their country's European Union accession were a referendum on it held today, according to a survey presented in Podgorica on Tuesday.

Report: US and EU make "considerable progress" on TTIP negotiations

The European Union and the United States have made "considerable progress" in negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since the talks began in July 2013, according to...

May vows to leave EU single market, remodel a "global Britain"

Britain's agreement to leave the European Union "cannot mean membership of the single market," Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday in a much-anticipated speech on her Brexit plans.

Finally 'a bit more clarity' - German minister welcomes Brexit speech

Britain has "finally" laid out in more detail its EU exit plan, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says, cautiously welcoming a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May.

IMF confirms outlook of more than 3% growth in European emerging economies

The International Monetary fund (IMF) on Monday confirmed its earlier estimates for emerging and developing European economies, including Croatia, with an expected growth rate above three percent...

Council of Europe human rights commissioner against Slovenian asylum bill

If the Slovenian parliament adopts amendments to the country's law on aliens that radically restrict the right to asylum, that will contravene Slovenia's international obligations and will send a...

Report: EU anti-terrorism measures discriminate, "strip away" rights

Sweeping counter-terrorism laws introduced by several EU member states are disproportionate and undermine fundamental freedoms, according to a report by human rights watchdog published Tuesday....

Theresa May to set course for "clean break" from EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set a course for Britain to make a "clean break" with the European Union as she outlines plans for a "hard" Brexit outside the EU single market in a major...

European Parliament votes for next president

EU lawmakers will vote for the next president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, seeking a successor to current assembly leader Martin Schulz who is leaving Brussels for a return to German...

EU surplus in trade with rest of world rises

The European Union's surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in November 2016 rose to 6.9 billion euros, compared to 5.7 billion in November 2015, according to the first estimates...

Trump's 'obsolete' NATO comments rattle EU foreign ministers

US president-elect Donald Trump's criticism of NATO has been met with "concern" by the military alliance's top offical, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday.

Burundi to withdraw AU troops from Somalia over salaries unpaid by EU

Burundi will withdraw its 5,400 troops serving as part of an African Union contingent in Somalia because the European Union has stopped paying their salaries, according to inter-governmental...

Tusk says Croatia's achievements in 25 years of independence amazing

European Council President Donald Tusk said in Zagreb on Monday that Croatia had made amazing achievements since its international recognition 25 years ago and that today it played a key role in...

EU foreign ministers discuss Syria, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Foreign ministers of European Union member states began talks on Monday over the Syrian crisis and the stalled Middle East peace process.