European Union

EU report: Migrant transfers to Greece under asylum rules can restart

Greece's improved ability to register and process asylum seekers is a sign that a gradual return to EU asylum rules can start in March, the European Commission said Thursday.

EC requests Croatia to align INA privatisation law with EU law

The European Commission on Thursday requested Croatia to amend the 2002 law on the privatisation of INA-Industrija Nafte on the grounds that it violates the free movement of capital and the...

ECB meets overshadowed by threat of crisis in Italy

The European Central Bank met on Thursday to consider launching another round of monetary stimulus but the meeting was overshadowed by the threat of a political and banking crisis in Italy.

Germany breached emissions law in VW scandal, EU Commission says

The European Commission said Thursday that Germany broke EU auto emissions law with its handling of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

EU deal brings visa-free access closer for Ukraine

Visa-free access for Ukrainian citizens to the European Union came within reach late Wednesday when EU lawmakers struck a deal to strengthen an "emergency brake" that could pause the access if...

Parliament backs Brexit timetable after May's concession on plan

British lawmakers backed Prime Minister Theresa May's timetable for Brexit negotiations by a large majority late Wednesday after her government accepted an opposition motion calling for it to...

Marques: Croatia, Portugal have excellent political relations, should improve trade

Croatia and Portugal have excellent political and diplomatic relations but more needs to be done to advance trade, Portugal's state secretary for European affairs, Margarida Marques, said during...

EU Commission fines trio of banks 485 million euros for rate fixing

Credit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase must pay 485 million euros (520 million dollars) in fines for manipulating a key benchmark used to set lending rates, the European Commission said...

Parliament to debate Brexit strategy after government "climbdown"

British lawmakers will debate the government's Brexit strategy on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to publish her plan, prompting opposition leaders to accuse her of a "climbdown...

EU starts "new era" of NATO cooperation amid uncertainty over Trump

NATO foreign ministers signed a deal on closer collaboration with the European Union on Tuesday, with the bloc's top diplomat heralding a "new important era" amid lingering uncertainty over the...

Croatia records highest Q3 GDP growth in EU

The European Union's economy grew by 0.4% in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter, and Croatia recorded the highest growth rate, according to data released by the EU...

EU official: Brexit negotiations must be completed by October 2018

Negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union must be completed by October 2018, the EU's top Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday, adding to the pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to...

Eurogroup finance ministers agree to debt relief for Greece

Finance ministers from the countries that use the euro agreed Monday in Brussels to a series of relief measures for highly indebted Greece.

EU pledges EUR 80 mn for Serbia's public administration reform

The European Union and Serbia, in Belgrade on Monday, signed a EUR 80 million agreement for the reform of the country's public administration.

Britain's top court hears government appeal against Brexit ruling

Britain's Supreme Court opened a four-day hearing on Monday of the government's appeal against a ruling that parliamentary approval is needed before Prime Minister Theresa May can begin...