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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:27:26 ESTA 73-year German citizen has died in a hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, a few hours after he was injured when a man drove into a group of people in that city on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:30:33 ESTChina upstaged the U.S. and France to become Germany’s leading trading partner for the first time last year, highlighting the broad footprint of Germany’s export-oriented economy—a feature that has helped it weather external shocks in the past.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:51:34 ESTIn an interview with a French daily, Emmanuel Macron urged tax cuts, reductions in public spending and employment training programs, mixing policies associated with both the French right and left.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:29:16 ESTThe leader of the U.K.’s main opposition party was under fire after his party lost a parliamentary seat it has held for more than 80 years to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:27:54 ESTTrudy Harrison won a seat that the center-left Labour Party had held for decades, giving Prime Minister Theresa May a boost before she formally starts the U.K.’s negotiations on leaving the European Union.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:40:19 ESTThe post-Brexit future of millions of continental and British expatriates has become a point of contention as the U.K. and the European Union gear up for divorce talks, Laurence Norman and Valentina Pop write.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:16:57 ESTThe World Trade Organization has ruled that a Russian government import ban in 2014 on European Union pigs, pork and other pig products breaches international trade regulations, the EU said.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:23:52 ESTGreece’s economic crisis is principally Europe’s problem, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, offering the first hints on how the Trump administration will treat one of the eurozone’s most critical issues.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:38:30 ESTThere is a strange disconnect in Europe at the moment, Simon Nixon writes, with the eurozone economy growing at its fastest rate in more than six years as Europe’s political class is in deep malaise.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:57:48 ESTUkraine’s former president, living in self-imposed exile in Russia, has sent President Donald Trump a peace plan on ending the conflict in Ukraine, in the newest freelance effort by a Ukrainian politician to reach out to the White House.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:43:43 ESTEmmanuel Macron’s campaign for president of France received a boost after the leader of a centrist political party said he wouldn’t run in the election.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:08:44 ESTIrish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Wednesday said he would lay out his plans for stepping down as leader of his party and the country when he returns from a traditional St. Patrick’s Day visit to Washington next month.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:48:40 ESTLabour’s struggle to hold on to working-class voters in postindustrial areas illustrates how dramatically the political landscape has shifted in the wake of Britain’s vote last year to leave the EU.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:08:15 ESTFor the first time in almost four years, none of the eurozone’s 19 members was in deflation during January, an encouragement to the ECB in its long struggle to lift inflation to its target and keep it there.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:36:41 ESTAt a Security Council meeting, Western diplomats called Russia the biggest destabilizing force in Europe because of its incursion into Ukraine while some Central European countries contended the only solution for Europe’s concerns involved closer ties between U.S. and Russia.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:45:28 ESTMarine Le Pen, presidential candidate for France’s far-right National Front, seized on a trip to Lebanon to showcase her hard line on Islamic custom, refusing to wear a headscarf before a meeting with a Muslim leader.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:59:11 ESTThe European Commission president said Britain would face a “very steep” bill and years of negotiations to establish a new working relationship with the bloc.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:25:07 ESTPresident Donald Trump criticized Sweden’s immigration policies after walking back his suggestion at the weekend that a major incident had recently occurred there.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:44:53 ESTFrench police searched the offices of National Front leader Marine Le Pen on suspicion the presidential candidate and other members of her far-right party misused European Union funds.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:47:45 ESTInternational creditors, eurozone finance ministers and the Greek government on Monday agreed to send technical teams back to Athens, a small step forward in the negotiations on the country’s next bailout tranche.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:36:14 ESTEurozone consumer confidence weakened in February for the first time since August, a sign that rising political uncertainty may be taking its toll on the economy.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:03:52 ESTBucharest rejects any suggestion that its recent efforts to reform the penal code were a breach of European values. However, few inside or outside Romania are buying that, writes Simon Nixon.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:30:15 ESTVice President Mike Pence said the U.S. commitment to the European Union was “steadfast and enduring,” seeking to reassure anxious European leaders. Mr. Pence pledged stepped-up cooperation on terror, the economy and said the U.S. would continue to hold Russia accountable for its actions in Ukraine.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:04:07 ESTItaly’s governing center-left Democratic Party was locked in a fierce battle over the best way to pull the country’s economy out of the doldrums as former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned as the party’s leader.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:48:02 ESTThe U.S. vice president met European leaders amid questions about the Trump administration’s Russia policy.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:03:58 ESTGeert Wilders, the far-right candidate for Dutch prime minister who has been dubbed the “Dutch Trump,” is distancing himself from comparisons to the U.S. president amid a backlash in local public opinion against the Trump administration.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:07:59 ESTBritish Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to meet Peugeot Chief Executive Carlos Tavares this week to discuss the French car maker’s proposal to buy General Motors’ Vauxhall unit.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:29:53 ESTVice President Mike Pence made one of the Trump administration’s most full-throated efforts yet to reassure nervous European partners. Later, a Russian minister spoke of a “post-West world order.”
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:17:07 ESTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back against the Trump administration’s criticism of Germany’s big trade surplus, saying she could do nothing about the euro’s valuation.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:04:03 EST‘When it comes to security, no one goes their own way in this world,’ Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tells a security conference in Munich.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:38:34 ESTJudges acquitted Spain’s Princess Cristina de Borbón of tax fraud charges in the first-ever trial of a Spanish monarch’s sibling.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:40:22 ESTBritain is already putting out feelers about its future trading relations outside the EU, which has handled its global trade arrangements for more than 40 years, Stephen Fidler writes.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:26:56 ESTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the importance of close intelligence cooperation between Germany and the U.S. and said she was confident it would continue under President Donald Trump.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:48:33 ESTThe two front-runners in France’s coming presidential election share a basic analysis of the choice facing the country. While Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are poles apart politically, they both agree that the defining issue is France’s membership of the eurozone.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:16:53 ESTAfter nearly eight years of talks, CETA has passed a critical step, giving the EU a rare consensus policy victory among member states. It still must be ratified by more than 30 national and regional parliaments, however.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:08:49 ESTGreek bailout talks are making progress and “Grexit” is no longer a threat, but more work is needed to bridge the gap between the negotiating parties, the European Union’s economics chief said.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:17:18 ESTSecretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Bonn, Germany, for his first overseas trip as the chief U.S. diplomat, where he will introduce himself to many of his counterparts and seek to soothe anxiety about the Trump administration’s foreign policy.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:32:07 ESTIn the wake of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, Emmanuel Macron–a front-runner in France’s presidential race–is accusing Moscow of doing it again.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:45:46 ESTU.S. officials head to Europe seeking to put new muscle behind a long-standing demand that allies spend more on defense—including pressing Germany to add tens of billions of dollars to its military budget.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:57:46 ESTGreece is balking at creditors’ latest austerity proposal, effectively ending hopes of a deal this month to break the deadlock over the country’s troubled bailout.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:24:46 ESTA week of social unrest at the edges of France’s capital has begun to resonate on the campaign trail as Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front seized on the violence to rail against the country’s ruling class.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:38:30 ESTFormer German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected president, taking on the prestigious but largely ceremonial position months before rival Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a big election test.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:58:26 ESTA Romanian prosecutor and her team’s anticorruption investigations have drawn fierce resistance from the government, sparking the nation’s biggest protests since the fall of Communism.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:23:41 ESTU.K. Defense Minister Michael Fallon said the British-American defense partnership has never been stronger and that Trump has likely galvanized the two countries’ efforts to strengthen NATO and to push allies to contribute more to mutual defense.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:00:19 ESTSwitzerland is struggling to preserve a cornerstone of its ultracompetitive economy: low corporate taxes. On Sunday, it will hold a referendum on a plan to eliminate sweetheart deals that cantons strike with companies.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:36:56 ESTTalks between Greece’s international creditors and the country’s finance minister on Friday failed to bring a breakthrough in ongoing bailout negotiations ahead of a series of elections in the eurozone’s core countries.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 05:13:36 ESTFrench government bonds markets are selling off on worries that a possible Marine Le Pen win in national elections could lead France to pull out of the euro, but investors in other markets seem less concerned.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:17:01 ESTThe Trump administration is leaning toward supporting Montenegro’s bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, according to senior U.S. officials, a decision that could both bolster the Western alliance and antagonize Russia.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 05:11:43 ESTPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a bill authorizing a referendum on changes to Turkey’s constitution that would concentrate power in his office.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:46:21 ESTGreece made a triumphant return to bond markets in 2014, proclaiming it had turned the corner two years after its near-exit from the euro, but now one of those bonds has come back to haunt it.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:48:13 ESTGreece’s economy minister said he is optimistic the country can resolve its deadlock with its international creditors this month over how to fulfil its bailout program, allowing Greece to bring down its borrowing costs and return to bond markets late this year.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:52:25 ESTEuropean Central Bank chief Mario Draghi met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday, the latest turn in an exceptional round of election-year politicking by top ECB officials.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:38:11 ESTAn errant Russian airstrike killed three Turkish soldiers fighting to capture the town of al-Bab from Islamic State, amid a complicated battle for control in northern Syria.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:49:21 ESTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping up efforts to speed deportations of rejected asylum seekers after a terror attack in Berlin last year.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:58:19 ESTFrançois Fillon’s lawyer on Thursday asked prosecutors to drop an investigation into allegations that he misused public funds by employing his wife as a parliamentary aide.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:46:35 ESTGermany’s exports exceeded its imports by the widest yearly margin on record last year, a sign of the strength of Europe’s biggest economy that could inflame tensions between Washington and Berlin.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:57:33 ESTThe wrangling comes amid mounting doubts in financial markets that Greece can fulfill the tough terms of its latest bailout plan.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:34:17 ESTSimon Nixon explains why the country is back in the headlines, with its future in the eurozone again called into question amid yet another standoff with its creditors.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:01:02 ESTThe U.K. Parliament’s lower house overwhelmingly gave Prime Minister Theresa May a green light to begin the country’s formal withdrawal from the EU, leaving her government on course to begin Brexit by the end of March.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:22:22 ESTU.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has given up his U.S. citizenship, according to the Treasury Department, one of a record number of people to do so last year.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:32:14 ESTMikhail Tolstykh, more widely known by his nickname Givi, died in a blast near the city of Donetsk in what separatist rebel media called a “terrorist act.”
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:37:27 ESTMartin Schulz, a Social Democrat, says the U.S. president’s attacks on Europe are an attack on Germany. In a time of Trumpism, he says, it is time for ‘value-based cooperation’ among the democracies of Europe.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:03:31 ESTThe European Court of Human Rights had previously denounced his treatment, which he blames on his anticorruption efforts. The Kremlin wouldn’t comment.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:43:16 ESTThe ability of companies to transfer everything from payroll files to social media posts to the U.S. from Europe could be in jeopardy, tech executives and European officials worry, should the Trump administration consider removing existing privacy protections for Europeans.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:37:24 ESTThe International Monetary Fund sent the clearest sign yet the emergency lender isn’t likely to bail out Greece again without Athens and its European creditors agreeing to deeper economic overhauls and substantial debt relief.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:44:18 ESTFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly breaking campaign financing rules in his failed bid for reelection in 2012, a judicial official said.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:39:32 ESTAndreas Georgiou became Athens’s statistics chief in 2010 to fix a data debacle and bring the country into line with EU standards. Now he faces accusations, and repeated prosecutions, that he manipulated deficit figures to help put Greece under the austerity imposed by the EU and IMF.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:25:03 ESTWith European countries heading into pivotal election campaigns in coming months, Facebook and Google are rolling out initiatives and tools aimed at slowing the spread of online misinformation by flagging false or hoax news articles for readers.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:21:33 ESTThe clear front-runner before the scandal, the conservative said his wife performed “modest” tasks. However, he said reimbursing the state was “out of the question.”