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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:26:15 EDTGermany is a vocal critic of the ECB’s easy-money policies because they hurt the nation’s savers, but its federal and regional governments are among the biggest winners of the prolonged low interest rates.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:27:41 EDTGreece’s economic recovery is proving elusive, challenging the forecasts of the country’s government and its foreign creditors who are still counting on a growth revival this year.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:28:51 EDTGreek lawmakers approved a bill aimed at unlocking €2.8 billion ($3.15 billion) in aid for the country that includes deeply unpopular plans to transfer state-controlled water companies to a privatization fund.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:25:31 EDTThe initiative to improve security ties is aimed at strengthening regional unity after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:50:44 EDTEuropean Central Bank President Mario Draghi issued a fresh plea to eurozone governments to help out the ECB by enacting growth-boosting overhauls, underlining how central banks are moving closer to the limits of what their stimulus policies can achieve.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:01:11 EDTItaly said it would hold a national referendum on Dec. 4 on key constitutional changes that aim to slim down the country’s bloated legislature, speed up lawmaking and attack the bureaucratic morass.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:34:50 EDTBrexit and the rise of antiestablishment parties have been widely perceived as a howl of rage by voters left behind by globalization, but Europe’s free traders aren’t giving in without a fight, Simon Nixon writes.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:31:37 EDTThe U.S. and Russia struck a deal this month that promised to test the boundaries of trust between Washington and Moscow. Over a violent and tumultuous week in Syria, they couldn’t overcome the distrust and animosity dividing them.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:11:10 EDTTwo popular incumbents in northern Spain won re-election Sunday in regional races that tested the strength of political parties locked in an impasse over who will govern the country.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:32:10 EDTTwo young women suspected of planning an attack in France were detained by police in the southern French city of Nice, a person familiar with the investigation said Sunday, the latest sign that Islamic State is shifting its focus from the battlefield in Syria to orchestrating terror plots in Europe.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:40:53 EDTVeteran leftist Jeremy Corbyn called for the U.K. opposition Labour Party’s disaffected parliamentarians to rally behind him after he was re-elected as leader by a solid margin.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:50:23 EDTHolocaust survivor Max Mannheimer died Friday in a Munich hospital at the age of 96, the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial said Saturday.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:26:51 EDTFrance’s economy contracted slightly in the second quarter, according to national statistics agency Insee.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:05:50 EDTIn an interview with the Journal, Greece’s prime minister called on his European partners to stick to their obligations and help Athens manage the migration crisis.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:32:44 EDTThe timing of any obvious Brexit-related economic setback could have major consequences for the U.K. and the rest of Europe.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:56:37 EDTPolish lawmakers began examining a bill that would effectively ban abortion, reopening a sensitive debate in the deeply Catholic nation.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:39:12 EDTBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he expects the U.K. formally to begin its exit from the European Union in the early months of next year.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:26:48 EDTSwitzerland’s difficult relationship with the EU highlights a likely bigger impediment to the U.K. securing a high level of access to the single market: Who makes the rules and how are they enforced?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:13:57 EDTAs the country prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Paris attacks, new terrorism drills at schools are a sign of how a spate of Islamist violence has changed everyday life.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:39:11 EDTSwitzerland’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday appeared to defuse a potential conflict with the European Commission over the Alpine country’s efforts to limit immigration.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:11:50 EDTThe European Union agreed to new steps to enhance its ability to slap bloc-wide sanctions on people linked to or supporting Islamic State and al Qaeda terrorist groups.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:21:33 EDTBritish Prime Minister Theresa May, in her first speech to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, said the U.K.’s decision to leave the EU wasn’t a vote for walking away from partners in the world.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:10:55 EDTFrench President François Hollande and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for action in resolving the war in Syria and fighting terrorist groups.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:08:43 EDTDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper said Russia has been conducting similar exercises against the U.S. since the 1960s.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:01:07 EDTThe U.K. military is making progress in its fight against Islamic State in Iraq, but the campaign in Syria is being complicated by a lack of partners on the ground, a panel of British lawmakers found.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:25:57 EDTAuthorities on the Greek island of Lesbos were rushing to accommodate several thousand asylum seekers after a fire burned down much of the housing at the island’s main refugee camp.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:41:58 EDTFrench police have detained eight more suspects in connection with the terror attack in Nice, prosecutors said, as investigators broadened their search for a possible network behind the assault.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:14:08 EDTThe North Atlantic Treaty Organization has rejected a Russian air-safety proposal that would require all military planes in the Baltic region to fly with their transponders operational, according to allied officials.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:19:54 EDTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel reacted to her party’s latest electoral loss by sticking to her migration policy but acknowledging, more explicitly than before, that she had made mistakes along the way.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:40:25 EDTOktoberfest opened over the weekend without major disruption, but after Bavaria was shaken by a string of attacks this summer, Munich was prepared for the worst, with its tightest security in years.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:21:36 EDTFrench President François Hollande led a tribute Monday to the victims of terror attacks, an annual ceremony that is taking on added significance as the country tries to heal from assaults that have killed over 200 people in the past year.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:39:08 EDTIt is a mark of how Brexit has upended British politics that Irish reunification—an issue thought to be settled for at least a generation—is once again a subject of political discussion, Simon Nixon writes.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:01:35 EDTThe center-left Social Democrats won an election in the city-state of Berlin, and an upstart anti-immigrant party in Germany was propelled into its 10th state legislature.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:39:43 EDTGreece’s government and central bank sought to defuse a power struggle over a troubled lender, which has reignited tensions between the central bank and the ruling left-wing Syriza party.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:58:33 EDTVladimir Putin declared victory after Russians voted in a new parliament that maintains his party’s dominance, although turnout plummeted to a new low.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:23:43 EDTNorwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, abducted by the terror group Abu Sayyaf, was safely in the hands of the Philippine government Sunday after nearly a year in captivity.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:07:15 EDTOfficials say former French President Jacques Chirac has been hospitalized with a lung infection.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:46:32 EDTThe new allied deterrent force for the Baltic region will be in place by May 2017, with some units arriving earlier, the head of the Western alliance’s military committee said.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 03:36:56 EDTEurope expects more help from the U.S. and Canada on refugees as it struggles with a rise in populism and xenophobia, a senior EU official said.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:17:34 EDTBeefed-up border controls have brought new risks, officials say, scaring part-time amateurs out of a business they once dominated and turning trafficking over to a monopoly of professional smugglers.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:24:53 EDTEuropean Union leaders sketched out a tentative agenda Friday aimed to set the bloc on a path to recovery after Britain’s June vote to leave, but there were immediate signs the bloc’s unity hadn’t been restored.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:10:04 EDTCarlo Azeglio Ciampi, an Italian statesman who served as governor of the Bank of Italy, prime minister and finally president and guided the country through times of turbulence, has died. He was 95.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:42:35 EDTA Swedish appeals court ruled on Friday that a request by Swedish prosecutors to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on suspicion of rape should remain in force, dealing a blow to Mr. Assange’s defense team’s long-running efforts to get the case against him dropped.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:57:05 EDTGermany’s society is the most multicultural it has ever been, as the Federal Statistical Office said that a total of 17.1 million people in the country had a migrant background last year.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:55:18 EDTA Greek prosecutor raided the offices of the wife of Greece’s central bank governor as part of a continuing investigation into business she has done with a state entity.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:09:20 EDTFrench authorities on Friday dismantled a makeshift camp in Paris, as France struggles to cope with a growing number of migrants flocking to its capital.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:33:56 EDTThe muted reaction of the European Union’s 27 other member states to Britain’s vote to leave is partly a reflection of it being only one of several damaging recent blows to the union, Stephen Fidler writes.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:29:05 EDTFollowing calls by the German government to hire asylum seekers, companies big and small have scouted refugee shelters and job centers for potential workers. The result is sobering.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:45:26 EDTThe European Union extended its sanctions against Russian officials and pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine and won a legal victory when the bloc’s courts upheld an EU asset freeze on ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:39:49 EDTThe U.K. government said it would ahead with the $23.82 billion project to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point with French utility Electricite de France, the country’s first in a generation.