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EU vs Indonesia: Is it really a trade war?

The European Union has slapped countervailing tariffs on imports of subsidized biodiesel from Indonesia. The southeast Asian country has threatened to retaliate but experts say counter tariffs could be self-destructive.

Export slowdown hits Germany as EU economic heavyweights struggle

A global growth slowdown accompanied by tariff disputes and uncertainty over Brexit has impacted growth across western Europe, but Germany's traditionally export-reliant economy - the continent's largest - has been particularly vulnerable.


Ursula von der Leyen pledges to fight for balance among EU states

The upcoming EU leader Ursula von der Leyen said she would try to bring balance between "smaller and bigger countries" and various regions of the bloc.

Belgium broke law but can keep nuclear plants open, EU court rules

Belgium's self-imposed deadline for giving up nuclear power is not far off. Environmentalists look forward to the end of the atomic era, but not everyone thinks the country is ready to change course.

EU asks court to force Spain, Bulgaria to tackle air pollution

Spain exceeded limits of nitrogen dioxide, specifically in the two big cities of Madrid and Barcelona, where the legal levels are constantly exceeded, the European Commission's decision stated.

EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge

EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she is taking a "very close look at Amazon's business practices and its dual role as marketplace and retailer, to assess its compliance with EU competition rules.''


EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling off Cyprus

Turkey doesn't recognize Cyprus as a state and claims 44% of Cyprus' exclusive economic zone as its own, according to Cyprus government officials. Turkish Cypriots in the east Mediterranean island nation's breakaway north claim another 25%.

Europe should brace for US tariffs on several fronts, says German official

US President Donald Trump in May said some imported vehicles and parts posed a national security threat but postponed a decision on imposing tariffs on European and Japanese auto imports for as long as six months to allow time for trade talks with both partners.

Former UK PM Major vows legal action to block suspension of parliament

Former British Prime Minister John Major has stated that he would be willing to go to court to block a new leader from delivering a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament.

EU Parliament to elect its president on July 3 in any case: Spokesman

The European Parliament will elect its president on July 3, even if European Union leaders fail to appoint the chair of the EU executive at a summit on Tuesday, a spokesman for the assembly told a news conference.

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Brexit: A timeline of the UK crisis

Britain will leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019. Here is a timeline of key events related to Britain's decision of opting out of the European Union in photographs

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.


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India Asked To Extend Trade Pact With European Union Nations By 6 Months

The European Union has pressed India to extend by six months its bilateral investment pacts with several EU-member countries which are expiring soon, saying absence of the treaties could adversely impact trade ties and FTA talks. Chair of the EU delegation for relations with India Geoffrey Van Orden said EU wants New Delhi to renew […]

Belgium: Cameron announces Brexit deal

David Cameron hailed a landmark deal on Friday he said gave Britain “special status” in the European Union and pledged to campaign heart and soul to stay in the EU at a deeply uncertain referendum expected in June. At a summit that ran into overtime, EU leaders agreed unanimously on a package of measures aimed […]