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Emergency Brexit talks as EU explores UK plan to break divorce treaty

Emergency Brexit talks as EU explores UK plan to break divorce treaty

Britain and the European Union will hold emergency talks today over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to undercut parts of the Brexit divorce treaty, a step Brussels has warned could scupper any chance of a trade deal...

Europe's climate policies are getting an upgrade

Europe's climate policies are getting an upgrade

The European Union is set to kick start discussions next week on how quickly it will cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. Already well on the way to meeting its current climate target for 2030, the EU now wants to make that goal even more ambitious, to get on track for its flagship pla

EU eyeing sanctions on Russia in Navalny case

EU eyeing sanctions on Russia in Navalny case

The European Union will likely impose new sanctions on Moscow over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but not straight away to give time to uncover the culprits ...

As UK leaves EU, who will emerge as winners in Europe’s gas hubs?

As UK leaves EU, who will emerge as winners in Europe’s gas hubs?

Gas hubs are places where an exchange of ownership of gas takes place. They require a transparent pricing mechanism plus pipeline networks and storage sites that allow supplies to be traded ...

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

The European Commission launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ on Tuesday into whether US tech giant Google's planned $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit would give it an unfair market advantage.

Apple wins fight over $14.9bn tax bill in blow to EU

Apple wins fight over $14.9bn tax bill in blow to EU

Apple Inc won its court fight over a record €13bn ($14.9bn) Irish tax bill in a crushing blow to European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on preferential fiscal deals for companies.

EU urges 'courage' as Serbia and Kosovo hold video talks

EU urges 'courage' as Serbia and Kosovo hold video talks

The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo held video talks chaired by the EU on Sunday as they seek an solution to one of Europe's most intractable territorial disputes.

YouTube doesn't need to tattle on film pirates, says top EU Court

YouTube doesn't need to tattle on film pirates, says top EU Court

YouTube is not obliged to reveal private information on the identity of people posting illegal content on its platform, an EU court ruled on Thursday.

United States not on EU's 'safe' travel list, diplomats say

United States not on EU's 'safe' travel list, diplomats say

The United States is not on a ‘safe list’ of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union governments later on Tuesday, three diplomats said.

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Monday, days before Germany takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union with the economy ...

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel ...

EU, US clash over 'unilateral' travel ban

EU, US clash over 'unilateral' travel ban

The European Union on Thursday sharply criticised the US decision to restrict travel from most European countries to contain the coronavirus pandemic ...