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Belarus: EU 'not intimidated' by Lukashenko's migrant threat

EU Council President Charles Michel said Tuesday that the 27-member bloc is "not intimidated" by a large influx of migrants into Lithuania, with the EU leader saying he believes Belarusian P...

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa on the defensive

Arriving in Strasbourg, Jansa was greeted with a protest sign demanding his government "protects the rule of law." He has attacked independent journalists from his Twitter account and suppo...

Former EU head, ex-PM Tusk to lead Poland's opposition

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former European Union leader and ex-Prime Minister Donald Tusk was elected head of the strongest party in Poland's fragmented opposition on Saturday. Tusk, 64,...

EU chair Slovenia to stay on liberal course, president says

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's president rejected in an interview Wednesday that the increasingly autocratic policies of the country's prime minister could hurt its upcoming European Union pres...

Belarus freezes migrant cooperation deal over EU sanctions

EU Council President Charles Michel hit out at Belarus on Monday after the country suspended a cooperation deal with Brussels in response to the bloc slapping sanctionson the ex-Soviet nation. The EU...

EU differentiates flags of Taiwan and China in travel restriction guidelines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EU Council on Friday (June 18) included Taiwan in its updated list of nations for which it recommends members gradually lift travel restrictions, displaying the nation...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Bri...

Japan, EU speak out on Taiwan Strait issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan and the EU expressed their desire for peace in the Taiwan Strait in a joint statement Thursday (May 28). Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide held a virtual sum...

Belarus: EU ministers begin talks on fresh sanctions

European Union foreign ministers are discussing a new round of economic and sector-specific sanctions for Belarus, during informal talks on Thursday in the Portuguese city of Lisbon. This comes just ...

Belarus: European airlines halt flights amid outrage over plane arrest

Several European airlines announced on Tuesday that they are suspending flights over Belarus after Minsk forced a Ryanair jet to land to arrest a dissident journalist. European Union leaders had urge...

EU leaders adopt Porto declaration on social rights, employment

The European Council on Saturday adopted a non-binding declaration promoting social cohesion and prosperity in the European Union, following the coronavirus pandemic that has seen inequalities widen. ...

EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would bring no short or midterm relief. They inst...

Germany voices cautious hope for improved EU-Turkey ties

Relations between Turkey and the European Union are looking promising this year after a period of tensions, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday. Maas' remarks came following a mee...

EU-China investment deal dead in water

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The landmark EU-China investment deal is on hold, with momentum to ratify the agreement unlikely to resume while relations between the bloc and its second-largest trade pa...

EU Parliament: COVID-19 pass should guarantee free movement

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers said Thursday that COVID-19 certificates aimed at facilitating travel across the European Union should be enough to move freely this summer, a position likely to cla...