EU takes action against fake news

Brussels first sounded the alarm about coronavirus pandemic-related misinformation and disinformation in early summer. "The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by an unprecedented 'infodem...

EU tries to sell migrant pact amid claims the hardliners won

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration officials struggled Thursday to sell their new plan to overhaul the bloc’s failed asylum system amid concern they have sold out to anti-migrant gover...

Bulgaria asks EU to stop 'fake' Macedonian identity

A long-simmering historical dispute between two Balkan neighbors is about to enter the corridors of Brussels again as North Macedonia expects an official start to the EU accession negotiation process ...

EU unveils proposals to overhaul migration policy

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a plan for member states to share the responsibility for asylum seekers under a "compulsory solidarity mechanism." It is likely triggering a hea...

Taiwan has once-in-a-lifetime chance to forge new alliances

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Not too many English-speaking Taiwan observers will be keen readers of the French newspaper Le Monde. But, if they were, they would have spotted an article earlier this...

EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission presented a series of measures Friday aimed at tackling structural racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of diversity among the European Union...

Justice minister accuses EU of 'attack' on Polish democracy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice minister accused the European Union of waging an “attack on democracy" after the European Parliament passed a resolution criticizing lax adherence to the rule of...

The EU's refugee policy: Doomed to division?

Once again, Germany is taking the lead and giving shelter to refugees and migrants from the Greek islands. Germany’s political leaders are now outdoing each other with calls to take in more peop...

Moria: European Parliament debates response to fire at migrant camp

The European Parliament opened a debate on Thursday about how to deal with the tens of thousands of migrants left homeless by the fire in the Moria camp on Lesbos. The session to discuss the topic an...

Official says Polish 'LGBT-free zones' have no place in EU

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official strongly denounced the stigmatization of LGBT people by authorities in Poland, saying on Wednesday that “LGBT-free zones” that have been declared in parts...

EU top official proposes new 2030 target to reduce emissions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official on Wednesday proposed a more ambitious target for cutting greenhouse emissions in Europe, setting a reduction goal of 55% by 2030, significantly highe...

'This is the moment for the EU to lead the way,' says EU chief Ursula von der Leyen

The EU's most powerful senior official unveiled plans to reboot the bloc's battered economy with what is being dubbed a "green new deal." Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the ...

Poland criticized in EU Parliament over courts, LGBT rights

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative government came under criticism Monday in the European Parliament, where some lawmakers called for it to lose European Union funding over its rule of law re...

Boris Johnson defends Brexit change to avoid UK 'carve-up'

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly defended his government's plan to override sections of the Brexit deal he negotiated with the European Union, arguing that the EU has an...

Germany: Britain will hurt most if post-Brexit talks fail

German Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Saturday warned Britain it would bear the brunt of the fallout if post-Brexit trade talks collapsed without a deal. "My assessment is t...