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EU chief scraps meetings because driver is COVID-19 positive

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Monday that she has canceled her in-person appointments at the European Parliament this week after her driver tested positive fo...

German Chancellor Scholz and Spanish PM Sanchez discuss relaxing EU fiscal policy

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met with his Spanish counterpart, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, in Madrid on Monday. The left-leaning leaders agreed to work closely together regarding EU policies. They...

European Parliament to review policy reports advocating more support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Parliament is set to review two policy reports calling for more support for Taiwan at a plenary meeting scheduled for next month. The Common Foreign and Se...

Icon of French left Taubira joins crowded presidential race

LYON, France (AP) — A progressive icon from the South American territory of French Guiana on Saturday joined the race for France’s presidential election in April, promising to push back against the “d...

Former Danish PM calls on US, EU to increase support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday (Jan. 11) called on the U.S. and Europe to increase support for Taiwan in a Newsweek op-ed. In the article...

Liberals in EU parliament seek inquiry into abuse of spyware

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers called Wednesday for a committee to investigate rights abuses by European Union governments using powerful spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group. ...

European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at age 65

BRUSSELS (AP) — David Sassoli, the Italian journalist who worked his way up in politics while defending the downtrodden and repressed to become president of the European Union’s parliament, died at a ...

European Parliament says its president, David Sassoli, has died at 65

WASHINGTON (AP) — European Parliament says its president, David Sassoli, has died at 65.

European Parliament President David Sassoli dies after hospitalization

The president of the European Parliament David Sassoli has died, his office announced early on Tuesday morning. He passed away after a "serious complication" related to his immune system. ...

EU Parliament president Sassoli hospitalized in Italy

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Parliament President David Sassoli has been hospitalized in Italy due to abnormal functioning of his immune system, his spokesman said Monday. Roberto Cuillo...

France takes EU reins with push for more sovereignty

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Friday to boost Europe's strategic power and sovereignty, as France formally took the reins of the 27-nation bloc for the next six months with big...

France aims at Big Tech as it kicks off EU presidency

The first weekly meeting of 2022 of the 27 EU Commissioners is being held in the French capital, Paris, despite high case numbers of COVID-19 in Europe and particularly in France. French President Em...

'WTF, dude': MEP slams Lithuanian president's regrets over Taiwan office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Ausra Maldeikiene excoriated Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda for publicly expressing regret over his country allowing Taiwan t...

Taiwan draws up plan to strengthen links with EU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) New Year’s Day pledge to strengthen ties with Europe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday (Jan. 4) it ...

EU draft on financing nuclear and gas plants raises ire

BRUSSELS (AP) — Draft European Union plans that would allow nuclear and gas energy to remain part of the bloc's path to a climate-friendly future came under immediate criticism over the weekend from b...