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EU chief: Ukraine needs to give anti-corruption reforms 'teeth'

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday told Ukraine's parliament that while the country was firmly on the path toward EU membership, there is still some way to go before acce...

EU seeks ban on flavored heated tobacco products

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products amid a "significant increase" in use in the EU. "With nine out of 10 lung cancers c...

EU agrees new cars must be emissions-free after 2035

The environment ministers from the European Union's 27-member states struck a deal to approve a raft of measures to combat climate change in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The agreement ca...

Kosovars fume at new delay in accessing EU visa-free travel

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union's delay in allowing visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo has spread dismay and resentment in the continent's newest state, and one Pristina businessman ...

EU leaders tackle inflation, energy shocks from Russia's war

BRUSSELS (AP) — A day after endorsing Ukraine's candidacy to join the European Union, the bloc's leaders turned their attention Friday to the severe economic turbulence from Russia’s war in the neighb...

Romanian port struggles to handle flow of Ukrainian grain

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — With Ukraine's seaports blockaded or captured by Russian forces, neighboring Romania's Black Sea port of Constanta has emerged as a main conduit for the war-torn country’s gr...

How does EU accession work?

Accession to the European Union is the rule, not the exception. Of today's 27 member states, 21 joined the original, founding members of 1958 — the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, ...

European Parliament advocates equalizing EU trade relations with Africa

The European Parliament on Thursday backed a report advocating the use of trade policy to equalize relations between African countries and the European Union. "For too long, Africa has been redu...

European Union leaders set to grant Ukraine candidate status

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday were set to make Ukraine a candidate for membership in the 27-nation bloc, the first step in a potentially yearslong process that could pull the emba...

EU Parliament backs Ukraine, Moldova as leaders meet in Brussels

The European Parliament has voted in favor of granting Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate status while leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the issue on Thursday. European Parliament President Ro...

In climate fight, EU lawmakers back stricter emission caps

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers stepped up the fight against global warming Wednesday by requiring deeper emission cuts from power plants, factories and planes in the EU and by endorsing an u...

EU Commission proposes cutting pesticides by half by 2030

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm on Wednesday proposed setting legally binding targets to reduce the use of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030 and a ban on all pesticide use in areas...

France investigates government minister over rape claims

A minister in French President Emmanuel Macron's government is facing a rape investigation dating back to her previous work in the medical field. Prosecutors said Wednesday that they launched a p...

EU pushes deepened Taiwan trade ties on sidelines of WTO convention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voiced their support for closer trade ties with Taiwan on the sidelines of the WTO’s Ministerial Conference (MC12) tak...

Poland changes judiciary law; demands EU release COVID funds

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has replaced a controversial body that disciplined judges with a new accountability panel — the latest twist in a long-running dispute with the European Union over the cou...