Italian leader says right-wing is Europe's "true" defender

ROME (AP) — Italy's anti-migrant interior minister says the far-right political spectrum includes "the true defenders of European values." Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who leads...

Ex-health minister tapped to lead Austrian opposition

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's main opposition party is set to make a former health minister its new leader after ex-Chancellor Christian Kern announced his departure. The Austria Press Age...

Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a...

Hungary summons Spanish ambassador over xenophobia charge

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's foreign ministry has summoned the Spanish ambassador over comments made by the Spanish foreign minister that labelled Hungary as xenophobic. Accord...

Taiwan President pledges further exchanges with European Parliament 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday the country will work to further expand exchanges with the European Parliament as it continues to voice support for Taiwan.&...

Taiwan diplomatic relations will increase with help of EU nations: Legislative Speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The parliamentary body of the European Union last week passed an official resolution on the state of E.U.-China relations which also included a call for an end to China&rs...

Hungary's leader: EU seeks to undermine border defense tasks

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister is claiming that the European Union is seeking to take over the defense of the bloc's external borders in order to facilitate the entry of migrants. ...

EU considers whether to end seasonal time changes

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is weighing whether to end seasonal clock changes after a survey showed widespread public support to stop shifting the time twice a year. European ...

Macedonia leader says country ready for 'historic moment'

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The prime minister of Macedonia has told European lawmakers that his country is ready to grasp its "historic moment" and change its name — a move that pave the way to NATO mem...

EU parliament to debate possible sanctions against Hungary

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament is set to debate a move toward imposing political sanctions on Hungary for policies that opponents say are against democratic EU values and the rule of law. ...

European automakers claim cutting emissions could cost jobs

BERLIN (AP) — A lobby group representing European automakers says EU proposals for cutting emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide could result in manufacturing job losses. Th...

EU's Juncker wants to move from winter/summer time change

BRUSSELS (AP) — It could be summer time all year long for countries in the European Union. European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is backing calls to ditch the twice...

France's Macron turns away from Trump in laying out roadmap

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his roadmap for the country's diplomatic priorities in the year to come during a 90-minute speech to France's ambassadors Monday. ...

Polish president vetoes law on EU Parliament elections

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president has vetoed a law on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reac...

President Tsai promotes EU-Taiwan Bilateral Investment Agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen met with members of the EU parliament on Thursday, Aug. 9 in Taipei. Tsai thanked the delegation for their strong support for Taiwan over the yea...