European Commission News
The Latest: EU trade official: bloc has many 'shortcomings'
The European Union's trade commissioner says that she sees "a Europe that stands up for liberty, democracy and the rule of law," but adds that "the European project has many challenges and shortcomings."
The Latest: EU sees progress in Greece's bailout talks
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that talks between Greece and its international creditors are making "significant progress."
The countdown begins: Britain to start EU exit on March 29
Britain will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation
The Latest: Germany confident Britain will pay what it owes
Germany's finance minister says he is confident that Britain will pay what it owes the European Union as it negotiates its exit from the bloc
The Latest: EU praises year-old migrant deal with Turkey
The European Union is praising its migrant agreement with Turkey, one year after the deal officially entered force
Brexit explained: What's next on the UK's road out of the EU
The British government announced Monday that it will formally begin its exit from the European Union on March 29. Prime Minister Theresa May will invoke Article 50 of the key EU treaty, the official start of the two-year divorce process. Then comes the hard part — the arguments, the lawyers, the
EU Commission clears Greek regional airport privatization
The European Commission has approved the transfer of 14 Greek airports to a German-led consortium and says it's now up to Greece to finalize the deal, a key element of the country's bailout program
Chinese artist Ai brings new refugee-themed piece to Prague
Chinese conceptual artist and political activist Ai Weiwei has placed his latest refugee-themed installation in Prague, the capital of a European Union country that has opposed the bloc's efforts to redistribute migrants among member nations
Spain's government faces setback in reforming labor in ports
The Spanish government has suffered a setback in its effort to reform its port operations, as requested by the European Union, after losing a parliamentary vote
The Latest: French candidate Macron welcomes Dutch result
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has welcomed Prime Minister Mark Rutte's victory in the Dutch election, saying it shows that "you can defeat the extremes."