European Union News
'A nightmare': Banker tells tale of Latvian corruption
Allegations of corruption and Russian money laundering have come right to the front door of the powerful European Central Bank, which oversees monetary policy for 19 countries.
Banker: "Nightmare" dodging extortion attempts in Latvia
Norvik bank has filed an international legal complaint against Latvia in which it alleges that a "Senior Latvian Official" repeatedly sought "to extort monetary bribes," and threatened the bank when its owner refused to pay up
Spanish finance minister backed for leading ECB job
Eurozone finance ministers have endorsed their Spanish counterpart Luis de Guindos for the coveted post of European Central Bank vice president, after Ireland withdrew the only other candidate
2 Americans, 6 others arrested in Serbia
Eight foreign citizens, including two Americans and two Ukrainians, have been arrested in Serbia under accusation they tried to photograph and enter military facilities without authorization, officials said on Monday
Religious protests against gay films show divide in Romania
Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screening of two movies in Bucharest, saying they violate traditional values in this East European country
Inside Lesbos' Moria camp, home to thousands of trapped refugees and migrants
The words "Welcome to prison" are spray-painted at the entrance and barbed wire surrounds the camp, which used to be a detention center for rejected asylum seekers.
All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran
An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed in foggy, mountains and all 65 people on board were feared killed
Hungarian leader calls Christianity 'Europe's last hope'
Hungary's prime minister says "Christianity is Europe's last hope" and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have "opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam."
Latvian member of European Central Bank detained in probe
Latvia's prime minister says the head of the country's central bank has been detained amid accusations of bribery and money laundering in the European nation's financial system