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Irish PM says EU has upper hand in Brexit trade talks with UK

Irish PM says EU has upper hand in Brexit trade talks with UK

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the European Union will have the upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks with the United Kingdom and questioned Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...

UK will set out EU trade objectives next month: Brexit secretary

UK will set out EU trade objectives next month: Brexit secretary

Britain will set out more details about its objectives for a free trade deal with the European Union next month after the country leaves the bloc on Jan. 31, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said.

EU seeks political impetus for Libya ceasefire from Berlin talks

EU seeks political impetus for Libya ceasefire from Berlin talks

The European Union hopes that this week's peace conference on Libya, being hosted by Berlin, will drive forward the political process towards a ceasefire ...

EU executive unveils plan for 1-trillion-euro climate investments

EU executive unveils plan for 1-trillion-euro climate investments

The European Union's executive unveiled plans on Tuesday to leverage up to 1 trillion euros (1.11 trillion dollars) in the next decade to support its ambitious climate goals ...

EU says opposes US sanctions on Russia gas pipeline

EU says opposes US sanctions on Russia gas pipeline

The EU on Saturday voiced its opposition to US sanctions against companies building a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany.

EU to relaunch push to regulate WhatsApp, Skype on privacy

EU to relaunch push to regulate WhatsApp, Skype on privacy

The EU will relaunch its deadlocked effort to more closely regulate internet phone and message services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Messenger, a top bloc official said on Tuesday.

EU renews Venezuela sanctions for a year

EU renews Venezuela sanctions for a year

The European Union renewed sanctions targeting the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for a further year on Monday, in an effort to encourage a democratic resolution ...

EU sees Germany keeping budget surplus, Italy's debt to shoot up

EU sees Germany keeping budget surplus, Italy's debt to shoot up

The euro zone will restrain spending under draft budget plans submitted by the bloc's governments, the European Commission forecast on Thursday, despite calls to counter a worsening economic slowdown.

In boost to climate policy, EU makes first move to end fossil fuel funding

In boost to climate policy, EU makes first move to end fossil fuel funding

A preliminary text agreed by EU member states calls on the European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects, in what would be a breakthrough in the bloc's climate policy ...

Alarmed by Libra, EU to look into issuing public digital currency

Alarmed by Libra, EU to look into issuing public digital currency

The European Central Bank should consider issuing a public digital currency, an EU draft document said, after plans by Facebook to introduce a private one met with a hostile response from global regulators.

EU argues case against Trump's metal tariffs at WTO

EU argues case against Trump's metal tariffs at WTO

The European Union argued on Monday for the withdrawal of tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump on metal imports in one of the most high-profile and potentially explosive cases ...

Italy to renew deal with Libya to block migrants

Italy to renew deal with Libya to block migrants

Italy has renewed a controversial agreement signed in 2017 with Libyan coastguard to block illegal migrants trying to leave from the North African country's coast, the government has said.