Category Archives: BRUSSELS

EU extends sanctions against Assad’s Syria regime for a year

The European Union is prolonging sanctions against the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad for a year due to its continued crackdown against civilians in the war-ravaged country. Continue reading

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EU candidates face off in live debate a week before polls

Leading candidates in the European Union elections are gearing up for a final televised debate before millions of people take part in the world’s biggest transnational polls on May 23-26. Continue reading

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Mali calls for more EU help amid attacks in Africa’s Sahel

Mali is urging the European Union to step up support for Africa’s Sahel countries amid a series of extremist attacks, as France mourns two officers killed during a hostage rescue mission in the region. Continue reading

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EU calls for Libya ceasefire, warns of threat to security

The European Union is calling for a ceasefire in Libya, warning that the conflict around the capital Tripoli is a threat to international peace and security. Continue reading

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EU fines AB Inbev for restricting cross-border beer sales

European Union anti-trust regulators are fining AB Inbev, the world’s biggest brewer, more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for abusing its dominant position in the Belgian beer market. Continue reading

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EU powers to discuss Iran deal as Pompeo heads to Brussels

The European Union’s top diplomat says EU backers of the Iran nuclear deal will meet in Brussels to discuss ways to keep the pact afloat as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to the Belgian capital. Continue reading

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The Latest: France’s Macron: Iran nuclear deal must be saved

The Latest on the crisis surrounding Iran’s decision to step away from the embattled nuclear deal with world powers (all times local): 12:10 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says the Iran nuclear deal must be saved and that the accord’s signatorie… Continue reading

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EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

The European Union is urging Iran to respect the international agreement curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions and says it aims to continue trading with the country despite U.S. sanctions. Continue reading

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EU chief urges people to vote carefully in Europe-wide polls

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging people to carefully weigh their votes in the upcoming EU elections as polls show that populist and nationalist parties could gain ground. Continue reading

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Belgian police detain over 30 over online car sales racket

Belgian authorities say more than 30 people have been detained in a massive police operation aimed at breaking up a vast online car sales racket. Continue reading

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EU extends Myanmar arms embargo, other sanctions for a year

The European Union is prolonging by a year an embargo on any arms that could be used in security crackdowns in Myanmar as well as sanctions against 14 top military and border officials. Continue reading

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EU slams Russia citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine

The European Union has criticized Russia’s move to fast-track citizenship applications from people living in conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, calling it “another attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russia.” Continue reading

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Barnier says chaotic Brexit becomes ever more likely

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says that Britain’s exit from the European Union without a deal “becomes day after day more likely” after the U.K. parliament again rejected alternatives to the government’s unpopular divorce deal. Continue reading

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NATO chief plays down rows as allies mark 70th anniversary

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is playing down differences among member countries as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary in Washington this week. Continue reading

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