Business news and information from the European Union
- Turkey, EU meet on refugee crisis — 29 November 2015, 04:27 CET
European Union leaders will offer Turkey cash and a boost for its
membership bid in exchange for its cooperation with the migrant crisis
at a summit Sunday, although key issues remain to be hammered out.
- Arrested journalists urge EU not to compromise on rights in Turkey talks — 28 November 2015, 23:33 CET
Two Turkish journalists charged with "spying" over their reports about
Ankara's alleged arms supplies to Syrian rebels urged the EU on Saturday
not to compromise on human rights and press freedom as it looks to
Turkey to help stem Europe's migrant crisis.
- Netherlands to appeal EU demand for Starbucks back taxes — 27 November 2015, 21:38 CET
The Dutch government said Friday it will appeal an EU ruling that
Starbucks must pay some 30 million euros ($34 million) in back taxes for
enjoying an "illegal" tax break.
- Danes more likely to adopt EU justice rules after attacks: poll — 27 November 2015, 18:40 CET
One in five Danes is more likely to vote in favour of scrapping the
country's opt-out on EU justice rules after the November 13 Paris
attacks, a poll published on Thursday showed.
- French car makers top European list of low CO2 emitters — 27 November 2015, 18:39 CET
French manufacturers topped the list of European cars and vans with the lowest carbon emissions, the European Environment Agency said in a report published on Thursday.
- EU hopes new Argentine government will help Mercosur trade talks — 27 November 2015, 17:47 CET
The EU said Friday it hopes the election of a centre-right government in
Argentina will give new impetus to stalled talks on a free trade pact
with Mercosur, the Latin American bloc.
- Turkey to win concessions for migrant help at EU summit — 27 November 2015, 15:29 CET
European Union leaders hold a summit with Turkey on Sunday, with Ankara
set to win a boost for its membership bid and a cash pledge in exchange
for its help stemming the flow of migrants.
- EU says charges against Turkey journalists are 'worrying' — 27 November 2015, 13:43 CET
The European Union said Friday spying charges filed against two Turkish journalists after they alleged Ankara's secret services had sent arms to Islamist rebels in Syria were "worrying".
- EU risks falling like Roman Empire over refugees: Dutch PM — 27 November 2015, 12:57 CET
Europe risks collapsing like the Roman Empire over the refugee crisis,
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has warned according to the Financial
Times, as his country gears up to be the next EU president.
- Major French firms explore CentrAm opportunities — 27 November 2015, 03:17 CET
Representatives from a dozen major French companies concluded a four-day
Central America visit on Thursday exploring opportunities under a
budding trade and political pact between the region and the EU.
- EU expresses concern over election violence in Venezuela — 27 November 2015, 02:32 CET
The European Union Thursday expressed concern about rising violence
linked to Venezuela's elections after the murder of a leader of the
opposition, which appears poised to win control of parliament for the
first time in 16 years.
- Euro-MPs urge 'independent' probe into MSF hospital strike — 26 November 2015, 17:50 CET
The European Parliament urged Thursday an "independent" investigation into the US bombing of an MSF hospital in Afghanistan which killed 30 people in an attack the military blamed on human error.
- 'Brussels bubble' works from home to beat terror alert — 26 November 2015, 15:48 CET
While Brussels was shut down by its biggest ever terror alert, the huge
EU and NATO bureaucracy kept on churning, even if some staff had to work from their homes in Europe's institutional capital.
- EU to open new chapter of Turkish membership talks — 26 November 2015, 15:46 CET
Turkey's minister of European Union affairs said Thursday that Brussels
had agreed to open a new chapter in stalled membership talks with Turkey by mid-December, following an EU-Turkey summit this weekend.
- EU reassures Ukraine despite overtures to Russia — 26 November 2015, 15:44 CET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday the European Union had
assured him it would keep its focus on Kiev despite efforts by some of
the bloc's members to enlist Russia in a coalition against the Islamic
- EU must limit migrant numbers: French PM — 26 November 2015, 15:44 CET
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday urged the European Union
to limit the number of migrants it allows into the bloc, following
heightened security concerns after the Paris attacks.
- Annual HIV infection record for Europe in 2014 — 26 November 2015, 15:40 CET
Europe registered a record number of HIV infections in 2014, driven by
cases in Russia and immigrants who acquired the virus after arrival, the
EU and the World Health Organization said Thursday.
- Jihadists using migrant crisis as cover: Czech president — 24 November 2015, 20:28 CET
Jihadists are using the migrant crisis as cover to slip into the
European Union, Czech President Milos Zeman said on Tuesday, urging his country's military to prepare to defend its borders.
- Poland's eurosceptic government retires EU flag from press room — 24 November 2015, 19:02 CET
Journalists gathered Tuesday in the press room of Poland's new
conservative government discovered that the blue and gold star-studded
European Union flag normally on display was gone, leaving only its
red-and-white Polish counterpart.
- Eurozone approves bailout payment to Greece — 24 November 2015, 16:34 CET
Eurozone finance ministers approved a two billion euro payment to Greece on Monday, declaring that Athens had successfully met the strict reform commitments demanded in the country's bailout.
- Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed — 24 November 2015, 16:34 CET
European Union president Donald Tusk called for calm on Tuesday after
Turkey, a candidate for membership of the bloc, shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border.
- ECB launches 20-euro note with enhanced security — 24 November 2015, 16:30 CET
The European Central Bank on Wednesday will launch into circulation a
new 20-euro banknote with enhanced security features to foil counterfeiters.
- Law officials plan global strike at 'dark markets' — 24 November 2015, 16:24 CET
European, US and Australian law enforcement officials met Tuesday in the Netherlands to plan a crackdown on illegal online markets trading in
everything from drugs to child pornography, Dutch prosecutors said.
- UK poll shows shift in favour of 'Brexit' — 24 November 2015, 15:12 CET
A majority of Britons want to leave the European Union, according to a
new opinion poll on Tuesday.
- Turkey PM to attend summit with EU leaders on November 29 — 24 November 2015, 13:33 CET
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will attend an extraordinary
summit with EU leaders next week to improve bilateral ties and tackle
the migrant crisis, his office announced on Monday.