EU heads discuss bold or fold strategy towards Trump tariffs

By Gabriela Baczynska and Philip Blenkinsop SOFIA/BRUSSELS, May 16 : European leaders will seek to agree a common stance on Wednesday towards threatened U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminium, balancing the views of those most fearful of a trade war and those determined not to be bullied into concessions. U.S. President Donald Trump has […]

EU targets 30 percent cut in truck CO2 emissions by 2030 – source

By Alissa de Carbonnel BRUSSELS, May 14 : The European Union executive will propose at least a 30 percent reduction target for CO2 emissions from trucks by 2030, an EU source said on Monday, as the bloc seeks to slash greenhouse gas emissions. The target will be the first ever CO2 standard for trucks in […]

“The clock is ticking”, EU tells Brexit Britain

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, May 14 : The European Union on Monday warned Britain time was running out to seal a Brexit deal this autumn and ensure London does not crash out of the bloc next March adding to pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May. But May’s spokesman said the “focus is on getting this […]

“Get on with it.”: British PM May under pressure on EU customs decision

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON, May 11 : A row over Britain’s future customs arrangements with the European Union has left the opposing Brexit camps more deeply entrenched than ever and Prime Minister Theresa May facing one of her toughest decisions yet. Under pressure from the EU to move forward with talks on a future partnership, […]

EU must give up “nightmares” of United States of Europe -Hungarian PM

By Marton Dunai and Krisztina Than BUDAPEST, May 10 : The European Union should give up its “delusional” idea of a United States of Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday in pledging to defend his nation’s Christian values and fight EU migrant settlement quotas. Orban, a maverick anti-immigration nationalist, was elected to […]