Turkey’s Erdogan seeks votes in Bosnia after ban on campaigning elsewhere

By Maja Zuvela SARAJEVO, May 20 : Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took a swipe at European countries that refused to let him campaign on their territory on Sunday as he called at a rally in Bosnia for expatriate Turks to vote for him and his ruling AK Party in elections next month. The presidential and […]

EU launches measures to protect European business in Iran

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, May 18 : – The European Commission said on Friday it had started the process of renewing a sanctions-blocking measure to protect European businesses in Iran, after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. The Commission said in a statement it had “launched […]

Europe not using good economic growth to reform, IMF says

By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS, May 15 : European economic growth is strong, mainly thanks to domestic demand, but governments are not taking sufficient advantage of the good times to reduce their debt and implement reforms, the International Monetary Fund said in a forecast on Tuesday. The IMF forecast that growth in advanced European economies, mainly […]

Europeans push last bid to salvage Iran deal, but work on plan B

By John Irish and Robin Emmott PARIS/BRUSSELS, May 3 : European powers still want to hand Donald Trump next week a plan to save the Iran nuclear deal, but they have also started work on protecting EU-Iranian business ties if the U.S. president makes good on a threat to withdraw, six sources told Reuters. Trump, […]

EU wants coordinated vaccine push against measles, other diseases

By Kate Kelland Undated, Apr 26 : The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures. Setting out the Commission’s plans, health and food safety commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said […]

Italy seizes ship that picked up migrants in Mediterranean

By Steve Scherer ROME, March 19 : Italian authorities seized a charity’s ship on suspicion it had helped illegal immigration by picking up migrants in the Mediterranean instead of letting Libya’s coastguard take them back to North Africa, the aid group said. The Spanish charity Proactiva Open Arms picked up 218 migrants who were in […]