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Film, pop stars line up for global COVID-19 fundraising gig

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 - 01:54 GMT

International music and film stars will headline a globally televised and streamed fundraising concert on Saturday to help fight COVID-19.

EU Commissioner visits Egypt for Africa-Europe partnership

Mon, 06 May 2019 - 01:46 GMT

His visit comes in light of Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union (AU) from February 2019 to January 2020, the EU Commission said in a statement on Monday.

Italian parliament passes budget in confidence vote, after EU deal

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 - 04:00 GMT

The Italian parliament on Saturday passed the government's 2019 budget just ahead of an end-year deadline.

Euro rises on hopes of Italian budget compromise

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 - 09:20 GMT

The European Commission is set to take the first step on Wednesday towards disciplining Italy over its draft fiscal plan.

Thousands march against graft in Bucharest on third anniversary of deadly fire

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 03:30 GMT

Thousands of Romanians marched through Bucharest in protest against corruption on Tuesday on the third anniversary of a deadly nightclub fire.

Euro wilts before EU decision on Italy budget

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 - 08:35 GMT

“This would require Italy to provide a plan of corrective action to rein in its large public debt, currently at 130 percent of GDP vs the 60 percent Maastricht rule,” Wee said.

German industry groups warn U.S. on tariffs ahead of EU-US meeting

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 - 12:10 GMT

German industry groups warned on Sunday, ahead of a meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump.

A look into Egypt-EU thriving trade relations

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 12:25 GMT

Egypt’s exports to the European Union (EU) increased 24 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2017, reaching €7.5 billion.

EU ready to hit big U.S. tech firms with 3 pct turnover tax

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as Google and Facebook could face a 3 percent tax.

Brussels slams seven EU states for 'aggressive' tax policies

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 - 04:00 GMT

Seven EU countries will face unprecedented criticism from Brussels for "aggressive" tax policies that undercut other member states.

Poland's new PM sees punishment from Brussels coming

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 11:34 GMT

Poland's new prime minister said on Thursday he expected the European Commission to launch an unprecedented punishment procedure against Warsaw.

EasyJet wins unconditional EU approval to buy Air Berlin assets

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 06:46 GMT

British budget airline easyJet (EZJ.L) gained unconditional EU antitrust approval on Tuesday .

EX-Catalan leader slams EU for 'helping' Spanish PM

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 - 02:00 GMT

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday slammed the European Union for backing what he termed Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy's "coup d'etat".

Polish reforms of judiciary pose threat to rule of law

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 - 05:51 GMT

Polish reforms of its judiciary pose a systemic threat to the rule of law in the country and Warsaw must change tack, the European Commission said on Monday.

EU considers expanding economic cooperation with Egypt

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 - 12:18 GMT

Hahn said that the EU will increase its efforts to support the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector in Egypt.

EU, Egypt strengthen partnership and boost investment

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 - 11:02 GMT

The European Commission’s Johannes Hahn visited Egypt to discuss EU activities supporting Egypt's economic stabilization.

Eurowings to withdraw Austria's Niki brand

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 06:32 GMT

Lufthansa plans to scrap the brand name of Austrian airline Niki as it integrates the carrier into its Eurowings budget business, a board member said on Tuesday.

EU Commission aims move to reduce governments' veto powers on tax

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 04:43 GMT

The European Commission will propose measures that could reduce EU small states' veto powers.

EU targets German carmakers in new antitrust raids

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 05:36 GMT

A series of raids by EU antitrust regulators against German carmakers struck a new blow Monday to one of the most important sectors of the economy.

EU offers 106 mln euros in humanitarian aid for Sudan

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 05:30 GMT

The European Commission on Monday announced a 106-million-euro aid package for Sudan, saying around 4.8 million people needed urgent humanitarian aid.