Tuesday, March 28, 2017

European Union

Cleaners wash the marble statue representing the Nile river placed at Rome's Capitol hill in Rome, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

BY RAF CASERT ROME (AP) — Hurt by Britain’s planned exit, European Union leaders are making a pilgrimage to Rome this weekend with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the ...
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations will hold a special Brexit summit on April 29 — one month after Britain plans to trigger divorce proceedings with the EU — to decide on the guidelines for ...
In this June 28, 2016 file photo, members of protocol adjust the British and EU flags at EU headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

BY DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation ...
Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis speaks in the House of Commons, London, Monday, March 13, 2017. (PA via AP)

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Britain’s House of Commons on Monday rejected an attempt to make the government promise, before the start of European Union exit talks, that it will guarantee the right of EU citizens living in the ...
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, center right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center left, walk in the press center prior to a media conference at the end of an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BY GEIR MOULSON and LORNE COOK BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials struggled Friday to reassure smaller countries from the east that they would not be left behind as the bloc charts its future without Britain. At a summit ...
In this Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, Britain's former Prime Minister Sir John Major speaks during a Europe Forum of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — The British government promised Tuesday that it won’t strip European Union nationals of any rights without lawmakers’ approval, as it tries to persuade Parliament to authorize the start of divorce talks with the bloc. ...
Italian Minister Economy & Finance Pier Carlo Padoan, left, is talking with the Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Center, and the EU Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici prior to a round table meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning Italy that it may face censure for not doing enough to get its debt levels down to prescribed levels. In its annual economic analysis of EU countries, the executive European Commission is ...
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven warns of 'very tough' negotiations during an interview with The Associated Press, in Stockholm, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

BY JILL LAWLESS STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden has a tough-love message for Britain as it prepares to trigger its European Union exit: A deal within two years is unlikely, striking a good agreement will be a struggle and the U.K. ...
In this Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 file photo, migrants and refugees wait to be helped by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, as they crowd aboard a rubber boat sailing out of control in the Mediterranean Sea about 21 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — Migrant deaths have risen to a record level on the Libya-to-Italy Mediterranean Sea smuggling route, and the increasing number of rescue boats trying to prevent mass drownings there might actually be helping the smugglers, ...
Activists stage a demonstration against the so-called CETA trade deal outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Feb.15, 2017. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s parliament approved a trade deal with Canada on Wednesday, extolling the pact as a sign of cooperation at a time when many political forces, including U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, are ...
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