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  • PARIS, June 18- French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Sunday her party had won at least six seats in parliament, including her own, although a key aide was eliminated in a night President Emmanuel Macron's party swept the elections with a huge majority. Gilbert Collard, an outgoing lawmaker held off the challenge of a former bullfighter to keep his seat in...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • ROME, June 16- Italy on Friday approved an emergency decree that will stop Veneto Banca from having to repay 86 million euros of subordinated bonds due to mature next week. Italy is racing to win European Union approval for the rescue of the two troubled banks, based in the wealthy northeastern Italian Veneto region. Talks between the government and the European...

  • BRUSSELS— The United States and the European Union are pledging to boost efforts to end a row that has sparked calls for the EU to suspend visa-free travel in Europe for U.S. citizens. The EU says that under their visa-waiver agreement Washington must permit citizens from all 28 member countries to travel in the United States without visas.

  • LUXEMBOURG— The Latest on Britain's upcoming talks to leave the European Union:. Top negotiators will on Monday discuss Britain's financial obligations to the European Union as the long and complicated process of the U.K. leaving the bloc finally gets underway. The EU has insisted that this sequence involve sorting out Britain's departure and urgent issues...

  • ROME, June 16- The Italian government is considering intervening to prevent struggling lender Veneto Banca from having to repay 86 million euros of subordinated bonds due to mature next week, a source said on Friday. Talks between the government and the European Commission have dragged on for months because Brussels wants private investors to contribute...

  • ROME, June 16- The Italian government is considering intervening to prevent troubled lender Veneto Banca from having to repay 86 million euros worth of subordinated bonds due to mature next week, a source said on Friday. Talks between the government and the European Commission, which must approve state aid, have dragged on for months as Brussels demands an...

  • BRUSSELS— Brexit negotiators will discuss Monday Britain's financial obligations to the European Union as the long, complicated and potentially perilous process of the U.K. leaving the bloc finally gets underway. The EU has insisted that this sequence involve sorting out Britain's departure and urgent issues like the rights of citizens affected by Brexit...

  • MILAN, June 16- European car sales rose 7.7 percent in May from the same month a year ago, industry data showed on Friday, returning to growth after a dip in April and with nearly all auto manufacturers recording sales increases. New passenger car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Association increased to 1.43 million vehicles last...

  • LONDON— The British government says that the talks to leave the European Union will start Monday, as planned. David Davis, who leads the Department for Exiting the European Union, says in a joint statement Thursday that the decision comes after discussion in Brussels. In a joint statement issued, officials said: " David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the...

  • Fully confident that one way or another we can keep the IMF on board: Fin Min

    Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt weighs in on whether the Eurogroup can find common ground with the IMF when it comes to the long-term sustainability of Greek debts.

  • Believe it's key to have clear stance from UK govt on Brexit: Fin Min

    As the Brexit situation in the U.K. is "complicated", the euro zone should give the country time to resolve these issues says Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt.

  • Every command from a mobile phone that European Union holidaymakers or business people made Thursday must have felt like deliverance. We should have done it from the beginning because there are only benefits, "said Malika Schreiber, a teacher from Frankfurt who was chaperoning 45 pupils under the Eiffel Tower during a school trip. With the "roam like at home"...

  • BRUSSELS— A power outage has hit Brussels airport that is causing chaos during the morning rush hour and is set to delay planes throughout the day. Florence Muls of Brussels airport says the outage hit at 5 a.m. Thursday and specifically affected the luggage and air conditioning systems. "There was no communication at all so nobody knew what was going on," said...

  • *$300 mln Medicxi fund to back late-stage biotechs. LONDON, June 15- Google is betting on the potential of European biotech companies to deliver life-changing drugs by investing alongside Swiss company Novartis in a new $300 million fund run by leading life sciences investment firm Medicxi. Novartis and Verily, a unit of Google parent Alphabet, are cornerstone...

  • BRUSSELS, June 14- Roaming charges for using mobile phones when travelling within the European Union disappear on Thursday, capping a decade-long battle by Brussels to show increasingly sceptical Europeans it can make their lives better. Yet for all the excitement it is generating within European Union institutions, opt-outs secured by major telecoms...

  • BRUSSELS, June 14- Roaming charges for using mobile phones when traveling within the European Union disappear on Thursday, capping a decade-long battle by Brussels to show increasingly skeptical Europeans it can make their lives better. Yet for all the excitement it is generating within European Union institutions, opt-outs secured by major telecoms firms...

  • BRUSSELS, June 14- Volkswagen has agreed to offer an extra two-year guarantee to European owners of its diesel cars but no compensation in talks with Europe's consumer affairs chief over its cheating on emissions tests, a European Commission spokesman said on Wednesday. EU officials have piled pressure on VW to compensate European customers after it...

  • BRUSSELS, June 14- Volkswagen has agreed to offer an extra two-year guarantee but no compensation to European customers in talks with Europe's consumer rights chief after the German carmaker was caught cheating on emissions tests, a European Commission spokesman said on Wednesday. EU officials have piled pressure on VW to compensate European customers...