Economic Regions The European Union

  • Brexit could be a warning for American voters

    Analysts say the two event could share many of the same parallels and pitfalls.

  • Engineering firms are concerned that the U.K.’s decision to leave the EU will result in a skills gap in the sector, a new survey reveals.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 20- Most European Union states want to postpone new EU rules meant to protect investors in life insurance, funds and other retail financial products because parts of the reform might be misleading. In a joint statement, 23 of the 28 EU states have urged the European Commission to delay by one year the application of the new rules on so-called...

  • SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina— The European Union said Tuesday it will examine whether Bosnia has what it takes to become a member as the bloc continues with plans to expand just months after Britain decided to leave. EU nations ordered the European Commission to establish whether Bosnia has earned candidate status, a process that could take a year.

  • VIENNA, Sept 20- Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern's centre-left SPO party said a survey had shown broad popular support for his criticism of a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada only weeks before the accord seen as a blueprint for a trade project with the United States was due to be signed. Negotiations on the EU-Canada pact known as CETA...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said on Tuesday he remained confident that the European Union and Japan can agree a free trade deal by the end of the year. Failure to secure a deal with Japan could fuel concerns that free trade is in retreat on a global scale. The EU has also concluded a comprehensive trade agreement with Canada,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Britain will get "the right deal in terms of trade" with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May told a group of U.S. business and finance leaders on Monday, in a bid to reassure investors after her country's shock vote to leave the European Union. "In terms of the negotiations with the European Union, we will be getting the right deal for the...

  • Europe Economy PKG

    BNP Paribas Group Chairman Jean Lemierre says negative rates will help the economy, but they also risk creating asset bubbles.

  • *Party approval opens way for Germany to back accord. WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany appeared set on Monday to back an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada after the leader of the Social Democrats, junior partner in the ruling coalition, overcame left-wing resistance to the deal within his party. The SPD decision paves the way for EU...

  • European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a news conference at EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, July 14, 2016.

    The EU official who slapped Apple with a $14.5 billion back tax bill says she's not done yet with American companies that park profits offshore.

  • *Party approval opens way for Germany to back accord. WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany appeared set on Monday to back an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada after the leader of the Social Democrats, junior partner in the ruling coalition, overcame left-wing resistance to the deal within his party. The SPD decision paves the way for EU...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany's vice chancellor has secured the backing of his Social Democrats to vote in favour of a trade deal between the European Union and Canada, a person present at the party's convention on Monday told Reuters. Sigmar Gabriel, who is also economy minister, has championed the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, the EU's most...

  • Heavily armed police in Viernheim, Germany

    The drubbing at the polls received by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party over the weekend reflects Europeans’ growing distain for their established political parties.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 19- European Union antitrust regulators opened a probe on Monday into tax deals granted by Luxembourg to French power utility Engie, stepping up the EU's campaign against tax avoidance by multinationals. The European Commission said it had concerns the tax rulings granted by Luxembourg since 2008 appeared to treat the same financial...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany's Vice Chancellor has won over an important critic in his Social Democrats party ahead of a crucial vote on a trade deal between the European Union and Canada, raising the chances that Europe's biggest economy will back the accord. However Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany's economy minister, has championed CETA and says it...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 19- European Union antitrust regulators opened a probe on Monday into tax deals granted by Luxembourg to French power utility Engie, stepping up the EU's campaign against tax avoidance by multinationals. The European Commission said it had concerns the tax rulings granted by Luxembourg since 2008 appeared to treat the same financial...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 19- European Union antitrust regulators opened a probe on Monday into tax deals granted by Luxembourg to French power utility Engie, stepping up the EU's campaign against tax avoidance by multinationals. The European Commission said it had concerns the tax rulings granted by Luxembourg since 2008 appeared to treat the same financial...

  • Trade volumes may decrease after Brexit: Expert

    Stephen Wilhelm, regional vice-president EMEA of Export Development Canada, says he expects trade to decrease between Canada and the U.K. after Brexit.

  • (L-R) French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi address a press conference ahead of talks following the Brexit referendum at the chancellery in Berlin, on June 27, 2016.

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped up his attacks against other European Union leaders on Sunday after an EU summit in Bratislava.

  • Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the government headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic August 25, 2016.

    The result is set to raise pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel, with more sniping expected from her CSU allies in Bavaria.