LONDON— Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the 28- nation bloc who live in the U.K.. His plans also include a tour of European capitals to press his case that the EU needs to be reformed, hoping that the upcoming vote...» Read More
European Union antitrust regulators suspended their in-depth investigation into IBM's bid to buy Swedish software provider Telelogic, the European Commission said Tuesday.
German business sentiment unexpectedly improved in November for the first time since April as firms took a more upbeat view about their current situation and shrugged off concerns about the strong euro.
Five United Airlines workers sought medical attention for nausea and vomiting after the company provided a Thanksgiving meal to employees.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged transport workers on Tuesday to end a seven-day national strike over pension reform and give negotiations a chance.
Aer Lingus Group filed a lawsuit Monday in the European Union's second-highest court in hopes of forcing its main rival, budget airline Ryanair, to sell its shares in Aer Lingus.
The euro zone's unadjusted trade surplus rose in September despite the single currency's steady climb as annual export growth still outpaced imports despite a sharp slowdown from August, data showed on Friday.
France faces travel chaos on Wednesday as transport unions broaden a nationwide strike against pension changes that President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged as part of an ambitious plan to reform the economy.
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The European Union's consumer chief dispelled industry fears on Saturday that she intends to introduce U.S.-style class action lawsuits across the bloc next year as part of her strategy to strengthen consumer rights.
Euro zone economic growth will be slightly better than expected this year thanks to a robust third quarter, but financial market turbulence will slow it next year and in 2009, the European Commission said on Friday.
Japanese and European antitrust authorities raided companies making cathode ray tubes on Thursday on suspicion of price-fixing.
The subprime fall-out continues to claim more victims. Merrill's came as a blow - and in what is now becoming predictable for financial companies trying to get ahead of the news agenda - UBS rushed out 24hrs early the bad news on exposure and trading outlook.
Britain only has itself to blame for how problems at Northern Rock turned into the first run on a UK bank in 140 years, the European Union's top financial regulator, Charlie McCreevy, is expected to say later Friday.
Turkey has a volatile economy whose growth rate has exceeded 6 percent in many years (and reached 9 percent in 2004), but suffered sharp reversals in 1994, 1999, and 2001.
Italy has a diversified, primarily industrial economy with roughly the same total and per capita output as France and the UK. In recent years, it has pursued a tight fiscal policy to meet the requirements of the European Union and has benefited from lower interest and inflation rates.
European markets closed firmly higher Tuesday, boosted by a rally in the U.S. and Asia and a further retreat by oil prices from record highs.
The European Court of Justice ruled illegal on Tuesday a German law that shields car maker Volkswagen from foreign takeovers.
Microsoft ended three years of resistance on Monday and finally agreed to comply with a landmark 2004 antitrust decision by the European Commission.
The major European indexes closed in the red Friday as fresh record highs in the price of oil and a soaring euro versus the dollar gave rise to economic concerns. Banking stocks were among the worst performers, with the Dow Jones STOXX banking index down 1 percent.
European Union leaders clinched final agreement on Friday on a treaty to reform the 27-nation bloc's institutions, replacing a defunct constitution and ending a two-year crisis of confidence in Europe's future.