Europe Top News and Analysis Belgium

  • *Brazil, China, US among those dragging heels- delegates. The COP25 talks in Madrid were viewed as a test of governments' collective will to heed the advice of science to cut greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly, in order to prevent rising global temperatures from hitting irreversible tipping points. Brazil, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the United States had...

  • *Brazil, China, US among those dragging heels- delegates. The COP25 talks in Madrid were viewed as a test of governments' collective will to heed the advice of science to cut greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly, in order to prevent rising global temperatures from hitting irreversible tipping points. Brazil, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the United States had...

  • MADRID, Dec 14- Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped towards a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures devastating people and the natural world. "At a time when scientists are queuing up to warn about terrifying consequences if emissions...

  • *Brazil, Australia, United States under fire. MADRID, Dec 13- Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations to show serious commitment to fighting climate change as negotiators battled into the early hours of Saturday to salvage a result from a fraught U.N. summit in Madrid. Fast-growing emerging economies such as China, India and...

  • *Brazil, Australia, United States under fire. MADRID, Dec 13- Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations on Friday to show serious commitment to averting catastrophic climate change as negotiators battled to salvage a result from a fraught U.N. summit in Madrid. Fast-growing emerging economies such as China, India and Brazil are...

  • LONDON, Dec 13- The scale of Boris Johnson's election victory on Thursday may be enough to draw back billions of pounds of investment that have sidestepped UK stocks for years over Brexit, mirroring the U.S. market surge seen after Donald Trump's election three years ago. With an unexpectedly large 80 seat majority in parliament, the resounding win for British...

  • *EU congratulates Johnson, urge quick UK vote on Brexit deal. BRUSSELS, Dec 13- EU leaders welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election triumph on Friday as a chance to put three years of Brexit frustration behind them, but cautioned that talks on a new EU- UK relationship would be very difficult. Johnson won a crushing victory in Thursday's election, allowing...

  • LONDON, Dec 13- Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union within weeks. The Brexit divorce represents Britain's biggest political and economic gamble since World War Two, cutting the world's fifth largest economy adrift from...

  • LONDON, Dec 13- Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to take Britain out of the European Union in matter of weeks. For Johnson, whose 20- week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and stark division on the streets over Britain's tortuous departure from the European Union, victory in...

  • *Conservatives on course to win 368 seats- exit poll. LONDON, Dec 13- Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on the cusp of a commanding election victory on Friday that he cast as a historic mandate to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, Britain's most significant geopolitical move in 70 years. For Johnson, whose 20- week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament...

  • *Conservatives on course to win 368 seats- exit poll. LONDON, Dec 13- Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain's election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country's most significant geopolitical move in 70 years. For Johnson, whose 20- week tenure in power has been marked by...

  • By Michael Holden and Kylie MacLellan. LONDON, Dec 13- Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain's election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country's most significant geopolitical move in 70 years. For Johnson, whose 20- week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in...

  • Britain will then go into a status-quo transition period until the end of 2020, which Johnson has said leaves ample time to negotiate a new relationship with the EU, including on trade. The EU hopes to start trade talks with Britain by March, leaving just 10 months to strike a deal and get it approved by London and the EU, including member states' parliaments.

  • LONDON, Dec 13- Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain's election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country's most significant geopolitical move in 70 years. For Johnson, whose 20- week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and stark division on the...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- The British pound surged on Thursday, hitting its highest levels against the euro since shortly after the 2016 Brexit referendum as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party looked on course for a big parliamentary majority. Investors, chastened by 3-1/ 2 years of political instability in Britain, have seized on the likelihood of a...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party looks set for a resounding victory in Britain's election on Thursday, allowing him to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31 in what would be the country's most significant geopolitical move for 70 years. For Johnson, whose brief tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and stark...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 12- Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic clashed with Western European nations on Thursday over the EU's bold new push for climate neutrality by 2050, demanding funds for their energy transition to lower emissions, and a role for nuclear power. Two EU diplomats said Poland had floated the idea of setting the date for neutrality at 2070, a proposal...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 12- European Union leaders were at odds over committing to climate neutrality by 2050 after five hours of talks in Brussels, diplomatic sources said.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 12- Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic clashed with Western European nations on Thursday over the EU's bold new push for climate neutrality by 2050, demanding funds for their energy transition to lower emissions, and a role for nuclear power. The standoff at a summit of leaders in Brussels came just a day after the bloc's new executive unveiled a...

  • BUCHAREST, Dec 12- Romania's new liberal government is pushing ahead with the biggest increase in pensions in three decades as part of its 2020 budget amid growing concerns the country will flout EU budget limits and risk credit rating downgrades. "It is clear that a pension rise of such magnitude does not fit with the current economic data," said Ionut Dumitru,...