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  • Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission during a news conference in Strasbourg, France, on Monday, March 11, 2019.

    There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc's chief executive said on Saturday.

  • *France opposes start of talks, Belgium abstained. BRUSSELS, April 15- The European Union is ready to start talks on a trade agreement with the United States and aims to conclude a deal before year-end, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Monday. The EU approved two areas for negotiation, opposed by France with an abstention from Belgium.

  • EU governments on Monday backed the move launched by the European Commission two years ago to protect Europe's creative industries, which employ 11.7 million people in the bloc. "When it comes to completing Europe's digital single market, the copyright reform is the missing piece of the puzzle," the Commission's president Jean-Claude Juncker said in a...

  • Jean-Claude Juncker the President of the European Commission and Donald Tusk the president of European Council after the European Leaders summit meeting with the main topic discussions with Theresa May an extension of Brexit, at a media briefing after midnight in Brussels, Belgium on March 21-22 2019.

    European Council President Donald Tusk told the U.K. not to waste the additional time that has been agreed on for the country to leave the European Union.

  • PARIS, April 8- Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, the EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, said on Monday. France has been driving hard for such a tax, but at a meeting of EU finance meetings over the weekend, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Denmark blocked a draft EU-wide GAFA tax...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker walk to the Rose Garden of the White House to deliver a joint statement on trade July 25, 2018 in Washington. 

    Once the U.S. and China have reached a trade deal, the world's largest economy will amplify tensions with the EU, according to the chief economist of the OECD.

  • Britain was originally due to leave on March 29 but the current date is April 12. Playing the bad cop, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday the bloc's patience was wearing thin. Unless something else is agreed, Britain will crash out from the bloc as soon as April 12.

  • By Michael Holden, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. LONDON, April 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May met opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday to seek a way out of a Brexit stalemate, a gamble that could see a European Union divorce deal finally clear parliament but also tear her party apart. After her EU withdrawal deal was rejected three times by...

  • *UK's May invites Labour to break deadlock, talks at 1330 GMT. LONDON, April 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to seek a Brexit compromise with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, a gamble that could see a European Union divorce deal finally clear parliament but also tear her party apart. After her EU withdrawal deal was rejected three times by...

  • *Default option is UK leaving EU on April 12 without a deal. LONDON, April 1- Britain was no nearer to resolving the chaos surrounding its departure from the European Union after parliament failed on Monday to find a majority of its own for any alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal. The option that came closest to getting a majority was a proposal...

  • *Britain' a laughing stock', Siemens' UK head says. LONDON, April 1- Lawmakers sought to break a stalemate over Britain's departure from the European Union on Monday by trying to force Prime Minister Theresa May to pursue much closer economic ties than the deal she negotiated envisages. Three days after the date on which Britain was originally due to leave the EU, it is...

  • *Macron wants more coordinated EU approach to China. *Demonstrations in Paris over human rights in China. PARIS, March 25- France and China signed deals worth billions of euros on Monday, including a huge Airbus plane order, during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, despite Paris pushing back against Beijing's "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.

  • *No formal decision on which job France will pursue. PARIS, March 25- France will push for the presidency of the European Commission rather than the European Central Bank when top EU jobs come up for negotiations later this year, three sources briefed on discussions over the matter said. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the French Senate last week France would...

  • A.P. Moller-Maersk is the largest container shipping company in the world.

    Trade talks between the U.S. and the European Union, as well as possibel changes in the Europe-China relationship, also pose risks, says the chief executive of A.P. Moller-Maersk.

  • LONDON, March 20- Core euro zone bond yields on Wednesday edged off 1-1/ 2 week highs hit earlier this week as the market waited for further clarity on the direction of U.S. interest rates and analysts struggled to make sense of the UK's Brexit negotiations. After the European Central Bank earlier this month acknowledged slowing growth while unveiling a new cheap...

  • BERLIN, March 20- The European Union has done a lot to accommodate Britain over Brexit and can go no further, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, as he played down hopes of a breakthrough at this week's EU summit. "We have intensively moved towards Britain, there can be no more." "My view this morning at quarter past 8 is that we will not get...

  • BRUSSELS, March 18- China dismissed U.S. security warnings against its telecoms equipment maker Huawei as groundless and "abnormal" on Monday, as Beijing's top diplomat went to Brussels to cool growing European frustration over trade. "What we oppose are groundless accusations for political purposes and attempts to bring down a foreign company," Wang told a news...

  • BRUSSELS, March 18- The European Union will seek Beijing's agreement for deadlines to open up China's economy at an April 9 summit in Brussels, according to a draft leaders' statement, trying to coax it into making good on promises to deepen trade ties. It is part of a flurry of high-level meetings before President Xi Jinping travels to Italy and France from this...

  • BRUSSELS, March 18- The European Union will seek Beijing's agreement for deadlines to open up China's economy at an April 9 summit in Brussels, according to a draft leaders' statement, trying to coax it into making good on promises to deepen trade ties. China and the EU will "agree by summer 2019 on a set of priority market access barriers and requirements facing...

  • BRUSSELS, March 13- The European Union expects British Prime Minister Theresa May to request a Brexit delay beyond March 29 after the divided UK parliament voted down her divorce agreed with the bloc for the second time on Tuesday. Lawmakers in the House of Commons will vote at 1900 GMT on Wednesday on whether to leave without agreements to mitigate disruption...