BRUSSELS The European Commission wants all EU member states to introduce minimum wages and incomes for their workers and unemployed, the head of the EU executive president said on Monday, in an effort to combat growing social inequality and poverty.
LONDON Britain's pound surged to its highest in five weeks on Monday as investors priced in a defeat for the government in its appeal against a ruling that forces it to consult parliament before formally triggering EU exit talks in March.
LONDON Britain's government on Monday unveiled a new interventionist approach to rebalance its heavily services-based economy for the post-Brexit era, in a break with traditional Conservative laissez-faire economic policy. | Video
LONDON Optimism about the business environment for Britain's financial services firms fell for a fourth consecutive quarter, according to a survey published on Monday, the longest decline since the global financial crisis. | Video
LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will stress the value of free trade and her support for the Iran nuclear deal when she meets U.S. President Donald Trump later this week, her spokeswoman said on Monday.
LONDON Britain's steel industry needs a comprehensive government strategy to boost the sector, which must be a priority in negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, a cross-party parliamentary report said on Monday.
BERLIN A large majority of German companies expect Britain's divorce from the European Union to cause little if any damage to their business, according to a poll published by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) on Monday.
BRUSSELS Euro zone consumer confidence rose slightly less than expected in January, preliminary data from the European Commission showed on Monday.
LONDON Britain published the outline of its industrial strategy on Monday, putting forward proposals for a more hands-on approach to developing key industries as a way to protect the economy from any turbulence caused by leaving the European Union.
LONDON The Bank of England will leave its record-low interest rates and other stimulus measures unchanged at least until 2019, even though it is likely to revise up its 2017 growth predictions again next week, a Reuters poll found on Monday.
BERLIN The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) will discipline one of its state leaders for criticising Berlin's Holocaust Memorial but will not expel him over the episode, the party's co-leader said on Monday.
BERLIN European Union sanctions on Russia are pointless, the frontrunner in France's presidential election Francois Fillon said on Monday in Berlin, warning Russia and the United States under Donald Trump could forge links that exclude the EU.
PENNE, Italy The body of a seventh victim was found in the buried ruins of a mountain hotel in central Italy on Monday as questions multiplied over the official response to last week's blizzards and deadly avalanche.