PARIS/BRUSSELS/VIENNA France and Germany are to take joint responsibility for an EU-Iran trade mechanism to minimise the risk of U.S. punishment but few now believe it will cover oil sales, heightening fears for the fate of the landmark international nuclear deal with Iran.
PARIS/VIENNA/BRUSSELS A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment, EU diplomats said.
PARIS/VIENNA/BRUSSELS, Nov 14 A special European
Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly
reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU
country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S.
BERLIN Germany has a moral duty to fight rising anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday in an emotional speech at a Berlin synagogue to mark the 80th anniversary of a Nazi campaign of attacks on Jews.
VIENNA A senior Austrian military officer is believed to have spied for Moscow for decades, Vienna said on Friday, adding to a list of recent Russian espionage cases and souring relations with arguably the country's closest ally in the EU.
VIENNA Austria will follow the United States and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations migration pact over concerns it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration, the right-wing government said on Wednesday.
SALZBURG, Austria European Union leaders will push for a Brexit deal next month but warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that if she will not give ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out. | Video
SALZBURG, Austria The European Union must end the "blame game" on migration and instead focus on working more with foreign countries and further strengthening its border to bring down arrivals, the chairman of the bloc's leaders said.
VIENNA Italy understands it must tighten its public finances, its finance minister said on Friday after talks with EU authorities, signalling that ambitious spending plans set out by Rome would not conflict with Brussels' fiscal rules.
VIENNA, Sept 7 Italy should cut its structural
budget deficit in line with European Union rules it has
committed to respect, top euro zone officials said on Friday,
amid signals from Rome that it wants to spend more and tax less