* Hard to see real Brexit progress in Nov - Belgium's
BRUSSELS The European Union will seek to increase the tempo of trade talks with the United States and set out its negotiating mandate for a deal to remove tariffs in the coming months, the Austrian presidency of the bloc said on Friday.
BRUSSELS, Nov 9 Belgium, the self-proclaimed
home of potato fries, said on Friday it wanted the European
Union to launch legal action against duties that Colombia is
planning to impose on imports of the frozen product.
BRUSSELS The European Union is likely to conclude a far-reaching plan before the end of the year to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments, notably from China, the EU's trade chief said on Friday, despite reservations from Italy.
HELSINKI Manfred Weber, a reserved Bavarian who has modelled himself on Germany's pragmatic chancellor, won the backing of Europe's centre-right parties on Thursday to stand in the race to become European Commission president in 2019.
HELSINKI/BRUSSELS The chances of sealing a deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union this month are receding, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday, and the EU's Brexit negotiator called on Britain to make decisive choices.
BRUSSELS European Union and Japanese plans to form the world's largest free trade area cleared a significant hurdle on Monday when EU lawmakers specializing in trade backed a deal that could enter force next year.
BRUSSELS European Union governments are seeking more time to debate whether and when to scrap the twice-yearly clock change, dismissing an EU executive proposal to do so in 2019.
BRUSSELS, Oct 29 European Union governments
began discussions on Monday to assess whether and when to scrap
the twice-yearly clock change, amid doubts the requirement would
be dropped in 2019 as the EU executive has proposed.
BRUSSELS Anheuser-Busch InBev cut its proposed dividend by half on Thursday as beer sales dropped in the world's largest brewer's largest markets, the United States and Brazil, and overall earnings fell short of forecasts, knocking its shares. | Video