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The European Council suspends the requirement that airlines use 80% of their slots – takeoff and landing authorizations – or lose them the following year
European countries have yet to agree on a unified way to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says 'critical assets and technologies' must be protected
Italy, with the backing of France and Spain, wants a massive response from European Union partners. But northern countries, led by Germany and the Netherlands, are not in a hurry.
Figures show a slump in eurozone activity in March 2020 'far exceeding that seen even at the height of the global financial crisis'
The escape clause will allow European Union countries to spend without limit on medical equipment, enforcing containment measures, and expanding hospitals
The throttling follows a similar move from Netflix to alleviate EU networks
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte urges the EU to adapt its European Stability Mechanism – the war chest for eurozone countries with serious debt problems – to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the bloc
'I tested positive yesterday for COVID-19. I'm as well as I can be, strictly confined to my home,' says EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier
'This is the right thing to do because we need that equipment for our health care system,' says European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
'Certain controls may be justified, but general travel bans are not seen as being the most effective by the World Health Organization,' says EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he opened the gates in order to pressure Europe into providing greater assistance with the Syrian conflict
As passenger numbers drop, many airlines are forced to fly empty planes to ensure they do not lose their slots. The European Commission says this should not be the case.
Greta Thunberg dubs the law a 'surrender' to the threat of climate change
The clashes came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issues a fresh call to Europe to support the country with a new influx of migrants that have amassed along the Greek border
(UPDATED) The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier and his UK counterpart David Frost meet in Brussels, launching several months of intense talks that will mobilize about a hundred officials on each side
The International Organization for Migration says some 13,000 migrants have amassed at the Turkey-Greece border, including families with young children
Each foreign worker must earn 70 points to be eligible, with a set number of points for each qualification or skill
'The whole process is stuttering to get back as the magnitude of the challenges is just huge,' says Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
Publications can be suspended under the law for up to 3 months for printing items deemed against the public interest
'The arms embargo is being violated systematically and this is going to feed the fighters with an incredible amount of arms,' warns EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell
European aerospace giant Airbus says the United States' decision to increase tariffs 'further escalates trade tensions between the US and the EU'
Google is appealing a 2.4 billion euro fine from 2017 that was the first in a series of major penalties from the European Commission, the EU's powerful anti-trust regulator
A total of 261 of 465 MPs vote in favor of a motion against the minority government led by Ludovic Orban, which took over in November
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier formally offers a deep future relationship but only as long as Britain makes guarantees to trade fairly
(3rd UPDATE) 'This is not an end but a beginning. This is the moment when the dawn breaks and the curtain goes up on a new act,' says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
After Brexit the United Kingdom will become what the EU calls a 'third country,' outside the union, but the political and economic drama will continue
The United Kingdom will formally leave the bloc at midnight on Friday, January 31
There will be no turning back – the union would have lost one of its largest and richest states, the first ever to quit the project
The European Union delists the Philippines, citing 'very few complaints received from stakeholders'
Britain will still share intelligence through the Schengen Information System, which has become a tool for tracking jihadists entering Europe
Josep Borrell, the EU's diplomatic chief, says the so-called joint commission that oversees the deal and comprises representatives of all the countries involved will meet in February
On Thursday, diplomats from the EU member states will approve the deal in writing. Then, on Friday, January 31, Britain spends its last day in the EU before leaving the bloc at 2300 GMT as clocks strike midnight in Brussels.
The only hurdle left to formal ratification now is royal assent by Queen Elizabeth II, paving the way for Britain to leave the EU on January 31
'The European Union is tougher to deal with than anybody. They've taken advantage of our country for many years.' US President Donald Trump says
The move comes amid escalating tensions in the region, especially between Iran and the United States, that have sparked attacks on tankers and other conflicts in a crucial zone for oil shipping
Opening the first UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a clear pitch for business less than two weeks before Britain leaves the European Union
China's Belt and Road Initiative also faces criticism for swaddling poor nations with crippling debt and for being too opaque
In a long-awaited ruling, the court says it would not authorize Oriol Junqueras' temporary release from prison to collect his parliamentary credentials
Average temperature in 2019 was only a few hundredths of a degree below the 2016 level
The European Union urges a 'de-escalation of tensions' in the Gulf after US air strikes that killed a top Iranian general
'All parties have the obligation to protect civilians. The regime and its allies must cease indiscriminate military attacks and respect international humanitarian law,' says the European Union
The 358 to 234 vote paves the way for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his winning general election promise to 'get Brexit done' by January 31
Will it get harder to travel to the UK? Will remittances be cheaper or more expensive? How easy will it be for Filipinos to get a job there?
Jewher Ilham says she hopes the award of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize will help her father, sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 for 'separatism'
The government is planning to block the transition period from going beyond the end of 2020, in a symbolic statement of intent
The Conservative leader is expected to carry out a limited cabinet reshuffle before welcoming new MPs to parliament following his landslide win in the December 12 general election
(UPDATED) But the EU chiefs, meeting in Brussels, also express relief that British voters have sent a clear message, bringing to an end the first phase of a crisis that has dogged Europe for more than 3 years
The 27 remaining European Union chiefs have a packed summit agenda and a dispute to resolve over how to fund the fight against climate change, but diplomats will have an ear to the ground for news from the United Kingdom