Oct 29, 2016

EU and Canada to sign trade pact after Belgians approve changes

Canada and the European Union will sign a landmark free trade deal on Sunday after key votes in Belgian regional assemblies on Friday ended opposition that had threatened to destroy the agreement. Soon after the final Belgian vote, European Council President Donald Tusk called ...

Work begins to clear 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

Oct 24, 2016

Work begins to clear 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centres across the country. The first buses departed less than an hour after immigration workers started the operation and ...

Belgian region's rejection imperils EU-Canada trade deal

Oct 21, 2016

Belgian region's rejection imperils EU-Canada trade deal

The Belgian region of Wallonia rejected new amendments to a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, reaffirming its opposition and so threatening the entire deal, a flagship of European Union trade policy. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ...

EU leaders to call for trade deal with Japan by end of year

Oct 19, 2016

EU leaders to call for trade deal with Japan by end of year

European Union leaders plan to call for accelerated negotiations to reach a free trade agreement with Japan “by the end of the year” when they meet this week, according to a draft statement seen by Kyodo News. In the statement, dated Monday, the leaders ...

Britain, France seek more EU sanctions on Syria, Russia over Aleppo

Oct 13, 2016

Britain, France seek more EU sanctions on Syria, Russia over Aleppo

Britain and France are leading EU efforts to impose more sanctions on Syrians close to President Bashar Assad in response to the devastating bombing of Aleppo, diplomats said, signaling that Russians may eventually be added to the list. German government sources say Berlin is ...