Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Jul 6, 2017

Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Senior European Union and Japanese officials reached a free-trade agreement on Wednesday, paving the way for leaders to conclude the political accord Thursday, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said.“We’ve reached political agreement at ministerial level on an EU-Japan trade deal. We now recommend to ...

Thousands in 'hellhole' Brussels turn out to protest Trump visit

May 25, 2017

Thousands in 'hellhole' Brussels turn out to protest Trump visit

Thousands of protesters carrying effigies of Donald Trump marched through Brussels on Wednesday after the U.S. president arrived for talks with the EU and NATO.“Trump not welcome” said banners waved by the crowd, which police said numbered around 9,000. Organizers put the size of ...

Brexit, Russia loom over 'minefield' EU summit

/ Dec 15, 2016

Brexit, Russia loom over 'minefield' EU summit

European Union leaders grappled with Russia and Brexit at a “minefield” summit in Brussels on Thursday at the end of one of the most turbulent years in the bloc’s history.The 28 leaders are dealing with the migration crisis, sanctions against Moscow over the wars ...