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 ...

Sep 9, 2015

EU unveils 'bold' plan to share 160,000 refugees

European Union Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled major plans Wednesday to force the bloc to share 160,000 refugees and ease the pressure on border states from the worst migration crisis since World War II. With Greece and Hungary struggling to cope, Juncker urged Europe ...

Japan, EU to hold summit on May 29 in Tokyo: sources

Apr 11, 2015

Japan, EU to hold summit on May 29 in Tokyo: sources

Japan and the European Union will hold an annual summit on May 29 in Tokyo to discuss their potential free trade agreement and security cooperation, diplomatic sources said Saturday. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica ...

Jul 13, 2014

'A bad day for Europe'

When British Prime Minister David Cameron denounced the nomination of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, Cameron made himself look either ineffectual or petulant to fellow Britons.

Juncker chosen as new EU leader despite British wishes

Jun 28, 2014

Juncker chosen as new EU leader despite British wishes

European Union leaders on Friday picked former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to become the bloc’s new chief executive despite Britain’s outspoken opposition, further alienating the U.K. from its continental partners. With the move, the EU leaders broke a decades-old tradition of choosing the ...

Cameron urges EU blockade of Juncker from top job

Jun 10, 2014

Cameron urges EU blockade of Juncker from top job

British Prime Minister David Cameron stepped up his campaign on Monday to stop former Luxembourg leader Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission, moving to outflank the European Parliament and forge an alliance against him. In the run-up to a meeting ...

Veteran Luxembourg premier steps down over spy scandal

Jul 11, 2013

Veteran Luxembourg premier steps down over spy scandal

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe’s longest-serving leader, Wednesday said he would step down over a scandal involving the secret services, who were alleged to have indulged in a spate of misconduct on his watch. After his junior coalition partner, the Socialists, put down ...