European Union http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24471/all en European Union has to crack down on diesel -officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-union-has-crack-down-diesel-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Commission to publish air quality draft law this year</p> <p>* Commission working on tougher diesel testing standards</p> <p>* WHO has linked diesel emissions to cancer</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The European Union must cut emissions from diesel vehicles as part of its efforts to reduce air pollution, which is causing close to half a million premature deaths per year, EU officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-union-has-crack-down-diesel-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air pollution Atmosphere Business Environment European Union Pollution Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731767 at http://www.globalpost.com Ireland urges Britain to be cautious with EU ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/ireland-urges-britain-be-cautious-eu-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Britons more sceptical towards European Union</p> <p>* Concerns that UK edging towards the exit</p> <p>* "We're either a union or we're not", says Irish minister</p> <p>By Luke Baker</p> <p>DUBLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Ireland, which holds the presidency of the European Union for the next six months, urged Britain not be too adversarial in pushing for change in its relationship with the EU on Tuesday, saying it should remember its close history in Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/ireland-urges-britain-be-cautious-eu-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe European Union International relations Law Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731785 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. warns Britain not to drift away from EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-us-warns-britain-not-drift-away-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. official wants "strong British voice in EU"</p> <p>* UK risks "turning inwards" over Europe referendum</p> <p>* British leader to set out EU policy in coming days</p> <p>By Peter Griffiths and Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The United States wants Britain to stay in the European Union and fears a British exit would run against U.S. interests, a senior official in Barack Obama's administration said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-us-warns-britain-not-drift-away-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Union Law Politics Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:00:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732252 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Euro zone debt crisis: upcoming events http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-euro-zone-debt-crisis-upcoming-events <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 7 (Reuters) - Following are forthcoming events related to the debt crisis in the euro zone: GERMANY: POLITICS: Feb. 11-12 - Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attends two-day meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels. DEBT SUPPLY: Feb. 11 - Germany issues 4 billion euros of new 6-month Bubill Feb. 12 - Germany sets coupon on 2-year Schatz Feb. 12 - Germany auctions 1 billion euros of 0.75 pct linker Feb. 13 - Germany issues 5 billion euros of new 2-yr Schatz EUROPEAN UNION: Feb.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-euro-zone-debt-crisis-upcoming-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union European Union Late-2000s financial crisis Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732710 at http://www.globalpost.com German parliament group warns Britain against "blackmail" on EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-parliament-group-warns-britain-against-blackmail-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Britain wants to renegotiate EU ties, repatriate powers</p> <p>* PM Cameron has threatened to use veto on EU</p> <p>* German parliament Europe committee criticises plan</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The head of the German parliament's influential European Union Affairs Committee warned Britain on Thursday against trying to "blackmail" other countries in its push to fashion a new relationship with Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-parliament-group-warns-britain-against-blackmail-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council of Europe European Union European Union Federalism Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732805 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-U.S. intervention on EU opens rift in UK leadership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-us-intervention-eu-opens-rift-uk-leadership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron under international pressure over EU policy</p> <p>* U.S. has said it wants Britain to stay in EU</p> <p>* Cameron says wants to renegotiate relationship with EU</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn and Peter Griffiths</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - An outspoken intervention by a senior U.S. official who said Britain should not leave the European Union opened up a new rift between Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-us-intervention-eu-opens-rift-uk-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Nick Clegg Politics Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732712 at http://www.globalpost.com British PM says U.S. backs his bid to alter EU membership terms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/british-pm-says-us-backs-his-bid-alter-eu-membership-terms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron seeks to quash perception of disagreement with US</p> <p>* Says US backs UK bid to stay in EU but change relationship</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain on Friday sought to counter perceptions of discord with the United States over the European Union, saying U.S. President Barack Obama had told Prime Minister David Cameron that he supported his drive to renegotiate Britain's EU membership.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/british-pm-says-us-backs-his-bid-alter-eu-membership-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party David Cameron European Union Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733153 at http://www.globalpost.com EU to speed up preparations for Mali army training mission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/eu-speed-preparations-mali-army-training-mission <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The European Union will speed up preparations to send a team to Mali to help train the country's army to fight Islamist rebels, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Friday.</p> <p>"The European Union ... will accelerate preparations for the deployment of a military mission to Mali to provide training and advice to the Malian forces," Ashton said in a statement, saying she was very concerned about military movements by Islamist militants in Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/eu-speed-preparations-mali-army-training-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Islamism War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733184 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-British PM says U.S. backs bid to alter EU membership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-british-pm-says-us-backs-bid-alter-eu-membership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron tries to quash perception of discord with U.S.</p> <p>* Says U.S. backs UK bid to stay in EU but alter ties</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain on Friday sought to counter perceptions of discord with the United States over the European Union, saying U.S. President Barack Obama had told Prime Minister David Cameron that he supported his drive to renegotiate Britain's EU membership.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-british-pm-says-us-backs-bid-alter-eu-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Law Politics Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733185 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-EU to speed up preparations for Mali army training mission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-eu-speed-preparations-mali-army-training-mission <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The European Union will speed up preparations to send a team to Mali to train the country's army after Islamist rebels seized the strategic northern town of Konna, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Friday.</p> <p>Condemning the rebel attacks, Ashton said the situation underlined the need for "enhanced and accelerated international engagement" to help restore state authority throughout Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-eu-speed-preparations-mali-army-training-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Mali Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733199 at http://www.globalpost.com Rival EU camps turn up pressure on UK's Cameron http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rival-eu-camps-turn-pressure-uks-cameron <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron set to deliver major speech on UK's EU future</p> <p>* Poll puts Cameron's party behind anti-EU party</p> <p>* Eurosceptics want "in or out" referendum on EU</p> <p>* Pro-Europeans warn of investment risk</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rival-eu-camps-turn-pressure-uks-cameron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Europe European Union Politics of Europe Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:30:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733764 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Britain's Cameron plays down prospect of in-out EU vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-britains-cameron-plays-down-prospect-out-eu-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron says in-out referendum soon a "false choice"</p> <p>* He is expected to give major EU speech next week</p> <p>* Says optimistic about redefining EU-UK relationship</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas and Andrew Osborn</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday played down the prospect of a referendum any time soon on whether Britain should leave the European Union, defying calls from within his Conservative Party and the public.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-britains-cameron-plays-down-prospect-out-eu-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron European Union Law Politics Politics of Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734040 at http://www.globalpost.com EU foreign ministers to hold special meeting on Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/eu-foreign-ministers-hold-special-meeting-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting in Brussels this week to discuss the crisis in Mali, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Monday.</p> <p>Discussions will focus on speeding up preparations for an EU training mission to help the Malian forces and other "direct support" for the Bamako government, Ashton said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/eu-foreign-ministers-hold-special-meeting-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union European Union Politics of Europe Politics of the European Union Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734285 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Uncertainty over UK role in EU will harm jobs-deputy PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-uncertainty-over-uk-role-eu-will-harm-jobs-deputy-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - British plans to renegotiate ties with the European Union could chase away investment and jobs, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Tuesday, highlighting faultlines over Europe straining Britain's governing coalition.</p> <p>Prime Minister David Cameron, a Conservative, will on Friday outline his aim to take advantage of possible EU treaty changes sparked by further integration of eurozone countries to reshape Britain's own ties with the 27-member bloc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-uncertainty-over-uk-role-eu-will-harm-jobs-deputy-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe European Union Law Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734579 at http://www.globalpost.com EU Commission finds China subsidises steelmakers -sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/eu-commission-finds-china-subsidises-steelmakers-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Investigation on organic coated steel coming to an end</p> <p>* Provisional duties already in place over price dumping</p> <p>* EU member states to vote on maintaining duties for 5 years</p> <p>By Philip Blenkinsop</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The European Commission has concluded China illegally subsidises steel producers and wants EU members to back punitive tariffs, which could anger the bloc's second largest trading partner, trade sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/eu-commission-finds-china-subsidises-steelmakers-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dumping European Union International trade Law Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734813 at http://www.globalpost.com