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EU approves sanctions framework for Nicaragua

Luxembourg - The European Union adopted a sanctions framework for Nicaragua on Monday over human rights abuses and repression in the Central American country under leftist President Daniel Ortega.

Migrant-relocation scheme gets tepid EU reception

Luxembourg - A bid to broaden a "pilot" migrant-relocation scheme across the European Union met with a tepid response Monday, auguring badly for stalled plans to reform the bloc's crumbling asylum policy.

EU powers push for uptake of migrant relocation pilot scheme

Luxembourg - EU powers France, Germany and Italy, along with smaller member Malta, will on Tuesday seek to rally the rest of the European bloc to a joint scheme they have come up with to distribute migrants saved at sea.

Facebook suffers legal blow in EU court over hate speech

Luxembourg - Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU's top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide.

EU loses big Starbucks tax case, wins on Fiat

Luxembourg - An EU court on Tuesday annulled an order by Brussels that Starbucks pay 30 million euros to the Netherlands, saying regulators had failed to demonstrate it received illegal state aid.

Starbucks, Fiat brace for EU court decision on taxes

Luxembourg - An EU court on Tuesday will decide if orders by Brussels that Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler pay back taxes are legal, in an early signal on how the same judges will decide a similar case with Apple.

Apple slams EU as epic court battle over tax bill begins

Luxembourg - Apple went on the offensive against Brussels in an EU court on Tuesday, fighting the European Commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes.

Apple embarks on EU court battle over 13-bn-euro tax bill

Luxembourg - Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU on Tuesday, fighting the commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes.

Johnson the Brexit 'Hulk' finally meets EU's Juncker

Luxembourg - Six weeks before he is due to lead Britain out of the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will sit down Monday with a sceptical Jean-Claude Juncker, insisting that a Brexit deal is possible.

Murder victim's plight prompts EU order on emergency calls

Luxembourg - A horrific rape and murder of a kidnapped teen in Lithuania prompted the European Court of Justice on Thursday to order mobile phone operators to hand over data enabling the localisation of calls made to the international emergency number 112.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to legalize cannabis

Aside from a relaxed approach to criminalization in The Netherlands, cannabis use has been heavily restarted in the European Union. This is set to change with Luxembourg becoming the first member state to legalize use.

EU delays decision on North Macedonia, Albania membership bids

Luxembourg - The European Union on Tuesday delayed a decision on whether to open accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia until October, dealing a fresh blow to the Balkan states' hopes.

Germany, UK warn Iran over uranium plans as EU urges caution

Luxembourg - Germany and Britain on Monday warned Tehran not to breach uranium stockpile limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal, as the EU's diplomatic chief dismissed Iranian threats as "political dialectics".

EU must step up diplomacy on Venezuela crisis: Spain

Luxembourg - EU and Latin American efforts to resolve the Venezuela crisis peacefully are too slow and must be accelerated, Spain's foreign minister Josep Borrell said Monday.

Poland bows to EU court reversal of Supreme Court retirements

Luxembourg - Poland on Monday bowed to a ruling by the EU's top court ordering it to suspend a law that had lowered the retirement age of its Supreme Court judges amid concerns about judicial independence.

Britain can unilaterally revoke Article 50, says top EU court lawyer

Luxembourg - EU countries can unilaterally end the divorce process from the bloc, the legal advisor to the union's top court said Tuesday in a closely watched case launched by anti-Brexit politicians in Britain.

Can Brexit be stopped? EU court hears Scottish case

Luxembourg - Lawyers acting for a group of Scottish politicians argued before the top European court Tuesday that the British parliament should have the power to unilaterally halt the countdown to Brexit.

EU top court orders Poland to suspend Supreme Court retirements

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court on Friday ordered Poland to "immediately suspend" its decision to lower the retirement age of its Supreme Court judges, which it said threatens judicial independence.

EU top court orders Poland to suspend Supreme Court retirements

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court on Friday ordered Poland to "immediately suspend" its decision to lower the retirement age of its Supreme Court judges, which it said threatens judicial independence.

Barnier calls for more time to find Brexit deal

Luxembourg - The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday called for more time to reach a deal with London, as fears grow about Britain crashing out of the union with no agreement in place.
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