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Paolo Savona, the eurosceptic at the heart of Italy's standoff

Rome - The standoff between Italy's president and the populist coalition hoping to form a government centres on their pick for economy minister, the staunch eurosceptic Paolo Savona.

Heightened debate in US as EU privacy rules take effect

Washington - Amid a global scramble to comply with new EU data protections laws, the debate on privacy has intensified in the United States with some calling for similar measures for Americans, and others warning the rules could fracture the global internet.

Landmark EU law is new weapon for data protection campaigner Schrems

Vienna - As a young Austrian law student, Max Schrems took on Facebook and won, and seven years ago he was already raising the alarm over the flaw Cambridge Analytica allegedly exploited to obtain the data of millions of users for political purposes.

Happy GDPR Day - but not for some US websites

Apo - The EU's flagship new data protection laws came into effect on Friday but hit an early hitch as several major US news websites were blocked to European users.

EU blasts British 'fantasy' on Ireland

Apo - The EU on Thursday dismissed British "fantasy" on solving the Irish border problem after Brexit talks in Brussels this week and warned it would be hard to make progress by a key summit in June.

Rush to comply with new EU data law

Apo - Companies made a last-minute rush Thursday to comply with new European Union data protection laws that Brussels says will protect consumers from being like "people naked in an aquarium".

UK may have to extend customs union membership: MPs

Britain's failure to draw up a Brexit blueprint may mean the country will be forced to remain in the EU's customs union past its own 2020 deadline, lawmakers said Thursday.

EU says US car import threat 'difficult to understand'

Apo - A top EU official on Thursday expressed deep surprise at the fresh threat by the Donald Trump administration to hit European auto imports with tariffs as transatlantic trade tensions worsened.

EU reaches deal with Gazprom in anti-trust case

Apo - The EU on Thursday settled a high-stakes anti-trust case against Gazprom, the Kremlin-backed energy giant, over claims it abused its dominant positon as a gas provider in eastern Europe member states.

Brexit plan to leave customs union not ready until 2021: tax chief

London - A post-Brexit blueprint to replace Britain's customs union with the European Union will not be ready until the end of 2020, tax chief Jon Thompson has told lawmakers.

EU parliament chief fears rise of eurosceptics in 2019

Apo - The European Parliament will likely see an influx of eurosceptics after elections in May 2019, its president Antonio Tajani said on Wednesday as he rallied pro-EU parties to counter the threat.

UK admits will pay Brexit bill before agreeing trade deal

London - The British government acknowledged Wednesday it must pay its Brexit divorce bill before securing a new trade deal with the EU, despite previously insisting the cash could be a bargaining chip.

EU says Italy must deliver 'credible' response to debt problem

Apo - The European Union warned Wednesday that Italy must reduce spending to cut down its enormous debt pile in a direct challenge to the eurosceptic and populist government set to take office in Rome.

EU hands France's Macron deficit victory

Apo - The EU officially recommended that France be removed from Brussels' public spending penalty box after more than a decade, handing a win to French President Emmanuel Macron in his push to gain the trust of austerity-pushing Germany.

Italy sparks fears of new European crisis

Apo - Fears of a new European crisis grew Tuesday over Italy's incoming eurosceptic government, which has vowed to reject the Brussels austerity diet and to crack down on immigrants.

'I'm sorry', Facebook boss tells European lawmakers

Apo - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament on Tuesday for the "harm" caused by a huge breach of users' data and by a failure to crack down on fake news.

EU green-lights talks on Australia, NZ trade deals

Apo - The EU officially launched free trade talks with Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, part of Europe's desire to promote free trade deals against the increasingly protectionist stance of the United States.

EU fears offer to US not enough to end trade row

Apo - The EU's own top trade official warned Tuesday that the bloc's last-ditch bid to persuade US President Donald Trump to back off stiff tariffs on metals imports from Europe fell short of expectations in Washington.

EU fears offer to US not enough to end trade row

Apo - The EU's own top trade official warned Tuesday that the bloc's last-ditch bid to persuade US President Donald Trump to back off stiff tariffs on metals imports from Europe fell short of expectations in Washington.

As EU privacy law looms, debate swirls on cybersecurity impact

Washington - Days ahead of the implementation of a sweeping European privacy law, debate is swirling on whether the measure will have negative consequences for cybersecurity.

'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU's Mogherini tells US

Apo - The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Apo - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said Monday.

Erdogan holds controversial election rally in Bosnia

Sarajevo - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Sarajevo at his only election rally outside Turkey after other European countries banned such events.

Erdogan to hold controversial election rally in Bosnia

Sarajevo - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an election rally in Sarajevo Sunday for expatriate Turks, an event that has stirred controversy in Bosnia.

EU and Greece reach agreement on latest bailout review

Apo - Greece's creditors have agreed a programme of reforms as the country's third and final bailout comes to an end, the European Commission said Saturday.

Iran wary as EU presents plans to save nuclear deal

Tehran - Iran said Saturday it would wait to see whether Europe produces tangible results in overcoming US sanctions before it decides whether to stay in the nuclear deal, as a top EU official visited Tehran to present plans for maintaining trade ties.

EU commissioner in Iran in bid to protect trade ties

Tehran - EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete arrived in Tehran on Saturday to present plans for continuing oil and gas purchases and protect European companies despite renewed US sanctions on Iran.

Beijing hails Portugal's openness to Chinese investment

Lisbon - Portugal is a country "open" to Chinese investment and could play a "constructive" role in economic relations between China and the European Union, the foreign minister of the Asian economic powerhouse said Friday.

EU moves to shield EU firms from US sanctions against Iran

Apo - The EU launched formal steps Friday aimed at sparing European firms fallout from US sanctions on Iran as part of efforts to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran.

EU chokes on own air quality standards

Apo - In the skies above Katowice in the heart of Poland's coal industry, Polish officials are deploying the latest weapon against air pollution: drones that inspect the city's chimneys.
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