Belgium prime minister Charles Michel said he was not able to sign Ceta because of a veto by Wallonia and other French-speaking entities. But an EU-Canada summit could still take place this week.
Renzi wrong-footed Germany on Russia sanctions at the EU summit, but leaders have to grin and bear him for now due to a risky referendum.
Thousands of migrants calmly queued before sunset to be transferred to refugee centres all around France.
News in Brief
- Scottish leader unimpressed by Brexit talks
- EU wants VW recall guarantees
- 35 Turkish diplomats applied for asylum in Germany
- EU asylum agency pulls out of Lesbos hotspot
- Belgium says no to Ceta
- EU Commission: no ultimatum on Ceta
- Frontex denies Malta plane crash report
- EU staff feared dead in Malta plane crash
Draft legislation, seen by EUobserver, envisaged wide margin of error to help manufacturers when emissions testing moves out of the lab and onto the road.
The Socialists agree to abstain in a confidence vote later this week, meaning conservative leader Mariano Rajoy should be able to form a minority government after 10 months of deadlock.
Belgium is still scrambling for a solution which would clear the path for the EU-Canada trade deal to be signed later this week.
The British PM is to launch new Brexit talks with Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, as nerves fray, also among banks, at the prospect of a "hard" EU exit.
British leader has repeated that the UK wants free trade, but not free EU immigration, while speaking warmly of European “friends, allies”.
Belgium's French-speaking region on Sunday rejected an EU Commission ultimatum to agree the deal by Monday, amid outstanding issues on an arbitration system that allows big firms to sue countries.
Chairwoman of the inquiry committee, Kathleen Van Brempt, says that the car approval system needs to be reformed.
Canada said on Friday that the free-trade agreement with the EU had failed and that the bloc was "not capable" of concluding agreements.
Poland is putting pressure on the European Commission to rule whether a new Russian gas pipeline conforms with EU law.
Witnesses in German parliamentary hearing say they lacked the evidence to prove emissions cheating, and that other ministries were susceptible to car industry lobbying.
The Belgian region's parliament debated on Friday whether to back the EU-Canada trade agreement, while the region's leader says that difficulties remain.
Polish women are marching again this Sunday and Monday. They could succeed where the opposition, the European Commission and other protests failed, and redraw Poland's political map.
Age and poor education factor into high obesity rates, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat. On Thursday, it released figures showing Malta is the most obese country, relative to other EU states.
At her first EU summit, the British prime minister showed her colleagues that she intended to play an active role in European affairs despite Brexit.
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Italy has shielded Russia and Syria from a threat of sanctions, amid warnings by some leaders that Russia was trying to “weaken” the EU.
While EU ambassadors gave their tacit apporoval for a new text based on wallonia's requests, the French-speaking Belgian region again rejected to sign off the Canada-EU trade deal.
Alexander Dobrindt tells MEPs he is not responsible for Volkswagen's emissions cheating, blaming the carmaker and EU legislation for leaving too much room for interpretation.
The Edinburgh government has published a bill for an independence referendum, which it wants to take place before the UK leaves the EU.
EU leaders will threaten to blacklist more Russians if “atrocities” in Syria continue, according to new summit conclusions.
This week's EU summit will take no new decision on how to manage the migration crisis. But differences of approach remain between member states.
Talks with Putin in Berlin on the eve of an EU summit ended with threats of new sanctions over Syria and negligible progress on Ukraine.
The Joint Research Centre said in 2012 that a diesel vehicle was emitting much more nitrogen oxide (NOx) when the outside temperature was different from the laboratory parameters.
On her first EU summit, the British prime minister is expected to outline Brexit to fellow EU leaders, but without much details.
Officials have launched an 11th-hour mission to stop Wallonia, a Belgian region, from blocking a major deal with Canada, amid a broader rethink on EU free trade.
Today’s summit between the German, French, Russian and Ukrainian leaders will not settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It could, however, shape the EU response to the broader Russia challenge.
A secret document said the EU may allow carmakers to use software that switches off the pollution control system when its 10C or colder.
The Greek government has built and broadened alliances in EU institutions and member-states that acknowledge the need to restructure the debt and deliver another economic model for the eurozone.
The Belgian region's rejection of the EU-Canada trade deal risks the prosperity of the entire continent.
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