Juncker urges EU to assume stronger world role
Europe must become a "global player" with a muscular foreign policy to match its economic strength, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged Wednesday, in his annual address to the bloc's parliament.
No farewell yet as Juncker prepares State of the EU
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will make his annual "state of the EU" speech this week, with the bloc buffeted by winds of populism from across the continent.
EU won't give in to Trump trade threats
Europe won't give in to threats by US President Donald Trump, Germany's foreign minister said Tuesday, ahead of the European Commission chief's visit to Washington to prevent an all-out trade war.
Trump efforts to split EU 'are in vain', Juncker says
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said US efforts to split the EU on trade "are in vain," in a message Wednesday to President Donald Trump before their talks in Washington next week.
EU unveils bigger post-Brexit budget
The EU unveiled plans Wednesday for a bigger 1.279-trillion euro budget for the seven years after Brexit, featuring a controversial move to cut funding for countries that fail to respect the rule of law.
EU's Juncker under fire for 'nauseating' Putin letter
EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker came under fire Tuesday over a "nauseating" letter congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election even as Britain blames Moscow for a deadly toxin attack.
May hails 'important step' after EU leaders unlock Brexit talks
British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed a decision by EU leaders in Brussels on Friday to open crucial talks on a post-Brexit relationship with Britain and thanked the European Commission and EU presidents.
EU summit set to unlock next phase of Brexit talks
European Union leaders are set to open the next phase of Brexit talks at a summit this week, but may toughen their conditions after Britain cast doubt on whether a deal on divorce terms is binding.