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John Chalmers

Merkel wants swift EU deal on COVID economic recovery to grow unity

Jul 08 2020

BRUSSELS/BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for a swift agreement on the European Union's mass economic stimulus to advance unity that would strengthen the bloc as it recovers from the coronavirus crisis.

Taking EU helm, Germany's Merkel calls on Europe to show resolve

Jul 02 2020

BERLIN/BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged European Union leaders to reach agreement on a multi-billion euro coronavirus recovery fund, calling for resolve and saying Europe was facing the most difficult situation in its history.

Big differences at Britain-EU trade talks, Barnier-Frost meeting off

Jul 02 2020

BRUSSELS Britain and the European Union (EU) failed to make progress in talks on post-Brexit relations this week due to major differences and called off a one-on-one meeting between their chief negotiators, officials said on Thursday.

After splurging on coronavirus, EU seeks state aid compromise with Britain

Jun 22 2020

WARSAW/BRUSSELS The European Union could soften demands in trade talks that Britain follow its state aid rules, diplomats and officials have said, just as the bloc's own splurge to cushion the hit from the coronavirus has stretched its competition rules.

With a bit of oomph, Brexit deal feasible in July, says UK's Johnson

Jun 15 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON Leaders from Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday that talks on their future relationship should be stepped up to clinch a deal, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting an agreement could be reached in July with "a bit of oomph".

Trump troop pullout would still leave hefty U.S. footprint in Europe

Jun 08 2020

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump's reported plan to remove 9,500 troops from Germany is the latest move to rattle his NATO allies but, even if they are pulled out, America's military footprint in Europe would still be large enough to deter Russia.

Trump troop pullout would still leave hefty U.S. footprint in Europe

Jun 08 2020

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump's reported plan to remove 9,500 troops from Germany is the latest move to rattle his NATO allies but, even if they are pulled out, America's military footprint in Europe would still be large enough to deter Russia.

'It's up to us': how Merkel and Macron revived EU solidarity

May 20 2020

BRUSSELS It took a courtroom of scarlet-robed judges to spur Angela Merkel to make one of her boldest moves in 15 years as German chancellor: propose huge cash handouts to the European Union's weaker economies. | Video

Congratulations, it's a fudge: EU crisis deal leaves much unresolved

Apr 10 2020

BRUSSELS EU finance ministers gave themselves a round of applause as they wrapped up talks on Thursday night with agreement on a package of measures worth half a trillion euros to cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Shutdowns stoke debate over what's an 'essential industry'

Mar 24 2020

BRUSSELS Shortly after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of non-essential retailers on Monday to curb the spread of coronavirus, the parent company of Sports Direct wrote to its staff to let them know: the next day would be business as usual.

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