Paul Magnette leads the regional government in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, where the parliament has refused to provide its backing for the federal government’s move to approve the
The EU is stepping up the pressure on Belgium’s French-speaking region of Wallonia after its government refused to back a free trade deal with Canada.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
Hopes and fears over CETA, May continues her European tour but there is trouble back home and a worldwide protest about Ukraine makes its mark in Europe.
The region of southern Belgium could block the accord, which requires unanimous support from member states before it can be written into EU law.
Germany’s Constitutional Court gave the green light on Thursday for the government to approve an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada under certain conditions, boosting its cha
Thousands of protesters have marched through Brussels to demonstrate against two planned free trade deals.
The balance sheet from the latest G20 meeting, President Barack Obama’s last, appears to be a thin one.
Talks over the so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – or TTIP – between Europe and the US have essentially failed, but ‘nobody is really admitting it’‘, Germany’s economy minister
The European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada has been put on a slow track for approval requiring ratification by the bloc’s national parliaments.
Standard & Poor's has cut its long-term credit rating on the European Union to 'AA' from 'AA+' because of concerns about the unity of the bloc after Brexit.
President Obama has stood by his comment that Britain will move to the back of the queue post-Brexit when it comes to trade deals with the United States.
The European Commission has unveiled proposals which would make it easier for customers in the EU to buy online from other member countries.
Protesters took to the streets of Rome on Saturday to say ‘No’ to TTIP, the sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and
Greenpeace has released leaked secret TTIP negotiation documents that show the US is applying pressure on the EU to weaken EU protection laws on the environment and public health.
Greenpeace has released leaked secret TTIP negotiation documents that show the US is applying pressure on the EU to weaken European protection laws on the environment and public health.
The US has been putting pressure on the European Union to scrap or change environmental and health legislation in trade talks according to leaked
Thousands took to the streets in Hanover over the weekend to demonstrate against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal or TTIP.
The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has begun a two-day trip to Iran, the highest-ranking European leader to visit since world powers stuck a
On the two biggest sticking points, the economy and human rights, neither leader appeared to give any ground at a press conference following bilateral talks, but both Obama and Castro remained positiv
New car sales in Europe jumped by 14% in February, the 30th straight month of growth. Only the Greek and Dutch markets declined. Even Volkswagen
The IMF says the Ivory Coast economy continues to grow and will post 8.5% this year, a tad down on last year’s 8.6%. Inflation is also forecast to
Just days before President Obama visits Cuba, the European Union has normalised relations with the Communist-run island. Hosted by President Raul
China’s slowdown is even having an impact on technology giant Apple. The company has forecast its first revenue drop in 13 years and reported its
French President Francois Hollande has rounded off a trip to India, attending a parade in New Delhi to commemorate Republic Day alongside his host
Italy and Iran sign billions of euros of business deals at the start of a Europe visit by Iran's President Rouhani to rebuild ties with the West after years of economic sanctions.