European Union

Government, Business

Europe Set for Move to Expand Trade Arsenal With Focus on Trump

containership A containership is loaded at the Port of Hamburg. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

European Union trade chief Phil Hogan on Dec. 12 will seek an upgrade to EU legislation on enforcing international commercial rules.

Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg News
December 11, 2019
Government, Business

UK, EU Reach Tentative Brexit Deal

Boris Johnson British Prime Minister Boris Johnson by Matt Dunham/AP

BRUSSELS — Britain and the European Union finally reached a new tentative Brexit deal Oct. 17. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now faces the Herculean task of selling the accord to his recalcitrant Parliament.

Raf Casert and Jill Lawless | Associated Press
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Europe’s Ports May Have Spent Millions on Brexit for Nothing

Europe's ports pre-Brexit. New customs inspection bays sit shuttered at the Port of Calais cross channel ferry terminal. (Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg News)

The port of Calais on France’s northern coast has spent 6 million euros ($6.6 million) on facilities for customs officers, updated signage around freshly painted roads and huge extra parking lots for trucks. It may all end up being pointless.

William Horobin | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2019
Government, Business

US to Put Tariffs on European Planes, Whiskey After WTO Ruling

Airplane Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump got the go-ahead from the World Trade Organization to impose tariffs on as much as $7.5 billion worth of European exports annually in retaliation for illegal government aid to Airbus. The award is the largest in WTO history.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Government, Business

EU Eyes $4 Billion Tariff Strike to US

President Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The European Union is weighing an aggressive new approach to its trade dispute with the U.S., signaling a willingness to engage in the combative tactics embraced by President Donald Trump and risking a further deterioration in transatlantic relations.

September 25, 2019