# politics

A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on 09.01.2018 in Offenbach (Hesse) at a production site of the subsidiary of a British company. Commissioner Oettinger wants Germany and the other Member States to move from 2021 to higher payments into the European budget. After Brexit, Britain would be missing as an EU net contributor. Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa
A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on […]

EU laments lack of progress in Brexit talks

Brexit talks have reached into space, with the European Union and Britain fighting over the rights that London will have to the multi-billion Galileo satellite navigation system and its security-sensitive information.
15.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Mohamed Jawad Sarif_ (l), Foreign Minister of Iran, meets EU chief diplomat Federica Mogherini in the European building. Foreign ministers from Berlin, Paris and London meet EU chief diplomat and Iranian colleagues. First, European foreign ministers will meet with EU foreign policy chief Mogherini. Then Iranian Foreign Minister Sarif joins. Photo: Thierry Monasse / POOL / AP / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
15.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Mohamed J […]

EU leaders united over need to preserve Iran nuclear deal

From the moment that US president Donald Trump announced his renunciation of the Iran nuclear accord on Tuesday night, European leaders proclaimed their determination to save it.
ARCHIVE - EU flags blow on 27.08.2012 before the European Commission in Brussels. (Effect by using a special lens) (to dpa "Weil speaks in Brussels on Brexit negotiations" from 20.02.2018) Photo: Thierry Monasse / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Bildfunk ++ +
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EU gives 1.5 million euros in aid for Kenya relief after dam burst

In response to ongoing devastating floods in Kenya, the European Union has provided 1.5 million euros in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected families.
French President Emmanuel Macron (3rdL) reviews French Navy personnel aboard the French Mistral Class assault ship and helicopter carrier 'Dixmude' at the Toulon Naval Base in Toulon, southern France, on January 19, 2018. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (3rdL) […]

Britain backs French plan for European defence force: minister

Britain is backing a French plan to create a European military intervention force as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the EU after Brexit, a minister tells AFP
French army 'Leclerc'-type tanks take part in the 'Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017' exercise at the exercise area in Grafenwoehr, near Eschenbach, southern Germany, on May 11, 2017. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP
French army 'Leclerc'-type tanks take pa […]

EU defence gets 20-billion-euro budget boost

The EU has announced plans to spend nearly 20 billion euros on defence over its next long-term budget, as the bloc seeks to boost its resilience to the perceived threat from Russia
ARCHIVE - 22.03.2018, Belgium, Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May (M) sits between French President Emmanuel Macron (l) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (r) just before their tripartite meeting at the EU summit. (to dpa "Macron: Berlin, Paris and London regret US exit" from 08.05.2018) Photo: Francois Lenoir / Pool Reuters / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Visual Communication +++
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EU vows to preserve Iran deal as relations with US enter crossroads

The European Union has been using all diplomatic channels to convince US President Donald Trump to stick with the Iran nuclear deal. With Trump deciding to go against the EU's pleas and withdraw his country from the agreement, EU-US relations might be coming to a breaking point.
A robot of the research institute 'Artificial Intelligence (AI)' makes popcorn at the University of Bremen, Germany, 8 March 2017. Computer and robotic scientists currently attempt to modify and programm robots in order to help in the kitchen, inter alia. Photo: Ingo Wagner/dpa
A robot of the research institute 'Artif […]

EU wants 20-billion-euro investment in artificial intelligence

The European Union is targeting 20 billion euros ($24.36 billion) of investment in artificial intelligence by 2020
24.04.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Staffan de Mistura, UN envoy to Syria, speak at a press conference at the Syria Conference. At the beginning of a two-day donor conference for the victims of the Syrian civil war, aid organizations have called for generous financial commitments. Photo: Thierry Roge / BELGA / dpa +++ (c) dpa -Bildfunk+++
24.04.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Federica […]

EU to urge regional powers to ensure progress on Syria peace talks

The European Union on Thursday called for a swift restart of the stalled United Nations peace talks for Syria, worried by Russia’s efforts to tighten the grip on power of its ally, President Bashar al-Assad.
ARCHIVE - On an iPhone, the logo of "Twitter" is displayed in the App Store, taken on 07.11.2013 in Dresden (Saxony). Photo: Arno Burgi / dpa (to dpa "stockbrokers celebrate Twitter quarterly figures" from 28.07.2015) +++ (c) dpa - Bil dfunk+++
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EU commissioner welcomes Twitter’s moves on political ad transparency

European Commission Vice President Ansip welcomed Twitter's intention to increase transparency in US political advertising and said he expected the same steps to be implemented in Europe.