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BRUSSELS | EU Parliament wants 40 percent less C02 emissions by 2030

BRUSSELS— The European Parliament has voted to cut CO2 emissions from new cars and vans by 40 percent by 2030 and will take this position into talks with the European Union’s 28 nations. The proposed 40 percent cut was a compromise between environmentalists who wanted tougher commitments and those seeking to keep the cuts within … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU Parliament wants 40 percent less C02 emissions by 2030

HELSINKI | Finnish ex-prime minister bids to become EU Commission head

HELSINKI— Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Tuesday he would run for the head of the European Commission following next year’s elections. Stubb announced his bid at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, saying he sees himself as the “next generation candidate” to lead the European Union, a bloc that will decrease by one … Continue reading HELSINKI | Finnish ex-prime minister bids to become EU Commission head

FRANKFURT, Germany | ECB chief: Wage growth pushing up inflation in euro area

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says he expects underlying inflation to rise in the 19 countries that use the euro as a stronger job market pushes up wages. Draghi’s comments Monday before the economic and monetary committee of the European Parliament in Brussels indicated the bank continues to think the recovery … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | ECB chief: Wage growth pushing up inflation in euro area

BERLIN | European automakers claim cutting emissions could cost jobs

BERLIN— A lobby group representing European automakers says EU proposals for cutting emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide could result in manufacturing job losses. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, or ACEA, said Tuesday that “overly stringent CO2 targets, as well as unrealistic sales quota for battery electric vehicles, could lead to serious structural problems … Continue reading BERLIN | European automakers claim cutting emissions could cost jobs

NEW YORK | Cambridge Analytica liquidates

NEW YORK (AP) — Cambridge Analytica, the beleaguered data collection agency that worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, is liquidating operations. The British firm filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection late Thursday. It said in a New York court filing that its assets totaled $100,001 to $500,000. Its liabilities are between $1 million … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cambridge Analytica liquidates

BRUSSELS | Zuckerberg to meet EU officials _ dodging public grilling

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak with leaders of the European parliament next week about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company — but might avoid a public testimony like the one he endured in the U.S. The EU and British parliaments have been calling for Zuckerberg to … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Zuckerberg to meet EU officials _ dodging public grilling

EU sees new ‘dramatically difficult’ phase in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS /December 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —The European Union cleared the way Friday for Brexit talks with Britain to move onto the second stage but it warned that the discussions on trade and other matters relating to their future relationship will be “dramatically difficult.” The 27 leaders authorized the move with little fanfare on Friday, almost … Continue reading EU sees new ‘dramatically difficult’ phase in Brexit talks