Government Business And Finance

Hungarian opposition lawmakers fined for parliament protest

Mar 19, 2019

Dozens of Hungarian opposition lawmakers have been fined up to a month's wages for their loud disruptions and protests inside parliament last December as deputies were voting on changes to the labor code

Hungarian leader tussles with EU as corruption concerns rise

Mar 17, 2019

As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of EU funds

Experts object to power concentration in new Hungary courts

Mar 15, 2019

The Council of Europe's constitutional experts say Hungary's budding system of administrative courts gives too much power to leading officials, with "no effective checks and balances."

US envoy in Kosovo to push for lifting of tax on Serbia

Mar 9, 2019

A senior U.S. official has met with Kosovo top leaders trying to convince Pristina to revoke or suspend a tariff on Serb goods so that dialogue with Serbia can resume

Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

Mar 6, 2019

Italy's populist government has launched its new minimum income welfare program

AP Interview: Czech PM praises Trump ahead of meeting

Mar 5, 2019

Ahead of his meeting with Donald Trump, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is praising the U.S. president for trying to reach a North Korea nuclear disarmament peacefully

The Latest: Bank chief updates outlook for UK post-Brexit

Mar 5, 2019

The head of Britain's central bank says recent "constructive developments" will help limit the scale of any recession that would occur if Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal deal

EU regulator fines car safety equipment firms over cartels

Mar 5, 2019

The EU's anti-trust regulator says it's fining auto safety equipment suppliers Autoliv and TRW more than 368 million euros ($417 million) for stifling competition by running a cartel

US puts end to dispute with EU over diplomatic protocol

Mar 4, 2019

The United States has put an end to a dispute with the European Union over diplomatic protocol and lauded the 28-nation bloc as "one of America's most valuable partners."

Center-right party tops Estonia vote, but populists win, too

Mar 3, 2019

A center-right party that held the prime minister's office in Estonia for over a decade wins general election, while a far-right populist party emerges as a big winner despite snubs from traditional power-brokers

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