Free Press Journal
  • Open conflict triggers concern Poland might leave EU next

    Now, months of open conflict between Poland’s conservative nationalist government and rest of the EU has some Poles wondering if their leaders are putting the country on a path that could take it out of the union,

  • EU chiefs highlight ‘free and fair’ trade ahead of G20 meet

    Hamburg : Bolstering an open and fair rules-based multilateral trading system and harnessing globalization should be at the top agenda of the Group of Twenty (G20), the chiefs of the European Union said in a joint letter ahead of the G20 Hamburg summit.

  • EU fines Google $2.7 billion for abusing search monopoly

    London: The European Union on Tuesday slapped technology giant Google with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros or $2.7 billion for breaching European Union (EU) antitrust rules by abusing the monopoly it enjoys over internet search.

  • Mumbai: Abu Salem moves ECHR seeking to call him back to Portugal

    Mumbai: Gangster Abu Salem, convicted for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, has moved a European Union court to have himself sent back to Portugal from where he was extradited to face the trial. Salem moved the European Union court months before his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case early this week. “We have moved the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), a court under European Union seeking his recall to Portugal

  • 62 die in devastating forest fire in Portugal, 50 injured

    Lisbon : Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 62 people, most of whom burnt to death in their cars, the government said on Sunday, in one of the worst such disasters in recent history.

  • Google faces $1.1 billion from EU over search engine dominance

    London: Accused of manipulating its search engine results to favour its new shopping service, search engine Google may face a record-breaking fine from Brussels of nearly $1.1 billion, media reported on Friday.

  • Brexit: Record number of Brits become German citizens

    London: A record number of Britons became German citizens last year after Britain voted to quit the European Union, Germanys federal statistics office said. It said 2,865 Britons took German citizenship in 2016 — a 365 per cent increase. “The link to Brexit seems clear”, said Ostatistics.

  • Britain: May to form government with DUP

    London: Outrightly rejecting calls for her resignation, Prime Minister Theresa May is considering to clinch a deal with the Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) to guide the UK through crucial Brexit talks. May had been hoping to boost her mandate for Brexit negotiations which are due to begin in just 10 days’ time, but hung parliament has left Tories weakened with less seats that fell below the 326 needed to form a majority

  • Merkel, Macron seek to revitalise ties to bolster EU

     Berlin : German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have expressed their determination to revitalise the countries’ alliance to create a more effective, protective and integrated European Union (EU).

  • Banksy Brexit mural appears in England

    London: A Brexit-inspired mural by acclaimed street artist Banksy showing a metalworker chipping away at a star on the European Union (EU) flag appeared in a coastal town in England, the media reported.

  • Brexit risk will stall London: Goldman Sachs

    London: The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, the world’s second largest investment bank, has warned that London “will stall” because of the risks from Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), the media reported on Friday.

  • May takes tough Brexit stance as UK holds local elections

    London : Theresa May faces her first nationwide electoral test as Britain’s prime minister on Thursday, as she toughens her Brexit position just weeks before a crucial general election. Britain will choose thousands of new local councillors in a vote that will be closely watched for proof of the strength of May’s Conservatives, which opinion polls suggest are on course for a thumping victory in the June 8 parliamentary elections.

  • UK PM ‘not in a different galaxy’ over Brexit

     London : British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday denied she was “in a different galaxy” after European Union leaders were reportedly dismayed by her Brexit negotiating demands at a meeting this week. May told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and chief negotiator Michel Barnier that a detailed potential trade deal needed to be drawn up before Britain would agree to pay its EU divorce bill, according to the Sunday Times.

  • British PM, Corbyn trade blows in final pre-election clash

    London : British Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed over Brexit, the economy and security on Thursday in their final parliamentary exchange before June’s general election.

  • More than 700,000 granted asylum in EU in 2016

    Berlin: The European Union’s statistical agency says European countries granted refugee status or some other protection to more than 700,000 people last year, most of them Syrians.

  • Small businesses with EU staff worry over Brexit

    London: More than half of small UK firms employing workers from the European Union (EU) are worried that the Brexit will stop them recruiting sufficiently skilled staff, a report revealed on Tuesday.

  • France votes in presidential nailbiter

    Paris : France voted on Sunday under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union.