The European Parliament’s Transport Commission on Thursday rejected proposals aimed at increasing the driving time of truckers and weakening the ban on resting in cabins at weekends.
The European Union decided on Tuesday to slap sanctions on an Iranian service and two of its officials for assassination attempts on European soil, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said on Tuesday within the framework of investigations in Denmark, France and Belgium.
The Trump administration has downgraded the status of the EU diplomatic representation in Washington without informing it, the German Deutsche Welle (DW) radio station reported on Tuesday.
The leaders of 150 British universities have warned in an open letter to their country’s parliament of the negative effect the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU would have on academic institutions, the BBC reported on Friday.
On Thursday, the Dutch magazine Knack confirmed that Belgium has not, for now, succeeded in recruiting all of the customs officers promised to cope with Britain’s exit from the European Union, scheduled for the 29 March this year.
World-known Israeli author and peace activist Amos Oz died of cancer last Friday at the age of 79. His funeral took place yesterday at Kibbutz Hulda where he had been living in the past.
In his 2019 New Year’s message to the citizens of the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned about the dangers ahead but listed some reasons for hope in solving some of the current international conflicts.
European Central Bank (ECB) President Draghi confirmed on 13 December that its quantitative easing (QE) extended asset purchase programme (APP) would come to an end after almost 4 years.
On Sunday, the British International Trade minister Liam Fox said he thought the chances of the UK still leaving the EU were “50-50” if the current deal was rejected. 
Russia’s gas exports to Europe reached a record high in 2018 despite diplomatic tensions and the will of the European Union to reduce its dependence on Russia, Gazprom reported on Friday.