The European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) have made progress in efforts to reach agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the union, but the most sensitive sticking points remain, delegation heads Michel Barnier and Dominic Raab said at the end of a new week of negotiations.
On Friday Eurostat, the Office for Statistics in the European Union, indicated that the unemployment rate within the eurozone was 8.2% in July.
On Friday, the European Commission unveiled the results of a public consultation on the merits of the decades-old practice of putting clocks forward by 60 minutes between late March and late October, and then switching back for the winter.

New European support measures for farmers

Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:22
Extra exemptions were announced Thursday by the European Commission to allow farmers who were hit by this summer’s draught to feed their livestock adequately.
French President Emmanuel Macron proposed Thursday in Helsinki the setting up of “nearly automatic solidarity’’ between European States in terms of defense that would lead to their intervention should one of them be under attack.
A new president took power in Zimbabwe on Sunday after being declared winner by the country’s constitutional court in the contested July 30 elections. Emmerson Mnangagwa from the ruling Zanu-PF party was sworn in as president after narrowly winning the elections with 50.8 % of the vote against 44.3 %…
Italian deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio confirmed Friday his intention to reduce Italy’s contribution to EU budget, in the absence of an agreement in Brussels on the fate of migrants blocked on an Italian vessel.
European States need to step up expulsions of undocumented foreigners or else “the migrant problem will not be resolved”, Fabrice Leggieri, head of the European border agency Frontex, said on Thursday in an interview with the Ebra media group.
The European Commission has adopted a first series of projects to the sum of 18 million euros “to support sustainable economic and social development” in Iran as it reels from the reimposition of U.S, sanctions.
The European Commission intends to significantly increase climate targets.