Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he will ‚Äėcool down‚Äô the anti-European rhetoric and work with the EU institutions on controversial measures against foreign-funded universities and civil rights groups.
Le Pen Lines Up Far-Right Candidate as Prime Minister
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she will name the head of a separate far-right party as prime minister if she wins next weekend‚Äôs election, a move to capture more votes as she faces off with centrist front-runner Emmanuel Macron.
U.K. Economy Slows Sharply Ahead of Election, Brexit Talks
The U.K. economy slowed sharply in the first quarter as consumers pared back spending, a warning sign on growth ahead of a national election in June and the start of Britain‚Äôs exit talks with the European Union.
Le Pen Appointee Resigns Post Amid Holocaust Controversy
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen‚Äôs replacement to serve as interim head of her National Front party steps down after his remarks in 2000 over the use of poison gas in Nazi death camps resurface.
French Economic Growth Slowdown Casts Doubt on Strength of Eurozone
French economic growth slowed at the start of the year, but the Spanish economy gained momentum, a mixed signal at a time of cautious optimism about the outlook for the eurozone‚Äôs so-far modest recovery.
Pope, in Egypt, Takes Aim at Violence Based on Religion
Pope Francis opened a two-day visit to Egypt¬†Friday¬†with a forceful denunciation of religiously inspired violence and a call for religious freedom, three weeks after terrorists killed dozens in bombings at two Christian churches there.
EU Says National Front May Have Misspent as Much as ‚ā¨5 Million
Lawmakers from France‚Äôs National Front may have misspent as much as ‚ā¨5 million in EU funds, the European Parliament now estimates, more than double the original estimate in the investigation into the party‚Äôs activities.
When leaders of 27 European Union states meet on Saturday to settle guidelines on how to negotiate Brexit, they will show their determination to give EU courts a major role over U.K.-EU affairs, after Theresa May‚Äôs demand for freedom from European jurisdiction.
ECB Gives No Indication It's Ready to End Easy Money
The European Central Bank gave no signs it is ready to wind down its monetary stimulus despite an economic rebound in the eurozone, opting to soothe financial markets ahead of the second round of France‚Äôs presidential election.
Merkel Says Some Britons Expect Too Much From Brexit Talks
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the U.K. risked ‚Äúwasted time‚ÄĚ because some people in the country suffered illusions over how well Britain could fare in talks about the country‚Äôs exit from the European Union.
French presidential candidates¬†on Wednesday¬†turned a Whirlpool Corp. factory threatened with closure into a impromptu stage for an ideological battle over how to revive the country‚Äôs declining industrial might.