AJ Impact

China completes sat nav system that could rival US GPS

China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System could boost Beijing's security and geopolitical clout.

China completes sat nav system that could rival US GPS

Opinion

The illegal surveillance of Catalans should worry all Europeans

There is overwhelming evidence that Spain is illegally surveilling peaceful Catalan actors across the EU's borders.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

AJ Impact

Cyprus says Putin to help defuse East Med tensions with Turkey

Cypriot gov't official said Russia's Putin made the promise in a 45-minute telephone chat with the Cypriot president.

Cyprus says Putin to help defuse East Med tensions with Turkey

AJ Impact

German economy's record slump harbinger of European weakness

Spain, France and Italy will probably report even deeper economic contractions on Friday when they report GDP.

German economy's record slump harbinger of European weakness

AJ Impact

EU eyes COVID-19 vaccines at less than $40, shuns WHO initiative

The bloc has deemed vaccine alliance co-led by World Health Organization slow and high-cost, EU sources told Reuters.

EU eyes COVID-19 vaccines at less than $40, shuns WHO initiative

AJ Impact

EU calls on US to lift tariffs 'immediately' in Airbus dispute

The European Commission threatens to retaliate with sanctions if the US does not lift 'unjustified' tariffs.

EU calls on US to lift tariffs 'immediately' in Airbus dispute

Europe

Italian senator launches Italexit party to push for leaving EU

Former TV journalist Gianluigi Paragone presents his Italexit party, which aims to take Italy out of the European Union.

Italian senator launches Italexit party to push for leaving EU

AJ Impact

Slack files complaint with EU against Microsoft

Slack is alleging that Microsoft engages in anti-competitive practices with messaging app.

Slack files complaint with EU against Microsoft

Press Freedom

Middleman in Malta journalist's murder found with knife wounds

Melvin Theuma, self-confessed middleman in killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia, critically injured ahead of court date.

Middleman in Malta journalist's murder found with knife wounds

AJ Impact

How climate friendly is the EU economic recovery package?

Deal reached by EU leaders earmarks 30 percent of package for climate protection, but cuts key climate programmes.

How climate friendly is the EU economic recovery package?

AJ Impact

EU south hails step towards federalism, north sees handout

Greek prime minister describes deal on coronavirus rescue package as 'great, unique opportunity for Greece and Europe'.

EU south hails step towards federalism, north sees handout

AJ Impact

As politicians haggle, need for virus relief grows more urgent

As latest experimental vaccine show promise, US and EU lawmakers haggle over economic rescue packages.

As politicians haggle, need for virus relief grows more urgent

AJ IMPACT

EU summit: Merkel warns of no deal on coronavirus recovery fund

Talks on rescue package could fail, says German Chancellor as bickering leaders meet for a third day.

EU summit: Merkel warns of no deal on coronavirus recovery fund

Coronavirus pandemic

EU extends summit after deadlock over coronavirus recovery plan

Italy's Conte blames 'frugal' member states for impasse as Europe deals with worst economic shock since World War II.

EU extends summit after deadlock over coronavirus recovery plan

AJ Impact

Divided EU holds second day of talks over coronavirus rescue plan

Leaders at odds over proposed $858bn package aimed at pulling the bloc out of what could be its deepest ever recession.