Articles by Elizabeth Piper, Gabriela Baczynska and Philip Blenkinsop

EU Gives Britain 6-Month Brexit Extension, Despite French Resistance

European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to leave the bloc, more than Prime Minister Theresa May says she needs but less than many in the bloc wanted, thanks to fierce resistance from France. The summit deal in Brussels …

UK’s May Eyes Extension of Brexit Transition Period to Unlock Impasse with EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled on Thursday she would consider extending a so-called transition period “for a matter of months” after Britain leaves the European Union, a move her critics say is a betrayal of Brexit. Less than six …

Say Cheese: EU Strikes Trade Deal with Canada; Looks to U.S.

The European Union and Canada agreed a multibillion-dollar trade pact on Friday that will integrate two of the world’s largest economies and pave the way for Europe to clinch an even bigger deal with the United States. The deal will …

EU and Singapore Finalize Details of Far-Reaching Trade Deal

The European Union and Singapore have finalized the details of one of the world’s most comprehensive free trade agreements, a pact the EU sees as a stepping stone towards a wider deal with booming economies in Southeast Asia. The European …

Fortis Shareholders Urge Belgium to Renegotiate Carve-up

A state-led deal to carve up financial group Fortis should be renegotiated following a court ruling that has suspended the transactions, a lawyer for a group of the company’s shareholders said on Sunday. Mischael Modrikamen, representing some 2,000 shareholders, said …

Fortis ‘in Play’ as Trichet Joins Emergency Talks

Fortis, the Belgian-Dutch banking and insurance giant, faced a takeover or break-up as European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet held emergency talks with Dutch and Belgian lawmakers to restore faith in the Belgian-Dutch financial group. Trichet, who as ECB [European …