European Union

  • April 21, 2015  

    While the UN Refugee Agency is urging the European Union to adopt an emergency action plan on the intensifying migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators has sent a letter to President Obama on the possibility of setting up safe zones for refugees in Syria. Judy Woodruff talks to António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2015  

    The European Union came under intense pressure to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean after a vessel carrying migrants sank off the Libyan coast over the weekend, killing nearly everyone on board. So far this year, at least 1,500 migrants have died trying to make the crossing — 15 times more than all of last year. Matt Frei and Rageh Omaar of Independent Television News report.
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  • April 20, 2015  

    The number of migrants traveling over water to reach Europe has grown tremendously. Gwen Ifill talks to Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International about what’s driving them to attempt passage to Europe and how countries are dealing with the situation. Continue reading

  • April 16, 2015  

    After a five-year investigation, the European Union charged Google with using its Internet search dominance to favor its own shopping platform. The EU is also looking into Google’s Android mobile system, accusing the company of illegally obstructing rival systems and applications. Gwen Ifill reports on the latest case of Europe battling with major U.S. tech companies. Continue reading

  • April 15, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the European Union charged Google with violating anti-monopoly laws. The EU said Google uses its dominance over Internet searches to promote its own services. Also, a Florida mailman landed a gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol’s West Lawn, supposedly a stunt to protest political corruption. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2015   BY  

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2015  

    Greece received a four-month bailout aid extension deal, easing some worries about the global economy after tense negotiations over austerity measures and giving the Greek economy some temporary breathing room. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the terms of the agreement and which side has more leverage. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2015  

    The European Union has demanded that Greece agree to an extension bailout program by Friday or risk losing assistance altogether. The Greek finance minister called the plan absurd, but did not rule out a deal. Without an agreement, the current bailout will expire at the end of the month. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2015  

    As bailout talks continue between Greece and other EU members without clear progress, the new Greek government’s election promises seem at odds with economic reality. Gwen Ifill talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and journalist John Psaropoulos about the potential for a rude awakening for Greece and its new leaders. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, the government reported that GDP growth slowed significantly in the last part of 2014, but wages and benefits rose at the best pace in six years. Also, former Gov. Mitt Romney announced he will not run for president again in 2016. Continue reading