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  • European Union talks about Bangladesh's Digital Security Act 2018

    Legitimate media freedoms under threat: EU diplomats

    Responding to the newly passed Digital Security Act-2018 in Bangladesh which has drawn serious concern over press freedom and the right to freedom of expression, European diplomats in Dhaka have said the law will suppress and criminalise legitimate media freedoms.

  • EU's security must no longer depend on US

    French President Emmanuel Macron says that he would put forward new proposals for the European Union to boost its security, saying the bloc must stop depending on American might.

  • Brexit

    UK voters should make final Brexit decision if talks with EU collapse: poll

    If Brexit talks break down without a deal, half of Britons believe the final decision over whether to leave the European Union should be taken by the public in a referendum, according to a survey of more than 10,000 people published today.

  • Road accident protest in Dhaka

    Stop violence on protesters, journalists

    The European Union has called for an immediate end to “disproportionate violence” against peaceful student protesters and journalists. It also demanded an investigation for holding the perpetrators accountable.

  • European Union

    Hope for fair, participatory polls: EU

    European Union hopes Bangladesh will be holding a fair and credible elections where all the parties will be participating in a democratic fashion.

  • Brexit

    Brexit bill becomes law, allowing UK to leave the EU

    A bill enacting Britain's decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the speaker of parliament announces today to cheers from Conservative Party lawmakers.

  • same-sex marriage

    Same-sex partners have EU residence rights

    Same-sex partners of European Union (EU) citizens have the right to live in any member state whatever their nationality, the bloc's top court rules today, even in countries that do not recognise gay marriage.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook's Zuckerberg faces EU Parliament grilling

    Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg meets with leaders of the European Parliament today to answer questions about how the data of millions of Facebook users ends up in the hands of a political consultancy.

  • European Union

    EU wants inclusive, credible polls in Bangladesh

    The European Union (EU) at a meeting here hoped that the government of Bangladesh will ensure conditions for credible, transparent and inclusive elections.

  • EU's tough new data protection rules

    The European Union (EU) introduces tough new data protection rules next month to give people more control over the way their personal information is used online, as Facebook is grilled over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

  • UK and EU agree Brexit transition terms

    Britain agrees to a potentially unpalatable deal to avoid a "hard border" for Northern Ireland to win agreement from the European Union that it would retain most EU benefits for nearly two years after Brexit.

  • US President Donald Trump

    Trump threatens to tax European auto imports

    US President Donald Trump keeps up pressure on trading partners, threatening European automakers with a tax on imports if the European Union retaliates against his plan to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel.

  • Myanmar military

    EU agrees to prepare sanctions on Myanmar generals

    European Union foreign ministers agree to prepare sanctions against Myanmar generals over the killings of Rohingya Muslims and to strengthen the EU arms embargo, accusing state security forces of grave human rights abuses.

  • European Union

    EU needs to reassess ties with Myanmar

    The mass exodus of Rohingyas in the face of persecution makes it necessary for the European Union to reassess its relations with Myanmar, Members of the European Parliament (MEP) has said.

  • European Union talks about Bangladesh's Digital Security Act 2018

    Export diversification, more FDI must for sustainable BD growth: EU

    The European Union (EU) says Bangladesh must look at export diversification and attracting more foreign direct investment (FDI) seriously to make the country's "very admirable and amazing" economic growth sustainable.

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini

    EU won’t recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urges the European Union to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but EU ministers shook their heads at Trump's move.

  • Europe's crisis starts at home

    Deep divisions within Europe are increasingly threatening the values upon which the European project of “ever closer union” is based. In 2015, during the refugee crisis, many commentators saw a divide between German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Willkommenskultur (welcoming culture) and Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán's vision of ethnic purity: a Western Europe of bridges versus an Eastern Europe of walls.

  • EU Ambassador and head of delegation to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink

    EU wants Myanmar’s reply before slapping embargoes

    The European Union says that it wants to see Myanmar's reply before going for tougher measures like imposing an economic embargo or other restrictive measures against the country.

  • European Union

    EU to review all defence cooperation with Myanmar

    In a major foreign policy decision, the European Union and its Member States decide to review all practical defence cooperation with Myanmar.

  • Election debacle leaves UK govt in minority on eve of Brexit talks

    British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will lead a minority government backed by a small Northern Irish party after she loses an election gamble days before the start of talks on Britain's departure from the European Union.

  • IS militants developing own social media platform

    Islamic State militants are developing their own social media platform to avoid security crackdowns on their communications and propaganda, the head of the European Union's police agency says.

  • Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on US citizens

    The European Parliament calls on the EU executive to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-running transatlantic dispute on the issue.

  • Remaking Britain

    Britain will have a new prime minister today – but the country's post-European Union future remains uncertain. Indeed, prolonged delays are likely in implementing the voters' decision to leave the EU.

  • UK rejects petition calling for 2nd EU referendum

    The British government rejects an online petition signed by 4.1 million people calling for a new referendum on whether to leave the European Union.

  • Germans reveal why they still 'Love UK'

    German paper Zeit Online decides to cheer the Brits up a bit and show they were still appreciated by asking its readers to list things they like about the UK.

  • Cargo ban won’t affect BD exports: German envoy

    Ban on direct cargo flights from Bangladesh to Germany will not affect the country’s exports, says German Ambassador Thomas Prinz.

  • Brexit: Rise of neo-nationalism and protectionism?

    While European leaders dreamt of an intertwined economy across Europe 43 years ago, the British people desired something else.

  • Britain under pressure for quick EU split

    Germany and France led demands for Britain to negotiate a quick divorce from the European Union, with Paris warning that populism will otherwise take hold after the vote to leave the bloc sent shockwaves around the world.

  • Britain exits EU

    A52-48 split in vote in favour to exit the European Union; it will have tremendous multifaceted implications for Great Britain.

  • EU to give $2.26m for Roanu victims

    The European Commission declares it will provide US$ 2.26 million for the victims of cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh under humanitarian grounds.