European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split – The Washington Post

BRUSSELS — European leaders grappled with the jolting reality of President-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism of the European Union on Monday, saying they might have to stand without the United States at their side during the Trump presidency. The possibility of an unprecedented breach in transatlantic relations came after Trump — who embraced anti-E.U. insurgents during his […]

Europeans greatly overestimate Muslim population, poll shows | Society | The Guardian

Members of the public in European states including France, Belgium, Germany and the UK greatly overestimate their country’s Muslim population and the rate at which it is growing. An Ipsos Mori survey that measured the gap between public perception and reality in 40 countries in 2016 found French respondents were by far the most likely […]

EU hits Apple with $14.5 billion Irish tax demand | Reuters

  BRUSSELS/DUBLIN The European Commission ordered Apple Inc to pay Ireland unpaid taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) on Tuesday as it ruled the firm had received illegal state aid.   Apple and Dublin said the U.S. company’s tax treatment was in line with Irish and European Union law and they would […]