Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini raised the stakes in a budget tussle with Brussels on Friday by threatening to resign and bring down the government unless he can push through at least 10 billion euros ($11 billion) of tax cuts.
Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have made enough progress on a stalled draft treaty to head off punitive measures set to start at the end of June.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the European Union fully supports the international nuclear accord with Iran after Tehran decided to scale down its commitments in response to US sanctions.
Prime Minister Theresa May was in Brussels on Thursday to plead with EU leaders to change the Brexit divorce deal she negotiated last year, in order to get it through parliament, after they offered little hope they were willing to do so.
Iran and the European Union plan are to hold the third seminar on peaceful nuclear cooperation and the fourth round of high-level political talks in Brussels, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will travel to China, Russia and Europe to discuss the future of the Iran nuclear deal after US president on Tuesday decided to pull out the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).