Wall Street Journal : Europe (20)

Debate Over Whether EU Might Influence British Law After Brexit

The British government said¬†Tuesday¬†it wants to end the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice after it leaves the European Union, but left open the possibility of allowing European courts indirect sway.

Catalonia Showcases Autonomy in Terror Attack Probe

The Barcelona attacks have highlighted tensions between Spain's central government and Catalonia, weeks before the northeastern region is slated to hold an independence referendum.

Four Terror Suspects Appear Before Madrid Judge

The terror cell that killed 15 people in assaults on Barcelona's Las Ramblas and a Catalan coastal town on Thursday had been planning to strike many targets.

Police Shoot and Kill Suspected Terror Van Driver

Spanish authorities said on Monday police shot the man they suspect of being the driver in Thursday's attack in Barcelona, after confronting him outside the city wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest.

Macron's Waning Support Shakes Bid to Overhaul French Economy

As the young French president sets out to shake up France's rigid labor market, he is losing the public support he may need to weather protests by the country's powerful unions.

Attacks Put New Focus on Europe's Moroccan Diaspora

The alleged involvement in last week's terrorist attacks in Spain of a number of Moroccan nationals has Western security officials worried.

Spanish Attacks Prompt Airlines to Let Travelers Rebook Flights

Airlines are offering passengers with Barcelona flights flexibility to rebook travel after dual terrorist attacks hit the European tourist hot spot.

Terror Hits Barcelona, Killing at Least 13

A van mowed down pedestrians in the heart of Spain's second-largest city, killing at least 13 people in a terror attack claimed by Islamic State. Hours later, police said they killed five alleged terrorists as they responded to a related attack in Cambrils, a town southwest of Barcelona.

Barcelona Attack Shows Limits of Security Efforts

Spain toughened its antiterrorism strategy after a deadly 2004 assault on Madrid's train station and intensified its approach in 2015, but Thursday's attack in the heart of Barcelona underscores the limitations of such efforts.

Barcelona Area Is Latest Tourist Spot Targeted

When a terrorist's van rammed pedestrians in Las Ramblas, it struck one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

Eurozone Surplus Suggests Economy Is Unfazed by Strong Euro

The eurozone's trade surplus widened in June, an indication that the euro's recent rise against other major currencies has yet to hinder economic growth.

Eurozone Growth Spreads, Helped by Dutch, Italian Economies

The eurozone's recovery was more rapid than first estimated in the three months to June as a pickup that started in Germany and Spain has spread to other parts of the currency area, aiding a comeback that is proving vital to the world economy.

U.K. Jobless Rate Hits 42-Year Low

The unemployment rate in the U.K. fell to its lowest level in more than 40 years in June, while the number of European Union nationals working in Britain hit a record high.

Germany's Economy Slows Unexpectedly

Germany's economy slowed unexpectedly in the second quarter, albeit only slightly and following a stronger-than-expected expansion at the start of the year.

The Secret of Soccer's Best Super-Sub

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud is the rare soccer player whose most dangerous position is starting every game on the bench.

Ten Years Later, Younger Workers Still Endure Costs of the Crisis

The greatest legacy of the past 10 years has been a dramatic rise in intergenerational inequality, writes Simon Nixon. The older generations were spared the costs of the financial crisis while those of working age have seen very little increase in their income or wealth.

French Police Arrest Suspect in Hit-and-Run Attack

Authorities arrested a man suspected of ramming a car into a group of soldiers in a suburb of the French capital, police officials said, potentially ending the manhunt in a case that prosecutors are treating as an act of terrorism.

Six Injured as Car Plows Into Soldiers in Paris

A car rammed into a group of soldiers patrolling a northwest suburb of the French capital, injuring six people and prompting a search for the vehicle, police said.

German Economy Seen Growing Despite Weak Export, Factory Data

Europe's largest economy is likely to continue to grow at a robust pace, despite some recent weak data points, economists say.

German Industry Misses a Beat but Economy Looks Strong

Europe's largest economy remains on course for robust growth this year despite a decline in factory output in June, economists said.