Austria's announcement yesterday (6 July) that it would challenge state aid for a new nuclear plant in Britain marks the latest step in the country's solo campaign to roll back atomic energy in Europe.
The resounding "No" uttered by the Greeks on Sunday offers yet more proof of their rejection of the vicious cycle of austerity. Angela Merkel now finds herself trapped between the will of the Greek people and the inflexibility of her finance minister. La Tribune reports .
France and Germany told Greece on Monday (6 July) to bring serious proposals to the eurozone summit today, in order to restart financial aid talks. In the meantime, the Netherlands warned that if the Greeks went to Brussels demanding changes because they felt supported by the "No" vote in the referendum, it would be ‘over’ for them.
ISDS is not dead. Should members of the European Parliament vote this week to replace the Investor-State Dispute Settlement system, they will face an uphill battle convincing the rest of the world that they are right, argues Myron Brilliant.
Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, told reporters on Monday (6 July) that he is considering whether a financial aid programme could be relevant for Greece, after Parliament President Martin Schulz first raised the issue.
The eurozone's poorer former communist nations, having themselves endured painful reforms and austerity programmes, are taking a hard line on Greece after its people voted to reject creditors' bailout terms.
Amnesty International today (7 July) accused Balkan countries of mistreating migrants passing through their territories on the way to the European Union, saying people fleeing war were being "shamefully let down", and denouncing “failing EU migration policies”.
NATO is preparing for a long standoff with Russia, reluctantly accepting that the Ukraine conflict has fundamentally transformed Europe's security landscape and that it may have to abandon hope of a constructive relationship with Moscow.