Almost two years after the adoption of the new long-term EU budget (2014-2020), the Czech government is still struggling to fulfill conditions that would open the door to around half a billion euros of EU cohesion money available to support high-speed internet. EurActiv.cz reports .
A military operation to catch migrant traffickers begins today (7 October), with European warships patrolling international waters in the Mediterranean to arrest smugglers dubbed the "mafia of the sea".
Árpád Göncz, the former dissident, and the first post-Communist President of Hungary, died on Tuesday (6 October) aged 93. He enjoyed widespread public support, and was regularly polled as the most popular Hungarian politician of his time.
The European Commission decided on Tuesday (6 October) to postpone a negative opinion on the Spanish budget for 2016, contradicting Economic and Taxation Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, who had told the press otherwise.
A decision by pro-Russian separatists to postpone local elections was welcomed on Tuesday (6 October) by Kyiv, the European Union, Washington and Moscow, as a sign of progress in the faltering peace process.
Portugal's president asked Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday (5 October) to form a government, following an inconclusive election which denied the centre-right leader a parliamentary majority.
Thousands of people took to the streets Dresden on Monday (5 October), to protest against refugees and Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming stance on the issue - while also expressing support for Russia. EurActiv Germany reports.
The EU has offered Turkey a plan under which it would resettle more refugees, but only if Ankara establishes new camps and boosts its coastguard to slow the flow of people to Europe, officials said on Tuesday (6 October).
Data protection officials are assuming increasing prominence following Tuesday's (6 October) ECJ decision to outlaw Safe Harbour, which called them to take on a bigger role in Europe's privacy debacles.