The race for control of Britain's opposition Labour Party narrowed yesterday (19 July) as lawmaker Angela Eagle withdrew, leaving incumbent Jeremy Corbyn up against Owen Smith, a challenger promising a second Brexit referendum.
German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) wants his party colleague Martin Schulz to continue in his role as a European Parliament president, contrary to a previous informal agreement. EurActiv Germany reports.
German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee yesterday (18 July) after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.
Croatia's ruling conservative HDZ party (EPP-affiliated) chose former diplomat Andrej Plenković as its new leader ahead of a snap election in September, hoping to stay in power despite a fall in support driven by graft allegations and a slow economic recovery.
Britain's newspapers today (14 July) focused on new Prime Minister Theresa May's challenge-laden in-tray, while her appointment of top Brexiteers, led by Boris Johnson, thrilled some, but alarmed others.
Emmanuel Macron's En Marche movement is gaining momentum, but he has yet to officially launch his 2017 presidential campaign. The minister is the only potential presidential candidate to put Europe at the heart of his message. EurActiv France reports.
On a visit to Brussels, Italy's Maria Elena Boschi received a show of support from the major political groups in the European Parliament and from the Commission, ahead of the do-or-die referendum in October on constitutional reform.
A majority of Europeans fear the recent refugee influx will heighten the risk of terrorist attacks and cost their countries jobs and social benefits, and create further problems with the integration of Muslims, said a survey released yesterday (11 July) by the Pew Research Center.
A graph from the 2015 annual report of the EU asylum office EASO illustrates the spike in numbers of applicants for international protection in the summer and autumn of 2015, after German authorities issued messages welcoming migrants.
The 8-9 July NATO summit in Warsaw was clearly a success for the alliance, in light of rising tensions with Russia. However, Polish politicians are set to use it as another pretext for infighting, exacerbating internal divisions within the country. EurActiv Poland reports.
Poland's government rushed an amended version of its constitutional court reforms through parliament yesterday (7 July), apparently in an effort to reassure its Western allies over the issue hours before a NATO summit opens in Warsaw.
Support for Ireland's main opposition party Fianna Fail has surged since its decision to back Prime Minister Enda Kenny's minority government from opposition, resulting in a nine percentage point lead, an opinion poll showed on Thursday (7 July).
Fresh from its successes in last month's local ballots, the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement (M5S) is now Italy's most popular party and would easily win if a national election were held today, three opinion polls showed this week.
EXCLUSIVE / Breaking with tradition, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) said it was reluctant to support Republican candidate Donald Trump in the US presidential race because of his rejection of strong ties with the EU, EurActiv.com has learned.
Hungary will hold a referendum on 2 October on EU plans to relocate migrants among member states, a scheme fiercely opposed by right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the president said today (5 July).
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sought to downplay the impression that tensions are building as a result of the push of member states, under the leadership of the Slovak presidency which started today (1 July), to repatriate powers at the expense of the Union’s institutions.
Austria's presidential run-off election must be held again, the country's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday (1 July), handing the Freedom Party's narrowly defeated candidate another chance to become the first far-right head of state in the European Union.