Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met senior European Union officials on Thursday (25 May) for talks that included Turkey's human rights record following sharp disagreements between Ankara and Brussels on a range of issues.
Top European Union chiefs meeting Donald Trump for the first time today (25 May) will push cooperation on global trade and fighting climate change as they try to show that the bloc should matter to the United States.
The current Brussels/Warsaw spat is not a war of words between Frans Timmermans and Poland (as the Polish government presents it), but rather a collective demand by a decisive majority of EU states to respect the rule of law, the First Vice-President of the European Commission told EURACTIV’s partner Gazeta Wyborcza.
Italian police last Monday (15 May) arrested 70 members of the powerful 'Ndrangheta mafia syndicate, after the gang pocketed €35 million in public funds, with the help of a Catholic charity organisation. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in Paris yesterday (21 May) that they would work together to "revive" Europe as the French head of state called for "common budgetary capacity" and his host for "a fiscal and banking union".
When freedom of movement was written into the Treaties, the hope was that citizens would become more mobile and, in turn, more European. But instead of uniting Europeans, free movement has become politically divisive, writes Rainer Bauböck.
Hassan was in Kirkuk when a bomb exploded in a nearby building. He was with some friends. They entered to see if they can help. A machine gun opened fire on them. His companions died. He is now 18 and calls Romania his home. Hassan spoke to EURACTIV.ro
The centre-right European Peoples’ Party (EPP) was badly fractured yesterday (17 May) over a vote condemning the "serious deterioration" in the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary, with 107 of the group's MEPs voting against the instructions of the EPP leadership, and only 92 following them.
The European Commission officially opened another infringement procedure against Hungary on Wednesday (17 May) over the latest amendments to its asylum law, which open the door to various types of abuses of asylum seekers.
Two days after Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) lost a crucial state election, the party has pledged to take a harder line on internal security, as it gambles on the issue playing a prominent role in September's election. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Romania should be able to convince the EU to lift special monitoring of its justice system before it takes over the presidency of the Council in 2019, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday (11 May).
In a statement on the occasion of the long-awaited EU visa waiver for Ukrainian citizens, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said today his country had now registered its “complete break up with the Russian Empire”.
The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common.
Thousands gathered in Prague and other Czech cities on Wednesday (10 May) for protests against Vice-Prime Minister Babiš and President Zeman, claiming they will continue to demonstrate until both politicians resign. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
The European Union should attach more conditions to cohesion funds earmarked for some member states in its next budget framework, Finland's finance minister said today (11 May), saying they should do more to share the cost of taking in migrants.