President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont has insisted that the objective of his first official overseas visit was not "to speak to representatives of the Commission". EurActiv Spain reports.
Turkey on Thursday (14 April) rejected a European Parliament report which accused Ankara of "backsliding" on democracy, because of references that the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir said.
EXCLUSIVE / The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) will support recapitalised Greek banks to implement EU investment plans for small and medium-sized enterprises, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen told EurActiv Greece.
Spain may be committed to phasing out nuclear power, but there are concerns about its older reactors and the alleged lack of transparency when it comes to addressing safety issues. EurActiv Spain reports.
Gunmen stormed the headquarters of a Libyan television station late yesterday (30 March), as the authorities in control of Tripoli demanded the departure of the newly-arrived prime minister-designate in a blow to hopes for a peaceful power handover.
Greek premier Alexis Tsipras contacted the head of NATO chief this week to express his dissatisfaction with the military alliance’s poor results to tackle the refugee crisis in the Aegean Sea, according to Greek media. EurActiv Greece reports.
All migrants and refugees arriving in Greece from this Sunday (20 March) will be returned to Turkey, under a controversial agreement hammered out over two days between the EU and Ankara at a summit in Brussels.
The European Parliament has agreed to waive taxes on olive oil imports from Tunisia to the EU, in a bid to boost the country’s economy. The move has prompted anger from Italian MEPs. EurActiv Italy reports.
The United States and its European allies yesterday (13 March) called on Libya's new unity government to swiftly move to Tripoli and take up power, threatening sanctions against those who undermine the political process.
European Union leaders today (7 March) will back closing down the Balkans route used by most migrants to reach Europe, diplomats said, after at least 25 more people drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea en route to Greece.
The European Commission will this week propose using funds usually earmarked for catastrophes outside the bloc to provide aid to EU countries affected by the migrant crisis, a spokeswoman said Monday (29 February).
Austria will come to realise that its behaviour during the refugee crisis has been an enormous mistake, Greek Minister of Immigration Policy Ioannis Mouzalas said in an exclusive interview with EurActiv Greece.