The Portuguese Communist Party has agreed to form a governing coalition with the Socialist Party. The fate of Portugal’s minority government will be decided in a vote of no confidence on Tuesday (10 November). Our partner La Tribune reports .
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.
The popular tourist destinations of Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes will be among the first Greek islands to lose their preferential tax rates under the country's new bailout deal, the government said Monday.
Greece's charismatic left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras emerged victorious in Greece's general election Sunday (20 September), winning his second mandate as premier, despite a controversial austerity deal struck with European leaders.
Leftist Jeremy Corbyn swept to victory on Saturday (12 September) in the race for the leadership of Britain’s Labour Party, marking a clean break with New Labour, and adding to a growing body of resentment against the European Union.
Panagiotis Kouroumplis, Minister for Health and Social Solidarity in Alexis Tsipras' government, has accused EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis of damaging the bloc’s image by ignoring his invitation to visit Greek islands. EurActiv Greece reports .
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned yesterday (20 August), hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in.
Greece's radical left Syriza government on Tuesday (18 August) approved its first privatisation granting a concession of more than a dozen key regional airports to Germany's Fraport-Slentel consortium in a deal worth 1.23 billion euros.
German lawmakers gave Chancellor Angela Merkel the green light Friday (17 July) to resume talks on a new EU-IMF bailout deal for Greece, after she passionately argued it was the last chance to prevent "chaos" in the crisis-hit country.
Global attention has focused on Greece's brush with financial collapse over the past few weeks. But meanwhile, one of the other great crises facing Europe has continued out of the spotlight, with a steady stream of migrants arriving in Athens.
Europe moved to reinstate funding for Greece's stricken economy yesterday (16 July) after the parliament in Athens approved a new bailout programme in a fractious vote that left the government without a majority.
Greece's parliament passed sweeping austerity measures demanded by lenders to open talks on a new bailout package early Thursday (16 July), but dozens of hardliners in the ruling Syriza party deserted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
After Jeroen Dijsselbloem defeated Luis de Guindos to lead the Eurogroup on Monday (12 July), Spain is confronted by its lowest level of representation in the institutions since it first joined the European Union in 1986. EurActiv Spain reports.
Should they stay or should they go? On Sunday (5 July), Greece held a referendum on the terms of a bailout package put forward by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the Internatonal Monetary Fund (IMF). EurActiv reports, in real time.
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.
Greece will vote on its future in the eurozone on Sunday (5 July). If such a poll were to be conducted across the EU, it is far from certain that a majority would back further concessions to Athens as the price for keeping the Union intact. The EurActiv Network reports.