The European Commission has again increased its estimate of the Spanish budget deficit for 2015 and 2016. This is a blow for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and exposes the political games of the EU executive. Our partner La Tribune reports .
The anti-immigration Swiss People's Party (SVP) won the biggest share of the vote in Sunday's national parliamentary election (18 October), projections showed, keeping pressure on Bern to introduce quotas on people moving from the European Union.
It will take time to organise elections in Ukraine that respect international standards and as a result, the so-called Minsk peace process will run into next year, French President François Hollande said yesterday (2 October).
The governor of the Spanish central bank has weighed in on the question of Catalan independence, threatening the region with expulsion from the eurozone if it declares independence. La Tribune reports .
In a heated television debate on Monday (14 September), Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras ruled out any cooperation with the conservative New Democracy party ahead of a crucial vote on Sunday (21 September).
Many of the most radical Catalan separatists believe the autonomous elections on 27 September 27 this year will open the door to the question of secession from Spain. Researcher Ignacio Molina believes this is a dangerous idea.
Turkish authorities announced they had taken control of the country's 10th largest lender, Bank Aysa, which is linked to an ally-turned-foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
“We continue to work with them if the Greeks commit to what we have agreed,” Euro group head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Monday as he arrived in Brussels for a meeting with euro area finance ministers. Dijsselbloem's comments come after anti-bailout leftist party Syriza won elections in Greece on Sunday.
As Greece goes to the polls on Sunday in what could be a game-changing election, Greek MEP Miltos Kyrkos told EurActiv that his newly formed political group To Potami wants to keep Greece in the eurozone.
Though the new Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, previously seemed uninterested in discussing EU affairs, his centre-left government will consist of high-profile EU politicians, as well as having different EU policies, in certain areas, than the previous government.