Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday (28 June) called on Europe to immediately apply the CETA free trade agreement while the two sides work through a final hurdle pertaining to agricultural quotas.
EU leaders hailed as “historic” the decision taken at the Council summit on Thursday (22 June) to establish permanent European defence cooperation. French President Emmanuel Macron, for whom this is the first EU summit, praised Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for his role as architect of the project.
Europe needs serious reform if it is to avoid being turned into a mere museum for rich Chinese tourists. But it is clearly possible to be both European and succeed in the global economy, writes MEP Gunnar Hökmark.
European mobile phone contracts are required to charge domestic rates for calls, SMS and data use when users travel in the EU starting today (15 June), capping off a ten-year fight to get rid of roaming fees.
The European Union is celebrating today 30 years of its 'Erasmus' programme. Approximately 9 million young people have already travelled to another EU country and some 1 million 'Erasmus babies' have been born.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is investigating several European politicians and high-ranking civil servants for tax evasion, using information leaked in the Panama Papers scandal. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
The head of the European Commission accused the US government on Wednesday (31 May) of seeking bilateral trade deals with individual member states and said he would block any such attempt to break the bloc's unified position on trade.
The European Union should continue accession negotiations with Turkey but a reintroduction of the death penalty would clearly put an end to the process, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday (31 May).
At his hearing with MEPs investigating the Panama Papers scandal on Tuesday (30 May), the European Commission president promised to present a bill to improve and harmonise the protection of whistleblowers across the EU, a subject on which the block is divided. EURACTIV France reports.
Truck drivers are the latest workers to come into the European Commission's sights in its bid to build a more 'social Europe', with new rules designed to make sure drivers from lower-wage countries don't undercut better paid workers when they travel to other EU member states.
European Union legislators agreed yesterday (29 May) to set aside €120 million to provide free wireless internet connections by 2020 to up to 8,000 municipalities in the EU in areas with no internet coverage.
European Council President Donald Tusk has said he and US President Donald Trump have not seen common ground on climate, trade or Russia in their first meeting. They did agree on security and counterterrorism, he said.
The political science professor who wants to be the new United States ambassador to the EU has said that any country that follows the UK to leave the bloc could “instantly” have better trade relations with the US.
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.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson insists that the European Union could end up paying a Brexit bill to Britain instead of the other way round. He also warned that Brussels will "play dirty" in the negotiations.
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).
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday (8 May) called on France's incoming president Emmanuel Macron to cut public spending, saying its current policies involved too much money going to wrong things.