From the Commission press room, President Jean-Claude Juncker turned directly to the Greek people today (29 June) in a dramatic message ahead of the 5 July referendum, calling on them to vote yes for Europe, irrespective of the question asked.
An alliance of right-wing parties won the Danish general election on Thursday evening (18 June), in an extremely close race marked by the dramatic rise of the far-right Danish People's Party, which became the country’s second biggest political force.
Little over a week before a parliamentary election, in which the right-wing Danish People's Party (DF) has a chance of entering a governing coalition, immigration has become a hot topic and the party's rhetoric on curbing foreigners coming to Denmark has been adopted by mainstream parties.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's centre-left party was set to lose the race for mayor of Venice on Sunday, rounding off a round of local elections across Italy which saw gains for anti-establishment and right-wing parties last month.
Members of the European Parliament this week adopted a resolution criticising Moscow's interference in European politics, particularly its support of certain extreme right parties. EurActiv France reports .
Reinstating the death penalty in Hungary would breach the EU Treaties and Charter of Fundamental Rights, and could trigger EU article 7 sanctions, which would strip Hungary of voting rights in the Union, says a European Parliament resolution passed today (10 June).
Net migration to Britain reached 318,000 in 2014, its highest level since 2005, official data showed on Thursday, a political setback for Prime Minister David Cameron who has pledged to reduce the figure to less than 100,000 annually.
Bulgaria and Greece are hard nuts to crack when it comes to implementing EU energy legislation and integrating with the wider European energy market. These two countries illustrate the difficulties of building an Energy Union.
A survey by broadcaster SVT shows that the number of EU migrants begging in Sweden has doubled in one year, to 4,000, primarily from Bulgaria and Romania. This is in spite of negotiations on migrants Sweden initiated with Romania last year.
Holland's ruling coalition reached an agreement on Wednesday (22 April) over providing shelter to thousands of failed asylum seekers, ending an 11-day dispute that had threatened to bring down the government.
The populist UK Independence Party has fallen to its lowest level in opinion polls in more than a year, ahead of a close-fought 7 May national election, survey results showed on Wednesday (25 March), after a spate of scandals involving its candidates.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Chancellor Angela Merkel put on a public display of mutual goodwill yesterday (23 March), appealing to Greeks and Germans to set aside national stereotypes and work for a better European future.
The Greek parliament yesterday (18 March) overwhelmingly adopted a "humanitarian crisis" bill to help its poorest people, ignoring apparent pressure from the European Union to halt the legislation. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is meeting today with EU leaders in Brussels, to ask for more financial support.
European Council President Donald Tusk warned yesterday (15 March) that British Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to amend the bloc's treaties to secure a new deal for Britain in Europe were virtually "mission impossible".
France's far-right National Front is set to win more votes than any other party in the first round of local elections next Sunday, a poll showed, with the governing Socialist party coming a very distant third.
Thousands of Hungarians rallied against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government yesterday (15 March), venting their anger over allegations of corruption and a secretive nuclear deal with Russia, Hungary's former communist overlord.
European Union interior ministers yesterday (12 March) thrashed out ways to tackle the growing tide of migrants fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa by seeking illegal residence in Europe.