Politics 11-01-2022

US police search for EU official missing from Washington canal path

US Park Police searched for a European Union official for a fifth day on Monday (10 January) after she went missing from a canal towpath area outside Washington, D.C. last Thursday, a police spokesperson said.
Global Europe 16-08-2017

Migrant rescue NGO accuses the EU of ‘hiding the dirt’ under the Mediterranean

Speaking about the refugee crisis and the Lybian and Syrian conflicts, Óscar Camps, director of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, accused the EU of “hiding the dirt under the carpet” of international waters in the Mediterranean sea. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Elections 06-02-2017

French presidential campaign kicks off in Lyon

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the two leading candidates in the French presidential election, both chose the country's second largest city of Lyon for launching their campaigns at the week-end. So did firebrand leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Future EU 18-01-2017

In a fractured Europe, two celebrations could make or break the Union

The celebration of the Euro anniversary in March will be an opportunity to counter anti-euro parties, writes Paul Wallace. But European leaders may also want to reflect on the anniversary of the Reformation, which undermined the Holy Roman Empire, seen by some historians as an early version of the EU.
Trade & Society 21-09-2016

Thousands protest in Brussels against US, Canada trade deals

Thousands of protesters marched through Brussels on Tuesday (20 September) to demand the European Union abandon planned transatlantic free trade deals they say will worsen labour conditions and allow big business to challenge governments.
Brexit 08-04-2016

Brexit campaigners cry foul over Cameron’s pro-EU mailshot

British Prime Minister David Cameron was accused on Thursday (7 April) of using state funds for propaganda after his government sent leaflets out to millions of voters urging them to vote to stay in the EU at the upcoming referendum.
MH17 wreckage guard
Transport 17-03-2016

Europe urged to set up own aircraft threat warning system

European countries must do a better job sharing information on the risk to civil aviation over conflict zones, said a report commissioned after the downing of MH17 over Ukraine and published Thursday (17 March).
Boris Johnson
Brexit 22-02-2016

Blow for Cameron as Boris Johnson backs Brexit campaign

London's mayor Boris Johnson on Sunday (21 February) threw his weight behind the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, in a blow for his old friend and rival Prime Minister David Cameron who had appealed for his backing.
Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski
Central Europe 14-01-2016

The West is losing the battle for the heart of Europe

The governments of the countries in Central Europe feel less and less loyal to the European Union, writes John Loyd.
David Cameron
Brexit 04-01-2016

Cameron’s New Year message: I’ll deal with ‘annoying’ EU

Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on New Years’ Day to fight hard in 2016 to resolve "annoying" features of Britain's relationship with the EU ahead of a planned referendum that could come this year.
Euro & Finance 01-12-2015

EU lawmakers’ panel seeks stronger tax-dodging rules from regulators

A panel of EU lawmakers stepped up pressure on the bloc's regulators on Tuesday (1 December), urging them to come up with concrete rules to clamp down on tax-dodging based on proposals from a special tax committee.
Europe's East 05-10-2015

Turkey’s Erdogan mocks EU over refugees during Brussels trip

Turkish President Tayyip Erdo?an mocked European Union overtures for help with its migration crisis during a long-awaited visit to Brussels on Monday (5 October) that in the end was partly overshadowed by Russia's violation of Turkish airspace near Syria.
Manuel Valls

France to reform ‘overly complex’ labour laws next year, PM says

The government will propose legislation to simplify over-complex labour laws and promote more collective bargaining accords at a sectoral level, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday (9 September).
Azerbaijan 01-09-2015

Azeri court sentences prominent journalist to jail

An Azeri court today (1 September) sentenced a prominent journalist known for exposing corruption among the ruling elite to seven-and-a-half years in jail, in a case critics say is political.
Euro & Finance 01-09-2015

Moscovici optimistic about Greece’s future and eurozone recovery

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici has said he has “no reason to doubt” the eurozone's economic growth prediction of 1.5% for 2015. EURACTIV France reports
Brexit 14-08-2015

UK Labour party to gamble on socialism in leadership contest

Britain's opposition Labour Party begins voting today for a new leader in a contest that polls indicate will be won by Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran fan of Karl Marx who has upstaged rivals by promising a radical shift back to the party's socialist roots.
Safe Harbour Datenschutzregelung
Technology 06-08-2015

EU close to sealing deal with United States on data-sharing

The European Commission is working with the United States on the final details of a commercial data-sharing deal that was put up for renegotiation following leaks two years ago that exposed U.S. mass surveillance practices, a document seen by Reuters showed.
Brexit 27-07-2015

UK and France see euro reform as possible ‘win-win’

Britain and France agreed on Monday that efforts by eurozone nations to shore up the single currency after the Greek crisis could go hand-in-hand with wider reforms the UK needs to stay in the European Union.
EU to try again to phase out coal subsidies
Energy 27-07-2015

EU tries again for compromise on deal to phase out coal aid

EU bosses are pushing to resolve a clash between industry and environmental policy with a new strategy to phase out funding to export coal technology to developing nations, ahead of a meeting of leading economic powers on the issue.
George Osborne
Brexit 27-07-2015

Osborne starts off EU reform roadshow in Paris

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer was expected to push the case for European Union reform on Monday (27 July) as he kicked off a European roadshow with a trip to Paris amid reports London could hold its referendum on EU membership as early as June next year.
Elections 23-07-2015

President of Portugal calls for election, as no clear leader emerges

Portugal's general election will be held on 4 October, the president decided yesterday (22 July) as he urged politicians to ensure that the next government has a majority in parliament amid opinion polls that show no clear leader.
Brexit 22-07-2015

UK moves to slash renewables subsidies

Britain’s government on Wednesday (22 July) moved to rein in the spiraling costs of renewable power subsidies which it said threatened to push up household bills.
Development Policy 22-07-2015

Sanofi cholesterol drug, GSK malaria shot to get EU okay

Sanofi and Regeneron's new cholesterol drug Praluent could be recommended for approval in Europe as early as this week, along with the world's first malaria vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline.
Angela Merkel
Euro & Finance 08-07-2015

Europe ready for ‘worst case scenario’ on Greece

Eurozone leaders issue an ultimatum to Greece at a summit in Brussels yesterday (7 July), giving Athens until Thursday to present new cash-for-reform proposals.