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).