European human rights experts have joined the campaign urging the UK government not to extradite controversial WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to face trial in the United States, warning that it could have a ‘chilling effect’ on media freedom.
Europe is increasingly becoming a hub for production and trans-shipment of cocaine to other regions of the world, in addition to being a major consumption market, EU agencies said on Friday, warning also about the expanding methamphetamine industry.
European lawmakers across the political spectrum lashed out on Tuesday (3 May) at the French delegation heading the EU Council for not showing up at a long-delayed debate on the procedure against Hungary and Poland for their alleged breach of EU values.
The EU has been urged to step up its actions to prevent politicians, journalists, and activists from being hacked by foreign spyware following new revelations of politicians targeted by the controversial Pegasus software.
The EU's anti-fraud body has accused French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and associates of embezzling around €600,000 during their time as MEPs, French website Mediapart said Saturday (16 April), quoting a new report.
The UK on Thursday (14 April) unveiled an agreement with Rwanda that will see them send thousands of asylum seekers to the East African country to have their applications processed, but the controversial deal is likely to spark legal challenges.
War crimes prosecutors visiting the site of civilian killings called Ukraine a "crime scene" Wednesday (13 April), as tens of thousands of Ukrainians fled their country in advance of a fresh assault to the east.
US President Joe Biden called for the prosecution of Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes over the discovery in Bucha of mass graves and bodies of bound civilians shot at close range, but various challenges stand in the way.
The European Commission urged EU member states on Monday (28 March) to explore ways to strip sanctioned Russians and Belarussians of EU nationalities that were acquired in highly controversial "golden passport" schemes.
A car drove at high speed into a group of Belgian carnival performers who were preparing a parade on Sunday, killing six people and injuring 10 others, authorities said, saying the incident did not appear to be a militant attack.
As the number of people fleeing Russia’s war in Ukraine surpasses two million, NGOs on the ground in border regions have sounded the alarm over refugees, overwhelmingly women and children, being trafficked and exploited by criminals.
France and Britain engaged in a diplomatic spat on Sunday (6 March) over the treatment of Ukrainian refugees stuck in the French port of Calais, with UK Interior Minister Priti Patel defending Britain's actions after earlier criticism from France.
The European Commission has proposed that those fleeing the war in Ukraine should be granted “temporary protection” in the EU, while border checks should be simplified. EU interior ministers will decide on the matter on Thursday.
EU home affairs ministers have put off a decision on whether to grant temporary protection to Ukrainian refugees amid what threatens to become the “largest humanitarian crisis” in Europe in recent times.
International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan on Friday (25 February) expressed his concern over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and said his court may investigate possible war crimes in the country.
Giorgos Kyrtsos, a centre-right EU lawmaker who was recently expelled from the ruling New Democracy party, has sent a letter to EPP group leader Manfred Weber asking him to stay neutral in his row with the government in Athens.
A Turkish court said on Monday (21 February) philanthropist Osman Kavala must stay in prison, lengthening his detention of more than four years without conviction, in a trial that has fuelled tensions in Ankara’s relations with Western allies. The Council...
Greece's ruling centre-right New Democracy party (European People’s Party) has expelled EU lawmaker Giorgios Kyrtsos from its ranks because of his criticism against the government over media freedom and the handling of the pandemic.