What do the will of Queen Isabel la Católica, the award of the George Cross to the Maltese nation, the purchase of the Island of Herreninsel by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the renunciation document signed by Archduchess Marie-Antoinette on the crowns belonging to the House of Austria have in common?
The jailed Catalan pro-independence leader Oriol Junqueras has the right to immunity as a result of being elected member of the European Parliament in May, the EU Advocate General Maciej Szpunar said in his conclusions on Tuesday (12 November).
Thousands of Poles took part in a nationalist march through the capital Warsaw on Monday (11 November), chanting "God, Honour, Fatherland", with the march leaders protesting against same-sex liberties, globalism and abortion.
Turkey said on Monday (11 November) it had deported two captives from Islamic State, a German and an American, starting a programme to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria.
Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev refused on Thursday (7 November) to approve the appointment of the sole candidate for the post chief prosecutor, whose nomination recently sparked a series of street protests.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez should follow the example shown by David Cameron and Alex Salmond over the question of Scottish independence. Instead, he has walked away from dialogue, argue Raül Romeva and Alfred Bosch.
Poland's change to the retirement age of its judges breaks EU law, the bloc's top court ruled on Tuesday (5 November), intensifying a standoff over basic democratic standards between Brussels and the conservative government in Warsaw.
The New York Times published on Sunday a massive and well-documented cross-border investigative story which illustrates how EU farm subsidies (€65 billion per year) help underwrite a sort of modern feudalism in which small farmers are beholden to politically connected land barons.
A Luxembourg court was forced Thursday (31 October) to delay the next hearing in a tortuous spy scandal case after former prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced plans to undergo surgery.
Juncker, currently president of the European Commission, will be operated upon …
When the recent phone call between US President Trump and Ukraine’s President Zelensky went viral, it made headlines for several reasons, none of them good, writes Alexandr Vondra and explains what Ukraine should do to tackle crime and corruption.
The European Commission expects the Greek authorities to follow up on the allegations of the Turkish ministry of foreign affairs over migrants’ mistreatment and the illegal practice of “pushback”, a Commission spokesperson has said.
The tension between Athens and Ankara has …
On Thursday (24 October), the European Parliament voted by a thin majority against a resolution calling on the EU to step up its search and rescue (SAR) operations in the Mediterranean, exposing a certain degree of political volatility in the hemicycle.
Police were given more time on Thursday (24 October) to question a driver arrested on suspicion of murder after 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, were found dead in a refrigerated truck near London, with the investigation focusing on human trafficking.
Cyprus said on Wednesday (23 October) it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia's prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.
Raising awareness of the need for EU citizens in the UK to apply for EU Settled Status is one of the main challenges facing the UK government and activists. And it’s proving to be harder than many in the government expected.
Less than a month before a fresh general election, Spain enters one of the most complex and volatile periods in its recent democratic history, after the Supreme Court sentenced on Monday nine Catalan independence leaders for their involvement in the banned 2017 independence referendum. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
After years of dealing with the Catalan issue by judiciary means, the verdict in the trial of the regional separatist leaders should bring a new opportunity for political dialogue. But staunch positions and the social fracture require time and courage, …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met in Baku on Tuesday (15 October), on the fringes of the Turkic Council, a group of countries speaking the same family of languages, which Hungary wants to join.
The negotiations on a Brexit Withdrawal Agreement have been painfully slow and often rancorous, but ministers have always insisted that the rights of EU nationals living in the UK will be protected. But despite all pledges, including from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, there is continuing anxiety on all sides.