British diplomats tried to establish a "very private link" with former French president Jacques Chirac with the "unavowed aim" of exposing him to the risks of a European currency union, declassified documents revealed Thursday (17 July).
The European Union is celebrating today 30 years of its 'Erasmus' programme. Approximately 9 million young people have already travelled to another EU country and some 1 million 'Erasmus babies' have been born.
Germany and other net contributors to the EU budget will have to pay out more once the United Kingdom leaves the bloc, European Commissioner Günther Oettinger said in comments published yesterday (27 February).
A quarter of a century after the summit in the Dutch town of Maastricht that gave birth to the euro, the EU will mark the anniversary today (9 December) with little fanfare as it battles a wave of crises.
Brexit campaigners accused the government of trying to rig the EU referendum and threatened legal action on Thursday (9 June) as former London mayor Boris Johnson squared up for the campaign's first TV debate.
Former British Prime Minister John Major launched a blistering attack on Sunday (5 June) on fellow Conservatives campaigning for a Brexit, as rivals traded economic claims in an increasingly tight race for the 23 June vote.
Buoyed by a surprisingly clear-cut election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron will name his new cabinet on Monday and meet Conservative lawmakers keen to hear how he plans to claw back more powers from the European Union.
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