The guessing games have come to an end as Austria's former Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache announced on Monday (17 June) he will remain politically active in Vienna and won't take up his MEP seat in Brussels. An analysis by Herbert Vytiska for EURACTIV Germany.
Politicians from Europe's mainstream parties called on voters to stand against the far right, after a video sting brought down the leader of Austria's Freedom Party (FPÖ), hurting the momentum of nationalists days before a European parliamentary election.
In a surprising turn of events, the European Parliament's powerful Budget control committee prepared the ground for a vote in plenary tomorrow (18 April) that could deal a huge blow to the Juncker Commission.
Bulgarian Prime Mininster Boyko Borissov said yesterday (27 February) he would not resign over an unfolding scandal involving the sale of CEZ Bulgaria to an obscure company, saying the sale was a plot to topple him while he was in Brussels for an EU summit last week.
A probe into illegal practices of Swiss drugmaker Novartis in Greece, involving thousands of state officials and doctors, has opened the Pandora’s Box in Greek politics as local media have named ten former bigwigs from opposition parties as being targeted by the investigation.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta led the first round of Romania's presidential election yesterday (2 November), a step towards a victory that would consolidate his leftist Social Democrat party's hold on power but which raised questions about judicial independence.
On Sunday, Romanian citizens will chose their next President from 14 candidates, many of which have done little, if anything, to promote themselves or their proposals and programs. EURACTIV Romania reports.
In the wake of the horse meat scandal, the European Commission unveiled plans on Monday to impose bigger fines on food producers who commit fraud.
The proposal comes after horse DNA was found in up to 5% of EU products labelled as beef, after the Commission carried out food tests across the continent.
British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged yesterday (25 March) to investigate why a senior Conservative party fundraiser offered exclusive access to him in return for donations of £250,000 (€300,000) a year.
A proposed overhaul of UK competition rules set to follow the outcome of the fast-moving News International scandal buffeting the coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron could have implications in Brussels.