Jean-Claude Juncker

Britain loses seat on International Court of Justice for first time ever

British has pulled its candidate for a seat on the International Court of Justice, allowing a judge from India to fill the final place. Some analysts …

Brexit

Germany’s crisis means uncertainty for Europe. But it won’t be fatal

The continent has been rattled at a time when it has so many unresolved issues. Macron’s plans, however, will be key – and Merkel is not finished yet<p>The collapse of Germany’s coalition talks is the latest shock to hit Europe. No one saw it coming. Of course the blow is of a different nature from …

Opinion

In agencies’ relocation, EU’s East-West divisions laid bare

The choice of Amsterdam and Paris as the new homes for two EU agencies leaving London fueled criticism in Central and Eastern Europe that newer …

European News

German domestic political woes may have international effect

The collapse of talks to form a new German government has weakened Chancellor Angela Merkel and left her country, an influential European economic …

Business

This European videogame wants to teach you why taxes are good

Hard-right populist forces are on the rise across the continent, and there’s renewed interest in status-quo-busting leftism too. Voters have less and …

Angela Merkel

[Interview] Greek opposition leader promises end to 'surreal' era

Mitsotakis, the 49-year old leader of the centre-right New Democracy party, is leading opinion polls in Greece and is favourite to become the next …

Greece

Today at Commission, EU agencies and agenda

<b>On the agenda:</b> German coalition talks, college of commissioners, EU agencies vote.<p><b>On the podium:</b> Commission chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas.<p><b>German</b> …

Brexit

What You Need to Know About the Brexit Bill

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said it’s about 60 billion euros ($71 billion). Britain has so far offered about a third of that …

Brexit

Soros Says Hungarian Campaign Against Him Is Based on Lies

George Soros, the billionaire investor, condemned the political campaign waged against him in his native Hungary after the cabinet ordered spy …

Business

How Europe’s Refugees Are Testing Its Open Borders: QuickTake

Europe tore down borders after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Then a flood of refugees fleeing wars on its doorstep put some of those fences back up. In 2015, Europe’s biggest wave of displaced people since World War II created scenes of desperate families stuck in barbed-wire camps and …

Migration

U.S. Bribery Case Sheds Light on Mysterious Chinese Company

Patrick Ho flew to New York in fall 2014. His intention, according to the Justice Department, was to bribe African officials on behalf of a private Chinese conglomerate with global ambitions and enormous wealth.<p>In meetings at the United Nations, Mr. Ho, a former Hong Kong civil servant, laid the …

Business

5 takeaways from the race to host EU agencies after Brexit

Nail-biting, gripping and unpredictable — not three adjectives you would normally associate with a vote on two technocratic agencies.<p>But the vote on …

Brexit

Tusk's 'Kremlin' tweet prompts Polish uproar

"Alarm! A vehement dispute with Ukraine, isolation in the European Union, departure from the rule of law and independent courts, attack on …

European News

German impasse could mean policy pile-up for EU

In a year of nerve-racking national elections for the EU, Germany was supposed to be easy.<p>A day after the September 24 election, where the two main …

European News

Today at Commission, German government talks

<b>On the agenda:</b> EU budget for 2018, German coalition talks.<b>On the podium:</b> Commission chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas.<b>Some announcements:</b> The …

European News

Spain crisis: European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker calls Catalonia's secessionist push 'an enormous concern'

<b>Barcelona:</b> Catalonia's secessionist push is nothing short of a "disaster" that the Europe Union will work to impede in support of a unified Spain, …

Brexit

EU proposes two-year plan to close gender pay gap

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed a two-year plan on Monday for closing the gender pay gap after finding little improvement in …

Brexit

Juncker reaffirms support for Rajoy over Catalonia

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Sunday backed Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s handling of the Catalan secessionist crisis.<p>…

European News

Big Tobacco Fumes Over New EU Salvo in Cigarette Smuggling War

A European Union plan to crack down on cigarette smuggling has manufacturers such as British American Tobacco Plc up in arms about red tape, …

Business

Moscovici spooks Ireland with corporate tax proposal

Halloween may be over, but the European Finance Commissioner seems intent on giving Ireland a massive fright by promoting tax convergence as a means …

News (Ireland)

Brexit talks: Parallel universes of UK and EU negotiators - BBC News

EPA<p>Mrs May is holding bilateral meeting with EU leaders in Gothenburg<p>Following the different reactions, interpretations and declared intentions of both the EU and the UK over the last months, I've become ever more convinced the two sides are wearing fantastically different opera glasses as this …

Brexit

Macron Ramps Up Pressure on Low-Cost Europe as Poland Protests

French President Emmanuel Macron urged European Union leaders to work together to protect living standards and called for financial penalties for …

Business

Carles Puigdemont faces extradition court in Belgium

Prosecutors have asked a Belgian court to extradite the instigators of Catalonia's independence bid. Here's what happened.<p>Deposed Catalan President …

World News

[Analysis] Lower waste targets still not low enough for EU states

It did so after withdrawing a previous version of a revised waste framework directive, proposed in 2014 by the previous commission administration …

European News

Psychic who foresaw Trump's win reveals predictions for 2018... including revolution in North Korea and Prince Harry's engagement

A psychic who predicted the election of Donald Trump has revealed his expectations for 2018.<p>Craig Hamilton-Parker's list includes a revolution in …

North Korea

How Globalization Fuels Separatist Movements

<i>-Analysis-</i><p><b>PARIS</b> — The Catalan flag fluttered alongside the European flag and its 12 stars on Oct. 27, when Catalonia declared its independence from …

Boris Johnson

MEPs ponder how to fight tax havens

The Paradise Papers "don't add much" to the knowledge on tax evasion, tax avoidance, and money laundering, Petr Jezek, one of the co-rapporteurs of …

Brexit

EU summit in Sweden seeks fairer post-Brexit economy

EU leaders meet in Sweden this week to launch an offensive on the economic inequalities fuelling populism, the first step in a two-year reform drive …

Economics

MEPs point finger at Malta

He added that the "commitment of the Maltese government was made very clear to all member states in Europe".<p>While Timmermans said that there is "no …

European News

Gothenburg braces for EU social summit

Svenska Mässan in central Gothenburg, where the participants will sleep, and Eriksbergshallen where the summit will be held, are to be cordoned off …