Barroso bows out before MEPs

Today @ 17:48

Barroso made his valedictory speech in the EU parliament on Tuesday after 10 years in office, but few MEPs turned up to listen and those who did gave him a mixed review.

Highlights

Culture MEPs rebel against Juncker

Today @ 19:44

A handful of Liberal, Green, leftist and anti-establishment MEPs dealing with culture have called for a boycott against the Juncker commission because of the Hungarian commissioner.

New accounting rules save EU deficit

Today @ 18:01

Budget deficits in the EU were within the limits set out in the bloc's stability pact in 2013 thanks to changes to accounting rules.

Far-right Polish MEP saves Farage group

20.10.14 @ 19:42

Farage’s eurosceptic group in the EU parliament has been saved by a Pole with unusual views on women.

Greece fined for violating asylum seekers' rights

Today @ 18:08

Asylum seekers in Italy and Greece are a step closer of having their rights vindicated following a verdict on Tuesday at the European Court of Human Rights.

Fire-walking EU commissioner clears path for Juncker

Today @ 09:28

Slovenian commissioner Violeta Bulc has survived a three-hour hearing by MEPs, clearing the way for Juncker's team to be voted in on Wednesday.

EU to uphold Russia sanctions

Today @ 09:29

EU states decided to uphold sanctions on Russia and to better co-ordinate their response to the Ebola crisis at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday.

Lawyers shortlisted for EU data chief post

20.10.14 @ 17:56

Two French corporate lawyers working for American firms and a high-ranking EU official are vying to replace Peter Hustinx as the next European data protection supervisor.

Barroso draws EU red lines in UK speech

20.10.14 @ 09:28

Britain risks “alienating” friends in Europe by loose talk of migration caps, the outgoing EU commission chief is to warn.

Putin makes nice on Ukraine at EU-Russia mini-summit

17.10.14 @ 19:55

Putin has told EU leaders he wants pro-Russia rebels to make peace with Ukraine, amid scepticism on his true intentions.

Russian gas less mighty than it looks, EU says

16.10.14 @ 21:55

A Russian gas cut-off would have a “substantial impact”, but even the most vulnerable countries - Bulgaria, Estonia, and Finland - could get through the winter.

Belgium's main airport starts Ebola screening

20.10.14 @ 09:29

Belgium's main airport, which gets four direct flights a week from the Ebola zone in west Africa, began screening arrivals in the small hours of Monday.

EU counts tens of thousands of human trafficking victims

20.10.14 @ 09:27

The EU has registered 30,146 victims of human trafficking from 2010 to 2012, including 1,000 children sold for sex.

Leaked papers show EU disagreement on climate goals

16.10.14 @ 22:41

A week before the EU summit on climate goals, member states disagree on various points of the so-called climate and energy policy framework for 2030.

Sex and drugs drive EU growth surge

17.10.14 @ 09:23

Eurostat is set to publish figures on Friday showing that the bloc's GDP has grown by nearly 2.5 percent.