MEP vote ups pressure on EU to break up Google

Today @ 09:26

MEPs are - in a vote on Thursday - putting pressure on EU anti-trust regulators to unbundle Google, amid US complaints.


Mediapart: National Front's Kremlin loan is worth €40mn

Today @ 09:28

France's National Front is in talks with a Kremlin-linked bank to borrow €40 million to win power in France, Mediapart reports.

Juncker's plan: Making €60bn worth five times more

25.11.14 @ 21:01

Juncker is to unveil an "investment package" he says is worth €315bn for the next three years. But the EU's actual contribution will be just €8bn.

Reports multiply of Kremlin links to anti-EU parties

26.11.14 @ 09:29

Austria’s far-right FPO party has defended its relations with the Kremlin, amid signs of a wider Russian strategy to build ties with anti-EU parties.

MEPs endorse Juncker investment plan despite criticism

26.11.14 @ 16:28

Most members of the European Parliament have endorsed Jean Claude Juncker's investment plan based on financial engineering, but critical voices said the scheme did not add up.

EU regulators want right-to-be forgotten to go global

26.11.14 @ 18:24

Demands by EU citizens for their names to no longer appear in a search engine result following a right-to-be forgotten request could be extended worldwide.

Eurozone 'grinding to standstill', OECD warns

26.11.14 @ 09:29

The eurozone is “grinding to a standstill” and now poses “a major risk to world growth”, the OECD has said.

EU is 'aged and weary', pope says

25.11.14 @ 15:34

Pope Francis has criticised the EU's treatment of migrants, its institutions, and its focus on growth and consumerism.

Member states owe EU over €320bn

25.11.14 @ 18:49

EU internal budget auditors say member states will need to fork out an additional €326 billion to finance their on-going EU-funded projects over the coming years.

World powers extend Iran deadline, as EU mulls Ashton's future

25.11.14 @ 09:28

Talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have been extended until July, with the EU wondering whether to keep Ashton in the process.

Danish parliament to vote on Palestine recognition

24.11.14 @ 20:03

Danish MPs are to vote on a resolution instructing the government to recognise Palestine, but Denmark's foreign minister says the time is not right.

EU funds airline data-sharing despite legal concerns

25.11.14 @ 19:10

The EU commission has awarded €50mn to member states to set up passenger data sharing systems, despite an upcoming EU Court analysis on the probity of similar schemes.

EU commission to publish more trade documents in bid for public support

25.11.14 @ 20:04

The European Commission has pledged to increase the number of documents it makes public relating to ongoing free trade talks with the US in a bid to shore up public support for the negotiations.

Juncker debate prompts scrap between pro- and anti-EU MEPs

25.11.14 @ 06:55

Juncker questioned the motive of the motion of censure, but some say "the shadow of the scandal" will follow the commission president.

EU lawmakers ponder 'unbundling' of Google

25.11.14 @ 09:30

EU lawmakers are considering whether to prevent Google and fellow search engines from being involved in other commercial activities on the Internet.