Barroso tops commission travel expenses in 2012

Today @ 16:36

EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso's travel expenses in 2012 were almost three times as high as those of foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.


EU hits Russia's largest banks, imposes arms embargo

31.07.14 @ 22:18

New EU sanctions will stop Russia's two top banks from buying debt, ban new arms exports and sales of oil-drilling kit, in the bloc's toughest step to date.

Russia ordered to pay €1.8bn by human rights court

31.07.14 @ 17:22

The European Court of Human Rights has told Russia to pay €1.86 billion to the shareholders of the disbanded Yukos oil group.

Israeli attack on school in Gaza is 'outrageous', says UN

31.07.14 @ 09:30

Israeli rocket fire on sleeping children at a school in Jabaliya refugee camp on Wednesday is a serious violation of international law, the United Nations has said.

New EU commission risks delay over gender issue

31.07.14 @ 15:25

The incoming EU commission risks a start-up delay as male nominees for commissioner posts continue to roll in despite a plea for more women candidates.

Russia threatens Europe with higher energy prices

31.07.14 @ 09:04

Russia has reacted angrily to EU sanctions, calling them a "senseless and irresponsible step" which would "inevitably" lead to a hike in energy prices.

EU blacklists three Putin 'cronies'

30.07.14 @ 21:59

The EU has for the first time included three of Vladimir Putin's loyal oligarchs and his propaganda chief on an existing blacklist in response to Russia's continued "destabilisation" of Ukraine.

Ebola risk in Europe 'extremely low'

30.07.14 @ 19:17

The risk of Ebola reaching the EU is “extremely low” but the possibility cannot be ruled out entirely.

EU approves economic sanctions on Russia

29.07.14 @ 19:52

EU ambassadors have approved the so-called stage three - economic sanctions - on Russia, expected to enter into force on Friday.

Obama, EU leaders agree on Russia sanctions

29.07.14 @ 09:28

The leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the US held a conference call on Monday and agreed to impose economic sanctions on Russia as it continues to support the war in eastern Ukraine.

Orban wants to build 'illiberal state'

28.07.14 @ 17:57

Hungary's PM has said he wants to build an illiberal state based on national foundations, citing Russia and China as examples.

US joins EU on Russia economic sanctions

30.07.14 @ 09:28

The US on Tuesday announced a widening of its own Russia sanctions to match the EU's economic sanctions adopted just a few hours previously.

EU to 'scrutinise' Cameron's migrant benefits plan

30.07.14 @ 09:15

The British government has announced it will tighten benefits to unemployed migrants from the EU in plans that the European Commission has said it will examine closely.

Ex-Kosovo paramilitaries face war crimes indictment

29.07.14 @ 17:31

Senior officials in a former paramilitary group in Kosovo are to be indicted for war crimes and other crimes committed against humanity once a purpose-built court has been created.

EU institutions to be probed on whistleblower rules

28.07.14 @ 18:54

Several EU institutions are to be probed on their whistlerblower rules but the European Central Bank and the European Investment Bank will escape scrutiny.