Whistleblower urges external probe into EU mission in Kosovo

Today @ 19:13

Maria Bamieh, a British prosecutor at the heart of Eulex corruption revelations, tells EUobserver the only way to restore faith in the EU mission is by an external enquiry.

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Europe’s tax haven investments in Africa

Today @ 08:22

A combination of lax rules and no-questions-asked policy means that money from the European Investment Bank, the EU's longterm lending institution, is flowing to tax havens. An Egyptian case study shows how this happens.

'No one to stay cold', as Russia and Ukraine clinch winter gas deal

Today @ 09:29

Ukraine and Russia have agreed terms on winter gas supplies, but the deal looks unlikely to de-escalate the military conflict despite EU hopes.

EU mission in Kosovo rocked by corruption allegations

30.10.14 @ 19:27

The EU’s rule of law mission in Kosovo is fighting to maintain credibility after allegations of bribe-taking and attempts to gag press.

EU lodges new WTO protest against Russia

Today @ 18:35

The EU lodged its fourth formal complaint against Russia to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Friday in the latest round of the trade battle between the two blocs.

Oettinger stirs controversy ahead of new role as digital commissioner

30.10.14 @ 18:29

Recent statements by the next EU digital commissioner Gunther Oettinger on imposing a special tax on Google has drawn carefully worded criticism from within the current EU commission.

EU promotes consumption of meat and milk

Today @ 09:27

The European Union is investing around €33 million to promote European agricultural products in the EU.

EU-brokered gas talks bedevilled by ‘lack of trust’

30.10.14 @ 09:29

Negotiators are struggling to secure EU winter gas supplies, with Ukraine saying chances of a deal are “pretty high”, but complaining of “lack of trust”.

EU citizens overestimate immigrant numbers, survey shows

30.10.14 @ 09:28

EU citizens tend to overestimate the number of immigrants and the unemployment rate in their country, a survey shows.

Spain and Netherlands among countries to buy way to green targets

29.10.14 @ 19:02

Up to nine EU countries may buy their way to achieving targets set under an international climate change treaty.

EU commission lashes out at Hungary's internet tax plan

29.10.14 @ 09:21

The EU commission Tuesday lashed out at Hungary’s proposal to introduce the world’s first Internet tax, while 100,000 people took to the Budapest streets in protest.

France denies warship delivery, as Russian bombers skirt EU airspace

30.10.14 @ 09:57

France has said it has not yet decided whether to go ahead with a delivery of a warship to Russia, after a Russian minister published an invitation to the delivery ceremony mid-November.

Most Italians regret changing lira for euro

29.10.14 @ 09:03

A majority of Italians believe that ditching the lira for the euro has been bad for their country, according to a new survey.

EU clears eurozone budgets after French, Italian tweaks

29.10.14 @ 08:57

In its last major political act before it steps down at the end of the week, the current EU commission has given the provisional all-clear to each of the 18 eurozone budgets.

Lithuania to see energy independence as liquid gas terminal arrives

28.10.14 @ 09:27

A floating LNG terminal arrived at the Lithuanian city Klaipeda on Monday where it was greeted by locals as the guarantor of the Baltic region's energy supply.