France gets three months to tweak budget

Today @ 16:20

The EU commission on Friday said "political" factors merit giving France more time to work on its budget deficit, while urging Germany to spend more to revive eurozone growth.

Highlights

EU commission proposes €141bn budget in last-minute talks

Today @ 16:01

The new figure is designed to help clinch a 2015 budget deal with MEPs and EU states, as the clock ticks on a 17 December deadline.

French and German economy must come closer, economists urge

Today @ 13:18

"Germany and France have never been in situations so far apart," says French economy minister Emmanuel Macron. "We need an agenda for convergence."

Hollande first EU leader to visit Ebola-hit Guinea

Today @ 09:24

French president Francois Hollande's one-day visit to Guinea is meant to send a “message of solidarity”.

France, Italy, Belgium to get extra three months on deficit and debt

27.11.14 @ 20:01

The EU commission is set to give France, Italy and Belgium three more months to implement deficit-and-debt cutting measures or face fines.

Cameron to unveil latest anti-EU migrant plan

Today @ 09:29

Under-siege British leader Cameron is to deliver a speech laced with even more ideas on how to keep EU migrants at bay.

EU blacklists 13 Ukrainians over Russia war

27.11.14 @ 18:10

EU countries have blacklisted 13 Ukrainian “separatists” and five entities, amid uncertainty on what to do if the conflict escalates.

MEP vote ups pressure on EU to break up Google

27.11.14 @ 09:26

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

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.

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.

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 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.