Quarter of a million Ukrainians came to EU last year

Today @ 09:34

Ukrainians obtained more EU first residence permits last year than any other nationality, according to the EU’s statistical office, Eurostat.

MEPs withhold millions from EU commission over transparency

22.10.14 @ 17:59

The European Parliament on Wednesday punched a €3.8 million hole in the EU commission 2015 budget as leverage until the Brussels-executive improves its transparency record.

Highlights

Greece fined for violating asylum seekers' rights

21.10.14 @ 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.

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.

Freedom of expression complicates EU law on 'right to be forgotten'

10.10.14 @ 18:40

Justice ministers are struggling to balance the right to freedom of expression and the right to be forgotten in the EU’s data protection reform bill.

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.

Police launch EU-wide crackdown on migrants

14.10.14 @ 09:22

A two-week, massive EU-wide border control and police crackdown on irregular migrants was launched on Monday by the Italian EU presidency.

Europe at risk of 'huge number' of returning jihadist fighters

10.10.14 @ 09:02

The EU is planning to step up border checks and internal surveillance to counter a potential surge in returning jihadist fighters after US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria.

Internet giants discuss jihad with EU ministers

09.10.14 @ 14:59

Senior officials from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft met with EU interior ministers and officials at a dinner in Luxembourg on how to counter jihadist propaganda.

UK faces 'nuclear option' if it scraps European rights charter

06.10.14 @ 17:30

The European Commission may seek to suspend the UK's voting rights at the EU level should it withdraw from the European convention of human rights.

Rescued migrants disembark from cruise ship after stand off

26.09.14 @ 09:29

Several hundred rescued migrants on a cruise liner in Cyprus have agreed to disembark following a tense stand off with authorities.

Opinion

ISIS and the rise of Islamism: the bell also tolls for Europe

22.09.14 @ 09:54

Migrants of second or third generation residing in many European countries are in search of their identity – torn between the culture their ancestors come from and environment they grew up in.

'Bearded lady' speaks out for gay rights in EU capital

08.10.14 @ 18:07

A defiant Conchita Wurst on Wednesday challenged homophobic politicians and governments opposed to same-sex marriage to overcome their fears.

Catalonia passes historic anti-homophobia law

06.10.14 @ 09:31

Catalonia’s new anti-homophobe legislation could see offenders fined up to €14,000 for attacks carried out against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals (LGTB).

Police crackdown saves 30 children, arrests over 1,000 people

25.09.14 @ 08:01

Over 1,000 people were arrested in a nine-day police sweep co-ordinated by the EU’s police agency Europol earlier this month, saving 30 children in the process.