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.

EU border agency 'overwhelmed' by offers of equipment

28.10.14 @ 18:17

The EU’s border agency has received more offers of equipment than it needs as it starts its migrant surveillance operation in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, Italy has indicated its naval search and rescue operation will continue.


Hungary's 'internet tax' sparks protests

27.10.14 @ 09:29

Up to 10,000 people rallied in Budapest on Sunday in protest of Orban’s government plan to roll out the world’s first ‘internet tax’.

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.

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.

Quarter of a million Ukrainians came to EU last year

23.10.14 @ 09:34

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

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.

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.

'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).

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.

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.