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.

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.

Highlights

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.

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.

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.

Police uncover plot to attack EU commission HQ

22.09.14 @ 09:20

An alleged plot to carry out an attack against the European Commission headquarters in Brussels has been uncovered by authorities.

MEPs threaten budget suspension over transparency

15.09.14 @ 09:29

A handful of MEPs are asking the parliament to withhold millions of euros from the EU commission to force greater transparency in the Brussels executive.

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.

Most Malta boat victims were Gaza refugees

17.09.14 @ 09:26

Palestinian people fleeing Israel’s occupation of Gaza were most of the victims in the Malta boat incident last week.