Ukip claims second election triumph, piles pressure on Cameron

21.11.14 @ 09:26

Ukip continued its insurgency into mainstream British politics on Thursday by claiming its second by-election victory in as many months.

Highlights

EU commission will use LuxLeaks for new cases

20.11.14 @ 19:08

EU anti-trust chief Vestager will use "Luxembourg Leaks" as "market information" which may lead to further probes into the duchy's deals with big firms.

EU commission promises transparency on lobbyists and US trade talks

19.11.14 @ 15:44

The EU commission has promised to publish all contacts with lobbyists and to give US free-trade talks documents to all MEPs in a new transparency drive. Meanwhile, it backed away from scrapping its first 'unnecessary' EU law.

Eurosceptics seek to topple Juncker over LuxLeaks

19.11.14 @ 09:49

Eurosceptic MEPs have tabled a request to sack EU commission chief Juncker over his role in making Luxembourg part of a global tax-avoidance scheme.

Hungary triggers rule of law 'debates' in EU council

20.11.14 @ 11:14

EU affairs ministers will hold regular debates on the state of rule of law in the EU, a move seen as a watered-down response to democracy slippages in Hungary.

UK's Labour party takes up anti-EU migrant stance

19.11.14 @ 09:29

Britain's left-wing opposition party, Labour, has announced plans to crack down on EU migrants amid a heated debate across the political spectrum.

Hungarians, Czechs hold anti-government protests

18.11.14 @ 09:27

Thousands rallied in Budapest on Monday in a day of "public outrage” against Hungary’s government and leader Viktor Orban.

Eurozone facing unprecedented triple-dip recession, warns Cameron

17.11.14 @ 09:27

The eurozone is on the 'brink' of an unprecedented triple-dip recession, UK prime minister David Cameron warned that the as the weekend's G20 summit in Australia came to its conclusion on Sunday.

Chances of Brexit almost '50-50' former PM John Major warns

14.11.14 @ 10:21

The UK and the EU are close to an "absolute" divorce, former PM John Major told allies of Germany's Angela Merkel on Thursday.

Juncker 'regrets' Luxembourg tax deals

12.11.14 @ 13:49

EU commission chief Juncker has broken his one-week silence on “Luxembourg Leaks”, with jokes, "regrets", and a new proposal on EU tax transparency.

French politics rocked by claims of anti-Sarkozy plot

11.11.14 @ 09:28

A former French PM is alleged to have instructed Hollande's chief of staff to speed up investigations into Sarkozy in a bid to thwart Sarkozy’s leadership ambitions.

Romanians elect first ethnic German president

17.11.14 @ 07:21

In a surprise result, Romanian voters have elected Klaus Iohannis as their first president to come from the German ethnic minority, defeating Socialist prime minister Victor Ponta.

Romania to elect new president after 'wretched' campaign

14.11.14 @ 09:16

Romania will elect a new president on Sunday, after a campaign of indirect death threats which raises questions about the state of democracy in the country.

MEPs demand answers from Juncker over Luxembourg tax deals

12.11.14 @ 09:29

A week after the LuxLeaks revelations and amid a new report on tax practices in 15 EU countries, pressure is mounting on commission chief Juncker to give answers.

Juncker 'serene' over Luxembourg tax scandal

06.11.14 @ 16:17

The EU commission may "broaden and deepen" its investigations into Luxembourg taxation practices, a commission spokesman has said, while deflecting questions about Jean-Claude Juncker's involvement in the scheme.