Draghi warns eurozone leaders on recession 'relapse'

24.10.14 @ 20:09

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi warns eurozone leaders of recession unless they agree a "concrete timetable" of reforms and spur investments.

Van Rompuy and Barroso leave EU stage with porcelain plates

24.10.14 @ 20:13

Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso said goodbye to EU leaders on Friday after attending their final summit as presidents of the EU council and commission. But the summit was marred by a budget row.


Cameron vows to reject €2 billion EU bill

24.10.14 @ 16:16

UK prime minister David Cameron vowed to oppose "in every way possible" the extra €2.1 billion EU budget bill, which he said was 'completely unjustified and unacceptable', as the row dominated the second day of the leaders' summit in Brussels.

Renzi stirs up EU row ahead of eurozone meeting

24.10.14 @ 09:27

Eurozone leaders are meeting Friday on public deficits and debt, amid an escalating dispute between Italian PM Renzi and outgoing commission chief Barroso.

An American in Strasbourg: US ambassador woos MEPs on trade pact

23.10.14 @ 10:24

The new US ambassador is to come to the EU parliament more often, amid efforts to include investor protection in the EU-US trade deal.

Cameron slapped with new €2bn EU bill

24.10.14 @ 09:47

The EU has told the UK it must pay a new €2.1 billion bill by 1 December, in grist for the mill of Cameron's eurosceptic adversaries at home.

Poll shows UK support for EU at 20-year high

23.10.14 @ 13:38

The rise of the UK Independence party has coincided with increased support for Britain remaining part of the EU, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

EU parliament approves Juncker commission

22.10.14 @ 13:57

MEPs have approved Juncker's new EU commission, with a slightly smaller majority than in 2010, and following a number of concessions on portfolios.

Former Polish FM causes furore over Russia interview

22.10.14 @ 09:30

He came close to being the EU’s new foreign policy chief, but Sikorski’s political future is in doubt over his handling of a press interview.

Barroso bows out before MEPs

21.10.14 @ 17:48

Barroso made his valedictory speech in the EU parliament on Tuesday after 10 years in office, but few MEPs turned up to listen and those who did gave him a mixed review.

Fire-walking EU commissioner clears path for Juncker

21.10.14 @ 09:28

Slovenian commissioner Violeta Bulc has survived a three-hour hearing by MEPs, clearing the way for Juncker's team to be voted in on Wednesday.


Barroso defends his EU legacy, criticises 'anti-foreigner' eurosceptics

15.10.14 @ 10:32

On the eve of his departure, EU commission chief Barroso lashes out at eurosceptics, marvels at Brussels' new powers, and says he helped convince Berlin to save the euro.

Culture MEPs rebel against Juncker

21.10.14 @ 19:44

A handful of Liberal, Green, leftist and anti-establishment MEPs dealing with culture have called for a boycott against the Juncker commission because of his Hungarian nominee.

Far-right Polish MEP saves Farage group

20.10.14 @ 19:42

Farage’s eurosceptic group in the EU parliament has been saved by a Pole with unusual views on women.

Farage's eurosceptic EP group falls apart

16.10.14 @ 17:00

The eurosceptic group around Ukip leader Nigel Farage has dissolved after a Latvian MEP resigned.