Analysis

What the leaked EU-Canada trade paper means for TTIP

18.08.14 @ 17:47

EU negotiators, who like to give as little away as possible, will have been deeply dismayed by the leak of 520-pages of their latest baby: Ceta.

EU demands crackdown on Gibraltar tobacco smuggling

12.08.14 @ 09:30

Spain and Gibraltar have been told to crack down on cross-border tobacco smuggling by the EU’s anti-fraud watchdog.

Highlights

Currency a flashpoint in TV debate on Scotland's future

06.08.14 @ 09:24

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond faced repeated calls during a key TV debate on Tuesday evening to be clear about what currency an independent Scotland would use.

UK exit better than staying in unreformed EU, says report

04.08.14 @ 09:29

A UK exit is better than remaining in an un-reformed EU, according to an upcoming report commissioned by London mayor Boris Johnson.

Orban wants to build 'illiberal state'

28.07.14 @ 17:57

Hungary's PM has said he wants to build an illiberal state based on national foundations, citing Russia and China as examples.

Juncker praises Greek austerity amid talks to disband troika

05.08.14 @ 09:29

Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday said he did everything in his power to keep Greece within the eurozone during the height of the financial crisis.

New EU commission risks delay over gender issue

31.07.14 @ 15:25

The incoming EU commission risks a start-up delay as male nominees for commissioner posts continue to roll in despite a plea for more women candidates.

UK foreign minister favours leaving EU if no reforms

21.07.14 @ 09:29

Deep reforms on how the EU operates and is governed are needed if the UK is to remain a member of the Union, Britain's new foreign minister has said.

Ukraine investigators race to recover flight recorders

18.07.14 @ 16:03

The race to locate the black box, flight deck recorder, and the cockpit recorder is underway as investigators travel to the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.

EU leaders fail to agree on top jobs

17.07.14 @ 03:14

EU leaders have failed to reach an agreement on two top jobs, opting to meet again on a Saturday at the end of August.

EU leaders lower expectations of top jobs deal

16.07.14 @ 21:55

EU leaders heading into a summit to decide on top posts on Wednesday lowered expectations of a deal due to diverging views on the foreign affairs chief.

EP to vote down commission with too few women

15.07.14 @ 16:21

EU parliament chief Schulz has warned national governments his institution will reject the incoming college of commissioners if there are not enough women in it.

Birthday tributes display Merkel's power

18.07.14 @ 09:51

At 60, German chancellor Angela Merkel is the most popular and powerful leader among her EU peers.

Schulz walks careful line on politics of EP commissioner hearings

16.07.14 @ 23:14

EU commissioner candidates will be tested primarily on their expertise, EP chief Martin Schulz said Wednesday after previously indicating that the British hopeful could be rejected on political grounds.

EU in east-west divide on foreign affairs job

16.07.14 @ 08:14

Italian FM Mogherini has emerged as a frontrunner for the EU foreign affairs job, but eastern member states find her too Russia-friendly.