Voting starts in Scottish independence referendum

Today @ 09:29

Over 4 million people are to cast their vote in favour or against Scottish independence on Thursday, with Spain calling it a "torpedo" against EU integration.

EP gears itself up for hearings of new commissioners

17.09.14 @ 17:04

The European Parliament is preparing a set of "obstacle course" hearings for incoming EU commissioners with recent past form showing that at least one of the designates will fall by the wayside.



Scotland prepares for life after referendum

17.09.14 @ 09:57

While the campaigns in favour and against Scottish independence are running full-speed ahead of the vote on Thursday, a non-affiliated 'referendum cafe' hopes to keep the political debate going even after the referendum.

Sweden swings to left, far-right party surges to third place

15.09.14 @ 10:55

Sweden woke up to political instability on Monday, with the Social Democrats poised to return to power but with the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats scooping third place in elections.


Scotland on verge of 'independence lite'

15.09.14 @ 09:14

Scottish people are preparing for a historic referendum that could partly end their union with the UK, but still seek to keep the pound and the British queen.

Big and small MEPs jostle in EU parliament

16.09.14 @ 09:29

In the European Parliament politicians who were elected with hundreds of thousands of preferential votes, will sit next to colleagues who received fewer than a thousand votes.

German anti-euro party gains seats in state parliaments

15.09.14 @ 09:27

East German voters gave the anti-euro party Alternative for Germany (AfD) a boost as party members celebrated regional election results on Sunday.

Catalans turn out en masse to ask for independence vote

12.09.14 @ 09:27

Almost 2 million Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on Thursday calling for the right to vote on independence from Spain. A consultative vote is planned for 9 November.

New commission sees greater role for Juncker deputies

10.09.14 @ 14:57

The new EU commission will have a less centralised power structure, with Jean-Claude Juncker delegating more responsibilities to his deputies.

EU repeats demand for energy chapter in US trade treaty

10.09.14 @ 09:26

The EU's trade chief has reiterated his demands for the US to include an energy chapter as part of a transatlantic free trade deal between the two.

French far right at 'gates of power'

08.09.14 @ 09:28

French PM Valls has warned the far right is “at the gates of power”, as the ruling left struggles under its unpopular president, Hollande.

'Scaremongering' threatens trade deal, US ambassador warns MEPs

04.09.14 @ 09:22

A landmark EU-US trade deal is under threat due to “scaremongering”, the US ambassador to Brussels has warned MEPs.

Hungary raids Norway-backed NGOs

10.09.14 @ 09:27

Hungary has been accused of moving away from EU democratic values following a raid on two NGOs earlier this week.

Scots to back independence, shock poll says

08.09.14 @ 07:58

Scotland is poised to vote Yes on leaving the UK after a poll gave pro-independence campaigners a shock lead.

Names list for new EU commission complete

04.09.14 @ 20:09

The list of proposed new EU commissioners is now complete, with enough women for the European Parliament to approve the 28-strong team led by Jean-Claude Juncker.