Bad week in Europe for Uber

15.12.14 @ 08:49

Two European courts banned the service UberPop, and a regional minister from Brussels announced tough measures.

Highlights

New EU regional aid rules have inbuilt 'tensions'

16.10.14 @ 08:00

New rules governing how EU aid money is spent has already resulted in better thought-out projects, says the European Commission but local politicians grumble that they continue to drown in red tape.

Scotland, Catalonia boost independence movements in Europe

14.10.14 @ 07:29

The energetic pro-independence campaigns in Scotland and Catalonia are an inspiration for other pro-independence movements in Europe.

Eastern European projects at risk in EU budget spat

28.05.14 @ 19:57

Eight member states say the EU should not boost its 2014 budget by €4.7 billion to cover delayed bills for infrastructure projects in eastern Europe.

London's forgotten city siblings

15.10.14 @ 09:07

Will English cities gain new powers from a new UK devolution settlement? That is one question following the Scottish referendum.

Russkiy Mir in the EU?

07.10.14 @ 07:36

Autonomy is not interesting to Russians in Latvia because it won’t solve their poverty: A report on mini-Russia inside the European Union.

On the German-Polish border 10 years after enlargement

30.04.14 @ 18:32

Ten years after enlargement, a Polish and a German town on the river Oder have gone through a 'miraculous' transformation.

City of London richest EU region

28.02.14 @ 09:20

Home to the largest financial sector in the EU, Inner London is the bloc's richest region. Luxembourg, another financial powerhouse is second, followed by the EU capital, Brussels.

EU cohesion policy: 'No more business as usual'

22.10.13 @ 09:13

The EU has revamped its regional aid policy leaving national programmers nervous about the more rigorous rules. Experts says they are right to be nervous.

If you build it, will they come?

18.10.13 @ 10:23

As EU-backed projects go, the hydroelectric Alqueva dam in the Alentejo region of Portugal looks mighty impressive.

Brussels: An EU capital in the making

15.10.13 @ 09:26

Brussels became the EU's capital by accident rather than design. The sprawling EU quarter is an ugly testament to this fact. Yet change is underway.

Berlin citizens keen to buy their electricity grid

01.11.13 @ 19:52

Berliners are heading to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on buying back the city's power grid, in a test for local democracy.

German city flats are overpriced, says Bundesbank

22.10.13 @ 09:28

Flats in Germany's major cities are overpriced by up to 20 percent, but the overall economy is not yet in danger from a real estate bubble, the Bundesbank has said.

Interview

'National governments declining in importance'

17.10.13 @ 09:19

As more key powers are transferred to Brussels, it poses an existential question for central governments. But regions are anxious to step into the breach.

Hahn: EU will 'not accept' wasteful regional projects

08.10.13 @ 09:13

EU regional aid commissioner Johannes Hahn has said billions of euros of EU taxpayers' money has been spent with no clear strategy or benchmarks on whether it does any good.