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.

Highlights

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.

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.

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.

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.

Risk of poverty greatest in Bulgaria

07.10.13 @ 18:00

Bulgaria has the highest percentage of citizens at risk of poverty in the EU while the UK is home to the greatest wealth disparity between regions.

Bavarian elections spell trouble for Merkel

16.09.13 @ 09:22

Merkel's sister party, the CSU, has won regional elections in Bavaria, but her Liberal coalition partner fared poorly in a bad omen for the Chancellor.

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.

Arctic region to see greater focus in EU aid

09.10.13 @ 09:26

The recent groundbreaking trip by a container ship from China to Rotterdam was yet another reminder that the Arctic region is slowly being opened up.

German cities criticise Merkel's fiscal rules

01.10.13 @ 17:08

Merkel's strict deficit and debt rules will come fully into force in 2019, with German cities warning that it will be at the expense of disabled people and children.

Interview

Regional funds may be linked to pension reforms

22.07.13 @ 16:39

Linking EU regional funds to economic reforms is "fair" because it would apply to all EU states, regional policy commissioner Johannes Hahn has said, amid opposition from MEPs.

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