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OpinionWhere would you live in Europe?

08.12.14 @ 09:21

If you could live anywhere in Europe, where would it be? Latest OECD migration figures show Germany rose to become the top migration destination after the United States in 2013, as recently reported by EUobserver. ...

OpinionBosnia: A new opportunity for getting closer to the EU?

04.12.14 @ 09:21

For many years now, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been the victim of political stagnation. Its constitutional makeup, prescribing a power-sharing government between the three main ethnic groups (Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats ...

Cameron to unveil latest anti-EU migrant plan

28.11.14 @ 09:29

UK prime minister David Cameron is set to deliver a speech on Friday (28 November) laced with even more ideas on how to keep EU migrants at bay. The latest plan seeks to increase the crackdown on EU migrant access to ...

OpinionEU watershed on criminal law poses questions for UK

24.11.14 @ 20:10

For years, EU states’ policy on crime and policing was seen as so sensitive, so sovereign that it had a special status – there was no European Commission or EU Court oversight and no European Parliament decision-making ...

Ukip claims second election triumph, piles pressure on Cameron

21.11.14 @ 09:26

Ukip continued its insurgency into mainstream British politics on Thursday night (20 November), claiming its second by-election victory in as many months. Ukip candidate Mark Reckless took the Rochester and Strood ...

AnalysisDefeat is most likely result of UK immigration arms race

20.11.14 @ 18:35

Most election campaigns in Britain used to boil down to which party convinces voters it can best handle the economy. That is how Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives in the 1980s and then Tony Blair's Labour party in the ...

EU court to throw out UK's bank bonus challenge

20.11.14 @ 15:14

The UK is set to lose its legal battle to overturn EU rules capping bank bonuses after a top legal officer in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said London's case had "no legitimate grounds". The rules, which came ...

Courts can order EU governments to do more for clean air

19.11.14 @ 18:25

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom should take “any necessary measure” to make sure the British government speeds up improvement of the country's air quality, the European Union's Court of Justice ruled on ...

UK's Labour party takes up anti-EU migrant stance

19.11.14 @ 09:29

The UK's main opposition Labour Party on Tuesday (18 November) announced plans to crack down on EU migrants amid a heated debate on in the issue across the political spectrum. Labour wants EU nationals in Britain to be ...

Eurozone facing unprecedented triple-dip recession, warns Cameron

17.11.14 @ 09:27

The eurozone is on the 'brink' of an unprecedented triple-dip recession, UK prime minister David Cameron warned as the weekend's G20 summit in Australia came to its conclusion on Sunday (16 November). In an article in ...

Chances of Brexit almost '50-50' former PM John Major warns

14.11.14 @ 10:21

The UK and the EU are "close to a breach that's not in our interests or theirs", former British prime minister John Major told allies of German chancellor Angela Merkel in a speech on Thursday (13 November). Speaking at ...

Brussels offers interest-free delays for EU budget top-ups

12.11.14 @ 19:09

EU budget commissioner Kristalina Georgieva announced on Wednesday (12 November) a proposal which will allow countries like the UK and the Netherlands more time to pay their EU bills. The proposal will give them more ...

Data retention issue stymies EU air passenger bill

11.11.14 @ 17:55

Attempts to finalise the EU-wide passenger name records bill before the end of year seem increasingly unlikely given the wide political differences between a handful of leading MEPs and member states. The European ...

UK to sign up to EU arrest warrant despite Tory rebellion

10.11.14 @ 09:30

UK MPs are set to sign up to a package of 35 EU justice laws, including the controversial European Arrest Warrant (EAW), despite a rebellion among Conservative deputies. The House of Commons will debate and vote on the ...

UK, Netherlands get nine extra months to pay EU bill

07.11.14 @ 17:40

EU finance ministers on Friday (7 November) extended until 1 September 2015 a deadline for contributions to the EU budget, given the "unusually" high corrections this year. The corrections are made automatically each ...

OpinionMadrid, Barcelona and the war of Spanish secession

07.11.14 @ 14:50

On the day Germans will be celebrating reunification, Spaniards will be focused on whether their country is about to fall apart. On Sunday, 9 November, Catalonia, Spain’s most prosperous region, will vote in a non- ...

Low expectations on UK bill compromise

07.11.14 @ 09:25

EU finance ministers are meeting on Friday (7 November) amid low expectations of clinching a deal that would allow the UK and the Netherlands to pay their outstanding bills to the EU budget in instalments. The UK has a ...

UK makes €25 billion profit from EU migrants

05.11.14 @ 09:28

EU migrants paid €25 billion more in tax to the UK treasury than they received in welfare benefits, according to new research. The €25 billion was accumulated between 2001 and 2011 the paper, published in the Economic ...

Merkel: UK exit better than restricting free movement

03.11.14 @ 09:29

German chancellor Angela Merkel would reportedly prefer the UK to leave the EU than have Downing Street limit the free movement of people. Unnamed sources in the German government told the German weekly Der Spiegel that ...

EU commission warns UK about its rebate

27.10.14 @ 18:07

The UK has to pay its outstanding €2.1bn bill by 1 December or face monthly penalties, EU budget commissioner Jacek Dominik said Monday (27 October) in a press conference. Dominik said he was "surprised" to witness the ...

EUobservedWhen two worlds collide

27.10.14 @ 09:19

Two worlds collided at the end of last week. The shrill, uncompromising one of British politics and the technocratic, dry, world of the European Commission. From the get-go it was a vaguely ridiculous affair. There was ...

Cameron vows to reject €2 billion EU bill

24.10.14 @ 16:16

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

Cameron slapped with new €2bn EU bill

24.10.14 @ 09:47

David Cameron was presented with a new bill for €2.1 billion by the European Commission on Thursday (23 October) as he endured another embarrassing setback in the EU capital. The UK prime minister was told at Thursday's ...

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 (22 October). Fifty-six percent of Britons would vote to stay ...

OpinionCameron's tight-rope walk on free movement

22.10.14 @ 18:35

EU migration will be the key battle in the UK election next year. That’s obvious. Polls show that immigration is the number one issue for British voters; they care about it more than the economy - and after years of ...

Barroso draws EU red lines in UK speech

20.10.14 @ 09:28

Britain risks “alienating” friends in Europe by loose talk of migration curbs, the outgoing European Commission chief is to warn. “It is an illusion to believe that space for dialogue can be created if the tone and ...

OpinionCameron's unclear narrative

15.10.14 @ 09:36

The British commissioner Designate, Jonathan Hill, has now passed every test bar one, the vote in plenary. Since the relevant European Parliament committees have agreed his candidature, Hill is, at the time of going to ...

FocusLondon'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. A popular line among independence campaigners was that Scotland had been getting poorer as ...

Future EU countries could face new migration curbs

09.10.14 @ 09:26

The European Commission has said future EU members could face extra controls on movement of workers in a concession to the UK. It noted in an enlargement strategy paper, published on Wednesday (8 October), that past ...

EU lets UK subsidise nuclear power plant

08.10.14 @ 16:07

The European Commission is allowing the UK to subsidise the construction of a nuclear power plant which is to account for 7 percent of the country's electricity needs. The UK has revised its scheme in such a way that ...

UK's Hill set to survive after second hearing

08.10.14 @ 09:32

Jonathan Hill is set to be approved as the EU's next financial services chief, following his second grilling in the European Parliament. Speaking on Tuesday (7 October), for the second time in a week, with MEPs on the ...

FocusBetter together - a new hope for a federal Europe

08.10.14 @ 08:23

The victory of the No in the referendum on Scotland's independence has saved the United Kingdom. However, it is clear that post-referendum UK will be different from pre-referendum UK. This is because, after promises of ...

EU unlikely to reform treaties, French PM tells Cameron

07.10.14 @ 09:25

Re-opening the EU treaties to satisfy the UK would be “perilous” and deflect attention from dealing with the bloc's struggling economy, French prime minister Manuel Valls has said on a visit to London. Speaking in the ...

UK faces 'nuclear option' if it scraps European rights charter

06.10.14 @ 17:30

The European Commission may seek to suspend the UK's voting rights at the EU level should it withdraw from the European convention of human rights. The threat surfaced after a Tory policy document issued last week by ...

MEPs summon UK's Hill to second hearing

01.10.14 @ 21:19

MEPs have summoned the UK’s European Commission nominee, Jonathan Hill, to a second hearing amid concerns on Banking Union and Eurobonds. Hill impressed deputies with his personal commitment to the EU post during the ...

AnalysisSelf-defeating Tories fighting over Europe again

29.09.14 @ 18:36

While most British politicos have spent the last month on the beach or fretting about the possibility of the Scottish people sending the United Kingdom to its grave, the UK Conservative party spent the summer having yet ...

'I could back No vote' on EU, Cameron says

29.09.14 @ 09:21

David Cameron has suggested that he would campaign for Britain to leave the EU if he is unable to renegotiate the country's membership terms. Speaking in a BBC interview on Sunday (28 September), the UK prime minister ...

UK commissioner deprived of power to oversee bankers' pay

27.09.14 @ 09:19

The European Commission has played down suggestions that it had deliberately stripped the UK's commission candidate of responsibility for policing the EU's bank bonus rules. Officials with Commission President designate ...

AnalysisCrises of confidence in UK party conference land

24.09.14 @ 18:00

The September party conference season has always been political jamboree time in the UK. For a caffeine-fuelled month, ordinary party members have the chance to hob-nob and get drunk with the country's senior ...

OpinionCameron's logic calls for eurozone democracy

23.09.14 @ 15:23

Those who thought that a ‘no’ vote in the Scottish referendum on independence would end discussions on the United Kingdom’s institutional architecture were sadly wrong. What’s more, the outcome may indirectly influence ...

Cameron in a pickle over Scotland promises

22.09.14 @ 09:24

British PM David Cameron is under fire from his own party and from the Labour opposition for having promised more powers to Scotland but being vague on similar devolution plans for England. Cameron on Monday (22 ...

OpinionScotland's referendum - nothing and everything changes

19.09.14 @ 15:04

In the end nothing changed and everything changed. Scottish people voted with a decisive majority against independence on Thursday (18 September) but the conversation in the UK has only just begun. David Cameron, ...

OpinionThe road ahead for an independent Scotland

16.09.14 @ 12:43

With two days to go before Scotland votes on whether to cut the chord on its 300-year old relationship with London, opinion polls indicate that the final result is simply too close to call. The ‘Yes’ campaign had ...

AgendaAll eyes on Scottish independence vote this WEEK

12.09.14 @ 16:29

This week most of the EU's attention will focus on Scottish voters who, on Thursday, will decide whether they want their country to break away from its 300-year union with rest of the UK. Already a searing political ...

Online anti-EU networks fragmented and nation-based

12.09.14 @ 09:24

Anti-EU online networks are as fragmented and nationally-based as in the real world and they tend to operate in isolation, but the big exception is Ukip which has built up a large online network in the UK. A study by ...

Most Europeans want Britain to stay in EU

11.09.14 @ 09:24

A majority of Europeans want Britain to remain in the EU, but French people would be happy to see it go, according to a poll by the German Marshall Fund (GMF). The survey, published on Wednesday (10 September), spoke ...

AnalysisScotland vs. Catalonia: Two independence quests, different paths

08.09.14 @ 18:34

Scotland and Catalonia both have strong independence movements, but their paths to this goal are very different. At an event hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies, a Brussels think-tank, politicians and ...

Scots to back independence, shock poll says

08.09.14 @ 07:58

Scotland is poised to vote Yes on leaving the UK after an opinion poll gave pro-independence campaigners a shock lead. Just days before Scotland's four million voters go to the polls on 18 September to decide whether to ...

Choose between pound or EU membership, Rehn tells Scots

03.09.14 @ 09:26

An independent Scotland would have to choose between using the pound and joining the EU, the bloc's former economic affairs commissioner has said. In a letter to the UK's treasury minister Danny Alexander released on ...

Cameron faces new EU referendum backlash

01.09.14 @ 09:22

David Cameron is under new pressure from a eurosceptic backlash inside his Conservative party, amid reports that up to 100 of his MPs will promise to vote for Britain's withdrawal from the EU after the next election. ...