MEPs critical of 'underfunded' youth jobs plan

17.09.14 @ 20:52

Outgoing EU commissioner for employment Laszlo Andor defended EU-wide efforts to tackle youth unemployment amid critical remarks from MEPs.

Highlights

EU urges stronger Ebola response from member states

16.09.14 @ 09:26

The EU is pressing member states to step up efforts against Ebola as the epidemic continues to spread through west Africa.

Unemployment on slow downward trend, report says

04.09.14 @ 09:26

Unemployment has started to fall in Europe, but will remain next year at higher levels than before the euro-crisis, according to an OECD report.

Marijuana should stay illegal, young Europeans say

22.08.14 @ 12:40

A narrow majority of Europe’s youth would ban cannabis, according to new research published by Eurobarometer.

One in three Europeans more educated than parents, research finds

09.09.14 @ 18:55

One in every three young Europeans has a higher level of education than their parents, according to new research.

Germany to ban EU citizens who abuse welfare system

27.08.14 @ 17:52

Berlin has approved draft legislation aimed at curbing "welfare abuse", including a five year ban for EU citizens who tricked the system in a potential breach of EU law.

Tobacco lobbying warped EU law, British scientists 'prove'

20.08.14 @ 07:37

Industry lobbying saw EU institutions water down a new tobacco law between 2009 and 2014, a new study by British scientists has found.

EU countries keeping wary eye on Ebola threat

15.08.14 @ 09:21

Africa's Ebola outbreak could see infected people enter Europe, but EU and UN experts say the risk of it spreading is “very low”.

Obesity could qualify as disability, says EU court

17.07.14 @ 13:15

Obesity may be considered a disability if it affects how a person does their job, the EU's top court said Thursday

Opinion

Greek workers face arrest for being on strike

13.07.14 @ 15:07

Market fundamentalists are testing something even more dangerous than privatisation of public goods in Greece; public workers now face arrest for being on strike.

EU fines pharma-giants €427mn in ‘pay for delay’ case

09.07.14 @ 19:17

French pharmaceutical Servier will bear the brunt of a €427 million anti-trust fine in the largest ‘pay for delay’ case brought by the European Commission.

Ebola risk in Europe 'extremely low'

30.07.14 @ 19:17

The risk of Ebola reaching the EU is “extremely low” but the possibility cannot be ruled out entirely.

Controversial maternity leave bill scrapped

16.07.14 @ 08:54

A bill to reform 20-year old EU laws on maternity leave is being withdrawn after being stuck at the member state level for too long.

EU student programme hits record popularity

10.07.14 @ 19:14

The EU’s student exchange programme Erasmus funded the studies of nearly 270,000 students in 2012/3, a record 15,000 more than previous year, the European Commission said on Thursday (10 July).

Romanians and Greeks work the hardest in Europe

26.06.14 @ 09:22

A new study has defied stereotypes by showing that Romanian and Greek people are among the hardest working in Europe.