The public was denied a second round of scrutiny on every EU law passed last year, figures obtained by this website show. Transparency campaigners are livid.
After a series of setbacks that almost led to armed confrontation, Serbia and Kosovo are back at the negotiating table with a summit in Brussels.
In comments designed to woo right-wing voters ahead of March elections, Rutte said Dutch society was tired of attacks by Muslims on homosexuals and women.
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The EU's strategic communication unit will expand its staff ahead of elections in Germany and France, and following a series of terror attacks.
EU agriculture commissioner Hogan notes that milk prices have increased by 25 percent since August 2016, but protesting farmers are still unhappy.
Relatively unknown left-winger Benoit Hamon came out ahead after the first round of voting in the presidential primary. He will face former prime minister Manuel Valls in the second round.
Euro-area ministers will discuss the viability of the Greek bailout, while court rulings in Rome and in London could pose questions for the future of the single currency and of Brexit.
The pontiff warned that as people seek charismatic leaders in times of crisis, democracy can destroy itself, citing 1930s Germany.
Far-right leaders Le Pen, Wilders, Petry and others gathered in Koblenz in the hope of gaining political momentum ahead of national elections this year. The event was met with thousands of protestors.
Economic protectionism and war on Islamist terrorism will form the heart of US foreign policy, Trump has said. He did not rubbish Nato, but indicated interest in a new Russia alliance.
The commission wants to give the power to member states to reject EU-approved genetically modified organisms, but the Maltese presidency is unlikely to approach the issue any time soon.
Europe will be watching Trump's speech for clues on policy, but it is likely contain little more than slogans on making "America great again".
Europeans often like the American people more than they like American foreign policy and US presidents. But the Trump presidency could win favour among Europe’s growing swell of populists.
Social-democrats and their allies scored a major win on Thursday with the adoption of a report on social rights. But questions remain on the parliament's power balance after the end of the left-right grand coalition.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi keeps interest rates low and answers German criticism by saying they were in everyone's interest.
European policy-makers are increasingly talking about emulating Australia's offshore asylum system, but that system is morally bankrupt, prohibitively expensive and politically disastrous.
Westmonster, modelled on hard-right US websites, said it was: "Pro-Brexit, pro-Farage, pro-Trump. Anti-establishment".
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Germany's development minister unveiled a 33-page plan to increase private investment and shore up development aid for African states.
HSBC bank says it will relocate some 20 percent of activities from London, while Eurogroup chief Dijsselbloem predicts "massive unemployment".
The EPP and Alde groups said their new cooperation included the backing of Tusk for another term as president of the European Council.
The UN's refugee agency is having to deal with burdensome administration in Turkey to track and monitor the fate of Syrians returned from Greece under the EU migrant deal.
European Space Agency's director-general says several companies are on board with his idea, which will become visible "very soon".
Joseph Muscat says the speech by his British counterpart gave EU leaders "clarity" over Brexit.
Europe must find what it has long been lacking: the moral fibre to take responsibility for its own defence, and willingness to firmly stand up for its values.
Moldova's president said he would like to scrap an EU treaty and has started preparations to join a Russia-led bloc.
Outgoing US secretary of state gives EU short pep talk from Davos, hailing its peaceful and economic success. 'It's worked, folks', he said.
Liberals and eurosceptics help centre-right take control of another EU institution. Social-democrats hail the return of a progressive opposition.
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For at least a generation, British politicians have put economic growth at the front and centre of their manifestos. Not any more.
Human rights NGO, Amnesty International, says in a 70-page report that fundamental freedoms are being undermined throughout the EU given recent laws.
The British prime minister confirms that the UK will leave the single market when it leaves the EU and will seek a new trade deal.
Liberal candidate Guy Verhofstadt has pulled out of the race to become the European Parliament president, throwing his weight behind the EPP's Antonio Tajani.
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