British PM David Cameron said that the phasing out of charges on cross-border use of mobile phone is a reason to stay in the EU.
Croatia wants its neighbour to scrap a law on universal juridiction in the former Yugoslavia. The request is delaying the opening of a new chapter of negotiations.
EU parliament's 2014 budget report cuts text banning second jobs for MEPs. Last-minute amendments by top groups also spare blushes of parliament chief.
News in Brief
- Netherlands funds €1.3mn Russian media project
- Fake euros network dismantled in Bulgaria
- Inflation negative in eurozone in April
- EU economy registers 0.5% growth in first quarter
- Eurovision says No to Kosovo, Palestine, IS flags
- EU to decide on future of tobacco agreement 'soon'
- Russia blames Sweden for frosty relations
- UN chief warns of 'growing xenophobia' in Europe
The European Commission has sided with Athens on the prickly issue of pre-voting detailed reforms in return for its next chunk of bailout money.
Austrian interior minister Sobotka told Italy a new fence would "channel" people but not block traffic. Italian PM said border closure "utterly removed from reality".
Two former EU commissioners, Tajani and Potocnik, are to testify in EU parliament probe into car emissions cheats. Pressure is being put on ex-commissioner Verheugen.
Belgium has found a way to save on migrant costs and to get more leniency from the EU commission on fiscal targets. Its solution is to cut development aid.
Russian TV, blacklisted officials, and lobbyists in the EU parliament on Wednesday hurled accusations at a deceased Russian lawyer and attack EU institutions.
The European Court of Justice said the industry was given too many allowances to pollute under the EU emission market. It is now unclear what the next phase of the system will be.
Bangladeshi workers, three years after the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory, need the EU to put pressure on Dhaka over rights promises.
Non-binding text was adopted by a small number of MPs against the will of the government, but reflects the mood in right-wing circles.
Stuck behind a visa wall, getting poorer and in a country more corrupt each day, the EU promise is fading in the hearts and minds of ordinary people in Kosovo.
Manfred Weber, leader of the conservative MEP bloc, urges the EU to ensure it can suspend visa-waiver schemes, as the commission moves closer to recommending visa-free travel for Turkey.
Volkswagen said it would keep its preliminary report into the emissions scandal secret because publishing it would “present an unacceptable risk” to the firm.
Column / UK referendum briefing
Most of the passion in an increasingly bitter campaign ahead of the 23 June vote comes from the Conservatives. Mobilisation on the left and by nationalists remains marginal.
Austria approves a law that will allow it to reject many asylum seekers, including those from war-torn countries, in a move decried by rights groups.
Car companies are allowed to do carry out some testing of their own products thanks to some little-noticed legislation inspired by an industry-backed report.
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Eight years in the making, the EU's new Arctic strategy focuses on environmental issues and speaks of "selective engagement" with Russia despite the Ukraine war.
Member states appoint a Polish MEP from the conservative Law and Justice party to the Court of Auditors despite strong objections from the European Parliament.
European Council president Donald Tusk said finance ministers have more work to do but should meet soon to avoid uncertainty.
The Magnitsky affair was a massive lie foisted on EU and US institutions, a Russian film-maker has said in a film to be screened at the EU parliament.
EUobserver will closely follow the hearings and research done by the EU parliament's inquiry committee, as well as investigate aspects of the diesel emissions scandal not covered by the committee's mandate.
The Council of Europe is sending a team to Poland to investigate fears that a new law will give police too much power, as the supreme court weighs into a row over legal reform.
Spain's politicians have failed to agree a coalition in time for a 2 May deadline, but new polls set for June are unlikely to end the political impasse.
The EU commission received additonal information on how Greece plans to protect the EU's external frontiers, but some Schengen countries are unlikely to lift border checks.
The Greek prime minister wants eurozone leaders to talk about the terms of last year's bailout, amid disagreements with lenders over new measures.
Leaders of France, Germany, Italy, UK and US agree to uphold Russia sanctions unless it stops the war in Ukraine, the US says. US also ready to help EU stop migrants from Libya.
The Macedonia crisis showed what happens when EU pupils turn autocrats. The elections in Serbia do not rule out the same scenario for the Serb PM.
The EU must take action against Israel's systematic destruction of Palestinian homes and structures, many of them funded by the EU.
The US and EU are making the same claim: a free-trade deal would improve conditions for medium-sized companies. But the progress in negotiations is very slow.