EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said his mandate and all EU commission working documents will be made public during the negotiations. Tactic or policy shift? This time, the EU is interested in transparency.
A day after the UK notified its exit from the EU, leaders of the European People's Party expressed a different vision of Europe's identity, with Hungary's Orban calling for a stop to the Muslim "invasion".
News in Brief
- UK publishes 'Great Repeal Bill' plan to replace EU laws
- Scots share May's vision for Brexit deal, survey says
- Coalition talks leader expects Dutch government by summer
- EU commission allows ex-member Hill to join law firm
- Reuters: Greece and lenders move closer to deal
- Italy: Le Pen win would mean 'permanent political risk'
- Danish parliament misinformed on Nord Stream 1
- UK delivered its Article 50 letter to the EU
Privacy safeguards for EU citizens' personal data that is sent to the United States remains exposed to abuse, due to the lack of oversight and the shift towards increased surveillance under president Trump.
Russia’s intervention in Libya is designed to surround Europe in a “grand game” of geostrategy, Italy’s former military chief has said.
The challenges and threats to the European Union are all reflected in the Greek case.
The Budapest-based university founded by George Soros to help central and eastern Europe in its transition to democracy has come under attack by the Orban government. It vows to fight back and stay in Hungary.
MEPs will stress that the UK and EU members have no right to conclude separate deals during Brexit talks, according to a draft resolution seen by EUobserver.
A group of 72 euro-deputies have written to EU leaders, asking them to stop funding Europe's last dictatorship and increase their support for democracy activists instead.
May's letter insists on parallel talks on the divorce settlement and a deal on future relations, while hinting that a failed deal could jeopardise security cooperation.
Disagreements between Nordic countries and Russia on Crimea and Ukraine are briefly set aside at a conference on Arctic development.
European Council chief Donald Tusk said that "damage control" starts for the EU, as British PM Theresa May has invoked Article 50 nine months after the UK voted to leave the bloc.
Europeans need to propose "projects of common interest" to the US president to preserve "Western unity" on Russia, Norbert Roettgen, the chair of Bundestag's foreign affairs committee said.
The decision to block the merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse was expected, as negotiations between the parties broke down a few weeks ago.
Amendments to Ukraine anti-corruption law designed to intimidate civil society and journalists in echoes of "Putin's Russia", NGOs said.
Trump signs order to roll back predecessor's climate action plan, as the EU turns towards China.
Transparency International says eurozone's central bank is not subject to "appropriate democratic scrutiny" and should have no say on EU bailout projects.
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Justice ministers from 13 EU member states have confirmed they will take part in the European Public Prosecutor's Office with another three set to join in the next few days.
The struggling Socialist candidate in France's presidential election said Merkel did not rule out his idea on radical eurozone reform.
European Council president Donald Tusk will be handed the Article 50 letter written by British PM Theresa May around 1.30pm. A "historic mistake", said the leader of the EU parliament's main group.
Commission is withholding action on Hungary's detention of asylum seekers, even as the Hungarian government tries to "stop Brussels" on immigration policy.
Austria is required to start relocating asylum seekers from Italy and Greece after an exemption to the scheme ended on 11 March. But Austria's chancellor has other ideas and wants the exemption prolonged.
Ride-sharing service Uber has announced it will shut down activities in Denmark in protest over a new law introducing the same requirements for Uber as for other taxi services.
The former secretary general of the United Nations visited Brussels and said that African farmers are "trying to compete" while the EU subsidises its farmers.
Trump congratulated Merkel on a regional poll, while Merkel invited his daughter to Berlin as the US and Germany mend ties.
LuxLeak whistleblower Antoine Deltour is urging justice ministers to help put in place rules to protect people across Europe who leak confidential information for the public good.
The political spring in Belarus ended just as the actual season began, but greater changes loom after 23 years of dictatorship.
Display of EU unity in Rome at weekend came under pressure as interior ministers gathered to discuss migration on Monday.
Weakening the EU by meddling in French and German elections will top Russia's foreign policy agenda this year, Russian opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov has warned.
May vowed "never to allow" the UK to become "looser and weaker" on a visit to Scotland amid calls for a new independence vote.
Although car manufacturers are reaching their CO2 targets for their fleets, car usage has gone up in Germany, while the gap between lab results and actual fuel consumption has increased.
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