Friday

2nd Dec 2016

Europe in Review 2015

EUobserver's third annual review looks back at the main events of 2015: Terrorist attacks in France; the migration crisis; Grexit; and the Ukraine conflict. Download or order your copy here.

Focus

EUobserver wishes you a Happy New Year

EUobserver will continue to report on the EU exactly as it is - good or bad. But let's hope there will be better news to report in 2016.

News in Brief

  1. Talks on wholesale roaming rules to start
  2. Lead MEP Dieselgate committee: Italy and Slovakia will cooperate
  3. Transparency NGO sues EU commission on Turkey deal
  4. Pro-EU liberal wins UK by-election
  5. Finnish support for Nato drops, Russia-scepticism grows
  6. Cyprus talks to resume in January
  7. Documents from German NSA inquiry released
  8. Transport commissioner 'not aware' of legal action on emissions
Greece seeks stability

In July, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras was a night away from leading his country out of the eurozone. His challenge for the coming year will be to avoid new political tussles.

Unwanted exodus

The year when borders came back to Europe.

Terrorism shakes Europe

Attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and the Thalys train have revealed a lack of cooperation between member states and put the Schengen area under pressure.

EU in 2016: Reports of death exaggerated?

EU states will, this year, try to save Schengen by sealing external borders and try to keep Britain in the Union: A big agenda, which makes normal EU law-making look small.

'Dictator' vindicated

In January, Viktor Orban's inflammatory comments concerning migrants raised eyebrows. By the end of the year, politicians across Europe echoed his sentiments.

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