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.
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2015 was a news-filled year. Here’s a look back at our 20 most popular articles of the year.
News in Brief
- Talks on wholesale roaming rules to start
- Lead MEP Dieselgate committee: Italy and Slovakia will cooperate
- Transparency NGO sues EU commission on Turkey deal
- Pro-EU liberal wins UK by-election
- Finnish support for Nato drops, Russia-scepticism grows
- Cyprus talks to resume in January
- Documents from German NSA inquiry released
- Transport commissioner 'not aware' of legal action on emissions
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.
The year when borders came back to 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 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.
The European Court of Justice delivered stunning verdicts in 2015 to protect citizens' fundamental privacy rights over mass-surveillance.
The anti-Ukraine and anti-Western propaganda became so shrill EU leaders launched a new counter-propaganda cell in the EU foreign service.
In January, Viktor Orban's inflammatory comments concerning migrants raised eyebrows. By the end of the year, politicians across Europe echoed his sentiments.
- Continues to Grow its Membership and Welcomes its Newest Member Association
- Supports the Women of Europe Awards, Celebrating the Women who are Building Europe
- What About our Kids? Protect Children From Unhealthy Food and Drink Marketing
- Restoring Trust and Confidence in the European Parliament
- Child Rights Agencies Call on EU to put Refugee and Migrant Children First
- A New Vision on Clean Tech: Balancing Energy Efficiency, Climate Change and Costs
- Children Cannot Wait! 7 Priority Actions to Protect all Refugee and Migrant Children
- Regio-Mob Project Delivers Analysis of Trasport and Mobility in Rome
- Civil Society Disappointed by the Commission's Plans for Sustainable Development Goals
- 15 Fully-Funded PhD Positions Open – The Post-Crisis Legitimacy of the EU (PLATO)
- Tell the EU Council: Protect our Rights to Privacy and Security
- The Future of Audit Means Adaption to Today’s Global and Digital World
- Liberals ponder Verhofstadt's chances for parliament top post
- Polish government in bid to defund NGOs
- Davis brings Brexit back to reality
- Countdown to Italy's future
- More jihadi attacks likely in Europe, Europol says
- States seek softer access to EU wifi fund
- Tusk: Trump poses risk for Western unity on Russia
- Austrians ponder shift to far right
- New Rules for EU Anti-dumping Measures
- Takes Part in Building Resilient Communities
- Universal Children’s Day: UNICEF Calls for Global Action on Child Rights Violations
- The EU Bank Cannot be a Key Player in Europe's Response to the Plight of Refugees
- Provides Evidence of Human Rights Violations and International Crimes in Crimea
- The Failed Military Coup in Turkey & The Mass Purges
- New Nordic Climate Solutions at COP22 in Marrakech
- NGOs Call on Development Finance Institutions to Act Against Tax Avoidance
- Trump Victory and Brexit Show Urgent Need of Improving Democracy
- Our Transatlantic 9-11: Europe After Trump
- Timmermans Points to Gülen Movement as Coup Plotter But Lacks Proof
- Steel for Packaging - The Model Material for a Circular Economy