Juncker's commission has set out a modest agenda for 2017, with few new proposals, as it hones its new, post-Brexit role.
One year after its launch, East Stratcom, the EU’s “tiny” counter-propaganda cell, has created a 20,000-strong following and could get a €1 million budget.
The European Parliament is expected to approve budget proposals that will see the EU funding military research on a large scale for the first time.
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- French shift 2,300 from Calais migrant camp
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- 35 Turkish diplomats applied for asylum in Germany
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The Belgian region's rejection of the EU-Canada trade deal risks the prosperity of the entire continent.
The European Parliament's Dieselgate inquiry committee will not pursue Erkki Liikanen and Margot Wallstrom to testify, accepting that their mandates were too long ago.
The Danish People’s Party may incorrectly have spent EU money on meetings that were not clearly divided from national party gatherings.
British leader has repeated that the UK wants free trade, but not free EU immigration, while speaking warmly of European “friends, allies”.
On her first EU summit, the British prime minister is expected to outline Brexit to fellow EU leaders, but without much details.
EU employees have gathered 152,000 signatures in a petition calling for managers to stop taking jobs in big business. The executive's response left them even more angry.
19 out of 28 member states ban GM crops within their borders, but the Commission's latest approval of GM maize gives more ammunition to EU critics.
The European Parliament's ethics committee will try to establish what happened between Mike Hookem and Steven Woolfe, who will remain in the hospital until Sunday.
Two years ago Kurdish activists stormed the EU parliament, triggering new security measures. But they've led to visitors to have a bad first impression of the house of their democratic representation.
Old agreements are being thrown out of the window, as the centre-right and centre-left groups prepare to battle for the EU parliament top job.
Donald Tusk may not get the support of his countrymen for a second term as European Council president.
Former EU commissioner Connie Hedegaard told EUobserver she did nothing wrong in taking up posts at VW and Danfoss, amid a swirling debate on EU officials' links to big business.
The EU Council, its most powerful institution, is a “black hole” unto the general public, hampering efforts to regain trust, a leading NGO has said.
MEPs of all flags rounded on British Tory, Daniel Dalton, after he said member states should retain control of a broken car certification regime.
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The EU executive called for more stringent regulation of interest representatives trying to influence EU decision making. Critics say the 'transparency revolution' is being blocked by the European Parliament and EU member states.
The commission chief insists he is still committed to migrant quotas and accuses some member states of failing on migration.
Green MEPs have launched a secure platform to protect those disclosing problems in EU decision-making. Responsibility for publishing materials will fall upon MEPs.
Finland’s plan for EU defence integration, presented to ministers today, goes less far than Italian or French “visions”, while quietly designating Russia as a threat.
Green group ideas on how to avoid Kroes-type EU conflicts of interest in future were endorsed by the centre-left S&D group on Monday.
Italy has laid out plans for the creation of a “European force” that goes beyond Franco-German proposals on defence integration.
Neelie Kroes held a secret offshore company but did not declare it during her 10 years as an EU commissioner, leaked documents from Bahamas show.
Reacting to Bratislava talks, Britain has said it would veto the creation of EU military capabilities so long as it remained a member of Europe.
The 27 EU leaders agreed on a non-binding roadmap to regain momentum after Brexit, but despite the effort to show unity, Italy's Renzi veered off course.
In Bratislava, leaders will decide how to reform the EU in reaction to Brexit. The Czech PM says, in a comment for EUobserver, that the future EU must get closer to its citizens.
Twenty seven EU leaders will in Bratislava try to agree on a roadmap on how to fix the EU after Brexit. Leaders will try to find common ground, but divisions run deep.
Schulz wants clearer rules to prevent conflicts of interest on EU commissioners, but similar moves in the EU parliament are being undermined.
Michel Barnier said the British vote to leave the EU was a consequence of Europe's "ultra-liberal drift".
Plans to increase transparency at the European Parliament have been postponed, in a move likely to result in weaker proposals when it goes to a vote.
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