Europe's working classes have been abandoned by the left. Unless it reclaims its old home, the far-right risks surging ahead.
Nobody deserves to be returned to, or stranded in, Libya. The first priority for the EU and Nato should be search and rescue, not deterrence.
If the EU introduces visa waivers for Turkey, it should screen travellers before they even arrive in the same way that the US, Canada and other do.
News in Brief
- EU commission to discuss Poland next week
- IMF participation in Greek bailout 'not 100% sure'
- Germany suggests 10% of EU budget for refugees
- Member states set to oppose new EU tax rules
- France oil strike hits petrol pumps
- Turkey MPs could block EU deal over visas
- EU Commission approves giant beer merger
- Technical witness tells EP diesel cheating not necessary
Although Serbs voted in a huge majority of pro-EU MPs, there are many hurdles to jump before the country's accession can be considered a given.
Column / UK referendum briefing
While prime minister Cameron is scaring voters by saying Brexit could threaten peace in Europe, leaders of the campaign to leave the EU propose a dangerous leap into the unknown.
Column / Crude World
Why let Gazprom take on Brussels alone, when it can have EU states do its bidding?
Column / UK referendum briefing
Costs and benefits of migration are one of the main issues in the EU referendum campaign but the debate is mostly based on myths.
Governments must be willing to hear critical voices; otherwise their desire to have an NGO sector is only lip service.
When Britons enter polling booths on 23 June they will be voting as much with their hearts as with their heads, and that puts the Remain campaign in big trouble.
The UK referendum debate has been characterised by empty slogans, hyperbole, and an unhealthy dose of xenophobia.
Column / UK referendum briefing
Remain or leave? As the EU question splits the British population down age, political leanings and education, neither side understands the motivation of the other.
Some 250 years after the two Nordic countries passed press freedom laws, their foreign ministers urge the EU to do more to protect free speech inside the EU and beyond.
The Non-Financial Reporting Directive will help to transform how companies measure their performance and plan for the future.
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.
The EU must take action against Israel's systematic destruction of Palestinian homes and structures, many of them funded by the EU.
Bangladeshi workers, three years after the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory, need the EU to put pressure on Dhaka over rights promises.
The deal signed by the European Commission despite reports of violation of human rights and an EU Ombusdman warning should include a suspension clause if the situation persists.
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- European pioneers battle air pollution in the courts
- ECB warns that populist uprise is bad for business
- EU states 'complicit' in Egypt repression
- Privacy whiz Max Schrems set to challenge other big firms
- 'Rude' ex-commissioner blanks MEPs' diesel probe
- EU and IMF agree debt relief for Greece
- Austria vote is wake-up call for EU left
- Poland vows solution to judicial crisis
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.
Lifting barriers on cross-border financial transaction would give consumers more possibilities and choice.
Peasants’ rights to farm and manage their land are threatened in Europe too. We should all defend them all year round.
Although the ultimate panacea of the long-stalled EU-India free trade agreement continues to remain elusive, Wednesday's summit in Brussels managed to relaunch the long-static strategic partnership.
Cooperation on fighting transnational terrorism needs to be a top priority when EU-India summits resume this week in Brussels for the first time in four years.
Belgium has been blamed for the attacks in Paris and Brussels. But it is the EU as a whole that failed to act against the threat because of member states' reluctance to work together.
A new tribunal in The Hague is an insult to the victims of Serb crimes in the Kosovo war. Its mandate must be extended to cover Serb atrocities if the West really wants justice.
In the course of 2016, Brussels must make up its mind about China’s “market economy status". The decision will shape bilateral cooperation for years to come.
Aegean sea rescues, safe passage, EU relocations, quick payment of aid - EU leaders still have a chance to manage the crisis in a humane, orderly way, David Miliband writes.
Mogherini's staff reshuffle in the EU foreign service should have been more transparent and orderly. But it has helped to create a better balance between the interests of states and EU institutions.
Just a few weeks ago after some EU countries made sacrifices on free movement to find a deal with the UK, modifying rules on posted workers will further hit their economies, a Czech minister writes.
Azerbaijan is in the midst of a human rights crisis. Federica Mogherini just made things worse by saying its mass jailings of rights activists are “normal differences.”
The Law and Justice party is chipping away at Poland's hard-won democracy. Now polls are showing that many people are unhappy with the changes, and a new alliance around the Committee for the Defence of Democracy has sprung up.
As the EU ponders whether to renew an anti-cigarette smuggling deal with tobacco giant PMI, it is worth recalling that there is no common ground between the tobacco industry and public health policymakers.