Tuesday

24th Oct 2017

Ticker

EU economy growing slower than expected

The EU economy grew by a slower-than-expected rate of 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2014, according to Eurostat's statistics published Thursday. Hungary and Poland were the strongest performers with 1.1 percent growth, while the Netherlands and Estonia posted declining output of 1.4 and 1.2 percent respectively

EU states overcome divisions on posted workers

After a 12-hour discussion, EU employment ministers struck a compromise to reform the rules on workers posted in another country. The principle of equal pay for equal work has been adopted but the transport sector will get special treatment.

Investigation

How Romania became EU's workers' right 'guinea pig'

"We are paid as if we were a country of unqualified workers". Union leaders and labour rights experts reveal, in figures, the catastrophic consequences of the laws that have turned Romania into the country of the working poor.

Opinion

Interpol needs EU help to stop abuse

The international police agency needs powerful actors to support its work and its reforms, and the EU can and should provide a positive influence.

News in Brief

  1. Don't let City of London 'drift away', Luxembourg warns
  2. Far-right enters German parliament officially
  3. Orban declares migrant-free zone in Eastern Europe
  4. Madrid set to use force to stop Catalonia independence
  5. May: EU member states will not lose out with Brexit
  6. Slovakia pledges to be 'pro-European' oasis in region
  7. Report: Catalan leader to address Spanish senate
  8. Fiat-Chrysler 'obstructed justice' reports Le Monde

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Latest News

  1. EU states overcome divisions on posted workers
  2. How Romania became EU's workers' right 'guinea pig'
  3. Left unchecked, Poland's attack on rights will harm EU
  4. EU commission denies May 'begged for help' comments
  5. Interpol needs EU help to stop abuse
  6. Glyphosate protesters hold meeting with Commission
  7. Catalan MPs weigh independence declaration
  8. Russia used Interpol 'loophole' against EU activist