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Juncker to visit 15 countries in last weeks of campaign

Centre-right candidate will campaign in 15 countries between now and the election. His rival will mostly campaign in Germany.
Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Lucas Hartong

MEP to quit because of PVV's 'controversial' alliance

PVV MEP says he cannot be in a political group with people who hold extreme views.
Thursday, 24 April 2014


EU institutions 'vulnerable to corruption'

Transparency International report says the EU is vulnerable to corruption, but not to the extent that the public believes.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Pharma tonic for lawyers and lobbyists You need an active subscription to read this article

Rush of deals that will require EU approval, but patient groups warn of threat from drug market realignments.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Court to rule on UK's challenge to financial transaction tax You need an active subscription to read this article

ECJ has shortened proceedings by deciding not to commission advice from the advocate-general.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Macedonia's ruling party on course for election win You need an active subscription to read this article

Macedonians are expected to re-elect President Gjorge Ivanov.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Commission comes out on top in EU fight against price fixing You need an active subscription to read this article

Law makes it easier for cartel victims to sue.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Ministers on collision course with MEPs over telecoms proposal You need an active subscription to read this article

Member states to complete their overview of the European Commission's telecoms overhaul.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

MEPs furious at Schulz over campaigning and appointments You need an active subscription to read this article

President under fire for abuse of position.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

An appraisal of the 2009-14 European Parliament

Last week's plenary session in Strasbourg marked the end of the parliamentary term. We look back at the successes and failures of the 2009-14 Parliament.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Candidates for Commission presidency to clash in televised debate in Maastricht

Voters will have their first chance to hear the lead candidates of the main political parties in a policy debate next week.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Hungary accused of tampering with EU antitrust investigation You need an active subscription to read this article

Investigation into price-fixing was stopped in April 2013.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Oettinger challenges CSU on road toll plans

Günther Oettinger publicly oppose plans to introduce a road toll for foreign motorists in Germany.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Rift over Russian sanctions escalates You need an active subscription to read this article

A rift between the United States and member states of the European Union on whether to impose additional sanctions against Russia is becoming more public as tensions in the east of Ukraine continue to mount.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

EU prepares election observation mission You need an active subscription to read this article

Al-Sisi expected to be named leader EU backing would increase legitimacy of poll

Thursday, 24 April 2014

A day of good news for the eurozone

The EU was cheered by positive news today. Portuguese bonds rose, Greece met its budget goals and business activity is growing at its fastest rate in years.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

EU energy efficiency off track

All member states are using exemptions to lessen their EU obligations, according to a report, and only three countries have implementation plans that are credible.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Forecast sees EPP maintain lead over socialists You need an active subscription to read this article

PollWatch2014 analysis gives centre-right 217 MEPs in next Parliament, with the centre-left on 208.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

US to send 600 troops to Baltics and Poland

Troops will begin arriving in Poland from a base in Italy today.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Iceland sets unilateral mackerel quota

The amount is 12% of the quota set by the EU, Norway and Faroe Islands in a deal signed without Iceland last month.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Eurostat to get Bulgarian deputy director-general

European Commission appoints Mariana Kotzeva to replace Czech Marie Bohatá at statistics office.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Commission clarifies rules on maritime contracts You need an active subscription to read this article

New guidance is meant to increase legal certainty when awarding public service contracts for sea shipping within member states.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Access to healthcare

Picture 1The strain on healthcare systems across the EU.
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Editorial

Pressing need to correct failure on energy efficiency You need an active subscription to read this article

Crisis in Ukraine has highlighted the EU's dependence on imported energy.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

People

Frustrated scientist You need an active subscription to read this article

Profile of Vladimir Šucha – director-general of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

 

Italy's first black minister to stand for European Parliament You need an active subscription to read this article

Women to head all the election lists of Italy's centre-left Partito Democratico.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Tajani tops Berlusconi list for European elections

Regional lists include politicians, journalists, actors, footballers and sitting MEPs.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Ukraine separatists snub Geneva deal

Pro-Russian groups refuse to leave occupied buildings.

Friday, 18 April 2014

MEPs finish term with marathon voting session You need an active subscription to read this article

The 2009-14 European Parliament term ended this week, and MEPs used the occasion to vote on 70 pieces of legislation.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Catalan politician jailed for stealing EU funds You need an active subscription to read this article

Court was expected to commute sentences for corruption dating back to 1994.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Familiar names lead Finnish candidate lists You need an active subscription to read this article

Parties show they are taking the elections seriously by putting a number of politically experienced people on the lists.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Only CO2 to be monitored from ships You need an active subscription to read this article

MEPs throw out provisions to monitor air pollutants as well as CO2.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

MEPs approve deal on posted workers

Member states gain leeway to inspect companies they suspect of social dumping.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

MEPs furious over Brussels flight paths

EU politicians this week used an airport noise vote to voice grievances over new Zaventem airport flight paths that send planes straight over the EU quarter.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Guersent re-assigned to internal market role You need an active subscription to read this article

Barnier's head of cabinet will move to internal market role instead of competition post.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Poland referred to ECJ over F-gases

Commission issues infringement notices on a range of environmental issues.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Parliament approves new rules for operations at EU sea borders You need an active subscription to read this article

MEPs want more focus on rescuing sea-borne migrants in distress.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

MEPs call for binding target to reduce plastic bags

Plastics and waste industries oppose MEPs promotion of biodegradable bags.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

MEPs censure Schulz over appointments and campaigning

Plenary session approves amendments criticising appointment of Schulz aides to posts in the Parliament's administration.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Renzi appoints women to head state-owned companies

Italian prime minister announced industry shake-up.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Hungary warned over antitrust laws You need an active subscription to read this article

Exemption protecting agricultural sector from cartel fines breaches EU law, Commission says.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Election forecast puts EPP in first place

Centre-right clearly ahead of socialists, according to PollWatch 2014 prediction.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

EU seeks to clamp down on financial market excesses

Rules will shine a light on a range of unregulated financial transactions.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

EU-US axis under strain in Ukraine crisis You need an active subscription to read this article

US further advanced than divided EU on next stage of sanctions against Russia.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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