- Commission alleges cartel of lorry manufacturersMargrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, says that the lorry manufacturers face heavy fines if the charges are proved.
- Limiting bankers’ bonuses is valid, says EU courtThe level of payment is “a matter for the member states” but fixing the ratio of bonuses to basic salaries is not a “cap on bankers bonuses”, advocate-general says.
Investment fund to leverage €16 billion from the European Commission and €5bn from the European Investment Bank to invest in infrastructure projects, education and renewable energy.
- Juncker to unveil €315bn investment packageThe European Fund for Strategic Investments is intended to spur greater investment across the EU.
- Commission to discuss national budgets Commissioners are to discuss the opinions on the 2015 draft national budgets as well as the promised €300 billion investment plan.
Freedom to study ruling is fundamental to harmonising access to EU universities for third-country students.
EU brokers deal to secure gas supplies to Ukraine and the EU through the winter amid warnings that corruption and conflict could still endanger supplies.
Plastics industry concerned that national bans will lead to a patchwork of regulations, affecting the EU's internal market.
- Report warns of rising environmental crimeCrimes such as water pollution and illegal waste disposal are increasing, but prosecutions are not, says Eurojust.
- Timmermans backs down on plastic bagsFirst vice-president retreats from battle, saying he recognises this legislation is what the Parliament and member states want.
Environment and health committee calls for the Commission to go back to the drawing board in revising 1997 regulation covering new food types.
- EU abstains from UN vote on ‘Nazism’Russia-backed resolution against ‘glorification of Nazism’ is backed by Serbia and Turkey and rejected by the United States and Ukraine.
- Counter-piracy mission extendedAtalanta naval mission asked to provide extra support for efforts to disrupt Somali pirates’ camps onshore.
- Norwegian balance between work and careThis article is part of a series looking at challenges facing the health systems in six European countries.
- Breakthrough in 'peer review' of member states' health systemsA group set up to share and compare healthcare experiences across member states could help raise standards and make better use of resources.
European leaders met to discuss climate targets and the Ebola outbreak, but a row over EU budget top-ups overshadowed the summit.
Head of Roman Catholic church warns that Europe is becoming "self-absorbed" and says there is a crisis of confidence in the European Union.
- Tough economic times take their toll on spending oversight, say EU auditorsEuropean Court of Auditors report finds that cash-strapped member states are under pressure to spend their allocated EU budget, leading to problems with the oversight of how the money is spent.
- MEPs dismiss censure motion as far-right ployOther political groups accuse Farage and Le Pen of hijacking the Lux Leaks scandal for their own political gain.
The Juncker Commission acted swiftly to discontinue the role of chief scientific adviser. But the Commission’s reluctance to say where it will get its scientific policy advice is creating disquiet in the UK.
- Juncker scraps chief scientific adviser postPosition created by Barroso to provide neutral scientific advice, but opposed by environmental campaigners, has been allowed to expire.
- Carlos Moedas's confirmation hearing - as it happenedThe former Portuguese secretary of state has been nominated to be the next European commissioner for Research, science and innovation.
- Commission under fire from trade ministersNew trade commissioner will hear national governments voice strong reservations to EU proposals to counter dumping by foreign companies.
- Trade committee to discuss metals and mineralsEU proposals follow legislation by the United States intended to curb conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Privacy concerns over draft law that would oblige airlines to give governments the data of passengers entering or leaving the EU.