Glut of Finns Seeking Job in Next European Commission NEW
Three prominent Finnish politicians are candidates for top positions in the next European Commission: EU Economics Commissioner Olli Rehn, Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and Europe Minister Alexander Stubb.
Oscar-Winner Leads Telecoms Ministers to Uncanny Valley NEW
The EU's tech commissioner hopes a short-film produced by David Puttnam will persuade telecommunications ministers to push investment into fiber-optic networks that will speed up our digital traffic.
Is Europe Guilty of Human Rights Abuses During the Crisis? NEW
The Council of Europe says austerity policies may violate Europeans' human rights.
EU Week Ahead Dec. 2-6: Migration Debates and Greeks Without Gifts NEW
A number of immigration-related issues will be debated in the EU this week, while proposed data-protection regulation will be on the agenda on Friday.
IMF Debt Restructuring Proposal Finds Criticism, Resistance NEW
The IMF and experts debate proposals for a way to handle unsustainable government debt--but political resistance by euro-area governments may mean they will handle the next sovereign-debt crisis the way they handled the last.
WHO False Claim of Greeks Giving Themselves HIV/AIDS Goes Viral NEW
A report claiming half of new HIV/AIDS infections in Greece are self-inflicted gets retracted after going viral, but the case shows how important it is to properly investigate the broader effects of the euro crisis on vulnerable citizens.
EU-Google Commitment Question: Is It Time to Settle? NEW
It's been three years, but Google’s General Counsel Kent Walker is hinting he's keen for a commitment with EU Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia. But is he just settling?
EU Week Ahead Nov. 25-29: Tax, Banks and Crushed Eastern Dreams NEW
Looks like a busy week in the EU universe, including proposals on how to make it harder for big corporations to avoid paying taxes and EU big-shots trying to revive their Eastern charm offensive.
The Battle to Get English-Language Radio in Brussels NEW
Belgian bureaucracy is famous, so imagine if you wanted to operate a radio station. Radio X has been online since last year, offering local radio, in English, for Brussels -- but now its boss is finding getting an FM licence is no easy ride.
BoE Paper Endorses Automatic Restructuring of Sovereign Debt NEW
The research from the Bank of England’s financial-stability wing suggests nations link repayment terms of government bonds to economic performance.
How Europe Plans to Deal With Bank Stress-Test Results NEW
After months of debate, here it finally is: European finance ministers' statement on how they intend to deal with the results of a planned clean-up of banks' balance sheets next year.
Google Gets the Picture: Yet More EU Antitrust Complaints NEW
Just as Google and the EU seem to be nearing the endgame in the bloc's antitrust investigation, picture rights owners sent a new complaint about the search engine's behavior.
Ton of Fun and Pure Belgian: Enormous Chocolate Manneken Pis NEW
A high-end Brussels confectionary is merging two Belgian icons -- chocolate and the Manneken Pis -- in a big way: a one-ton chocolate statue of the naughty little fellow.
EU Week Ahead Nov. 11 – 17: Budgets 2014, Banking Resolution NEW
Three days of finance ministers, close scrutiny of national budgets, plus a visit from the International Monetary Fund promise a busy week ahead in Brussels.
De Gucht vs. Belgium Highlights Tax Haven at Heart of Europe NEW
There may be a tax evader at the top of the European Commission. There is definitely a tax haven in the heart of Europe.
Miaow You See Them: Google Shows Kittens in Revised Search NEW
Kittens took a starring role in the EU's three-year antitrust investigation of Google, as complainants got to verify new proposals meant to remedy alleged discrimination in search results.