U.K. Support For EU Membership Reaches 23-Year High NEW
Support for EU membership in Britain is the strongest it has been for 23 years, according to a new poll. Even among UKIP supporters, 11% want to stay in the bloc.
Anti-EU Lawmakers Hope to Regain Group Status in European Parliament NEW
The anti-EU Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group hopes to be back in business after Polish lawmaker Robert Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz joined its ranks.
EU’s Ashton May Keep Iran Role If Talks Extended Again NEW
The question to which Catherine Ashton seems to be the answer.
Stress Tests, Gas Talks and Summits: What to Watch in the EU Oct. 20-26 NEW
Brussels watchers should brace themselves for a busy week that includes bank stress tests, talks over Ukraine's gas supplies and EU and eurozone summits. Here are 5 things to watch in the week ahead.
Belgium’s New Coalition Starts With Long, Painful Week NEW
After 30 hours of heated debate, the new four-party coalition has parliament’s vote of confidence and has given a short, draft budget containing heavy cuts to the European Commission.
Latvian Farmers Ruin Farage’s and Grillo’s Parliamentary Party NEW
Nigel Farage's U.K. Independence Party got its first ever seat in the British parliament. But on Thursday UKIP’s official group in the European Parliament collapsed.
Antitorture Committee Details Abuse of Migrants in Greece NEW
Damning accounts of the treatment of migrants in Greece are published almost on a monthly basis. But a report by the Council of Europe’s antitorture committee throws the situation in Greece into sharp relief.
The EU’s New Digital Czar Uses the Internet Every Day NEW
Just fifteen years after Britney Spears sang about email, Günther Oettinger, the European Union’s incoming chief of the digital economy, has informed the world that “I go online every day.”...
Will Juncker’s €300 Billion Plan Close the Euro Investment Gap? NEW
Mr. Juncker's investment plan probably isn't big enough to make up for years of low investment that have plagued Europe after the crisis hit.
EU Lawmakers, Fresh From Grilling Others, Feel Heat on Side-Jobs NEW
European Union lawmakers, who spent weeks grilling the bloc’s incoming batch of commissioners, may have been less diligent about turning the light on themselves.
Tigers, Nukes and OMT: What to Watch in the EU Oct. 13-17 NEW
Brussels-watchers should brace for a slowdown next week, but a few big events are in the calendar out of town. European Union judges will hear arguments around the European Central Bank's unlimited bond-buying program, and rule on whether the bloc wa...
EU Data Protection Law on Track for Juncker Deadline NEW
Progress is slowly being made on the European Union’s proposed new rules for data protection.
France Squares Off With Brussels Budget Hawks — the Fight So Far NEW
Over the next two weeks, France and the EU will square off in a bureaucratic cage match over Paris’s 2015 budget, with major implications for Europe’s post-crisis economic rules.
Frequently Asked Questions About the ICC NEW
The International Criminal Court's cases against Kenya's president and deputy president have sparked a backlash against the court from African governments. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the ICC and its cases.
U.K.’s Hill Presents Grand EU Vision in Second Grilling NEW
Jonathan Hill presented his grand vision for the bloc over the next five years, , and pledged to work hard to make it a reality, in a bid to woo European lawmakers during another round of grilling.
TTIP Could Weaken Chemical Rules, Environmental Groups Say NEW
Environmental groups say that provisions possibly included in a U.S.-EU trade deal could be used to delay or block new chemical regulations.
EU’s Proposed New Energy Chief Leaves Some Lawmakers Cold NEW
Some legislators criticize the EU's proposed new energy chief for being too bland and too general.
Commissioners and Foreign Fighters: What to Watch in the EU Oct. 6-10 NEW
Another week of important hearings at the European Parliament is upon us, with a number of former prime ministers now up for big jobs in Jean-Claude Juncker's commission facing a grilling by the deputies.
U.K. Human-Rights Plans Create Issues for Brussels NEW
The U.K. Conservative Party's announcement that it will seek to escape judgments from the European Court of Human Rights also ruffled feathers in Brussels.