Uber vs Taxis Hits Brussels: A €10,000 Ride Home? NEW
Brussels' inhabitants are in for a bumpy ride: The Belgian capital is the latest scene for the global showdown between traditional, licensed, taxi firms and Uber Technologies Inc., which is flying the flag for freelance chauffeurs.
Ukraine Crisis Helps Center-Right EPP Top Socialists in Latest Poll NEW
Good news for Jean-Claude Juncker: The EPP has pulled ahead of the Party of European Socialists in the latest poll for the European elections this May.
EU Week Ahead April 14-18: Ukraine, NATO, Banking-Union Votes NEW
The EU’s eastern neighbors will be at the center of attention in the short week before Easter, as the European Parliament meets for its final plenary session before elections.
Katainen’s Entry Mixes Up Race for Top EU Jobs After Elections NEW
The endurance sport that is jockeying for a top EU post saw a change to its runners and riders with Finland’s Premier Jyrki Katainen announcing he would step down in June.
Iran Nuclear Talks: The Real Work Is Just Beginning NEW
The tough part of the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program hasn't even started.
What Is the ECB’s Estimate of the Euro-Zone Output Gap? NEW
No one knows how big the ECB believes the euro-zone output gap is -- not even the ECB itself.
EU Week Ahead April 7-11: Iran Nuclear Talks, ECB Testimony NEW
After two weeks of terrible traffic jams in Brussels due to top-level visitors it’s time for the EU capital to enjoy a week of normality.
Protesters Clash With Police in Major Brussels Protest NEW
A major workers' protest at in Brussels Friday was met by significant police presence and led to traffic disruptions and sporadic violence around the European Quarter.
Rehn Faces the Voters as Commissioners Take Campaign Leave NEW
He’s a household name in the euro-zone periphery after four years of bailouts and economic malaise. He has been the bearer of bad news for European Union economies, always told in his signature slow delivery. But after more than a decade of b...
EU Week Ahead: March 31-April 4: Very, Very Many VIPs NEW
After U.S. President Barack Obama dropped in this week, you might think European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and his counterpart at the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy would be putting their feet up and thinking about May&rsqu...
Brussels or The Hague – Who Will Review Liberty’s Play on Dutch Cable? NEW
Investors are eagerly watching to see which antitrust authority will review Liberty Global’s planned €6.9 billion acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo, looking for clues as to how regulators will treat future mergers in Europe’s...
The EU Debate Between Farage and Clegg: Faith Vs. Fear NEW
Some observations on the Farage Vs. Clegg broadcast debate on Wednesday night about the U.K.'s future in the EU.
Obama Commemorates U.S. WW I Soldiers Who Died in Belgium NEW
U.S. President Barack Obama was in town to meet EU leaders, but he also made time to visit Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem with Belgium's king and prime minister.
No Country for Young Men — Art Exhibition Explores Greece’s Crisis NEW
A new exhibition in Brussels’ Bozar complex seeks to answer the question that many are asking about Greece today: What is going on with Europe’s first bailout victim?
5 Things: The G-8 and Other Notable G’s NEW
The leaders of the Group of Seven nations effectively disbanded the larger G-8 by excluding Russia until it changes course in Ukraine. That leaves the G-7 to meet on its own, next time in Brussels in June. Here’s a quick guide to help you throu...
EU Week Ahead March 24-28: Nukes, Group of Seven and Obama NEW
Another packed week in Brussels, including a mid-week visit from Barack Obama.
NATO’s Top Commander Reflects on Crimea NEW
NATO's top military commander, reflecting on the implications of Russia’s Crimea incursion for the alliance, touched on the lessons for NATO, his contacts with top Russian military officials in recent months and his concern that Moscow is usin...