EU Week Ahead July 21 – 25: Ukraine, ASEAN, Energy NEW
EU officials and foreign ministers will hammer out the bloc's initial response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines over eastern Ukraine.
EU’s Planned Copyright Overhaul May Be Out of Time, But Not Out of Mind NEW
Time's run out for one of EU Commissioner Michel Barnier's dossiers: Overhauling EU copyright law. Real Time Brussels has the white paper, which shows the issues the next commission will have to consider in this thorny matter.
Did Juncker Oppose Investor Tribunals in the U.S.-EU Trade Deal? NEW
Did the next president of the European Commission just throw a bone to activist groups by opposing one of the most contentious provisions in a trade deal being negotiated between the U.S. and the EU? Not exactly.
Government Negotiations in Belgium: 50 Days of Talks, Zero Need to Panic NEW
It's been 50 days since federal elections in Belgium and there's still no sign of a government. But don't panic -- the Belgians aren't.
EU Week Ahead July 14-18: Juncker Vote, TTIP and Another Summit NEW
A week at the end of which we should know more about who will be filling the top jobs in Brussels.
Ahead of Iran Talks ‘Super Sunday,’ Vienna Downtime NEW
The calm before the storm? Iran talks move close to their deadline.
EU Tells Austria to Let Foreigners Be Ski Instructors Too NEW
The EU says Austrian rules that forbid foreigners from teaching skiing violate the EU treaty.
Juncker Doesn’t Want Dijsselbloem for Next EU Economics Chief NEW
Jean-Claude Juncker wants to name a Socialist to be the next EU economics commissioner, but he's unlikely to name Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem to the post.
EU Net Migration Shrank By A Quarter in 2013, Eurostat Says NEW
The early reading of last year's population trends in the EU by Eurostat is packed full of interesting facts, including a dramatic drop in net migration from the year before.
Where Juncker’s Ladies At? NEW
There are 28 European Commission posts to be filled: Androulla Vassiliou and her fellow female commissioners are writing to President-Designate Jean-Claude Juncker, asking him to ensure at least 10 of them are women. Real Time Brussels has the letter...
Claims of “Idiotic” U.S. Spying Efforts Put Berlin in a Quandary NEW
Outrage in Berlin as apparent extent of U.S. spying grows. Yet Germany benefits from U.S. intelligence too.
Ukrainians Living In the EU Seek Political Asylum Due to Crisis NEW
Some 2,000 Ukrainians already living and working in the European Union have applied for asylum since March to avoid returning home, the EU asylum office said Monday.
EU Week Ahead July 7-11: Ukraine and Juncker in the Parliament NEW
The week's highlights are meetings of European finance ministers on Monday and Tuesday, Jean-Claude Juncker's trip to the parliament to rally support for his presidency of the European Commission, and a meeting of Ukrainian, Russian and European offi...
Musical Chairs at the Commission: The End Game Begins NEW
A turn of the rumor mill over who will join Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Commission.
Renzi, Bundesbank Chief Face Off Over Stability and Growth NEW
As we wrote recently, the European Union is in the middle of a new Stability and Growth spat.
Nuclear-Talks Extension Would Hurt Iran More, Former Negotiator Says NEW
Robert Einhorn, a former special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control at the U.S. State Department, muses on the current state of the Iran nuclear talks as the July 20 deadline for a final deal looms.
EU Week Ahead June 30-July 4: The President of Parliament and Italy NEW
After the politicking over the commission president, the European Parliament votes on its own president. Italy takes over rotating EU presidency.