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The end of summertime? NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 5 Months, 6 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
  An influential member of the European Parliament wants the practice of turning the clocks back and forward for summer and winter abolished. Herbert Reul, the chairman of the parliament’s industry committee, says it’s a waste of time. M...
The end of summertime? NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 5 Months, 6 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
  An influential member of the European Parliament wants the practice of turning the clocks back and forward for summer and winter abolished. Herbert Reul, the chairman of the parliament’s industry committee, says it’s a waste of tim...
Border-free Europe will cost more NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The European Commission says it needs another €13 million to instigate its new hi-tech system of tracking people throughout the EU. It will bring to €63 million the cost of the Schengen Information System II – brought in to help secure a co...
Border-free Europe will cost more NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The European Commission says it needs another €13 million to instigate its new hi-tech system of tracking people throughout the EU. It will bring to €63 million the cost of the Schengen Information System II – brought in to help secur...
Easy Rider (or how 15 existing EU directives are being replaced with five regulations) NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Motorbikes are going to have to meet tough new standards for safety and the environment under plans announced by the European Commission today. Among the proposals is the requirement for bikes to have automatic braking systems. And they will have to...
Easy Rider (or how 15 existing EU directives are being replaced with five regulations) NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Motorbikes are going to have to meet tough new standards for safety and the environment under plans announced by the European Commission today. Among the proposals is the requirement for bikes to have automatic braking systems. And they will have to...
Here’s something to get your teeth into NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Here’s an interesting question. What is the involvement of one of the world’s biggest sweet and chocolate manufacturers in a bid to get the EU to do more to improve people’s teeth? It all stems from a call yesterday by two Euro MPs...
Here’s something to get your teeth into NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Here’s an interesting question. What is the involvement of one of the world’s biggest sweet and chocolate manufacturers in a bid to get the EU to do more to improve people’s teeth? It all stems from a call yesterday by two Euro MPs...
EU pledges €32m to save the bees NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The EU announced today that it is to increase the amount of money it is spending to subsidise the beekeeping sector. Over the next three years the EU is to inject €32m (about £26m) per year into national programmes to try to reverse the alarming d...
EU pledges €32m to save the bees NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The EU announced today that it is to increase the amount of money it is spending to subsidise the beekeeping sector. Over the next three years the EU is to inject €32m (about £26m) per year into national programmes to try to reverse the al...
*Breaking news* Commissioner “appalled” NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
“This is a situation I had thought Europe would not have to witness again after the Second World War.” Viviane Reding, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, says the expulsi...
*Breaking news* Commissioner “appalled” NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
“This is a situation I had thought Europe would not have to witness again after the Second World War.” Viviane Reding, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, says the expulsi...
Joining the party NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Despite frustrations and apparent increasing scepticism within its own borders, EU membership still holds significant attractions for some. On Sunday, Turkey holds a referendum on constitutional reform. The outcome could have a significant bearing on...
Joining the party NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Despite frustrations and apparent increasing scepticism within its own borders, EU membership still holds significant attractions for some. On Sunday, Turkey holds a referendum on constitutional reform. The outcome could have a significant bearing on...
“This is Europe’s moment of truth” NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
From the romantic: Europe is not only Brussels or Strasbourg. It is our regions. It is the cities, towns and villages you come from. When you walk round your constituencies, you can point to the European projects that are so important for their prosp...
“This is Europe’s moment of truth” NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
From the romantic: Europe is not only Brussels or Strasbourg. It is our regions. It is the cities, towns and villages you come from. When you walk round your constituencies, you can point to the European projects that are so important for their prosp...
President’s desperate PR fightback NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
It is bizarre that, at a time when the purpose of the EU’s institutions are being called into question more than ever, the president of the European Commission decides to introduce a US-style “State of the Union” address. Rather tha...
President’s desperate PR fightback NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
It is bizarre that, at a time when the purpose of the EU’s institutions are being called into question more than ever, the president of the European Commission decides to introduce a US-style “State of the Union” address. Rather tha...
September is here and Johnny is back! NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Yes, rejuvenated after lying on the beach sipping cocktails for a month with Mrs Erasmus, I’m back to walk the corridors of European power. What has been going on in Brussels during my absence? Anything much? Belgium hasn’t got its own go...
September is here and Johnny is back! NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Yes, rejuvenated after lying on the beach sipping cocktails for a month with Mrs Erasmus, I’m back to walk the corridors of European power. What has been going on in Brussels during my absence? Anything much? Belgium hasn’t got its own go...