Recent News Headlines : European Commission

DEFRAUDED US RETIREES TRACE PLOT TO EX-EU OFFICIAL


The former official, John Dalli, 68, is a longtime power broker in Malta, the tiniest of the 28 countries of the European Union... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 726

CHOPPER'S ELECTION PODCAST: JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER IS TRYING TO GET ME THE SACK, SAYS DAVID DAVIS


The report said The visitors wondered whether Davis would still be in charge of the negotiations after the election. ..... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 834

TURKEY TO PRESS AHEAD WITH EU MEMBERSHIP BID


Turkish EU affairs Minister Omer Celik's visit to Brussels aims to put the country's EU membership back on top of the agenda... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 347

BELGIUM, AT EASE AT THE HEART OF THE EU?


Belgian MEP Hilde Vautmans ADLE shows us around Brussels's downtown district as well as her home region of Sint-Truiden... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 0

EU REGULATORS TO APPROVE $5.5 BILLION BROADCOM, BROCADE DEAL


Exclusive EU regulators to approve 5.5 billion Broadcom, Brocade deal... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 702

B&Q TO STOP SELLING PLANTS GROWN WITH BEE-HARMING PESTICIDES


All flowering plants sold by B Q are to be grown without using pesticides that are harmful to bees, the retailer has announced... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 4814

EUROPE'S TOP BREXIT NEGOTIATOR TO ADDRESS IRISH PARLIAMENT


Europe's chief Brexit negotiator is to address a joint sitting of the Irish parliament next week... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 1

EU EYES NEW RULES THAT COULD MOVE THOUSANDS OF JOBS FROM LONDON


The EU's executive Commission said it will present next month new rules on the oversight of this market, the so-called clearing of euro-denominated trades... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 5

THERESA MAY SAYS E.U. IS INTERFERING IN BRITISH ELECTION


The E.U.'s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, refused to put a figure on Britain's exit bill... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 140

UK'S MAY PROMISES TO BE 'BLOODY DIFFICULT WOMAN' IN BREXIT TALKS


Addressing questions about May's capacity to conduct the time-consuming negotiations, he added The prime minister is leading the Brexit talks... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 2

UK MUST ABANDON 'FAIRY TALE' IDEAS, SAYS GERMANY'S EUROPE MINISTER


Brexit UK must abandon 'fairy tale' ideas, says Germany's Europe minister... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 21

EU AND UK: GALAXIES APART OVER BREXIT?


Another high-level source I spoke to attended a meeting with all the EU team present at the Downing Street dinner... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 119

HOW JUNCKER'S DOWNING STREET DINNER TURNED SOUR


Jean-Claude Juncker had prevaricated when he was first asked to Downing Street for dinner... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 1537

EUROPEAN UNION'S TOUGH DEMANDS FOR BRITAIN AS BREXIT TALKS NEAR


One voice European Union's tough demands for Britain as Brexit talks near... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 26

EU SUSPECTS BREXIT MIND GAMES IN UK VETO ON BUDGET


Without a deal, Britain would simply drop out of the EU in March 2019 and into a potentially chaotic legal limbo... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 24

9/11 CHAPEL WHICH SHELTERED RESCUE WORKERS MAY HAVE TO SHUT AS RENT SOARS


EU27 firm and fair political mandate for the Brexit talks is ready, Tusk said in a tweet not long after the summit of EU leaders began... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 1955

MAY TRIES TO WARM BREXIT ATMOSPHERE WITH EUROPE


The prime minister had a constructive meeting this evening with President Juncker of the European Commission, a spokesperson for May said in a statement... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 0

BRITAIN'S MAY TELLS EU'S JUNCKER SHE WANTS "DEEP AND SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP"


The PM had a constructive meeting this evening with President Juncker of the European Commission, the spokesperson said in a statement... READ MORE

27th April, 2017 0

FROM THE EU TO TRUMP, THE WORLD REACTS TO FRENCH VOTE


For centrist Emmanuel Macron, positive messages came from the likes of the European Union's foreign policy chief... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 5

HUNGARY INVESTIGATED BY EU OVER LAW THREATENING TOP UNIVERSITY


European commission says Central European University should be free to operate, patience with PM Viktor Orban wears thin... READ MORE

12th April, 2017 1630

ACRIMONIOUS BREXIT COULD HIT EUROPEAN UNION'S CREDIT RATING


LONDON Reuters An acrimonious Brexit in which Britain declines to honour its existing financial obligations could put pressure on the European Union's double A... READ MORE

10th April, 2017 0

JUNCKER'S PARTY CALLS FOR EU-WIDE BAN ON MUSLIM VEIL


The EPP boasts both President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban as members... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 5384

EU LEADERS BACK US STRIKES IN SYRIA, URGING MORE DIPLOMACY


In Paris President Hollande confirmed French backing for the US action, saying France sought missile strikes in 2013 after a previous chemical attack in Syria... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 0

EU PARLIAMENT URGES NEW CHECKS TO STOP EMISSIONS CHEATING


It recommended that future emissions legislative proposals be handled by the office of a single European commissioner to boost oversight... READ MORE

5th April, 2017 0

'TRUMP-JUNCKER SHOWDOWN: IF YOU'RE SHOUTING IN THE FOREST, YOU'LL GET AN ECHO'


There is a core of members who never will give up the European Union whatever the American president might think or might say... READ MORE

31st March, 2017 312

SECOND-TIME OFFENDER AFGHAN REFUGEE CHARGED WITH MURDER, RAPE OF GERMAN STUDENT


The outrage grew louder when it was revealed that Hussein K. had previously been detained on charges of murdering a woman in Greece... READ MORE

31st March, 2017 226

U.K. INITIATES BREXIT AND WADES INTO A THORNY THICKET


From agriculture to aviation, from fisheries to pharmaceuticals, Britain's economy has been shaped by membership in the European Union, its main trading partner... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 2225

20 HELD AFTER RAID ON ILLEGAL CASINO IN YAU MA TEI


UK takes key step in process of leaving the European Union... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 527

BREXIT MEANS BREXIT: WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS SAID


The memorable quotes have ranged from Theresa May's oft-repeated mantra, Brexit means Brexit, to the food and drink analogies favored by British and EU officials alike... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 831

BRUSSELS TERROR VICTIMS REMEMBERED, ONE YEAR ON


Families of the dead, survivors and officials have joined together in Brussels - to remember the victims of the city's terror attacks, one year on... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 9

Trending News Headlines : European Commission

E.U. LAWMAKERS CALL FOR END TO VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR AMERICANS


The Trump administration, finding itself in a tit-for-tat battle over access, would then almost certainly do the same for travelers from the European Union... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 35922

SOLAR POWER GROWTH LEAPS BY 50% WORLDWIDE THANKS TO US AND CHINA


Globally there is now 305GW of solar power capacity, up from around 50GW in 2010 and virtually nothing at the turn of the millennium... READ MORE

7th March, 2017 14422

NEIL KINNOCK AND PETER MANDELSON AMONG PRO-EU PEERS LOOKING TO FORCE CHANGES TO BREXIT DEAL IN HOUSE OF LORDS


Many other former MEPs and European commissioners are also receiving payouts from a Brussels pension pot estimated to be worth ?10 million... READ MORE

19th February, 2017 7856

EU SET TO BAN RAW IVORY EXPORTS FROM JULY


The EU needs to take responsibility and finally ban its own ivory trade as well as all exports... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 7230

UK HAS HIGHEST RATES OF COCAINE USE AND GONORRHOEA IN EUROPE


Across Europe, 1.9 percent of young adults aged 15 to 34 report using cocaine in the last year... READ MORE

23rd November, 2016 7163

PROTECTED FORESTS IN EUROPE FELLED TO MEET EU RENEWABLE TARGETS - REPORT


Protected forests are being indiscriminately felled across Europe to meet the EU's renewable energy targets, according to an investigation by the conservation group Birdlife... READ MORE

24th November, 2016 6987

BRITAIN WILL BE HANDED A?50BN EXIT BILL BY EU WHEN THERESA MAY TRIGGERS ARTICLE 50, CHIEF NEGOTIATOR FOR BRUSSELS WARNS


The source added One of the issues that will be for discussion and negotiation is the EU budget contribution and things like that... READ MORE

15th December, 2016 5664

EUROPEAN COMMISSION ISSUES 'FINAL WARNING' TO UK OVER AIR POLLUTION BREACHES


Air pollution is responsible for tens of thousands of early deaths every year and is harming the health of an entire generation of children... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 5465

GERMANY RETALIATES AFTER DONALD TRUMP LABELS NATO 'OBSOLETE' AND THREATENS CAR MAKERS WITH 35PC TARIFFS


Europeans all sound the same to Donald Trump, it appears, after it emerged that the president-elect can't tell one Eurocrat from another... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 4912

EU CALLS FOR END TO VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR AMERICANS IN SWIPE AT TRUMP


Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European home-affairs commissioner, traveled to Washington last month to talk about the issue... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 4698

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO LIFT MARINE LE PEN IMMUNITY OVER ISIS TWEETS


Marine Le Pen immunity to prosecution lifted by European Parliament over Isis social media posts... READ MORE

6th March, 2017 4005

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU: JIM ROGERS PROPHESIZES DEATH OF CASH & TOTAL GOVT CONTROL OF SPENDING


Some states in the US you cannot make cash transactions above a certain amount... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 3944

'EU NEEDS COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA, WE ARE NOT AN AMERICAN COLONY'


RT What kind of effect do you think this resolution will have across the European Union?... READ MORE

24th November, 2016 3216

EU LEADERS TURN ON EACH OTHER OVER BREXIT NEGOTIATION TACTICS, AS DAVID DAVIS WARNS THEM BORDER CONTROLS ARE NOT UP FOR DISCUSSIONA


EU leaders turn on each other over Brexit negotiation tactics, as David Davis warns them border controls are not up for discussionA... READ MORE

15th December, 2016 3000

ERDOGAN THREATENS TO LET MIGRANT FLOOD INTO EUROPE RESUME


We consider the E.U.-Turkey agreement as a common success, a German spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer, said at a news conference after Mr. Erdogan's remarks... READ MORE

26th November, 2016 2958

THE SCALE OF THE MIGRANT CRISIS FROM 160 TO MILLIONS


They could be included in a proposal by the European Commission to relocate 160 000 migrants from Greece Italy and Hungary to other countries in Europe... READ MORE

11th September, 2015 2628

EU CLEARS FINAL HURDLE FOR END OF ROAMING CHARGES


Goodbye roaming, tweeted Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, the EU lawmaker who steered the law on behalf of the European parliament... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 2575

MIKE PENCE TELLS A SKEPTICAL E.U. THAT IT HAS TRUMPS SUPPORT


But nobody is quite sure whether these surrogates truly speak for Mr. Trump or whether, even if they do, Mr. Trump might soon change his mind... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 2079

UK FACES EUROPEAN COURT FOR FAILING TO PROTECT PORPOISES


The UK will be hauled before the European court of justice for failing to provide safe habitats for harbour porpoises, the European commission said on Thursday... READ MORE

29th September, 2016 1942

COULD THE EUROPEAN UNION FALL APART?


It has been a dreadful year for the European Union... READ MORE

6th December, 2016 1922

MARINE LE PEN'S CHIEF OF STAFF UNDER INVESTIGATION


Le Pen said she was challenging allegations by the European Anti-Fraud Office, which is based in Brussels... READ MORE

24th February, 2017 1856

DONALD TRUMP'S LIKELY EU AMBASSADOR TED MALLOCH WANTS TO TAME THE BLOC 'LIKE HE BROUGHT DOWN SOVIET UNION'


Donald Trump's likely pick for ambassador to the European Union has suggested he wants to bring down the bloc... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 1732

'KNOW YOUR LIMITS!' ERDOGAN REMINDS EU PARLIAMENT WHO'S IN CHARGE OF TURKEY


'Know your limits!' Erdogan reminds EU Parliament who's in charge of Turkey... READ MORE

27th November, 2016 1539

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER


Global Conversation Exclusive interview with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker... READ MORE

28th November, 2016 1405

JUNCKER WARNS PRESIDENT MAY UPSET US TIES WITH EUROPE


Mr Juncker had offered his formal congratulations to Mr Trump on Wednesday in a joint statement with Donald Tusk, head of the European Council... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 1273

NICOLA STURGEON 'WILL NOT GET MUCH HELP FROM EUROPE' DESPITE CHARM OFFENSIVE


Church of england attacks 'troubling' european court ruling which says employers can ban workers from wearing christian crosses... READ MORE

14th March, 2017 1240

MAY SAYS BRITAIN WILL LEAD NEW ERA OF FREE TRADE


But until Britain formally leaves the European Union, deemed unlikely before March 2019, it can only discuss such deals, not sign them... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 1177

DONALD TRUMP AND STEVE BANNON 'POSE EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO EU,' SAYS CHIEF BREXIT NEGOTIATORA


We have a third front undermining the European Union, and it is Donald trump who has joined the far-Right parties from across the Atlantic... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 907

EUROPEAN UNION TO HAND BRITAIN A ?50 BILLION EXIT BILL


Britain will be presented with a ?50 billion 85 billion exit bill by the European Union as soon as Theresa May triggers Article 50, Brussels' chief negotiator is warning... READ MORE

16th December, 2016 902

BREXIT IS OPPORTUNITY TO PULL EUROPE CLOSER TOGETHER, EU'S TOP NEGOTIATORA GUY VERHOFSTADT SAYS


Mr Verhofstadt said it was far too early to speculate on the impact for Britain, or the City of London, Europe's biggest financial centre... READ MORE

24th January, 2017 891


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