|You can't escape 'The Future is Europe'|
Added: 24.08.2017 5:16 | 0 views | 0 comments
Love it or loath it, a graffiti slogan by Belgian artist NovaDead in the dreary EU quarter in Brussels contains a "powerful" message, its sponsors said.
|Poland vows legal battle on migrant quotas|
Added: 24.08.2017 3:28 | 0 views | 0 comments
Poland has vowed to see the EU in court over migrant relocation quotas, while accusing the Commission of creating a terrorist risk.
|[Opinion] Refugees in limbo on Greek island|
Added: 24.08.2017 3:13 | 0 views | 0 comments
Out of sight and out of space: a volunteer documents the conditions, and the state of limbo experienced by refugees on the Greek island of Chios.
|UK seeks to 'align' with EU on data protection rules|
Added: 24.08.2017 3:04 | 0 views | 0 comments
British data minister says 'a strong future data relationship between the UK and EU' is in both parties' interest.
|[Ticker] Germany asks EU to strengthen foreign takeover rules|
Added: 24.08.2017 2:45 | 0 views | 0 comments
In a letter to European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, German economy minister Brigitte Zypries has requested stronger rules to allow EU countries to block Chinese takeovers of European companies. "Open markets cannot be a one-way street," she wrote. According to the Chinese EU investments totalled €35bn in 2016, up 77% from 2015, with Germany accounting for 31% of the Chinese investments in Europe.
|[Ticker] Poll shows tight race in Norway's upcoming elections|
Added: 24.08.2017 2:42 | 0 views | 0 comments
Less than three weeks before parliamentary elections on 11 September, Norwegian polls point to a close race between conservative prime minister Erna Solberg's minority right-wing government and the centre-left opposition, led by labour leader Jonas Gahr Stoere. This potentially leaves the role of kingmaker to a large group of smaller parties. Nationen newspaper's poll on Thursday showed 32% support for Stoere, up 6% over the summer, while 29% support Solberg.
|[Ticker] Macron slams EU posted workers rules|
Added: 24.08.2017 2:33 | 0 views | 0 comments
French president Emmanuel Macron kicked off a three-day European tour on Wednesday. At his first stop in Austria, he began by criticising EU rules that allow companies to send workers to other member states without paying local social charges. "The European directive on detached workers, in its current format, is a betrayal of the European spirit," Macron said. He heads to Romania on Thursday and Bulgaria on Friday.
|Rotterdam rock concert canceled on terror tip from Spanish police|
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A concert in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam by American rock group Allah-Las was cancelled Wednesday night because of a "terror threat," police said in a statement.
|Macron pushes EU labour rule changes on central Europe tour|
Added: 23.08.2017 11:38 | 0 views | 0 comments
French President Emmanuel Macron begins a three-day tour of central Europe on Wednesday with controversial EU labour rules at the top of his agenda.
|[Ticker] Air Berlin insolvency talks begin amid 'stitch-up' accusation|
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"We would be very happy to bid for the whole of Air Berlin," Ryanair's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, told Reuters. Air Berlin has filed for bankruptcy, flying on schedule now only due to a German government bridge loan of €150m. A creditors' committee is due to meet for the first time on Wednesday, with O'Leary saying the insolvency process is a "stitch-up" to help strengthen Germany's top carrier, Lufthansa.
|UK seeks to end 'direct' rule of EU court|
Added: 23.08.2017 3:26 | 1 views | 0 comments
Britain is preparing to say that a new set of tribunals should enforce EU law after Brexit instead of the EU’s Court of Justice.
|Barcelona suspect admits group was planning larger attack in Spain|
Added: 23.08.2017 3:24 | 0 views | 0 comments
An alleged member of an Islamist group that carried out the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger attack on monuments using explosives, a judicial source said.
|[Ticker] EU calls on Serbia and Macedonia to remain calm|
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The European Commission called on Serbia and Macedonia "to exercise restraint" and to deal with their diplomatic spat "calmly", Balkan Insight reported Tuesday. Serbia withdrew its embassy staff from Skopje after accusing Macedonia of planning "very offensive acts". Tensions between the two former Yugoslav countries recently increased after Macedonians elected a new left-wing government, replacing a pro-Russian one. Serbia is also irked by Macedonia's intended support for Kosovo's Unesco membership.
|[Ticker] Schulz wants US to remove nuclear weapons from Germany|
Added: 23.08.2017 2:57 | 0 views | 0 comments
Former European Parliament president Martin Schulz said on Tuesday that the United States would have to withdraw nuclear weapons stored on German soil if his centre-left party, SPD, won the upcoming federal elections on 24 September. At a campaign rally, he criticised US president Donald Trump's war of words with North Korea. Schulz, the main challenger to current chancellor Angela Merkel, vowed to start a nuclear disarmament initiative.
|[Ticker] Ukraine and Russia to announce another ceasefire|
Added: 23.08.2017 2:39 | 2 views | 0 comments
Ukraine, Russia, and the OSCE will announce a ceasefire Wednesday, according to a joint statement by Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine. Respective leaders Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, and Petro Poroshenko said they hope it would lead "to a stable improvement of the situation" in Donbass, over which Russia-backed separatists and the Ukrainian army have fought since 2014. Past ceasefires, including recently in June, have .
|[Opinion] Managing migration: a European responsibility|
Added: 23.08.2017 2:38 | 0 views | 0 comments
"The EU now needs to bring its weight to bear, to ensure non-EU countries cooperate on taking back their nationals arriving as economic migrants", writes migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.
|[Ticker] EU to investigate Monsanto-Bayer merger|
Added: 23.08.2017 2:29 | 0 views | 0 comments
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Tuesday that she is opening an in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of biotechnology company Monsanto by Bayer. "I am convinced that we need to take more time to investigate the preliminary concerns we have identified in pesticides, seeds, and traits," . The commission opens these kinds of in-depth merger probes several times a year.
|Torso found in Copenhagen waters matches DNA of missing Swedish journalist|
Added: 23.08.2017 1:48 | 0 views | 0 comments
Danish police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whom police believe was killed on a home-made submarine.
|Italian tourist island of Ischia hit by deadly quake|
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An earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing at least two people, injuring dozens of others and leaving two young brothers trapped in the rubble.
|[Interview] Guerot: Germany could lose its role in Europe|
Added: 22.08.2017 4:58 | 2 views | 0 comments
The leading EU member state must sooner or later face its responsibility for Europe's problems, said German political thinker Ulrike Guerot.