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EU and Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region

Added: 24.02.2018 6:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — For years, Russia has worked to gain influence in Southeast Europe, using Serbia as a foothold to establish a friendly pocket on a hostile continent. The European Union finally is pushing back. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is embarking on a seven-nation Balkans tour Sunday to promote the EU’s new eastward [...]


EU leaders put 'Spitzenkandidat' on summit menu

Added: 23.02.2018 3:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

EU summit to feature debate about who gets to choose the next president of the European Commission. A row between leaders and parliament can be expected in 2019.


EU’s divisive next members: Albania and Macedonia set to start accession talks THIS SUMMER

Added: 23.02.2018 3:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

MACEDONIA and Albania are being lined up for full membership of the EU after the European Commission paved the way for talks with the two Western Balkan nations.


[Ticker] Freedom of expression under threat in Spain, warn MEPs

Added: 23.02.2018 2:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

A group of 34 MEPs has called on the European Commission to check whether Spanish legislation on public offence is "fully aligned" with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The MEPs, from the Greens and GUE/NGL groups, as well as two liberals, say "freedom of expression under threat in Spain" after a rapper was sentenced for exaltation of terrorism and slander, a investigative book was seized and an exhibition "censored".


EU leaders debate jobs race, Brexit budget hole

Added: 23.02.2018 2:32 | 1 views | 0 comments

BRUSSELS: EU leaders minus Britain will debate for the first time Friday how to fill a Brexit-sized hole in the bloc's budget and how to choose a successor to European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker. Grand plans pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron to reboot the European Union after Britain leaves in 2019 will collide with issues of cold hard cash and sovereignty at the summit in Brussels. The 27 leaders won't take any formal decisions on Friday but will lay the ground for what could be bitter negotiations ahead, particularly over a post-Brexit funding gap of up to 15 billion euros a year. They are also set to lay...


Real Stuff: European Commissioner Moscovici & His Shiny Bear

Added: 22.02.2018 18:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells us why a Bear best represents Europe's Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) to him.


EU INFIGHTING: Austria in legal challenge against Brussels over Hungary's NUCLEAR ambition

Added: 22.02.2018 17:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

AUSTRIA has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against the European Commission over its approval of Hungary’s plans to expand an atomic power plant.


European superstate 'QUESTIONED': Juncker admits embarrassing revelation about EU vision

Added: 22.02.2018 13:48 | 1 views | 0 comments

EUROPEAN Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has produced a shock revelation about his parents “questioning” the European superstate he is attempting to create.


[Ticker] Juncker 'worried' by Italian elections

Added: 22.02.2018 11:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday the EU should be prepared for the "worst scenario" of having no "operational government" in Italy after the 4 March elections. He told a Brussels audience that he was "more worried" by the Italian vote than by the German Social Democrats vote on the coalition agreement, with results the same day. He warned of "a strong reaction of financial markets," according to AFP.

Irish taxman sees disputed Apple bill remaining around $16 billion

Added: 22.02.2018 10:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

Ireland expects the final disputed tax bill that the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple to be "in the ballpark" of the 13 billion euros ($16 billion) estimated, the head of the country's tax collectors said on Thursday.


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