Austria confirms Hahn as its European commissioner

Austria confirmed that it wants Johannes Hahn, the current European Commissioner for enlargement, to stay on as its member of the next commission, headed by … Read more

Ursula von der Leyen warns hard Brexit would be massive blow for both sides

In an exclusive interview with The Guardian and four other European newspapers the European commission’s new president has said a hard Brexit would have “massively … Read more

EU interior ministers fail to find compromise on Mediterranean refugee rescue

European Union interior ministers meeting in Finland on Thursday failed to strike a stopgap deal to address ongoing disagreements about the bloc’s migration policies, particularly Read more

Irish Cabinet opposes EU time change plan

The Irish government will oppose an EU proposal that would end seasonal clock changes because it could result in Northern Ireland and the Republic of … Read more

EU braces for no-deal Brexit or another delay under Boris Johnson

The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain’s prime minister next week with a pledge … Read more

EU foreign ministers meet to discuss Iran nuclear deal

EU foreign ministers are meeting on Monday to discuss the latest developments concerning the Iran nuclear deal. They will try to flesh out a plan … Read more

EU’s satellite navigation system Galileo suffers service outage

Europe’s satellite-navigation system, Galileo, has suffered a major outage.

The network has been offline since Friday due to what has been described as a “technical … Read more

Romano Prodi urges Europe to stick together

In an interview with The South China Morning Post, former European Commission President and Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said that if France, Italy Read more

Lisbon aims to have no people living on its streets by 2021


The Lisbon City Council approved the Municipal Plan for the Homeless Person 2021. It’s a continuation of the previous plan which ended in 2018.… Read more

EU Foreign Affairs Council to address topical issues, Iran, Iraq and the Central African Republic

The Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of the European Union will meet in Brussels on 15 July 2019. The meeting will be chaired by the High … Read more

Macron hails common European defence in Bastille Day address

President Emmanuel Macron spoke of the importance of common defence and security on Sunday as he marked Bastille Day celebrations in France.

In his annual Read more

Golden visa investment scheme in Portugal falls 23%

Investment in so-called “golden” visas, the process whereby non-EU citizens can “buy” residence visas in Portugal, fell 23 percent in the first half of the … Read more

Germany calls for EU migrant redistribution ‘coalition’

Germany’s foreign minister says willing EU countries should redistribute migrants saved in the Mediterranean Sea. Some EU countries have vehemently opposed any form of redistribution … Read more

New EU Council Horizontal Working Party established to counter hybrid threats


The Permanent Representatives Committee, Coreper, decided on 11 July 2019 to establish a new dedicated working party on countering hybrid threats.

The mission of Read more

EU signals sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling

The European Union will put on hold high-level talks with Ankara and negotiations on an air transport agreement, as well as freezing funding for Turkey … Read more

World Population Day: EU registers more deaths than births

As the world commemorates World Population Day, an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues … Read more

SPD insists German coalition Government won’t split over Ursula von der Leyen nomination

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition will not collapse over European Union leaders’ choice of Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen to head the European Commission,

Katarina … Read more

CDU leader warns against blocking von der Leyen nomination

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, head of Merkel’s Christian Democrat party (CDU), warned her junior coalition partners against blocking the appointment of a German, Ursula von der Read more

Eurojust helps reveal fake organic food fraud in Italy and Serbia

In close cooperation with Eurojust, Italian and Serbian national authorities unraveled a transnational large-scale fraud in the production and trade of allegedly organic food and … Read more

Juncker complains about von der Leyen nomination

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the process to appoint his successor, Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen, was not transparent and marked an unwelcome break … Read more

Opposition grows in Germany for Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination for EU President

Only one third of Germans believe their defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, is a good choice to lead the EU Commission, according to a … Read more

Finland to offset air travel emissions during its Presidency of the Council of the EU


Finland will offset emissions from air travel during the Presidency of the Council of the EU. This will be achieved by funding projects that Read more

Tusk asks European Parliament to approve von der Leyen

European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday asked the European Parliament to approve Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European … Read more

Political storm in Germany over choice of von der Leyen for European Commission chief

The nomination of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen as new European Commission chief has sparked fresh tensions within Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fragile coalition … Read more

No infringement procedure against Italy


The European Commission on Wednesday took the advice of its European commissioners’ cabinet chiefs and decided not to recommend opening an infringement procedure against … Read more