Expert analysis, features and profiles of key topical issues in the European Union.
The new European Commission has a challenging agenda -- launch a 300-billion-euro investment plan, defuse tensions with Russia, conclude a huge US trade deal and keep Britain in the EU.
At the foot of the wild Carpathian mountains in Poland near the Ukraine border, both countries are working to protect the Hucul pony, a small native horse breed that was on the brink of extinction just 70 years ago.
The UN climate summit in 2015 will fail unless the United States sets "a concrete and ambitious" goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard warned.
Twenty-five banks from 11 eurozone countries failed the European Central Bank (ECB) financial health check.
Corporate bond purchases would be one option for the European Central Bank to pump cash into the eurozone's flagging economy, analysts said on Wednesday, even as the bank said it had no such plans at present.
As chairman of the Annasr mosque, Mimoun Aquichouh personally knows a number of young men who left the small Belgian city of Vilvoorde to wage jihad in Syria.
Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, who won the Sakharov human rights prize Tuesday, has been dubbed "Doctor Miracle" for helping tens of thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Wild gyrations on the markets this week and the stalling European economy are stark reminders that the spectre of the eurozone debt crisis still looms over the global recovery.
Western allies should learn in the next few days if their punishing sanctions on Russia have softened its stance on Ukraine enough to justify lifting the drag on Europe's increasingly fragile economic recovery.
A raft of grim eurozone data this week alarmed financial markets and placed both Germany's doctrine of budgetary rigour and European Central Bank's monetary policy in the hot seat.
An EU probe into a tax deal between Ireland and Apple is raising pressure for a tightening of a controversial corporate tax system helping the country accelerate away from crisis.
European officials have said the risk of Ebola spreading on the continent is highly unlikely, but it has not stopped countries across the region adopting a series of measures to make doubly sure.
The European Union must fill gaps to stop the spread of Ebola now that an infected nurse in Spain has exposed these failings, but it is well armed to prevent an epidemic, EU officials and experts said.
European Union leaders preparing for Wednesday's emergency jobs summit have been told to change direction or face a political and social crisis triggered by chronic unemployment.
Perched on top of a hill overlooking the Irish city of Cork, surrounded by a dated industrial estate, Apple's European headquarters is an unlikely base for the world tech giant -- now under growing scrutiny over its local tax arrangements.
Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, holds snap general elections Sunday for the second time in 17 months, likely setting the stage for further political uncertainty.
The prospect of the EU accusing Apple of getting illegal tax breaks in Ireland has reopened a debate on how European countries attract multinational businesses and puts Dublin back in the spotlight.
Germany, which has long seen itself as the star pupil among debt-mired European economies, is heading for a steep decline driven by serious delusions about its own model, prominent experts are warning.
The 28 men and women picked to run the EU for the next five years face a grilling by the European Parliament this week. Here are five candidates under particular pressure as they sit down to face lawmakers.
In a Moscow supermarket, there are plenty of imported yoghurts, but the 'best-before' date has long expired on most of them. Russia's ban of food exports from Western countries that imposed sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis is biting.