Latest news about European Union politics.
- Third of Italians back anti-immigrant Northern League — 22 December 2014, 00:17 CET
More than one third of Italians -- including many in the once-hostile south -- are ready to vote for the anti-EU, anti-immigration Northern League, a poll showed Sunday.
- PM accuses EU of 'dirty campaign' against Turkey — 21 December 2014, 20:55 CET
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday accused the European Union of starting a "dirty campaign" against Turkey by criticising the arrests of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- British anti-EU party UKIP issues online rules after gaffes — 21 December 2014, 13:07 CET
UK Independence Party (UKIP), the British anti-European Union party, has
ordered a crackdown on the use of social media by supporters and members
following a series of controversies.
- Turkey court issues warrant for Erdogan foe Gulen — 20 December 2014, 02:37 CET
An Istanbul court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for US-based
Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
regards as his top enemy, in a controversial case that has strained ties
with the EU.
- Turkey court arrests TV chief on 'terror' charges — 19 December 2014, 20:23 CET
A Turkish court on Friday remanded in custody the head of a national TV network and three ex-police officers on terrorism charges, in a case linked with a top foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that has strained EU ties.
- Anti-austerity, free trade protest snarls Brussels EU quarter — 19 December 2014, 15:15 CET
Several thousand people demonstrated against austerity and a massive EU-US free trade deal in central Brussels Friday, burning an effigy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel near the European Commission headquarters.
- EU leaders want US trade deal signed end-2015 — 19 December 2014, 13:04 CET
EU leaders agreed at a summit Thursday to push for the signing of a huge but controversial free trade deal with the United States by the end of 2015.
- Turkey media bosses to be charged with 'terror group membership' — 18 December 2014, 17:51 CET
Two anti-government Turkish media chiefs arrested during controversial weekend raids that have strained ties with the European Union are to be charged with membership of a terrorist group, reports said Thursday.
- EU agrees tougher money-laundering law — 17 December 2014, 17:06 CET
Owners of secretive companies in Europe will have a harder time keeping out of the public eye, EU negotiators agreed Wednesday, in another blow against opaque business practices after the LuxLeaks scandal.
- Erdogan says EU can't give Turkey 'democracy lesson — 17 December 2014, 17:21 CET
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday stepped up his rhetoric in a bitter row with the European Union over arrests of opposition media, saying the bloc has no right to give lessons in democracy and should itself "look in the mirror".
- Turkey still holding 18 after controversial arrests — 17 December 2014, 16:48 CET
Turkish police Wednesday were still questioning 18 suspects arrested in
hugely controversial weekend raids against opposition media that have
raised tensions between Ankara and the European Union.
- Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva — 17 December 2014, 10:17 CET
World powers resumed negotiations with Iran on Wednesday over Tehran's
disputed nuclear programme, more than three weeks after they last met
and gave themselves another seven months to strike a deal.
- Juncker cuts new laws to slash red-tape — 17 December 2014, 11:21 CET
New Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker told Members of the European Parliament Tuesday he would cut dozens of proposed laws stuck in the byzantine Brussels process, in an effort to trim red tape.
- EU ministers agree harder line on Turkey over raids — 17 December 2014, 15:00 CET
EU ministers agreed to take a harder line on Turkey's bid for membership Tuesday, saying its recent police raids on media outlets were incompatible with the bloc's democratic values.
- Turkey says EU criticism over arrests unacceptable — 16 December 2014, 18:40 CET
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday Ankara could not accept "such heavy criticism" from the European Union about weekend raids that targeted opposition media.
- EU's Mogherini 'very surprised' at Erdogan comments on arrests — 15 December 2014, 20:46 CET
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday she was "surprised" after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Brussels for criticising mass arrests targeting opposition media.
- US, Iran hold new nuclear talks in Geneva — 15 December 2014, 14:57 CET
Senior officials from the United States and Iran resumed talks on Monday
over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, a diplomatic source said,
three weeks after world powers missed a deadline for reaching a deal.
- Erdogan tells EU to 'mind own business' over Turkey arrests — 15 December 2014, 20:57 CET
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday told the European Union to "mind its own business", in a blistering attack against the bloc over criticism by EU officials of police raids against opposition media.
- LuxLeaks suspect says he is not only whistleblower — 15 December 2014, 11:39 CET
A Frenchman charged over leaking documents that revealed secret tax
avoidance deals between Luxembourg and multinational companies has said he believes he is not the only whistleblower in the scandal.
- Turkish police raid on media 'against European values' — 14 December 2014, 21:33 CET
Top EU officials on Sunday denounced Turkish police raids on media representatives as going "against the European values" that Turkey aspires to as it seeks membership in the bloc.
- Juncker says UK 'beating up' poor Europeans: report — 13 December 2014, 14:37 CET
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker accused Britain's
prime minister of "beating up" poor European immigrant workers with
plans to restrict their access to public assistance, The Guardian
- Suspect charged in LuxLeaks tax scandal — 13 December 2014, 11:07 CET
The suspected leaker of documents that revealed secret tax avoidance deals between Luxembourg and hundreds of multinational companies has been charged with theft, money-laundering and exposing trade secrets, prosecutors said Friday.
- Juncker urges tougher money-laundering law — 13 December 2014, 00:21 CET
Jean-Claude Juncker urged EU states and Euro-MPs Friday to back tougher money-laundering laws, which campaigners said would prevent a repeat of the "LuxLeaks" scandal putting pressure on the new European Commission chief.
- EU clean air, waste laws at risk — 13 December 2014, 21:26 CET
EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker faces a clash with Euro-MPs after leaked documents Friday revealed his plans to drop laws on clean air and waste recycling.
- EU, US confirm new Iran nuclear talks on Dec 17 — 12 December 2014, 19:07 CET
The EU and the US on Friday confirmed that extended nuclear talks
between with Iran will resume on December 17 in Geneva after they failed
to reach a deal with Tehran last month.