Latest news about European Union politics.
- Furious Cameron vows not to pay EU bill for Britain — 24 October 2014, 16:18 CET
David Cameron furiously rejected a surprise demand from Brussels for more than two billion euros in backdated charges on Friday, setting up a new showdown over Britain's place in the EU.
- Merkel urges Putin to support solution to Ukraine gas dispute — 24 October 2014, 15:52 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call Friday to throw his weight behind a quick resolution of an ongoing gas dispute with Ukraine as winter looms.
- British PM demands crisis talks over EU cash demand — 24 October 2014, 13:13 CET
British Prime Minister David Cameron interrupted the EU summit on Friday to demand an emergency finance ministers meeting over a demand from Brussels for an extra EUR 2.1 bn from London, sources said.
- Anger in Britain over EU's 'thirsty vampire' payout demand — 24 October 2014, 12:17 CET
A demand for Britain to pay an extra 2.1 billion euros ($2.6 billion) to
the European Union shows the EU is a "thirsty vampire", eurosceptic
leader Nigel Farage said on Friday, as lawmakers voiced anger over the
- Britain's Cameron in new row over EU demand for extra EUR 2.1 bn — 24 October 2014, 09:34 CET
Prime Minister David Cameron faces a fresh showdown with the EU after Brussels on Thursday demanded an extra 2.1 billion euros from Britain because its economy is thriving while Europe stalls.
- British DJ withdraws satirical track for anti-EU party — 22 October 2014, 20:20 CET
A former British DJ on Wednesday withdrew a song he released in honour of the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) sung in a mock Caribbean accent, following a wave of criticism.
- Britain's Farage saves EU Parliament group — 20 October 2014, 18:31 CET
British eurosceptic leader Nigel Farage said he had saved his European Parliament group from collapse on Monday after recruiting a Polish legislator from a far-right party.
- EU court orders Tamil Tigers' removal from terror list — 16 October 2014, 20:18 CET
A European court on Thursday ordered Brussels to remove Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers from an EU terror list, but said the group's assets should stay frozen pending further legal action.
- British-led eurosceptic group in EU Parliament collapses — 16 October 2014, 20:13 CET
British eurosceptic leader Nigel Farage's group in the European Parliament has collapsed, ending a short-lived alliance that he formed with Italian populist Beppe Grillo after elections in May.
- Red tape bonfire 'could keep Britain in EU': report — 14 October 2014, 23:53 CET
Plans by Brussels to slash the red tape that businesses face could help keep Britain in the European Union, the man behind the proposals Edmund Stoiber said on Tuesday.
- US, Iran keep pushing for elusive nuclear deal — 14 October 2014, 23:32 CET
Iran's foreign minister warned Tuesday of "numerous" gaps in troubled nuclear talks with world powers but both he and US counterpart John Kerry, due in Vienna Wednesday, insisted a deal remains possible by a November 24 deadline.
- Bosnia holds vote amid mounting discontent and economic woes — 09 October 2014, 11:05 CET
Bosnia holds general elections Sunday against the backdrop of mounting social discontent as well as ethnic disputes and rampant corruption that are blocking its entry into the European Union.
- New Brussels No. 2 promises a less intrusive EU — 07 October 2014, 18:30 CET
Dutch politician Frans Timmermans, the right-hand man of incoming EU head Jean-Claude Juncker, on Tuesday promised to restore confidence in Brussels by making it simpler and less intrusive.
- Danish PM pledges referendum on EU opt-outs — 07 October 2014, 16:24 CET
Denmark intends to hold a referendum on whether to keep its opt-outs of the European Union's justice and home affairs rules, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said on Tuesday.
- US-EU trade talks: no privatisation of public services — 03 October 2014, 19:54 CET
The United States and the European Union pledged Friday not to include public services privatisation in their proposed trade pact, a sensitive issue on both sides of the Atlantic.
- EU 'concerned' over Hong Kong protests, urges restraint — 02 October 2014, 17:27 CET
The EU expressed concern Thursday over demonstrations in Hong Kong and
called on all sides to stay calm as a protester deadline for the
island's embattled leader to resign loomed.
- New Polish PM engineers handshake between predecessor and foe — 01 October 2014, 19:27 CET
Poland's new prime minister, Ewa Kopacz, on Wednesday engineered an
unexpected gesture of conciliation between her predecessor -- incoming
European Council president Donald Tusk -- and his opposition arch-foe,
making them shake hands publicly for the first time in years.
- EU-US trade pact could drop key stumbling block: Malmstroem — 30 September 2014, 11:31 CET
Europe's incoming Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem has opened the door to scrapping a controversial yet central element of the giant EU-US free trade deal that lets corporations sue governments.
- Creeping angst in Germany as economists fear best is over — 29 September 2014, 12:39 CET
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.
- Britain's EU Commissioner to lose remit of banker pay — 26 September 2014, 20:27 CET
Jonathan Hill, the Briton nominated to become the EU's new financial
services commissioner, will be stripped of the highly sensitive
responsibility of overseeing bankers' pay, the EU said Friday.
- EU rejects Putin demand for Ukraine deal changes — 26 September 2014, 14:32 CET
The European Union said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had
written to Brussels demanding changes to a landmark EU-Ukraine accord,
but it ruled out reopening the deal without Kiev's consent.
- EU raps Hungary over Ukraine gas cut — 26 September 2014, 20:26 CET
The European Union rapped Hungary on Friday for halting the gas supply
to neighbouring Ukraine as fresh concerns loomed about a winter energy
war with Moscow.
- Google fires back at Rupert Murdoch in Europe — 25 September 2014, 21:48 CET
Google on Thursday fired back at media mogul Rupert Murdoch, disputing a News Corp. complaint in Europe that the Internet titan has veered from the path of doing no evil.
- Eurosceptic Farage urges golfers to 'swing for Europe' — 25 September 2014, 18:39 CET
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage appeared in a tongue-in-cheek
video on Thursday urging on European golfers against the United States
as the Ryder Cup gets under way.
- German anti-euro party now main opposition force: poll — 23 September 2014, 17:56 CET
Upstart anti-euro party Alternative for Germany has become the biggest opposition force against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, a poll released Tuesday indicated.