Latest news about European Union politics.
- EU to allow countries to scrap tampon tax — 18 March 2016, 12:05 CET
The European Union said Thursday it will give its 28 member states the option of completely removing a tax on tampons which feminists had denounced as unfair.
- Regime critics released in Azerbaijan amnesty — 17 March 2016, 17:32 CET
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday freed 14 jailed rights
activists and opposition politicians in an amnesty, a move welcomed by
the European Union and rights activists.
- White House jabs London mayor over Brexit outburst — 14 March 2016, 22:42 CET
The White House mocked Boris Johnson's accusations of "exorbitant
hypocrisy" Monday, saying the United States had every right to weigh in
on Britain's Brexit debate.
- EU readying Libya sanctions: Mogherini — 14 March 2016, 18:42 CET
The EU has started work on sanctions against Libyan figures who hold up
agreement on a national unity government meant to bring peace to the
war-torn country, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said
- Iran missile tests don't breach nuclear deal: EU — 14 March 2016, 18:37 CET
Iran's recent ballistic missile tests are not in violation of its
nuclear deal and the European Union is not considering sanctions at this
stage, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday.
- Brexit could lead to higher air fares: study — 14 March 2016, 13:31 CET
Flights between Britain and Europe could jump in price if the country
votes to leave the European Union, according to a report commissioned by the Association of British Travel Agents released on Monday.
- EU agrees to stand firm against Russia — 15 March 2016, 11:14 CET
The European Union must stand up to Russia to defend core political and security interests but can still try to find common cause on issues such as the Syrian conflict, the bloc's foreign ministers said Monday.
- EU promises more relief for crisis-hit farmers — 14 March 2016, 13:41 CET
The EU said Monday it was looking for support from the European
Investment Bank at crisis talks in Brussels aimed at helping dairy and
other farmers hit hard by plunging prices.
- EU suspends Burundi government aid over violence — 14 March 2016, 18:10 CET
The European Union, Burundi's biggest aid donor, on Monday suspended all direct funding to the government for ignoring human rights and failing to stop a wave of deadly violence.
- Obama due in Britain in April to make pro-EU case: report — 14 March 2016, 00:52 CET
US President Barack Obama will head to Britain next month and make the
case for the UK to stay in the European Union, a British newspaper
- Most French also want vote on EU membership: UK study — 12 March 2016, 22:15 CET
Most French people want to follow Britain by holding a referendum on the country's European Union membership, although they would likely vote to remain in the bloc, a British study has shown.
- Social democrat leaders in Paris to map EU's future — 12 March 2016, 13:57 CET
French President Francois Hollande on Saturday welcomed more than a
dozen Social democrat leaders from the European Union to Paris to
discuss the migrant crisis and how to jump-start economic growth.
- EU anti-fraud agency may sue after chief loses immunity — 11 March 2016, 18:35 CET
The EU's anti-fraud agency says it may go to the bloc's highest court after its chief was stripped of his diplomatic immunity over claims that he illegally listened in on a phone call during a corruption
- Archbishop of Canterbury says migration fears are valid — 11 March 2016, 11:36 CET
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the leader of the world's
Anglicans, said Friday that people were entitled to fear the impact of
mass migration, in his first intervention in Britain's EU referendum
- EU anti-fraud chief loses immunity in corruption row — 10 March 2016, 19:34 CET
The EU's anti-fraud chief has been stripped of his diplomatic immunity
and could face questioning by Belgian investigators in a case linked to
the 2012 resignation of a European Commissioner in a lobbying scandal,
officials said Thursday.
- Five top European labour reform efforts — 09 March 2016, 15:33 CET
As France saw a wave of protests over proposed labour law reforms on Wednesday, here is a run-down of efforts taken by five major European Union countries in recent years to shake up their struggling job markets:
- Report Queen Elizabeth 'backs Brexit' denied — 09 March 2016, 11:27 CET
A report by a British tabloid that Queen Elizabeth II is in favour of
the country leaving the European Union was quickly denied on Tuesday by the former deputy prime minister.
- Germany's Schaeuble snubs debt relief for Greece — 08 March 2016, 14:57 CET
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Tuesday he opposed
debt relief for Greece, a day after eurozone ministers agreed to
consider the possibility in upcoming bailout talks.
- EU membership strengthens economic 'dynamism': BoE — 08 March 2016, 16:50 CET
Britain's membership of the European Union reinforces the country's
economic "dynamism" but leaves it more exposed to financial shocks, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday.
- Boris Johnson slams crushing of Brexit supporter — 06 March 2016, 18:57 CET
London mayor Boris Johnson on Sunday accused supporters of the campaign to stay in the European Union of crushing a business leader for publicly backing a Brexit.
- EU urges Turkey to respect media freedom after newspaper seized — 05 March 2016, 18:26 CET
The European Union on Saturday urged Turkey to respect media freedom after Turkish police seized top-selling opposition newspaper Zaman, days before the two sides hold a summit on the migrant crisis.
- British business boss suspended over Brexit support: report — 05 March 2016, 12:50 CET
The head of a British business lobby group has been suspended for
recommending that Britain votes to leave the European Union in June's referendum, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
- Treason at dinner: Tory Brexit rifts turn nasty — 04 March 2016, 12:17 CET
The plot was hatched over a slow-roasted shoulder of lamb: two
Conservative heavyweights decided to defy Prime Minister David Cameron over Europe, igniting a feud that is creating a bitter rift in the
- No Albania EU membership without justice reform: Mogherini — 04 March 2016, 06:02 CET
Albania must carry out a "deep reform" of its justice system before it
can be considered for European Union membership, the bloc's foreign
policy chief said during a visit to Tirana.
- Brexit would create 'less stable' Europe: German finance minister — 03 March 2016, 16:37 CET
The European Union would be "less stable" if Britain votes to leave, in
a referendum on membership in June, Germany's finance minister told a
British business conference Thursday.