The European Council meeting last week focused on a number of urgent economic and foreign political issues.
The political party groups in the Parliament have prepared a catalogue of detailed questions to the European Commission on its appointment of Martin Selmayr as new secretary general of the Commission. A hearing in the budgetary control commitee with the commissioner in charge of human resources, Gunther Oettinger, is expected…
On Friday, the European Commission proposed the granting of €4.6 million to Belgium, with a view to assisting former Caterpillar workers and the company’s former subcontractors in finding a job.
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Thursday that she expected the European Union, as a whole, to be on the list of countries exempted from US tariffs on steel and aluminium that US President Donald Trump is to announce during the day.
A 200-year-old Portuguese cork oak was crowned “European tree of the year” during an official ceremony held in Brussels Tuesday evening.
The European Commission proposed yesterday new rules to ensure that digital business activities are taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way in the EU. The measures would make the EU a global leader in designing tax laws fit the modern economy and the digital age.
On Wednesday, the European Commission authorised the conditional takeover of the American chemical giant Monsanto, by the German company Bayer.

Challenges facing immigrant students

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 07:52
Migration flows are profoundly changing the composition of classrooms in Europe. In 2015, almost one in four 15-year-old students were either foreign-born or had at least one foreign-born parent.
Belgium received 14,035 applications from first-time asylum seekers in 2017, which was 215 fewer than the preceding year, according to figures released on Tuesday by the European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat.
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has every confidence in European justice, and particularly in the Belgian one, he said Sunday during a press conference in Geneva, where he was visiting.