In three separate decisions this week, the European Commission find seven companies a total of 546 million euros for taking part in different cartels relating to cars and car parts, in breach of EU antitrust laws.
The European Union is “ready to react swiftly and appropriately” if the United States takes trade measures that would affect European industry, a spokesperson of the European Commission said on Tuesday.
Poland is infringing European law on the protection of natural sites by ordering logging in the Bialowieza Forest, one of the last primeval forests in Europe.
The Eurogroup was informed yesterday of the progress achieved by Greece in meeting the conditions to unlock financial assistance under the economic adjustment programme. Their fulfilment is a precondition for the disbursement of the next tranche of € 6.7 billion from the European Stability Mechanism.
In February, Kuwait took over the UN Security Council's monthly presidency from Kazakhstan.
Three Dutch parliamentarians sent Monday a glass box containing recommendations to make the EU more transparent to Eurogroup President Mário Centeno.

EU and the forgotten war in Afrin

Sunday, 18 February 2018 17:52
The on-going war in Kurdish-held enclave Afrin in Northern Syria was discussed at a briefing in Brussels last week, organized by the Kurdish Institute. The war started on 20 January with unprovoked Turkish air strikes and is claiming a rising death toll among civilians and displaced persons who found shelter…
Hungary feels the process of admitting Serbia and Montenegro into the European Union (EU) is too slow and argues that the inclusion of the two West Balkans countries could be achieved by 2022 rather than 2025 as envisaged by the European Union.

A Europe that delivers - but how and when?

Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:59
In a full press room yesterday European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his ideas about how to make the European Union's work more efficient and how to improve the connection between the leaders of the EU institutions and the citizens of Europe.
From March onwards, EU citizens will be able to have recourse to courts in their respective countries in disputes with Facebook, Twitter and Google+.