The European Commission announced yesterday a long overdue proposal to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU.
The leaders attending the EU-Turkey meeting yesterday in Varna, Bulgaria, put on optimistic faces about common interests and solving outstanding issues by dialogue. But they could not hide the fact that they still disagree about Turkey’s accession to EU and its fight against terrorism inside and outside its borders.
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was arrested on Sunday by German police at the border with Denmark. He had arrived by car from a visit to Finland and was on his way to Belgium when a European arrest warrant was reactivated by Spain.
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.