With a reputation of a slow-working institution which only gets its act together in face of an urgent crisis, the speedy reaction of the EU to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran and protect the interests of European companies investing in Iran has taken even experienced observers by surprise.
The European Commission adopted last Friday a new policy framework that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education of children in emergency situations to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of social media giant Facebook, will appear before the European Parliament on Tuesday to answer questions about the company’s privacy policy, the company said.
Greenpeace installed solar panels on the European Parliament building in Brussels as it hosted the penultimate round of talks on a European directive on renewable energy on Thursday and used the electricity they generated to make vegan ice cream.
The European Ombudsman, Emily O´Reilly, has initiated a new investigation of the controversial appointment of the new secretary-general of the European Commission following the European Parliament´s inquiry which resulted in severe criticism of the Commission.
The meeting on Tuesday evening in Brussels between EU/E3 (France, Germany and the United Kingdom) and the Iranian foreign minister was described by EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as constructive and positive. Both sides are eager to stick to the nuclear deal and to continue trading with each-other.
The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, a pan-European network of heritage NGOs.

Ready, steady, get your Wi-Fi now

Monday, 14 May 2018 18:30
From  15 May, Brussels and municipalities throughout the European Union (EU) will be able to apply for a first batch of 1,000 WiFi4EU vouchers, the European Commission announced today, and benefit more from today’s increasingly digital world.
The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom (EU3) and EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will meet Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss how to keep the nuclear deal after the US withdrawal from the deal and the possibility of US…
Britain’s electoral commission on Friday slapped a fine of 70,000 pounds (79,000 euros) on the pro-Brexit movement Leave.EU for multiple irregularities in the financing of its campaign for the June 2016 referendum on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).