Brexit

Three months on, Brexit remains more elusive than ever

If a week is a long time in politics, then surely three months is a millennium. But that is precisely how much time has...
UK EU

UK doesn’t need free trade agreements to prosper, IEA think tank...

The Institute of Economic Affairs has published a report claiming that the UK doesn't need free trade agreements to prosper. Penned by Professor of Economics at...
Visa free travel Klaas Dijkhoff

EU ministers push forward ’emergency brake’ for visa-free travel

Ministers at the Council of the European Union announced plans for an 'emergency brake' on visa-free travel, after France and Germany proposed curbing travel...
Inflation

Inflation down to -0.2% across Europe

Inflation fell in April from March by .02% across the EU, Eurostat figures show. Seventeen member states of the European Union showed negative interest rates,...
Europol report

More than 90% of migrants use criminal networks to get to...

A joint Europol-Interpol report found that more than 90% of migrants crossing into Europe do so using criminal organisations. The report on the extraordinary crisis interviewed 1,500...
€500 note

€500 note to be withdrawn from circulation over illegal use concerns

The €500 note is to be removed from circulation because of concerns that it aided criminal activity. But the European Central Bank said the existing notes will...
EU Kosovo

Kosovo might be next to get visa-free travel to EU

Shortly after giving Turkish citizens the right to travel to the European Union without a visa, the European Commission announced Kosovo may be next...
France Schengen border

Schengen controls extend as calls grow for unified “European Border and...

Internal Schengen border controls will be extended for six months, the European Commission announced on Wednesday. The Schengen Area provides passport-free travel amongst 26 European countries...
military nato Ashton Carter

NATO considers military buildup in Eastern Europe to counter Russian threats

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said NATO will consider increasing its military presence in the border regions of Eastern Europe to counter increased Russian...
Visa passport control Greece

Visa-free travel for Turks going to Europe

The European Commission will press ahead with visa-free travel for Turkish citizens under conditions related to the migrant influx, as part of a controversial EU-Turkey deal. This...
TTIP environmental protest London

Huge TTIP leak sparks environmental protection fears

Greenpeace has obtained a report that suggests the European Union would weaken environmental regulations if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was adopted. The...
Belgium Tihange Nuclear Power Station

Belgium, Netherlands to distribute iodine pills for nuclear safety

Belgian Health Minister Maggie De Block has told local media that every Belgian is to receive iodine pills to safeguard against any potential nuclear incidents. Iodine...
Eurozone European Central Bank

Eurozone growth unexpectedly doubles

Figures released by Eurostat show an unexpected increase in Eurozone economic growth in the first quarter of 2016. Compared to the last quarter of 2015,...
Polish parliament

Human Rights Watchdog voices concerns over new Polish police powers

A delegation from the European Commission for Democracy through Law is set to visit Warsaw after the Polish government adopted a law granting greater police oversight...
Romania F22 Raptor

US sends advanced warplanes to Romania

Two of the most advanced warplanes on the planet have arrived in Romania alongside a refuelling plane, as the US seeks to reassure the...
TTIP Obama

Obama pushes TTIP in Germany as French minister says deal is...

US President Barack Obama has wrapped up two days in Germany promoting the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) free trade deal amid protests. Obama previously...
Estonian capital Talinn

Estonian security report details Russian media threats to Europe

The Estonian Internal Security Service has published an annual report highlighting the threat posed by Russia to the country and to Europe as a...
Greece refugees

European Union promises €700 million refugee aid for Greece

The European Commission has announced over €700 million in aid to help Greece deal with over 50,000 migrants. EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management,...
Jean-Claude Juncker addresses Council of Europe

Commission president Juncker warns people are losing faith in EU

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has said that people have lost faith in the European Union, and that the organisation had overstepped...
Europe unemployment

Unemployment in Europe continues to fall

Eurostat have released figures showing unemployment has continued to fall gradually across Europe. Unemployment across the EU 28 members - that is, all EU countries...