UK snap vote not to delay Brexit
The rights of European citizens living in the UK and those of British citizens residing in the EU will be prioritised by the European Parliament (EP) in the Brexit talks.
How low oil prices might be named elephant in the room
A prominent event on the new narratives of energy and energy policies for “debunking myths” was convened in Brussels on 20 April by the Joint Research Centre, which is known as the EU science hub, and MAGIC project.
Erdogan fulfils ambition, but at cost
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally fulfilled his long-held ambition to expand his powers after the 16 April referendum handed him the reins of his country’s governance.
Betting further on blue economy
The Commission launched last Wednesday a new initiative aimed at supporting the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean region, the EU press service reported.
Tusk testifies in Polish probe
European Council President Donald Tusk testified for eight hours last Wednesday in his native Poland in an investigation into former heads of military counter-intelligence (SKW) suspected of cooperating with foreign intelligence services without the permission of the then-PM Tusk, news wires reported.
Food in EU is free of pesticides
Food consumed in the EU continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, according to new data.
Germany to cut funding for its one-euro job refugees scheme
The German government plans to cut its one-euro job programme for refugees’ employment, according to Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily. Citing Labour Ministry sources, the paper claims that the promised 100,000 jobs will soon cease to exist as from 2018 funding for the project would fall from €300m to just €60m.
France avoids violent terrorist attack ahead of elections
French police arrested two men in Marseille last Tuesday, suspected of planning a violent attack ahead of the presidential elections.
MEPs consider new rules to safeguard online privacy
The EU could soon have new privacy rules to take account of new practices such as internet-based messaging and allow users better control of their privacy settings, especially when it comes to cookies as EP civil liberties is currently working on such rules, the EP press service reported.
Organic products imports get electronic certification
A new system of electronic certification to better monitor imports of organic products became applicable last Wednesday, making the EU a global leader in traceability of such products, the EU press service reported.
EU signs nuclear safety agreement with Iran
Iran and the European Commission have signed the first-ever project for nuclear safety cooperation within the framework of a landmark nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany in July 2015.
End to fiction of Ankara's bid to join EU
Western European political leaders have expressed grave disquiet about alleged voter fraud at the polls and urged Turkish President Erdogan to be restrained as he assumes near absolute power.