EU Parliament Flexes Muscle
The European Parliament, an idiosyncratic chamber that has often been dismissed as a multilingual talking shop, is rapidly assuming greater influence that is giving it a growing role in the region and beyond.
Last Updated (Friday, 24 May 2013 08:57)
Thatcher adds voice to EU Out! debate from beyond the grave
MARGARET THATCHER has managed to excite her followers from beyond the grave with the disclosure by her biographer Charles Moore that she was a secret believer in Brexit – Britain's exit from the EU.
Last Updated (Friday, 24 May 2013 07:03)
Slovenia unveils reforms as it seeks to avoid EU bailout
The government of Slovenia has announced a package of measures it hopes will help avoid an EU bailout.The measures include a tax increase, a major restructuring of Slovenia's ailing banking sector, and a programme of mass privatisation.
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 May 2013 14:46)
Will an EU referendum kill the Scottish independence referendum?
The UK faces two referendums about its future, not one. As well as David Cameron’s promised ‘proper’ referendum on the UK’s relationship with the European Union, there is also the one on Scottish independence due on 18 September 2014.
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 May 2013 09:56)
55 beaches meet tough new standards
More than 50 English beaches have met tough new EU standards to receive Blue Flag awards for 2013.And a further 113 beaches in England are clean enough to get Seaside Awards (formerly Quality Coast Awards).
Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:39)
EU lawmakers to vote on reform of 'polluter pays'
EU lawmakers will vote again on controversial plans to make polluters pay more for the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, after narrowly rejecting the proposal last month, a top MEP said on Tuesday.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:19)
New fears over illegal migrants: Thousands will head to Britain within months
FEARS of a new wave of illegal immigration were raised yesterday after Romania declared it was on the brink of joining an EU scheme to allow free movement of people.
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 May 2013 16:00)
European Parliament emerging as a serious political force
Last Monday evening in Brussels, after the daily grind of activity in the European Commission’s Berlaymont building had drawn to a close, one light remained on.
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:56)
UK “Should Push Services in EU”
The U.K. should stop complaining about the way the European Union is going and make use of available tools to further its own interests.
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:44)
EU donates €300,000 Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF Pakistan
The European Union has provided €300,000 from its Nobel Peace Prize money to Unicef Pakistan to support its educational activities for children affected by a lack of security in parts of Northwestern Pakistan.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:38)
EU Taking Control of Seeds for Agribusiness Benefit
When food and gardening are treated as if they're nothing more than commodities, especially when control is placed in the hands of those whose sole interest is profits, then the people under such rule are living in total tyranny.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 May 2013 09:33)