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Brussels, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Migrants arriving by sea to Italy are now the main problem faced by the European Union in its efforts to stem mass immigration to the bloc, the head of the EU border agency said on Wednesday. ... Some 90 percent of arrivals ...
He has indicated that he favours Britain becoming and independent member of the World Trade Organisation, which would enable Britain to strike its own deals with non-EU countries. A senior Treasury official yesterday launched a direct attack on on Dr ...

The top European Union official dealing with Britain's exit from the bloc is due in Ireland today. Michel Barnier is the newly-appointed EU Commission's chief Brexit negotiator. He will meet with the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and some other officials for ...
The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union this week signalled he wants the UK to leave the EU Single market and pursue a "hard Brexit".
On 11 October 2016, the Council adopted conclusions on tax transparency.
Declaration says former European Commission president 'morally reprehensible' for joining US bank.

Istanbul - Russian president Vladimir Putin will visit Berlin on Oct. 19 for talks with some leaders of the European Union and Ukraine to discuss a solution to the Ukrainian crisis, a Kremlin aide told reporters on Oct. 10. Putin is already due to ...
"Belarus is the only country on the European continent that still applies the death penalty. I urge the authorities of Belarus to commute the remaining death sentences and establish a formal moratorium on executions as a first step towards abolition of ...
anti-corruption activists speak at a press conference in Kyiv on Aug. 15, as they criticize the launch of the electronic asset declarations.
New head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli has urged the Ukrainian authorities to make sure ensure the full operation of the electronic declaration system.
Istanbul (Reuters) - Russian president Vladimir Putin will visit Berlin on Oct. 19 for talks with some leaders of the European Union and Ukraine to discuss a solution to the Ukrainian crisis, a Kremlin aide told reporters on Monday. Putin is already ...
"The approach that is being talked about puts at risk the stability of the European Union. It's got financial instabilities of its own to be concerned with.
Only when we actually leave the European Union, they assert, will adverse effects appear. To put it politely, this is somewhat disingenuous.
EU nationals currently living in the UK will be able to stay after Brexit is finalized in 2019, a report citing government sources says.
At the same time, Greece struggles to manage the influx of refugees flowing in from Syria and elsewhere, with Vitsas calling upon other countries within the EU to "share the burden...because the problem is not a Greek problem. It is a European and ...
The European Commission, remember, has recently launched a tough, new anti-leak strategy, which promptly leaked. Set aside for a moment the fact that EU staff feel the need to hide behind anonymous petitions and what it says about the corporate culture ...

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said he wants the trade agreement (CETA) with Canada to enter into force within a few months.
London, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top European Union official criticised on Thursday a Thai court ruling that found a British rights activist guilty of criminal defamation for alleging labour abuses at a firm supplying pineapples to Europe.
The GBP plunged below its June lows as the UK PM said that the divorce proceedings from EU won't be smooth and that she would not give any special treatment to financial institutions while discussing single-market access with the European Union during ...
Action to stop massacres in Syria, implement migration policies and border controls, and ensure a balanced approach to trade deals while defending EU industry are the key challenges that EU heads of state or government should tackle at their 20-21 ...
Brussels - The landmark Paris climate change pact is poised to enter into force around the world after European Union lawmakers endorsed the agreement.
With the 15th round of TTIP talks this week in New York, the lawmakers want to see more progress in several critical areas and they urged U.S.
The European Union agreed to a fast-track deal for the Paris climate accord on Friday. The deal, which pushes the agreement above the ratification threshold, means the commitments will enter into law before the next US president is elected.
The Malta-based agency is preparing for an overhaul after the European Commission in May proposed giving it new powers that will turn it from a support-provider into a more operational body.
Former EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard has been appointed as part of Dieselgate-shaken Volkswagen's 'Sustainability Council' in an attempt to improve the company's public image.
European Union attempts to create a single market for electricity are hampered by "legacy decisions" made by member states on energy mix, and political decisions to subsidise coal, gas and nuclear power, rendering it "fundamentally flawed", said a ...
Shrewd UK officials cosy up to small EU members to ensure we STILL have influence. SHREWD British officials are cosying up to smaller European Union (EU) member states to ensure we STILL have influence over the burgeoning superstate despite the ...
Marc Benioff, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce.com, left, speaks with Tony Prophet, vice president of Windows marketing at Microsoft, during Salesforce's DreamForce Conference in San Francisco, in October 2014.
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini lead tributes Wednesday (28 September) to Shimon Peres, one of the biggest figures in Israeli history, who died aged 93.
French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte, and Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite will attend the funeral of former Israeli leader Simon Peres in Jerusalem on Friday.
But greater EU co-operation could help in terms of pooling resources given the threats facing Europe, such as terrorism, the insider said.
[JURIST] Attacks in Aleppo, Syria's capital, were called a "breach of international humanitarian law" in a joint statement [text] by EU officials on Saturday. The EU is urging countries with influence on the parties to encourage negotiations to cease ...
With Britain yet to activate article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, which starts the formal process of negotiating an exit from the EU, European politicians and business leaders have been talking about the potential to shift jobs across the Channel. The ...
The European Union's list of crises keeps growing. But, beyond the United Kingdom's "Brexit" vote to leave the bloc, Poland's constitutional-court imbroglio, Russian expansionism, migrants and refugees and resurgent nationalism, the greatest threat to ...
The attacks on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo amount to a "breach of international humanitarian law," top EU officials say, urging the international community to intensify peace efforts. "The indiscriminate suffering being caused among innocent ...
There are now three EU cases against Google in total, with the EU having also filed charges in April against it for its Android mobile phone operating system.
Bulgaria should work to complete the interconnectors linking its gas transportation networks with Greece and Romania, the EU Commission spokesperson for Specific Energy Union Projects has said. Jakub Adamowicz's comments for the Bulgarian National ...
He has also been blacklised by the EU and the US, which issued a travel ban on him and other officials in 2014 over the Ukraine crisis.
Brussels (AFP) - EU anti-trust authorities have granted US tech giant Google a few extra weeks to answer charges that it has abused its market dominance, an EU official told AFP on Friday. The silicon Valley firm now has until October 13 to answer ...
Talks between the US and EU on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have been ongoing since 2013 but are now finely poised, with EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem admitting the deal "becomes less and less likely as time goes ...
Just two months after its former president joined Goldman Sachs, the European Commission has been caught up in another corporate scandal.
A senior British official reportedly made clear during a meeting with ambassadors from European Union countries in London this week that his government wants a signal from the EU about what kind of Brexit deal it is willing to accept before triggering ...
Brussels - The European Union's executive body was accused Thursday of failing to properly check the business interests of its top officials after leaked documents showed its former competition chief was a director an offshore company, which ... "It ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will invite U.N. and European Union officials to investigate his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, which has sparked concern from the U.S.
For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent's senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn't "run away" from the European Union's rules. The Dutch ... What Kroes never told audiences - and didn't tell European ...
Last Wednesday, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the Union address after one of the most difficult years in the EU's history. Between the ongoing migrant crisis, the ...
Congressional Republicans are not satisified with the European Commission's explanation for its decision to require Apple to pay $14.5 billion in back taxes to Ireland.
Theresa may has criticised European Union leaders who have been threatening Britain ahead of its Brexit negotiations, warning them that they "will sign up to a deal with us".
With policy splits among European Union countries putting their bloc under existential threat, national leaders agreed Friday on a six-month time table to come up with solutions for the multiple crises hobbling their union.


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