Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding, hails breakthrough, but critics question whether compulsory targets are the best way forward
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Wednesday 20 June 2012
A senior Conservative peer has been acting as an adviser to a European lobbying firm for five years without declaring it to Parliament, an investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and i has found.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron and US president Barack Obama have agreed on the need for “an immediate plan” to resolve the eurozone crisis, Downing Street said today.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
David Cameron and fellow EU leaders meet in Brussels tonight under intense pressure to agree new economic growth plans ahead of a crucial Greek election vote.
Thursday 10 May 2012
Plans to open up Europe's regional airports as part of the revival of flagging economies have been backed by MEPs.
Thursday 10 May 2012
Mobile phone roaming charges will fall again from July following a European Parliament vote today.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
A London MEP today opposed EU membership for Iceland - because of the millions of pounds the country owes the capital.
Thursday 16 February 2012
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian regime of potential crimes against humanity as activists reported fresh violence in Daraa, the city where the uprising against President Bashar Assad erupted 11 months ago.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Greece is expecting to agree the terms of European leaders for a rescue package this evening as the country seeks to avoid a default on its international debts. But Greeks fear that the cuts, imposed on them in return for a €130bn bailout, is sending the country spiralling into a catastrophic depression.
Thursday 26 January 2012
Let me start by saying I found the European Court of Human Rights' decision on Abu Qatada baffling; I firmly believe a country's borders are the responsibility of that country and that country alone. However, David Cameron is right to demand reform and must reject knee-jerk calls to leave the European Convention on Human Rights.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Janey Buchan, who died at the weekend, was not a professional politician as we now know them but an old-fashioned political activist of the kind who always had a cause to fight and never allowed herself to be put off by the possibility of defeat or failure. Those who knew her learned not to be surprised to receive a telephone call out of the blue, which would last a good long time as she unburdened herself of whatever had excited or angered since the last call. Alternatively, it could be a hastily written letter, sometimes containing an unexpected gift such as a book that she thought deserved a bigger readership. She held strong opinions, but not easily predicted, of everyone she met. She was a Scot but had no time for the late John Smith; a left-winger who held a low opinion of Tony Benn; a lover of political folk music who thoroughly despised Bob Dylan.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
A pair of British Euro MPs will today challenge the “stitch-up” between two large, political groups that has monopolised the presidency of the European Parliament for the last two decades.
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- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent