• EU court adviser on Brexit

    EU court adviser on Brexit

    luxembourg November 28, 2018 11:48 Hot Recent News

    There will be a little more clarity next week about whether the United Kingdom can unilaterally decide to withdraw the announced departure from the EU. The most important adviser to the European Court of Justice will give an opinion on Tuesday. The court often follows such advice.

  • Mubarak loses case over EU assets

    Mubarak loses case over EU assets

    luxembourg November 22, 2018 15:32 Hot Recent News

    The EU does not have to lift its sanctions against Egyptian former President Hosni Mubarak. The possessions in the EU of the former head of state, his wife, two sons and their wives, can remain frozen, the European Court of Justice has ruled in a case that the Mubarak family had filed against the EU.

  • Criticism of treatment of livestock in Europe

    Criticism of treatment of livestock in Europe

    luxembourg November 13, 2018 23:48 Hot Recent News

    The standards for animal welfare in the EU are among the highest in the world, but the minimum rules for the treatment of (poultry) cattle are far from being observed everywhere. The European Court of Auditors finds that in a report after visits to Germany, France, Poland, Italy and Romania.

  • 'Border issue Ireland still open, more time needed for brexit'

    'Border issue Ireland still open, more time needed for brexit'

    luxembourg October 16, 2018 18:48 Hot Recent News

    The EU needs more time to reach an agreement on the Brexit with the United Kingdom. 'In the coming weeks, we will take a calm and serious time to achieve the decisive progress we need in the negotiations,' said EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier on arrival in Luxembourg. There he talks to the EU ministers about the developments in the approaching separation of the British.

  • Juncker: Orbán no longer belongs in EPP

    Juncker: Orbán no longer belongs in EPP

    brussels October 12, 2018 23:48 Hot Recent News

    Jean-Claude Juncker thinks that the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán no longer belongs in the European People's Party (EPP), the Christian Democratic group in the European Parliament. The President of the European Commission tells French newspaper Le Monde that he also made Orbán clear last month.

  • EU does not yet tighten climate targets

    EU does not yet tighten climate targets

    luxembourg October 9, 2018 18:00 Hot Recent News

    Despite the alarming report from the UN climate panel IPCC, the European Union is not tightening its objectives for the time being. The EU environment ministers were distributed during consultations in Luxembourg, but left open the possibility for tightening.

  • Bonnets MEPs are not public

    Bonnets MEPs are not public

    luxembourg September 25, 2018 09:48 Hot Recent News

    The European Parliament was entitled to refuse access to documents on the expenses of MEPs. The European Court of Justice ruled that in a case that a group of journalists from all 28 EU countries had filed.

  • Winter time or summer time? Benelux comes with statement

    Winter time or summer time? Benelux comes with statement

    salzburg September 20, 2018 10:32 Hot Recent News

    The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg should also keep the same time zone in the future. The prime ministers Mark Rutte, Charles Michel and Xavier Bettel agree in principle on this, after a short consultation of the three in the margins of an EU summit in Salzburg. They want to gauge the residents' preferences for the introduction of summer or winter time as standard time.

  • Extradition to British can continue

    Extradition to British can continue

    luxembourg September 19, 2018 11:00 Hot Recent News

    The forthcoming departure of the United Kingdom from the EU does not mean that the other Member States no longer have to surrender suspects. A European arrest warrant issued by the British must simply be executed.

  • Premier Belgium gives May shirt Red Devils

    Premier Belgium gives May shirt Red Devils

    brussels June 28, 2018 15:12 Hot Recent News

    The Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has given his British colleague Theresa May a shirt of 'his' national football team, nicknamed the Red Devils. He did so in Brussels just before the start of an important EU summit. The shirt is to the great laughter of the other EU leaders and May itself number 10, the house number of Mays official residence in Downingstreet in London. England and Belgium play against each other on Thursday-evening.

  • Macedonia and Albania in EU waiting room

    Macedonia and Albania in EU waiting room

    luxembourg June 27, 2018 04:45 Hot Recent News

    If Macedonia and Albania make sufficient progress in areas of the rule of law and fight against corruption, they will have prospects of joining the EU in a year's time. But for the time being, the Netherlands is blocking the start of the accession negotiations with France and Denmark.

  • Polish minister questioned about justice

    Polish minister questioned about justice

    luxembourg June 26, 2018 13:33 Hot Recent News

    The Netherlands and other European countries are concerned about the development of the rule of law in Poland. The Polish Minister of European Affairs Konrad Szymanski will be asked questions about this in Luxembourg on Tuesday by his EU colleagues.

  • 'Historical opportunity' for Macedonia

    'Historical opportunity' for Macedonia

    the hague June 25, 2018 16:33 Hot Recent News

    If Macedonia has solved the name issue with Greece and continues as Northern Macedonia, the European Commission sees no objections to start negotiations with the Balkan country on accession to the EU. Before the European foreign ministers decide on further enlargement Tuesday in Luxembourg, the Macedonian minister Nikola Dimitrov makes one final appeal to the Netherlands not to block the accession talks.

  • 'EU freezes assets Myanmarezen thanks to the Netherlands'

    'EU freezes assets Myanmarezen thanks to the Netherlands'

    luxembourg June 25, 2018 14:24 Hot Recent News

    After the recent tightening of the arms embargo against Myanmar, the European Union is now also imposing sanctions against seven members of the (border) police because of their involvement in serious human rights violations in the Asian country. Their bank balances in the EU are frozen and they no longer receive visas for Europe.

  • EU sanctions against more Venezuelans

    EU sanctions against more Venezuelans

    luxembourg June 25, 2018 13:27 Hot Recent News

    The European Union imposes sanctions on eleven high-ranking Venezuelans in response to the unfair elections in which President Nicolás Maduro was re-elected last month. They are considered guilty of undermining democracy and human rights violations.

  • Germany convicted of nitrate in water

    Germany convicted of nitrate in water

    luxembourg June 21, 2018 09:51 Hot Recent News

    The European Court of Justice has condemned Germany because the government has done too little to reduce nitrate levels in drinking water. The pollution is mainly caused by manure that ends up in the water from agricultural land.

  • Criticism of EU emergency response measures

    Criticism of EU emergency response measures

    luxembourg June 19, 2018 11:30 Hot Recent News

    European countries still do not cooperate enough to reduce the risks of biological, chemical or nuclear disasters outside of Europe. Measures are paying off, but they are not yet sufficiently focused on reducing the risks, according to the European Court of Auditors in a report.

  • The asylum seeker can not be dismissed during an appeal

    The asylum seeker can not be dismissed during an appeal

    luxembourg June 19, 2018 10:06 Hot Recent News

    An asylum seeker whose application for protection has been rejected in an EU country can not be expelled as long as that decision is not final. Member States may adopt a so-called return decision, but this can only be carried out if it has been established on appeal that the asylum seeker is not entitled to international protection. During the appeals procedure, the person concerned may not be detained.

  • Marine Le Pen must pay a small 3 tonne

    Marine Le Pen must pay a small 3 tonne

    luxembourg June 19, 2018 09:27 Hot Recent News

    Marine Le Pen, the figurehead of the French National Front, has to repay 298.497 euros to the European Parliament because, between 2010 and 2016, she wrongly paid an employee of her party with EU money. The Court of the European Union determined that.

  • Juncker: Trump called me a 'killer'

    Juncker: Trump called me a 'killer'

    munich June 14, 2018 19:21 Hot Recent News

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appears to have received striking feedback from the US President. 'Trump said to me last week: Jean-Claude, you're a merciless' killer, 'the Luxembourger told during a visit to the regional parliament in Bavaria.

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