Greece

Is Europe wielding bureaucracy to deter refugees?

Maria Stavropoulou, who recently stepped down from the Greek Asylum Service, on European bureaucracy.

Europe must process refugees 'more creatively'

Business & Economy

Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

In the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, an idea to offer digital skills to deprived youth is attracting hi-tech attention.

Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

Germany

Germany: parties agree to form coalition government

Germany's two main parties have finally struck a deal to form a coalition, more than four months after the election.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria's reliance on coal at odds with EU clean energy push

As Bulgaria takes over the rotating EU presidency, there are fears it will attempt to weaken EU rules on toxic emissions.

Refugees

Ninety feared dead after shipwreck off Libya coast

International Organization for Migration says three people survived the incident early on Friday.

Ninety feared dead after shipwreck off Libya coast

Palestine

EU pledges $53m to help build Palestinian state

The EU urged the US not to go it alone in any effort to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

EU pledges $53m to help build Palestinian state

Opinion

The EU's migration hypocrisy in Africa

Why the EU keeps organising anti-migration propaganda events in Africa.

Fabian Wagner

by Fabian Wagner

Fabian Wagner

Reporter's Notebook

EU's liberal voice lost in battle against refugees

In its effort to appear tough on immigration, the EU appears to have joined the likes of Hungary in its battle against refugees.

Middle East

Why do few Lebanese women make it into parliament?

Female politicians have failed to find their way in parliament, now some are calling for a quota for women.

Why do few Lebanese women make it into parliament?

Bulgaria

#SavePirin: Why are Bulgarians protesting?

Thousands have protested against a decision by the Bulgarian government to allow construction in a national park.

#SavePirin: Why are Bulgarians protesting?

Refugees

Europe stumbles forward in search for migration policy

Competing visions of the future of EU immigration policy are straining relations between countries.

Europe stumbles forward in search for migration policy

Opinion

Making money from EU's migration policies in Libya

EU's outsourced 'migration control' to Libya has yielded a humanitarian disaster and billions in profit.

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

by Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

Germany

Germany: Brexit deal could be model for EU-Turkey ties

A smart Brexit agreement could be a model for other countries, such as Ukraine and Turkey, German FM Gabriel says.

Germany: Brexit deal could be model for EU-Turkey ties

Battle for Jerusalem

Palestinians to 'no longer accept' US peace plan

Day after UN vote, Palestinian President Abbas says he has 'trust' in French leader Macron's efforts to advance peace.

Brexit

Brexit win or cringe? UK reacts to new blue passport

Anti-EU right wing celebrates return of pre-EU colour but others are less enthusiastic.

Brexit win or cringe? UK reacts to new blue passport