Opinion

Japan's plan to cut EU pharmaceutical prices is harmful

The measures Japan is planning to take to reduce it's healthcare costs will harm Japanese patients and the EU economy.

Jan Fischer

by Jan Fischer

Jan Fischer

Refugees

Orban: 'Real battle starts now' after EU refugee ruling

EU top court rejected Hungary's challenge on migrant relocation plan, but Prime Minister Viktor Orban vows to fight on.

Hungary to fight EU migrant quotas despite setback

European Union

Top EU court rejects legal action against refugee deal

European Court of Justice rules against claims brought by Slovakia and Hungary seeking to end mandatory migrant quotas.

Opinion

Italy and France are playing a dangerous game in Libya

The current EU anti-migration and anti-terror policies towards Libya will only destabilise it further.

Guma El-Gamaty

by Guma El-Gamaty

Guma El-Gamaty

Europe

EU starts legal action against Poland over new law

Poland protests against European Commission's interference saying EU's fears about its court reform are 'unfounded'.

EU starts legal action against Poland over new law

Politics

EU court says Hamas to remain on 'terror' list

Ruling comes after lower court said in 2014 that Palestinian group should be removed over lack of legal arguments.

Inside Story

Should all EU countries share role in taking refugees?

The EU's top court is hearing lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia against a mandatory quota to accept asylum seekers.

Europe

Poland criticises EU 'blackmail' over court overhaul

Country angered by EU's threat to freeze its right to vote in ministers' meetings over controversial new laws.

Poland criticises EU 'blackmail' over court overhaul

Politics

EU to decide whether to drop Hamas from 'terror' list

Ruling comes after lower European court said Palestinian group should be removed from 'terror' list in December 2014.

ECJ to rule on Hamas 'terror' listing

Middle East

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

Turkish president accuses West of manipulating his country, saying he will not back down in feud with Germany.

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

European Union

EU's Mogherini urges direct talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar and its neighbours should agree 'clear principles and a roadmap' to resolve row, says EU's foreign affairs chief.

EU's Mogherini urges direct talks to end Gulf crisis

Europe

'You are ridiculous', EU's Juncker tells EU parliament

EU Commission chief denounces bloc's parliament during spat over meagre attendance at plenary session for Malta's PM.

Juncker to EU parliament: 'You are ridiculous'

Refugees

Europe urged to help Italy deal with refugee 'tragedy'

UN official says over 12,000 people reached Italy's shores over weekend as he calls for 'urgent distribution system'.

UN urges Europe to help Italy with refugee 'tragedy'

Counting the Cost

Google versus the European Union

We look at what's at stake for Google after it was charged with violating the EU's antitrust laws.

Opinion

Albania: The good news and the bad news

Will Albania descend into chaos as Macedonia did?

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev