Africa

Migration crisis to dominate EU-Africa summit

There is growing concern that EU aid to Africa is being used to block refugees and migrants - instead of for development.

Turkey

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

Bloc accuses Turkey of 'departing from EU's democratic standards', in what Ankara calls unfair treatment.

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

Opinion

After Brexit and Catalonia, what will become of the EU?

The EU's likely future is an imperial neoliberal superstate. But there is also an alternative.

C J Polychroniou

by C J Polychroniou

C J Polychroniou

Europe

Jailing Catalan leaders would cause 'irreparable' harm

A Belgian judge says imprisoning dismissed Catalan leaders would cause 'irreparable harm', according to legal documents.

Jailing Catalan leaders would cause 'irreparable' harm

War & Conflict

Saudi easing Yemen blockade is not enough: UN, agencies

The UN and the European Union are welcoming initial steps by the Saudi-led military coalition to lift its blockade on Yemen.

Catalonia

Belgium frees deposed Catalan leader pending trial

Puigdemont, wanted in Spain through a EU-wide arrest warrant, is released on bail and expected to appear in court soon.

Belgium frees deposed Catalan leader pending trial

Counting the Cost

Lombardy, Veneto and the economics of autonomy

How could the autonomy referendums in Italy's two richest regions, Lombardy and Veneto, affect Italy's economic future?

Europe

Tusk revives suggestion Brexit may not happen

Described as EU’s 'toughest stress test' European Council President Tusk says the onus to stay or leave is on UK.

Tusk revives suggestion Brexit may not happen

Philippines

EU: Human rights worsened with Duterte's drug war

Second half of 2016 marked by 'serious deterioration in respect for right to life, due process and rule of law', EU

EU: Human rights worsened with Duterte's drug war

Politics

Erdogan: Turkey's membership will cure EU's problems

Turkish president urges EU leaders to have 'common sense' on issues related to Turkey and in interactions with Ankara.

Erdogan: Turkey's membership will cure EU's problems

Turkey

Turkey-Europe tensions high as EU summit opens

EU meeting in Brussels comes amid deteriorating relations and calls to freeze Ankara's EU membership bid.

Turkey-Europe tensions high as EU summit opens

Environment

Philippines looks to tackle severe water pollution

Water pollution is set to dominate an environment conference being hosted by the European Union in Malta.

Europe

Macron outlines plan for EU transformation

French leader calls Europe 'too weak, too slow, too inefficient' in speech unveiling proposals for post-Brexit shake-up.

Counting the Cost

Internet privacy in a digital economy

With consumer data more readily available to companies than ever before, are current laws enough to protect end users?

Internet privacy in a digital economy

Europe

EU urged to resettle refugees directly from Middle East

Greek asylum chief says bloc should take in refugees straight from the Middle East to prevent undocumented migration.