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European Carbon Tax On Airlines Is Safe For Now

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

By Gerard Wynn LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Once rhetoric surrounding a brewing "carbon trade war" has cooled, non-EU countries are lik...

Google's $12.5 Billion Deal Approved In Europe

Posted 04.14.2012 | Technology

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google Inc won unconditional EU regulatory approval on Monday for its planned $12.5 billion pu...

New EU Crack Down On Derivatives Sparks Concerns

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

* Derivatives industry sees more uncertainty over EU rules * Lawyers say many months before full picture known * ESMA, E...

EU Demands More From Greece Bailout Deal

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

* Greece says has deal with creditors, party leaders * Euro zone ministers demand action before more aid * Want parliame...

A Modern Greek Tragedy

George Kenney | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
George Kenney

The fault accrues much more to Eurozone authorities than to Greece because, politically, the Europeans have long dodged the critical fact that their limited currency union is unworkable.

Five Tips for a Safer Internet Day 2012

Christopher Burgess | Posted 04.08.2012 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

Lose one, and the criminals will find a way to exploit them all. Easy way to remember that was given to me many years ago: Passwords are like toothbrushes; you don't share them and you change them regularly.

Merkel's Chilling Vision of a Post-democratic Europe

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 03.28.2012 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

The light of democracy is being extinguished across the continent in which it was born. An unaccountable European elite is ignoring the basic principles of democracy and betraying the founding vision of the EU.

Brzezinski: West Needs a Long-Term Sense of Purpose

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.25.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

"While the last several centuries did involve a struggle for global domination, and the last 20 years saw a brief moment in which America was globally supreme, we are now entering a phase in which no power is likely to be truly supreme."

Fowl Play: Chicken Cage Confusion Indicates Larger European Policy Issues

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

FLEURUS, Belgium -- When Eric Pierart takes in the chaotic wiggling of thousands of hens caged in his renovated barn, he's reminded of how tough it is...

Will Momentum for EU Oil Embargo on Iran Wreck Diplomacy?

Trita Parsi | Posted 03.08.2012 | World
Trita Parsi

If the EU repeats the mistake of 2010 and lets its mistrust overtake its judgement and imposes an oil embargo prior to the next meeting, then diplomacy will likely be dead on arrival.

The Debate Over Aviation Emissions

Toni Johnson | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Toni Johnson

Starting Jan. 1, the EU will require all international air carriers flying in and out of the airports of member states to participate in its carbon trading regime governing greenhouse gas emissions.

Bullying the EU on Global Warming...or Trying to

Vera Pardee | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green
Vera Pardee

It's shocking to see Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attack the 27 European countries that are actually trying to do something about the greatest environmental challenge of our time.

Britain And Ireland Ordered Not To Send Asylum Seekers Back to Greece

PA | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

Britain and Ireland have been told they cannot send asylum seekers back to Greece because of the country's inadequate asylum arrangements. A Europe...

Americans Stand Up to Europe's Last Dictator. Will Europe?

Sohrab Ahmari | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Sohrab Ahmari

By supporting the Belarusian people, the EU can help ensure that the continent becomes a "dictator-free zone."

Rock the Vote for Irish EU Logo

John Lee | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
John Lee

Logos were digital before there was digital--quick hits, with immediate impact and lots of message delivered in a tight, clean package. A powerful v...

Optimism for the Euro and Europe: The Win-Win Situation

Vivian Norris | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

The United States, and in fact, the rest of the world, especially the fear-driven crisis-mongering media and markets, could learn a few things by slowing down, realizing it takes time to build healthy economies, especially such a new one as the European Union.

Post Euro Deal, Investors Brace For Big Moves

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) – Europe's fiscal pact may save the euro from collapse and stave off worldwide financial panic. But the concerns ...

Diplomats: EU May Postpone Serbia Decision

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 02.07.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — EU leaders may postpone a decision on whether Serbia can become an official candidate for membership until their next summit in the s...

Tim Geithner Praises Italy's New Austerity Measures

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAN PYLAS | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

MILAN — The austerity plan devised by Italy's new government won wide-ranging support Thursday, with both U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithn...

France, Germany Call For Automatic Punishments For Eurozone Countries That Overspend

AP | GREG KELLER and GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business

PARIS — Seeking to restore confidence in the euro, the leaders of France and Germany jointly have called for changes to the European Union treat...

European Union Expected To Expand Sanctions On Iran, Syria

AP | DON MELVIN and RAF CASERT | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — EU foreign ministers failed Thursday to reach an agreement to impose an oil embargo against Iran – a measure that some argued w...

Germany, France Push For Power To Reject Eurozone Budgets

Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Germany and France stepped up a drive on Monday for intrusive powers to reject national budgets in the euro zone that breach EU rules, as a market...

EU Executive To Propose New Bank Fee Regulations

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

The European Union's executive will propose new rules for bank fees after failing to persuade the industry to make its charges more transparent, a...

Merkel's Call For EU Presidential Election Met With Skepticism, Praise

AP | By DON MELVIN | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

BRUSSELS -- The European Union is often derided for being run by faceless bureaucrats. Germany's governing party thinks it has a solution: a direct vo...

Stop Digital Arms Trade From Western Countries

Marietje Schaake | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Marietje Schaake

Western technology companies play an essential role for foreign governments in tracking down, censoring and spying on dissidents. The EU and the US need to increase their oversight to protect people and to remain credible.