Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The race is on to succeed Mário Centeno as leader of the Eurogroup, the informal body bringing together finance ministers of Eurozone countries. He quit as both Portugal's finance minister and Eurogroup's president earlier this month. Centeno, credited with bringing Portugal's...
Europe is stepping up the fight against online child sexual abuse, a problem which appears to be getting worse particularly during coronavirus lockdowns. The European Commission is proposing a series of measures to strengthen law enforcement capacities to help children...
The European Parliament will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to consider calling off this week’s plenary session of the EU assembly due to the coronavirus outbreak, two officials said. The parliament had been due to sit in Strasbourg, France,...
Whistleblower Gelu Visan revealed a series of disconcerning events revolving around the former chief of the Romanian Secret Service, Florian Coldea, and his involvement in recent arrests, as well as the plan to serve Romania's public healthcare system on...
In 2015, Camelia Smicala, a doctor from Piatra-Neamt, Romania, was living in Finland and was married to a Finnish citizen, who was abusing her. In fear for her own life, Camelia threatened to leave home with her two children....
Luxembourg could become the first EU country to fully legalise cannabis. In an interview with Politico, the country's health minister, Etienne Schneider, confirmed his government's plans to legalise production and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes, while calling other European...
Ursula von der Leyen’s narrow endorsement by the European Parliament was greeted by political leaders with a mixture of relief, delight and dismay. In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel praised her long-time ally as a "committed and convincing European" who would...
Following three-day-long negotiations, EU leaders on Tuesday nominated German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, 60, for the post of European Commission President. If her nomination is approved by the European Parliament, von der Leyen will become the first woman...
There will be approximately 519.7 million people living in the European Union by 2020, according to United Nations forecasts. The study analysed the change in each country's population since 1950 to make their predictions. Population in nearly all EU member states...
If nothing else, Europe's fractured voters have made one thing clear -- they want things to change. On Monday morning, as results for the European parliamentary elections rolled in,  it emerged that millions of voters had abandoned the traditional parties...

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