Sunday, September 27, 2020
The EU's credibility is at stake after European foreign ministers failed to agree on sanctions against Belarus, the bloc's top diplomat said on Monday. Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, said Cyprus had prevented them from reaching unanimity on...
EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has stepped down from his role over the Golfgate scandal. Reports emerged over the weekend that Hogan had travelled across Ireland without respecting COVID-19 restrictions. The move sparked public outrage and the Irish government lost confidence...
EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan is under pressure to resign after it was revealed that he broke Irish coronavirus rules last week when attending a golf society gala in Galway. Hogan has apologised but he remains in his job. That is...
EU leaders reached a landmark €1.82 trillion COVID-19 recovery package early Tuesday morning. It comes after days of sometimes bitter discussions over the seven year budget and recovery package which includes jointly borrowing a €750 billion recovery fund to be...
There is still no agreement among EU leaders on a massive coronavirus recovery package after three days of intense meetings in Brussels. Leaders left the marathon summit early Monday morning and are set to resume talks in the afternoon. Talks have...
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....

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