Greece risks running out of cash by April 20 unless it secures fresh aid, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters yesterday (24 April), leaving it little time to convince sceptical creditors it is committed to economic reform.
After talks with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week, Athens said it will present a package of reforms to its eurozone partners by Monday in the hope of unlocking aid and avoiding a messy default.
"It will be done at the latest by Monday," government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told Mega TV.
The European Union and Cuba agreed to speed up the pace of talks on improving bilateral relations, hoping to reach the basics of a deal by the end of 2015, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday (24 March).
A ruling this month by the EU's top court on e-books taxation in France and Luxembourg has forced the European Commission to embark on a tricky reform of European VAT rules. EurActiv France reports.
A new EU trade strategy will be launched later this year responding to the growing number of global trade deals under discussion, and their increasingly high profile and political nature, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Monday (23 March).
EU officials stated that the issue will be discussed by trade ministers from member states meeting informally in the Latvian capital Riga Thursday and Friday (26th-27th March).
The European Commission said Tuesday (24 March) its officers had raided several companies involved in selling consumer electronics online, concerned that firms may have worked together to distort prices.
"The European Commission can confirm that on 10 March 2015, Commission officials initiated unannounced inspections in several member states at the premises of a number of companies active in the online sale of consumer electronics and consumer electrical products," the Commission, which is the EU's antitrust regulator, told Reuters in an email.
The House of Lords has called on the British government to abandon its “legally unsustainable” interpretation of EU justice and home affairs law, and drop its unnecessarily confrontational strategy.
The European Parliament is losing the battle on limiting the use of food-based biofuels, after it made major concessions to member states following negotiations with the Council, according to a leaked document seen by EurActiv.
A draft law capping the use of biofuels derived from food crops is currently being negotiated in so-called trilogue talks between legislators (the Commission, the Parliament and the EU Council representing member states).
A Ukrainian civil society activist and MPs, from the country’s ruling parties disagreed on the role of lustration in building a more just society, during a public event in Brussels today (24 March).
The roundtable, organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, in cooperation with Poland's Open Dialog Foundation, was dedicated to the fight against reform, and on justice reform, in Ukraine.
Officials from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) responsible for screening the flagship Youth Guarantee initiative have admitted that they have yet to see a single young person who has found a job through it.
On Tuesday (24 March), the European Court of Auditors published its first report on the youth employment effort, which aims at providing a “good quality” job to young persons within four months of becoming unemployed. The initiative was established in response to declining job prospects for youth, exacerbated by the eurozone crisis (see background).
Britain's populist UKIP party said it has expelled Janice Atkinson, a member of the European Parliament, following her suspension last week over what it called "allegations of a serious financial nature", the BBC reported.
Moscow’s push for Yerevan to adopt anti-NGO legislation is just the latest sign of its determination to mold Armenia into a loyal vassal that does its bidding with no questions asked, writes Armine Sahakyan.
Armine Sahakyan is a human rights activist based in Armenia.
Some countries in the former Soviet Union have viewed non-governmental organizations as positive forces in the building of their societies and have taken steps to foster them.