A million girls worldwide suffer genital mutilation every year and that number is only increasing in some countries, according to a report by UNICEF.
In a Sueddeutsche Zeitung op-ed entitled Europe at a crossroads, the bankers said that the European Central Bank (ECB) was not in a position to create sustainable long-term gro
Proposals being debated in Montreal by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the United Nations' aviation agency, would force makers of the world's largest passenger jets to upgrade or stop producing certain models as early as 2023, according to sources close to the negotiations a
Ukraine must uphold its part of the Minsk agreement or risk a collapse of support for EU sanctions against Moscow, Denmark's foreign minister said on 5 February.
Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal were among local and foreign officials who attended the opening on the edge of the Sahara desert, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) outside Ouarzazate.
The EU Commission accepted on Friday (5 February) the draft proposal from Portugal for the country's 2016 budget - but only after Lisbon included last-minute adjustments and following an intense discussion in an extraordinary meeting the college of commissioners.
British Prime Minister David Cameron managed to woo both 'unhappy' leaders in Warsaw and his biggest supporters in Copenhagen when he visited the two capitals on Friday (5 February), ahead of a crunch summit to try and prevent the UK quitting the EU.
Sir Graham Watson was the Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament 2002-09 and President of the ALDE Party 2011-15.
After Vienna settled on a yearly limit of 37,500 refugees, restrictive measures have started to be implemented more and more. Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) announced that the limit will be enforced within the next fortnight.
Changing geopolitics has progressively eroded the foundations of the ACP-EU partnership and the bargaining power of both the EU and the ACP Group, writes Rhys Williams.
“In the morning, this traffic island is packed with children and pushchairs and they are about a metre from all the exhausts,” says Shazia Ali-Webber. She is walking her three boys to school in Hackney, the eldest of whom, Zain, is eight and asthmatic.
Europe's Jewish population is around 1.2 million people, CIS countries not included. The largest communities are in France, England and Germany, with populations of 490,000, 295,000 and 120,000 people, respectively.
Those who say that if the British leave, the EU is finished are right. Not because Britain is an indispensable member, but because for other members, sovereignty matters too, writes George Friedman.
Sarah Holzapfel is an agrareconomist and Heiner Janus is a political scientist, both at the German Development Institute (DIE).
The cost of hosting refugees and asylum seekers is likely to have a big impact on public finances, but the EU is still unable to give a figure for individual member states, Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has acknowledged.
Georges Dassis is the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
Political turbulence in Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain is once again threatening Europe's fragile economy, the European Commission warned in its latest economic forecast, published on Thursday (4 February).
UK Prime minister David Cameron said the London conference for supporting Syria and the region raised more than $10 billion (€9 billion) - the largest amount of money ever raised in one day in response to a humanitarian crisis.
Hotspots are important. But detention centres are also needed for those ordered to return to their home countries, particularly if they are not willing to return voluntarily, Dimitris Avramopoulos said in an exclusive interview with EurActiv.
Thousands marched in Greece yesterday (4 February) as a crippling general strike against pension reforms swept the country, with hooded youths lobbing firebombs at riot police in scattered skirmishes in Athens.