9 hrs ago
Kenny stands by his man a as new EU leader demands more female commissioners
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has defended his decision to nominate Phil Hogan as Ireland's new EU Commissioner - despite real pressure from Brussels to send a woman in order to secure a top post for Ireland.
15 hrs ago
President of the European Council: David Cameron backs Polish PM Donald Tusk for the post
It will be a crucial appointment as Mr Cameron tries to win concessions for Britain before the in/out referendum on EU membership he has promised in 2017 Andrew Grice has been Political Editor of The Independent since 1998.
19 hrs ago
EU summit to decide Van Rompuy and Ashton successors
EXCLUSIVE / The extraordinary EU summit on 30 August, which was expected to put together "the full puzzle" of the EU top jobs for the next five years, will only decide on the successors of Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, sources told EurActiv today .
Juncker wants women for top EU jobs
Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, is EU urging member states to pick more female candidates to serve on his top team.
Cameron mulls fresh Brexit threat
Cameron could threaten to walk away from the EU if his demands for reform aren't met.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Pick a woman for EU role, Juncker warns Cameron: European...
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Fri Aug 08, 2014
GMO cultivation in Europe: A decade of legal battles
The European Union has agreed on a new approach to the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms which allows member states to ban or restrict GMOs in their territory.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
When Mario met Jean-Claude
A day before the European Central Bank's monthly policy meeting, ECB President Mario Draghi will travel to Luxembourg for talks with incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Juncker plays down debt writeoff, makes Commission portfolio pledge
Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, on a visit to Athens on Monday, played down the prospect of eurozone countries writing off part of Greek debt to make the country's debt sustainable.
Is David Cameron still afraid of Brexit?
Boris Johnson's speech this week is one of the few domestic issues really animating Westminster.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Jean-Claude Juncker to make first official visit to Athens on Monday
European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker is expected in Athens on Monday, where he will be meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the Commission announced on Friday.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
France names ex-finance minister Moscovici as commissioner
President Francois Hollande formally proposed his former finance minister Pierre Moscovici on Tuesday to be France's representative in the next European Commission which takes office later this year.