EU and Kazakhstan ties reach new orbit

The 13th Session of Cooperation Council - the Republic of Kazakhstan - European Union was held on Wednesday in Brussels. READ MORE

Kazakhstan and EU discuss cooperation


The Cooperation Council between the European Union (EU) and Kazakhstan held its

thirteenth meeting on 24 July 2013, the EU Council reported. READ MORE

Can Latvia be a role model for reform in Europe?


Latvia will join the eurozone on January 1, 2014. In 2009, Latvia almost went bankrupt, but recovered surprisingly quickly. Can its path to recovery serve as a blueprint for other European countries? READ MORE

Greenland and the Arctic: Still a role for the EU


As the financing of major projects in Greenland will probably come from Asia and given Greenland’s characteristics, the self-ruled territory needs to strengthen its political ties with its direct neighbourhood and historical partners: the Nordic region, the European Union and the United States, writes Damien Degeorges. READ MORE

EC proposes establishing European Public Prosecutor's Office

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed establishing a European Public Prosecutor's Office. READ MORE

International experts on corruption in Lithuania: Corrupt politicians give little thought to how they will look their grandchildren in the eye

Experts on fighting corruption advise against lending too much prominence to surveys which ask people to give their subjective perceptions on corruption. More reliable are surveys where respondents share their actual experiences. Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, published this Tuesday, indicates that Lithuanians encounter bribery more often than any other nation in the European Union. READ MORE

Olli Rehn: Europe will overcome the crisis and will help Ukraine to do it

By Andriy Boyarunets

Financial consolidation in the euro zone also develops. Thus, the European Central Bank is set to take on oversight powers next year over all euro-area banks, until the formation of the single resolution mechanism (SRM). The ECB will have the right to issue and withdraw banking licenses, control recapitalization of banks, etc.  READ MORE

Trans-Atlantic trade talks not overshadowed by NSA scandal


Harsh criticism follows US-German talks on NSATrans-Atlantic trade talks not overshadowed by NSA scandal'The EU should grant Snowden the right to stay'Is the Internet too American?US data snooping ruffles German feathers'We need to protect ourselves from our friends''Stop spying, and educate people about the Internet'A call for digital disobedience EU demands explanation over surveillance claimsDoes the NSA go head-hunting at Facebook?New law allows German investigators access to PIN and passwordsOpinion: Watch out! Know your friends!Tapping the world's fiber optic cables'We had no idea about this sort of activity'British G20 espionage no big deal?'Facebook & Co. ignore fundamental rights'Metadata reveal much about what you do online Germans intercept electronic data, too - but not much. READ MORE

France's richest 500 become 25 per cent richer in one year

Despite economic crisis and the Socialist government’s austerity programme, France’s 500 richest people have seen their wealth rise by a quarter in a year, a business magazine reports. A rival journal says some of the fortunes have been overestimated but still features 47 billionaires in its top 50. READ MORE

Portuguese president calls for early elections in 2014

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva threw the bailed-out eurozone country into disarray yesterday (July 11) after rejecting a plan to heal a government rift, igniting what critics called a "time bomb" by calling for early elections next year. READ MORE