Tag: Brussels

Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals

Green Fade-Out By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels The EU’s reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking — jeopardizing Germany’s touted energy revolution in the process. The climate […]

Brussels Ignores Tip-Offs from Greek Official

Wasted EU Funds Anti-corruption officials in Brussels have failed to investigate reports of squandered EU funds at a training institute in Greece, a German paper reported Friday. Well-connected teachers were allegedly paid up to €610 per hour for up to 225 work hours per month. The European Anti-Fraud […]

Hungary tells IMF to leave after paying out loan

  Tuesday, 16 July 2013 Hungary has announced plans to repay its bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund early and asked the organization to leave the country. The head of Hungary’s Central Bank Gyorgy Matolcsy wrote a letter to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday asking […]

Switzerland shuts doors to EU immigrants

  Friday, 26 April 2013 The anti-immigration class across Europe has found many new adherents as of late, especially in the most economically devastated countries, like Greece and Italy. But now these Europeans might themselves become the unwelcome migrants, at least in Switzerland. As I happened to be […]

Cyprus rescue in chaos as MPs reject bail-out

Nation could face bankruptcy within weeks after terms of £10bn package are voted down Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, Nathalie Savaricas Tuesday, 19 March 2013 Cyprus stood on the brink of bankruptcy tonight after its parliamentarians voted down a bailout deal that would have taxed ordinary savers. The decision sets up […]

Cyprus: panic as savings levy is imposed

Cypriots rush to ATMs before savings are docked as part of a bailout deal agreed in Brussels Paul Gallagher and Helena Smith guardian.co.uk, Saturday 16 March 2013 15.14 EDT Cyprus’s rightwing leader Nicos Anastasiades believes his country will default following the move, and threaten to unravel investor confidence […]

David Cameron has been told he cannot “repatriate” powers from Brussels to Britain because membership of the European Union is “for life”.

Europe is ‘for life’, Francois Hollande tells David Cameron in EU power spat David Cameron has been rebuked by France over his plans to repatriate powers from the EU By Tim Ross, and Bruno Waterfield in Brussels 2:27PM GMT 14 Dec 2012 The French President, Francois Hollande, declared […]

Serbia: ambassador to NATO commits suicide

  05 December, 13:31   (ANSAmed) – BELGRADE, DECEMBER 5 – Serbia’s ambassador to NATO, Branislav Milinkovic, 52, committed suicide last night at the Zaventem airport in Brussels, Serbia’s diplomatic delegation confirmed to ANSA. The sources did not indicate the circumstances of the ambassador’s ‘tragic death’.   According […]

Eurocrats demand £8 billion in extra national payments to Brussels budget : While others Cut the EU increases spending at twice the rate of inflation

Eurocrats are to demand £8 billion in extra national payments to the Brussels budget fuelling government anger at the “incontinence” of European Union spending. The European Commission will request increased contributions from national treasuries to plug a black hole in its budget. Photo: ALAMY By Bruno Waterfield, Brussels […]