EU member states refused the European Commission’s request to add €50 million to deal with a no-deal Brexit, as the national governments are refusing to increase the overall budget for 2020.
The Commission's proposal for the EU's new long-term budget has been caught in the crossfire as net contributors criticise the idea of having to pay more while a number of southern and eastern member states have joined forces to oppose planned cuts in traditional policies.
Brexit didn’t happen so it’s not yet goodbyes, Oettinger accuses the FT of lies, and Uyghur rights activist wins Sakharov prize.
The dispute between net contributors and the European Commission escalated on Wednesday (30 October) as Budget Commissioner Gunter Oettinger described as "misleading" Germany's EU budget figures reported by the media.
The incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is preparing a ‘Green Deal’ team that may be led by Vice-President Frans Timmermans. Whether the climate and energy briefs will be split or kept together remains to be seen, however.
Martin Selmayr, secretary-general of the European Commission and Jean-Claude Juncker's protege, whose 'coup-like' rise earned him a few enemies in Brussels, will resign from his post at the end of this week. However, before that, he will be settling a ...
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (5 June) a budget worth €168.3 billion for the bloc in 2020, aimed at promoting a more competitive European economy and solidarity and security in the EU.
Italy's participation in China's giant "Silk Road" infrastructure project sparked an outcry in Germany on Sunday (24 March), including a call for the European Union to block such deals with a veto.
A recent meeting of government officials and big energy companies in Azerbaijan signalled ambitions about doubling the capacity of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), and of more European countries becoming clients.
France president Emmanuel Macron "lost authority" by releasing a budget draft which would exceed the EU's 3% deficit limit, Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger said on Thursday (27 December) in an interview.