European Parliament Members Detained in Northern Cyprus

Authorities in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north on Saturday, detained some members of the European Parliament who had gone there to make a survey...

Frontex launches new mission in Greece

RABIT, the emergency operation to combat illegal immigration at the border between Greece and Turkey, has come to an end. Operation Poseidon, a standard...

EU Seeks To Drop Contested Provisions Of Competition Pact

European Union President Herman Van Rompuy (photo) attempts to soften some of the most controversial provisions of a euro-zone economic package proposed by France...

Greek Commissioner Defies EU Model of Austerity

Maria Damanaki, the commissioner for maritime affairs, publicly distanced herself from European Commission policies that she says could lead to "social degradation" and called...

European economists Warn Greece May Have to Quit Euro

Greece's debts are rising rapidly despite radical austerity measures. Now a group of leading European economists has warned that creditors might have to write...

Commission Refers Greece to EU Court of Justice

The European Commission stated that it has decided to refer Greece to the EU Court of Justice for maintaining investment restrictions in breach of...

EU Urges Turkey to Open Ports

There is no "Plan B" for Turkey to join the European Union so long as disputes over Cyprus remain, EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele...

Council of Europe Raises Question on Future of Panagia Sumela Orthodox Monastery, Pontus

The issue of intellectual, Byzantine heritage and the future of the Orthodox Panagia Sumela Monastery in historical Pontus, was raised during the last session...

8 States brought to EU Court of Justice over VAT Regulations

The European Commission has decided to defer eight member states to the EU Court of Justice: France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Poland, the Czech...

EU Blue Card for Skilled Immigrants Implemented this Summer

The EU Commission is pushing forward with a directive to implement a skilled immigration "blue card" which would allow migrants from non-EU countries to...