Brussels calls out UK's Boris Johnson over fishy anecdote
The EU has accused UK leadership hopeful Boris Johnson of fake news over his complaint that "Brussels bureaucrats" made life hard for smoked herring sellers. It emerged that the rules were made by the UK, and not the EU.
Weber won't be next European Commission president: report
German conservative politician Manfred Weber will not be the next president of the European Commission, according to a German newspaper. EU leaders have been wrangling for weeks over who should get the top job.
Iran threatens to seize UK ship over Gibraltar incident
A senior Iranian official has said that Tehran should retaliate after the Royal Marines confiscated an oil tanker. It is believed that the vessel called Grace 1 was headed for Syria, in violation of EU sanctions.
ECJ hears landmark case over Facebook data security
Are EU citizens protected enough from US surveillance when Facebook transfers their personal data? The job of answering that question now lies with Europe's top court, despite Facebook's bid to block the case.
EU leaders fail again to agree on top jobs
EU leaders fail again to agree on who will take the bloc’s top jobs. This follows a 20-hour session that ended without a breakthrough. France and Germany have been wrangling for weeks over a jobs package centered on the nomination of the next European Commission president.
Women nominated for EU’s top jobs
EU leaders have finally nominated candidates for the blocs top jobs and for the first time women are set to be at the helm of the European Central Bank and Commission. Christine Lagarde is set to take over for Mario Draghi at the ECB and Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been put forward to lead the European Commission.
EU counter-terror chief on battling the virtual caliphate and what to do with children of jihadists
EU counter-terror chief on battling the virtual caliphate and what to do with children of jihadists.