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  1. November 28, 2009

    France takes lead role at heart of policymaking

    Michel Barnier, the man once blamed for losing France's referendum on the European constitution, made a triumphant return to...

  2. November 28, 2009

    Barnier takes EU internal policy role

    Michel Barnier, the man once blamed for losing France’s referendum on the European constitution, made a triumphant return to...

  1. November 11, 2009

    Brussels criticises US plan to levy fee on visitors

    US plans to levy fees on European Union tourists and business travellers visiting the US have come under fire in Brussels...

  2. November 10, 2009

    Brussels attacks US plan to charge visitors

    US plans to levy fees on European Union tourists and business travellers visiting the US have come under fire in Brussels...

  3. July 16, 2009

    Visa boost for Balkan nations

    Citizens of Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro should be able to travel around most of Europe without visas starting next...

  4. June 4, 2009

    EU moves on deal on Guantanamo

    The European Union on Thursday pushed forward with a framework for taking in former detainees from Guantanamo Bay, with...

  5. June 4, 2009

    Malta seeks EU action over immigrants

    Malta's prime minister has pleaded for more help from the European Union to deal with a rising tide of illegal immigrants...

  6. March 16, 2009

    EU could aid US by taking 60 detainees

    Up to 60 Guantánamo Bay detainees could be taken in by European Union countries, according to the bloc's senior justice...

  7. March 14, 2009

    Europe sounded out over taking 60 Guantánamo inmates

    Up to 60 Guantánamo Bay detainees could be taken in by European Union countries, according to the bloc's senior justice...

  8. March 13, 2009

    EU mulls taking Guantánamo detainees

    Up to 60 Guantánamo Bay detainees could be taken in by European Union countries, according to the bloc’s senior justice...

  9. February 27, 2009

    Divisions in EU over Guantánamo plans

    European Union interior ministers on Thursday sketched out broad guidelines of a plan to assist the US deal with prisoners...

  10. February 18, 2009

    EU proposes team to align asylum policy

    A team of dedicated asylum experts is set to be created to assist those European Union countries most exposed to large flows...

  11. December 3, 2008

    Brussels to ease burden of asylum seekers

    Asylum seekers attempting to gain access to the EU through popular “gateway” countries such as Malta and Greece may have...

  12. November 21, 2008

    MEPs vote for ‘blue cards’

    European industry could soon plug skill shortages with highly qualified immigrants from developing countries under a new...

  13. July 24, 2008

    Visa threat for US diplomats visiting Europe

    US diplomats could be forced to apply for visas to visit the European Union, Brussels warned yesterday, as a long-running...

  14. July 24, 2008

    Visa threat for US diplomats visiting Europe

    US diplomats could be forced to apply for visas to visit the European Union, Brussels warned on Wednesday, as a long-running...

  15. May 1, 2008

    Brussels backs down on trade in take-off slots

    The European Commission yesterday abandoned its long-standing opposition to the trade in take-off and landing slots at...

  16. May 1, 2008

    Silviospeak grates at the Commission

    Brussels Blog (Andrew Bounds): To the 23 official languages of the European Union can be added a 24th - Silviospeak. Yes,...

  17. May 1, 2008

    Europe calls time on railway aid

    The European Commission has told governments to end "hidden" state aid to railway companies by the end of next year. Benoit...

  18. May 1, 2008

    Airlines cleared to trade slots

    Airlines can trade take-off and landing rights, the European Commission said yesterday, lifting the threat of legal action...

  19. May 1, 2008

    Brussels warns on railways' state aid

    The European Commission has told governments to end "hidden" state aid to railway companies by the end of next year or face...

  20. May 1, 2008

    Europe blows whistle on state railway aid

    The European Commission has told governments to end "hidden" state aid to railway companies by the end of next year. Benoit...

  21. May 1, 2008

    Brussels drops opposition to trade in take-off slots

    The European Commission yesterday abandoned its long-standing opposition to the trade in take-off and landing slots at...

  22. Brussels Blog

    April 29, 2008

    Berlusconi is back and so is Silviospeak

    To the 23 official languages of the European Union can be added a 24th – Silviospeak. Yes, Berlusconi is back and once again...

  23. April 25, 2008

    Ryanair complaint to trigger Alitalia probe

    An emergency €300m ($470m, £240m) Italian government loan to the loss-making airline Alitalia is to be investigated by the...

  24. April 25, 2008

    Probe into state aid to Alitalia

    An emergency €300m Italian government loan to loss-making airline Alitalia is to be investigated by the European...

  25. April 25, 2008

    Complaint by Ryanair set to trigger Brussels probe of Alitalia

    An emergency €300m ($470m, £240m) Italian government loan to the loss-making airline Alitalia is to be investigated by the...

  26. April 17, 2008

    Brussels to probe Scottish ferry subsidies

    Brussels is opening a formal probe into whether subsidies paid to two Scottish ferry companies - Caledonian MacBrayne and...

  27. April 17, 2008

    Brussels to probe Scottish ferry subsidies

    Brussels is opening a formal probe into whether subsidies paid to two Scottish ferry companies – Caledonian MacBrayne and...

  28. April 9, 2008

    Alitalia in efforts to avoid pre-poll collapse

    Alitalia, Italy's financially crippled flag carrier, hopes to revive rescue talks between trade union leaders and Air...

  29. April 8, 2008

    Alitalia in efforts to avoid pre-poll collapse

    Alitalia, Italy’s financially crippled flag carrier, hopes to revive rescue talks between trade union leaders and Air...

  30. March 31, 2008

    Open skies era comes to troubled Heathrow

    A new era in aviation began yesterday as flights from half a dozen US cities headed for London Heathrow, the first fruits...

  31. March 20, 2008

    EU plans to target foreign drivers who break the law

    Too many drivers escape justice when breaking the law outside their home country because the authorities cannot identify...

  32. March 20, 2008

    Foreign drivers who break law targeted

    Too many drivers escape justice when breaking the law outside their home country because the authorities cannot identify...

  33. Brussels Blog

    March 19, 2008

    Barrot and the art of negotiation

    Jacques Barrot must be a mean poker player. The European transport commissioner has often been dealt a weak hand in...

  34. March 19, 2008

    EU plans air traffic control shake-up

    Airlines could save billions of euros under plans to streamline the European Union's air traffic control system, the bloc's...

  35. March 19, 2008

    Plan to redraw airspace rules

    Airlines could save billions of euros under plans to streamline the European Union's air traffic control system, the bloc's...

  36. March 19, 2008

    Brussels pledges big savings for airlines

    Airlines could save billions of euros under plans to streamline the European Union’s air traffic control system, the bloc’s...

  37. March 14, 2008

    Observer: Is caviar next?

    Foie gras is already pâté non grata at some of Britain's finest tables, the Prince of Wales having recently confirmed that...

  38. February 26, 2008

    EU states call for China tariffs

    In a sign of a backlash against cheap Chinese imports in the European Union, several countries are pushing for punitive...

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