European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium

Top scientist says he quit research council over poor European response to COVID-19


Mauro Ferrari, head of Europe’s top science body, resigned from his post — passionately citing frustration with institutional resistance and bureaucratic infighting in the EU’s complex structures. He spoke with The World’s Marco Werman about problems facing the European response to COVID-19.

Margrethe Vestager

Europe is not afraid to regulate Big Tech. EU Competition Commissioner Vestager explains why.

A pro-union demonstration organised by the Catalan Civil Society organisation makes its way through the streets of Barcelona, Spain October 8, 2017.

As Spain sinks further into instability, the EU remains mute

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Amazpn and Apple to repay back taxes

EU turns screws on Amazon and Apple, demands millions in back taxes

Poland's President Andrzej Duda speaks

Protests persuade Polish president to veto court reforms

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Britain's ambassador to the European Union Ivan Rogers is pictured leaving the EU Summit.

Britain’s Brexit plans are rocked by the resignation of the UK’s ambassador to the EU

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Britain’s Brexit plans were in turmoil Wednesday after the UK’s ambassador to the EU quit, blasting “ill-founded arguments and muddled thinking” less than three months before the process is due to start.

Supporters of Austrian far right Freedom Party (FPOe) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer hold images of his face in Vienna, Austria.

The European Union may be fragile, but it’s not cracking up just yet


Italian voters gave a thumbs down to constitutional reform that would have strengthened a pro-EU leader. But voters in Austria reject a far-right candidate.

A man carries an EU flag after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Downing Street in London.

Historian: Brexit vote was ‘unnecessary act of self-harm’

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“There’s a lot of talk of healing in Britain this morning, and I’m afraid I don’t believe in healing at this particular moment — I believe in fighting.”

Tributes in memory of murdered Labour Party MP Jo Cox, who was shot dead in Birstall, are left at Parliament Square in London,

Will the murder of an idealistic, young British MP swing the EU membership vote?

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If voters choose to depart from the EU, Britain will take a “leap into the unknown.”

A mother embraces her child next to the Tiburtina train station in Rome.

Migrants are sleeping on cardboard outside Italian train stations after EU halts their journey north


Hundreds of migrants are sleeping in the rough in Italian train stations and on its border crossings. The stalled travelers are mainly migrants from north Africa who’ve survived a perilous journey by sea only to be turned back by new, tough restrictions in northern Europe.