Euro stability 'indispensable' for EU's global power
Europe's foreign policy has been weakened by the economic crisis and it cannot expect to "suddenly turn into a new superpower", Herman Van Rompuy says
Germany 'leading the way' in green growth
Germany is "leading the way" in using green policies as a means to simulate the economy while limiting the amount of carbon, energy and resources needed to achieve growth.
Taylor handed 50-year prison sentence
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is to serve 50 years in a British jail after being sentenced by a special court for war crimes and crimes against humanity
Hollande says military action in Syria 'not excluded'
French president Francois Hollande is to lobby Russia not to use its United Nations Security Council veto to block tough measures against the Syrian government
'Acute' crisis demands deeper integration, says commission
The creation of a banking union and allowing EU bail-out funds to recapitalise banks directly are among the European Commission's suggestions as it reports on the state of the eurozone economy
Economic recovery blamed for EU emissions rise
Recovery from recession and a harsh winter have been blamed for a rise in the European Union's greenhouse gas emissions in 2010
Syria diplomats expelled after massacre
The United Nations has said that most of the victims of the massacre in Houla were summarily executed, as Kofi Annan visits Damascus for talks
Press on with fight against tax evasion, EU to urge Italy
A draft version of a European Commission report on Italy's economic progress warns that more progress is needed to tackle "significant tax evasion"
The United States of Europe - pipe dream or inevitability?
Those who agitate for a United States of Europe see the current crisis as the fulfillment of a dream going back to the Second World War - Justin Stares asks if their hopes are realistic
Lack of transparency tops list of EU complaints
A lack of transparency in the EU institutions was again the main source of complaints to the European Ombudsman last year
Economic benefits of Euro 2012 'swamped' by eurozone crisis
Negative publicity surrounding the tournament could damage the expected surge in tourist spending in co-hosts Poland and Ukraine, a think-tank warns
Bankia shares slump on €19bn bail-out request
Struggling Spanish lender Bankia saw its shares slump nearly 30 per cent this morning following its request on Friday for a €19bn bail-out
Chinese Taiwan 'grab' threatens global security
No date has been set, but Taiwan's return to Chinese rule is becoming somewhat of a safe bet – with huge implications for global security, reports Francesco Guarascio from Taipei
EU condemns 'abhorrent' Syria massacre
The "abhorrent" massacre in Syria of at least 109 people including 49 children has been condemned by the EU leaders, with one senior MEP insisting that the time for peace talks was over
Household energy bills soar across Europe
Europeans continued to suffer steep increases in gas and electricity prices last year, with household bills rising by as much as 27 per cent in some countries