Sharon Bowles re-elected as ECON chair
British MEP gets European Parliament committee top job despite UK backlash over David Cameron's use of the veto, to stop new EU treaty
No plot against UK, insists EU's Barnier
Giving in to David Cameron's demands to protect the City of London at last December's summit would have spelled the end of the single market, Michel Barnier said today
Risk of 1930s-style global depression - warns Lagarde
Legacy of high public and private debt combined with a lack of bold policy-making in Europe could trigger global depression, says IMF chief
EU agrees Iran oil embargo
Iranian oil imports have been banned by the EU, although member states will be given until July to phase out existing contracts
Croatia's 'yes' to EU hailed in Brussels
Almost two-thirds of Croatians backed EU membership in yesterday's referendum and the bloc's leaders have described the result as "good news for the region".
France considers early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
French forces in Afghanistan to fight terrorism, not to be shot at by Afghan soldiers, says angry Nicolas Sarkozy
Croatia set to back EU membership
Croatians will decide in a referendum on Sunday whether they want to join the EU, with polls indicating that a majority will vote yes despite the bloc's economic crisis
Ireland passes latest bail-out test
Ireland has reduced its budget deficit to 10 per cent of GDP, ahead of target, and met all of the goals set by the EU and IMF as a condition of its bail-out
Italy wanted to relax safety standards before Costa Concordia
Italy was on the verge of relaxing safety standards for dozens of passenger ships when the Costa Concordia ran aground, reports Justin Stares
Will UK get new London airport in the Thames?
Named 'Boris Island' after the London mayor, a new airport in Thames could get the go ahead to take the pressure of Heathrow
Legal dispute can be resolved quickly, claims Orbán
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has told MEPs he is proud of his government's progress and a legal dispute over a series of new laws would be resolved quickly.
Germany downgraded by Egan-Jones Ratings
Germany's credit score lowered from AA to AA- by Egan-Jones Ratings because of the country's exposure to eurozone crisis
Danish PM: austerity a 'precondition for solidarity'
Launching her country's EU presidency in the European Parliament, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt insisted austerity measures had to be delivered fairly
Eurozone crisis to hit global growth, says World Bank
A eurozone recession could hit the global economy harder than the financial crisis of 2008-9, the World Bank said today as it downgraded its growth forecasts
New EU treaty - same as the old EU treaty?
The direction of travel set out in the new fiscal compact is at best redundant and at worst dangerous – writes Francesco Guarascio