May 2018

The illuminated sculpture of the Euro currency stands in front of the office highrise of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 8 January 2014. The monetary watchdogs of the ECB have met to discuss issues on the policy for the European currency for the first time in 2014 on 9 January 2014. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa
The illuminated sculpture of the Euro cu […]

On anniversary, European Central Bank ponders a first: a German boss

Its power is vast - too much so for some people's tastes. And 20 years since its founding, the European Central Bank could soon see the unthinkable happen: a German in charge.
A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on 09.01.2018 in Offenbach (Hesse) at a production site of the subsidiary of a British company. Commissioner Oettinger wants Germany and the other Member States to move from 2021 to higher payments into the European budget. After Brexit, Britain would be missing as an EU net contributor. Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa
A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on […]

EU laments lack of progress in Brexit talks

Brexit talks have reached into space, with the European Union and Britain fighting over the rights that London will have to the multi-billion Galileo satellite navigation system and its security-sensitive information.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says air pollution is to blame for around one third of global deaths linked to lung cancer. Photo: Boryana Katsarova / AFP
The World Health Organization (WHO) says […]

EU chokes on own air quality standards

Air pollution causes hundreds of thousands of deaths each year in Europe. AFP survey examines how the European Union is trying to enforce air pollution standards across the 28-member bloc.