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Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, speaks during a session in the plenary hall of the European Parliament.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the E […]

EU executive proposes emissions cuts, climate bonds for green Europe

The European Commission has proposed targets for emissions cuts of "at least 55 per cent" by the year 2030. The proposal has received not only support but also criticism around the different European member states.
Members of the European Parliament take part in a vote. The majority of the EU member states including Germany have voted for the EU copyright reform package on Monday. Photo: Jean-Francois Badias/AP/dpa/archiv
Members of the European Parliament take […]

EU member states approve contested copyright overhaul

The majority of the EU member states have voted for the EU copyright reform package on Monday in order to ensure that artists and publishers are compensated for their work on the internet.
The flags of the EU member states are displayed with the EU flag on a table at the European Information Center in Erfurt, Germany, 08 February 2017. Das wünschen sich viele: Dass alle in Europa zusammenstehen. Foto: Jens Kalaene/dpa/archive
The flags of the EU member states are d […]

The path to the EU

EU enlargement: Requirements for accession include abidance with EU regulations, approval by EU institutions and member states and the consent of the country’s citizens.
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