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'Room for improvement' on transparency - EU Ombudsman

Outgoing European Ombudsman P. Nikiforos Diamandouros writes exclusively for PublicServiceEurope.com of his highs and lows during the last decade

» Management and HR feature    » Belgium

Lawson hits out at financial transactions tax

Eurozone
The financial transactions tax being pursued by 11 EU countries is a 'perverse and unacceptable' attack on the City of London, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson says

» Trade, finance and markets news    » United Kingdom

Prevent 'killer robots' deciding when to kill on battlefield

Rafa Sanudo cartoon - killer robots
It is clear that many countries are moving toward systems that would give full combat autonomy to the high-tech machines of the future - warns Mary Wareham

» Defence and security feature    » Belgium

It is 'fantasy' to think Britain can go it alone outside the EU

UK cannot go it alone in a globalised world and the cost of EU membership is 'marginal' when compared to £700bn annual government spend – argues former minister and erstwhile BP chief executive Lord Simon

» Integration and enlargement analysis    » United Kingdom

European health insurance system is 'on the verge of collapse'

Tourists travelling to the Mediterranean this summer should be aware that Europe's 40-year old public healthcare insurance scheme is close to breaking point, writes Justin Stares

» Health news    » Belgium

Seven days - a week in the life of Moritz Pieper

Moritz Pieper
The week starts with PhD work, turns to travel to the UK, replete with both academic obligations and British culinary explorations, and ends with Ryan Gosling in Brussels

» Seven days archive

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'Clumsy' EU action on UK migrant benefits is own goal
At a time when Euroscepticism is gaining traction across the United Kingdom, what on earth is the European Commission playing at by taking Britain to court over migrant benefits? Our secret columnist questions what the motivation is driving Brussels towards such a PR disaster

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Drones, these new-fangled lethal toys, are in some countries the only face of American foreign policy.

Ahmed Rashid. author of Pakistan on the Brink
MEDIA BOX
Kroes pushes to end roaming fees
European Commissioner Neelie Kroes urges EU lawmakers to abolish mobile roaming charges

NEW YORK TIMES

Sochi Olympics a 'monstrous scam'
The Russian opposition says as much as $30bn has been stolen in the preparations for Sochi

BBC

Protesters surround ECB
Thousands of demonstrators from the Blockupy movement cut off access to the ECB in Frankfurt

REUTERS

Commissioner Oettinger under fire
Italy, Bulgaria and Romania express outrage after Günther Oettinger says they are ungovernable

EURACTIV

Call for full-time euro president
Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel support the creation of a full-time president of the Eurogroup

EUOBSERVER

Hague wants 'red card' for EU laws
The Tories are to demand a new 'red card' system so that national parliaments can block EU laws

DAILY MAIL

President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy receives the Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zeidan, in Brussels
President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy receives the Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zeidan, in Brussels
 President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso turn away from the cameras following a press conference in Brussels
President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso turn away from the cameras following a press conference in Brussels
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