Europe

European democracy damaged by migration crisis, says Hungary's Orban

European democracy is "tattered" because leading politicians failed to understand how their own people wanted the migration crisis handled, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday.

Europol: Islamic State planning new terror attacks in Europe

The Islamic State extremist organization is planning fresh terrorist attacks in Europe in the near future, European law enforcement agency Europol warned in a report published in The Hague on...

Migrant count grows on eastern Greek Aegean islands

The number of migrants stranded on the eastern Greek Aegean Islands is still growing, the country's Migration Ministry said on Wednesday.

Survey: EU's Roma face lack of tap water, indoor toilets

Eighty per cent of Europe's Roma are at risk of poverty as EU member states fail in their efforts to integrate the minority group, a rights agency survey showed Tuesday.

Winter cold hits Greece's exposed migrants

A sharp temperature drop in Greece raised concern that thousands of migrants exposed to the cold may flee their inadequate shelters and seek new protection in city streets, local media reported...

Police shut down 4,500 websites selling fake products

Police have shut down 4,500 websites selling fake goods as part of a worldwide crackdown on trademark piracy, European law enforcement agency Europol reported.

Eight migrants found dead off Malta, one in intensive care

Eight migrants died and one is intensive care in Malta after they were found in a floating dinghy between the Mediterranean island and Libya, according to press reports on Sunday.

European Space Agency lacks 400 million euros for Mars programme

The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to ask member states for about 400 million euros (420 million dollars) in additional funding for its Mars programme at a conference next week, spaceflight...

Somali-born German arrested for smuggling migrants out of Italy

A Somali-born German was arrested Wednesday in Germany for allegedly heading a 13-man smuggling ring that helped migrants travel from Italy to northern Europe, Italian police said.

Germany urges dialogue as Turkey belittles EU vote on membership bid

An upcoming vote by EU lawmakers on Turkey's EU membership bid weighed on the minds of the leaders of Germany and Turkey on Wednesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel calling for dialogue and...

EU says tax officials can exchange bank account data across borders

Tax officials across the EU's 28 member countries will now be able to automatically share names and balances on bank accounts as part of the bloc's effort to fight tax evasion, according to new...

Obama on farewell tour: EU needs to be "cultivated and fought for"

The European Union is one of the world's greatest political achievements and should not be taken for granted, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday after his final bilateral meeting with...

More than 340 dead in series of Mediterranean shipwrecks

A string of four shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea have left at least 340 Europe-bound migrants dead over the last 48 hours, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Thursday.

Google announces 24 million euros in European media project funding

More than 100 media groups and projects are set to share 24 million euros (25.7 million dollars) in grants handed out by internet giant Google Thursday in Berlin.

Cars in Europe pump out more CO2 than advertised, says tester

Vehicles on European roads pump out far more carbon dioxide (CO2) than advertised, the team of scientists who uncovered Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal reported in a study released Thursday...