The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has expressed his condolences and support to the families of victims following the series of explosions taking place in Sri Lanka Sunday.
Translators and interpreters, psychiatrists and other legal experts will now be paid more quickly for the services they provide.
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday in favour (304 against 207) of the older 'proven' technology of WIFI to let the cars of the future talk to each other, instead of the new 5G telecom network.
Kazakhstan will hold an early presidential election on 9 June, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced earlier this week.
The European Parliament approved on Wednesday a proposal for a 10,000 person increase of the permanent body of European Border and Coast Guards Agency (formerly Frontex) by 2027.
More than 1,000 scientists, researchers and academics from 25 European countries have joined the Researchers for Peace campaign.

EU-China summit focuses on trade

Thursday, 18 April 2019 08:55
Last week’s EU-China summit in Brussels provided a forum at the highest political level for discussing several bilateral and multilateral issues and resulted in a joint statement with a focus on developing trade relations. Human rights issues were delegated to a Human Rights Dialogue between officials from both sides.

New copyright rules to be adopted by EU

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:13
The Council of the European Union gave this week its green light to the new Copyright Directive which is expected to bring benefits to citizens, the creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, and cultural heritage institutions.

Car sales in the EU fall 3.3% in 1st quarter

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:21
Sales of new cars have fallen by 3.3% to 4.03 million units in the European Union in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) announced on Wednesday.
New vehicles in Europe will need to be equipped with a range of new safety features from May 2022, under a proposal passed on Tuesday at a plenary session of the European Parliament.