The vote was hardly an auspicious start for Mr Juncker, under fire in his first month in office both over his role when Luxembourg leader and over a potential conflict of interest as head of a Commission examining tax avoidance

The European Commission’s new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, comfortably has survived a no-confidence vote brought over news that Luxembourg had lure(...)

Google, which has a market share of more than 90 per cent for Internet search in some European countries, faces an assault from across the euro zone.

Lawmakers added to Google’s regulatory woes in the European Union after they voted for the EU to consider splitting up search engines. The European Pa(...)

Sheep in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, France,  this morning during a shepherd demonstration  against the protection of wolves.  Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters 1:30

Sheep took to the protest lines in France this morning as shepherds decided they’d had enough of wolf protection policy.The bleating hordes gathered n(...)

President of the Palestinian Authority  Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) shakes hands with   South African president Jacob Zuma yesterday in Pretoria, South Africa.  The European Parliament will vote on a resolution to recognise the state of Palestine at its plenary session next month.  Photograph: Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution to recognise the state of Palestine at its plenary session next month, after a vote scheduled for to(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker talks to MEPs before his speech about the jobs, growth and investment package at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Economics returned to the EU agenda this week as the European Commission unveiled its much-feted €300 billion-plus investment plan. As sceptics were q(...)

European Commission President, Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker (C) talks to Members of the European Parliament as he arrives to address the European Parliament.

in Strasbourg More than 1,000 potential projects have been identified by the European Commission for inclusion in its €315 billion investment programm(...)

Investor protection is among the most contentious issues in the proposed EU-US trade pact because Europeans fear US multinationals would use the investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism to challenge food and environmental laws

European campaigners against an EU-US accord have held up progress towards the world’s biggest free trade deal by deluging an online public consultati(...)

The investment-fund package will need approval of EU nations and the European Parliament, although the EIB will be able to start some operations ahead of final approval

More than one thousand potential projects have been identified by the European Commission for inclusion in its €315 billion investment programme, the (...)

Pope Francis greets Helma Schmidt, (right) who was his host during his stay in Germany in 1985, and European Parliament president Martin Schulz at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/EPA

Twenty-six years after the visit of Pope John Paul II to the European Parliament in Strasbourg prompted one of Ian Paisley’s more memorable anti-Catho(...)

Pope Francis arrives to address European Parliament  in Strasbourg. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Pope Francis has called on the European Parliament to “keep democracy alive” for the people of Europe, in an address to the European Parliament in Str(...)