Cambridge Analytica’s offices in London. Following the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach, the MEPs highlighted the need for better monitoring of the agreement, given that both companies are certified under the EU-US framework.

MEPs have called on the European Commission to suspend the EU-US Privacy Shield framework for personal data transfers, saying it fails to provide enou(...)

Pro-EU demonstrators during a protest outside of the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has appealed to Conservative MPs for support ahead of two days of crucial votes on the EU Withdrawal Bill, warning that a defeat for the g(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban addresses supporters after the announcement of  partial results of parliamentary elections in Budapest, Hungary, in April. File photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

A row over “European values” has led to a severing of links between the Fidesz party of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and the centrist Christi(...)

Astronaut Pedro Duque: said  he wished his mother was still alive to see his appointment. Photograph:  Luis Tejido/EPA

Spain’s new prime minister has appointed an astronaut as his science minister in a cabinet dominated by women. Pedro Sánchez announced on Wednesday t(...)

The deal clinched in the early hours of Wednesday after 12 hours of negotiations is part of a wider overhaul of the bloc’s 15-year-old telecoms laws. File photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

European Union governments and MEPs have agreed to cap the price of calling from one EU country to another, seeking to score another political victory(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank, is a holder of a doctorate in economics. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is unlikely to put a name forward for upcoming openings at the top of the euro-zone’s banking supervision authority, as it concentrates(...)

MEP Mady Delvaux warned that the rest of the world would not wait to be led by Europe on robotics and AI. Photograph: Niall Matthews/IIEA

An MEP, who has authored a report calling for European Union-wide legislation to regulate the rise of robots, used a talk in Dublin last week to rene(...)

Pope Francis arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

The referendum last Friday confirmed what has been known for some time – that the Catholic Church and Ireland have grown apart. Clearly, many practisi(...)

The European Investment Stabilisation Function is far less ambitious than ideas put forward by French president Emmanuel Macron

Brussels is to propose a €30 billion loan plan for countries hit by economic shocks, as it responds to French calls for a euro zone crisis-fighting bu(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: the Bill would allow jailing of NGO workers who help people who are not eligible for asylum in Hungary.  Photograph: Bernadett Szabo

The United Nations refugee agency has joined growing international criticism of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s bid to criminalise non-govern(...)

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