Zaineb, from Aleppo in Syria, with one of her three children at an apartment funded by the EU, in Livadia. Photograph: DG Echo

When the mayor of the Greek city of Livadia, Giota Poulou, supported the construction of a mosque for the benefit of refugees and asylum seekers from (...)

Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference to announce the attribution of portfolios of European Commissioners-designate at EU commission headquaters in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled the European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period. The team, which mus(...)

Police look on as demonstrators outside Cyprus’s parliament protest plans by the government to sell off state-owned enterprises. Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

Cyprus’s government will re-submit a privatisation law to parliament, a spokesman said today, a day after lawmakers rejected a sell-off plan, p(...)