Bulgaria's government has nominated EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva as its candidate for UN secretary-general. The Security Council is hoping to agree on a nominee to replace Ban Ki-moon in the next few weeks.
Turkey has said 32,000 have been detained over links to Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara blames for the July coup attempt. Turkey continues to press the US to extradite the Pennsylvania-based religious leader.
Despite a slight drop in the German Consumer Sentiment Index for October, market research group GfK expects Germans to continue spending at a "strong level" amid robust economic growth in Europe's biggest economy.
Mali has welcomed as a good start the ICC ruling against an Islamist for destroying Timbuktu's cultural heritage, but citizens feel that those committing more severe crimes must also be brought to book.
Police have detained five people on suspicion of forming an "Islamic State" cell in Europe and commissioning terror attacks. The arrests were part of a joint operation by security forces in Germany, Belgium and Spain.
For many endangered species, the race is on control illegal trade before they go extinct. Two high-profile topics being discussed in Johannesburg involve changing the level of protection for African megafauna.
The European Commission has proposed a mandatory register for lobbyists who want to meet with senior officials, diplomats, or politicians in the commission, the European Parliament, and the EU Council. Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans said there would also be stronger controls on the quality of financial data submitted, with people suspended from h […]
The World Economic Forum, a Swiss think tank, has said, for the eighth year in a row, that Switzerland is the world's most competitive economy. The Netherlands come top out of the EU in fourth place, beating Germany in fifth. The UK, based upon pre-Brexit referendum data, climbed three places to seventh. Greece did the worst, sliding five places to 86 a […]
“We have to accept the democratic decision and the shit campaign of Cameron,” German EU commissioner Gunther Oettinger said on Tuesday at a meeting of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, according to British newspaper The Times. “I’m sorry, that’s life and shit happens", Oettinger said. Former British PM David Cameron lost th […]
Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov said Wednesday that he was nominating Kristalina Georgieva, a Bulgarian politician and European Commission vice-president, to become the next UN secretary general. He also warned that there could be smear campaigns to discredit her. Bulgaria had flip-flopped on Georgieva's nomination for months. Senior EU officials […]