# European Commission

A screen used by French President Emmanuel Macron for a video conference is pictured at the Elysee Palace in Paris during a call between EU head of states on March 10, 2020. Photo: Michel Euler / Pool / AFP
A screen used by French President Emmanu […]

Brussels calling: Can the EU be run by videolink?

How will the EU cope with the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced Brussels to adopt video conference calls in place of familiar meetings?
A Euro currency sculpture, part of a lifesize Game of the Goose set up in the courtyard of the Economy and Finance Ministry in Paris, on September 18, 2016. Photo: Jacques Demarthon / AFP
A Euro currency sculpture, part of a lif […]

Brexit punches 12-bln-euro hole in EU finances

When Britain leaves the EU at midnight on Friday the bloc will lose the second-biggest net contributor to its budget, leaving a 12-billion-euro ($13-billion) hole in its finances
An employee of the Lauresham open-air laboratory operates a bed plough on the premises of the Lauresham open-air laboratory.
An employee of the Lauresham open-air la […]

EU executive defends itself against allegations of farm subsidy abuse

There were several accusations that EU agricultural subsidies end up in the pockets of politicians in power in several countries in Europe. The European Commission defended itself, however, from such allegations.