An EU proposal for a global blacklist for unsafe airlines has been rejected by the head of the aviation body ICAO. The list was proposed after it emerged that a Yemenia airliner that crashed near Comoros had raised safety concerns during EU checks.
EU member governments have given their official backing for Jose Manuel Barroso to serve a second five-year term as head of the European Commission, in a move intended to help overcome opposition to his nomination in the European Parliament.
Jadranka Kosor became the first woman prime minister in Croatia's history Monday, following Ivo Sanader’s abrupt resignation last week. Kosor has vowed to tackle the economic crisis and revive the stalled EU accession talks.
FRANCE 24 met the outgoing president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, who is being kept busy until his last days in office. As his term comes to an end, he shares some thoughts with us on his role.
Army-backed leader Andry Rajoelina is in Brussels to persuade the European Union to maintain aid to Madagascar, left in diplomatic isolation after Rajoelina's power grab was deemed a coup by the international community.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso's re-election vote has been delayed, probably until September, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said. Sweden currently holds holds the EU's rotating presidency.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right, pictured with Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner) held talks in Stockholm with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, whose country took over the rotating EU presidency on July 1.
A top Iranian cleric said some of the British embassy staff arrested in Iran will be put on trial for their alleged role in the post-election unrest as EU countries summoned their Iranian envoys Friday to protest the detentions.