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New EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen sworn in

New EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen sworn in

New European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen emphasised the importance of a stronger Europe as she was sworn into office on Sunday.

Croatia ready to join border-free Schengen area, EU Commission says

Croatia ready to join border-free Schengen area, EU Commission says

The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that Croatia joins the border-free Schengen area, more than four years after the Balkan country applied for membership.

EU Commission green-lights petitions on corruption, bees, climate

EU Commission green-lights petitions on corruption, bees, climate

The European Commission on Wednesday approved three petitions aimed at garnering cross-EU support for proposals to reduce corruption in new member states, protect bees and boost climate action.

Merkel, Macron face off over candidate for top EU commission post

Merkel, Macron face off over candidate for top EU commission post

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron faced off on Tuesday over the choice of next European Commission president ...

France grounds Ryanair plane to force subsidy repayment

France grounds Ryanair plane to force subsidy repayment

French authorities said on Friday they seized a Ryanair plane, forcing 149 London-bound passengers off the aircraft, to get the Irish low-cost airline to repay illegal public aid, the latest in a string of troubles for the carrier.

EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards

EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards

Identity cards held by EU citizens will be required to include digital images of the holder's fingerprints as part of a crackdown on fraudulent documents used by criminals and extremists ...