A grassroots movement that successfully lobbied for The Netherlands to hold a referendum on ratifying the EU-Ukraine association treaty is launching a bid to use parliament seats as "living voting booths."
The European Space Agency (ESA) has published a new study on the composition of dark matter in the universe. The ESA's Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS) has found that the universe’s dark matter is much more similar to how it was directly after the Big Bang than previous research suggested.
Civil society trends of restricting media freedoms and growing threats to human rights defenders in some Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) member countries are alarming and raise concerns, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.
The decision on the timing for the early parliamentary elections in Italy should be made by the country's lawmakers, outgoing Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday.
US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce announced he discussed with delegations from the Baltic states in Washington, DC on Wednesday how Russia is using information as a weapon, as well as regional security.
UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling put his personal party interests above the needs of London commuters and opposed transferring control of suburban rail to a future Labour government, a 2013 leaked letter from Grayling to then Mayor of London Boris Johnson revealed on Wednesday.
Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz intends to file a lawsuit against the local Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper because of defamation, ministry’s spokesman Bartlomiej Misiewicz said Wednesday.
The World Customs Organization can provide the UK with simplified border control procedures in case the country leaves the EU Customs Union after Brexit.
Royal Navy's former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious, deployed to conflict zones including Bosnia, Iraq and Sierra Leone, has sailed out of its home port of Portsmouth, UK for the final time an is heading to Turkey to be decommissioned.
The office of Cologne prosecutor said that it has opened 267 criminal cases following violence which erupted in the city on 2016 New Year's Eve, local media reported Wednesday.
A fresh row is opening up in the European Parliament, with splits between the major parties threatening to bust open the 'grand coalition' that has helped pass significant legislation and manage various crises over the past few years.
The decision of German broadcaster ARD not to report about the arrest of an Afghan refugee suspected of raping and murdering a 19-year-old woman in Freiburg caused severe criticism not only among Internet users, but also among politicians.
Two of the most divisive topics tussled around for debate during the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union are linked and expose the potential impact of Brexit, according to a new report.
The majority of Europeans want to have good relations with Russia while mainstream media and elites are conspiring against it, member of the Russian parliament's upper house Alexei Pushkov told Sputnik Wednesday.
Members of the European Parliament have said the latest "Umbrella Agreement" on sharing personal data between the EU and the US in the fight against terrorism, while protecting citizens' privacy from mass surveillance, will be "practically impossible" under Donald Trump.
The migrant crisis has led many young desperate children into the dark world of drugs and prostitution. Europe needs to do more to help, but an expert told Sputnik that bureaucracy gets in the way of assisting the unaccompanied refugee minors in Greece.
The EU’s financial aid to Ukraine has done little to reverse corruption in the country, a new report has found, with EU auditors unable to say how their money was actually spent.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed on Wednesday German authorities for a temporary detention of Turkish Parliament Deputy Speaker Ayse Nur Bahcekapili at the airport in Cologne and threatened them with retaliatory measures.
In spite of outrage caused by the LuxLeaks revelations, November 2014, that hundreds of companies were using special tax arrangement in EU countries to lower their tax liabilities - mainly, but not exclusively, in Luxembourg - the number of such deal have increased by 50 percent.
Leader of the Scottish Labour Party Kezia Dugdale proposed on Wednesday to introduce a new political settlement, possibly a federal state, to consolidate the United Kingdom in the wake of the Brexit decision.
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