Category Archives: Europe

Immigration restrictions ended

From 1 January, Romanian and Bulgarian nationals have been free to work in the UK without a work permit. The move was required under EU rules but has caused considerable unease among...

New incentives for lobbying register

The European Union’s rules for lobbying are to be tightened up after a working group recommended new penalties on organisations that do not sign up to its register. The group, set up...

Belfast v. Brussels

John O’Farrell calls on the candidates to seriously debate the future of EU funding. Last month, the trade unions created a new initiative which called on the Northern Ireland Executive to “take...

Brussels to Belfast

Barroso calls for political union The head of the European Commission has called for the finalisation of a banking union, leading to eventual political integration, in a keynote speech to MEPs. José...

Brussels to Belfast

EU Budget agreement delayed The European Council summit broke up without agreement on the EU’s 2014-2020 budget but leaders are hoping to complete a deal early next year. David Cameron was under...