European Union


EU looks to halt carbon permits, raise prices

Feb 18, 2013
The European parliament is voting to halt new carbon permits in an effort to drive up the price of emissions, but will the tinkering hurt the credibility of the carbon trading system?
Posted In: carbon credits, European Union, Environment

U.S.-EU trade deal faces cultural hurdles

Feb 13, 2013
The trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union speech could be profitable for both parties. It may be hard to achieve because of differences in outlook.
Posted In: State of the Union, European Union, trade

U.K. prime minister prepares big speech on Europe

Jan 22, 2013
U.K. Prime Minster David Cameron will give a major speech tomorrow that sets the tone for his country's future relations with the European Union. Many in the U.K. want more decisions made in London and fewer in Brussels. Is the U.K. on the way out of the EU?
Posted In: United Kingdom, U.K., david cameron, European Union

PODCAST: Cameron to address EU, U.S. airlines announce profits

Jan 22, 2013
What happens if the U.K. leaves the EU? World leaders will be all ears tomorrow when British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a high-stakes speech on Britain's role in the European Union. U.S. airlines make more money by offering fewer seats. Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza discusses the business of bargain basement travel.
Posted In: European Union, david cameron

The record of peace in the European Union

Dec 11, 2012
The European Union, and the euro -- for all its faults -- has been credited with keeping the continent relatively peaceful of late. And European peace is the subject of our quiz this morning.
Posted In: European Union, Nobel Prize, war, quiz

European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 10, 2012
The European Union has been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The $1.2 million award has been welcomed by EU leaders, but some say the EU should not have received it.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, European Union

Could Britain leave the European Union?

Nov 22, 2012
Britain contributes far more to the budget of the European Union than it receives in subsidies for agriculture and infrastructure. Its prime minister wants to freeze the budget where it is.
Posted In: Britain, david cameron, Brixit, European Union

European Union searching for agreement on budget

Nov 22, 2012
European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels to hammer out a budget for the EU. And the task will not be easy with the continent still trying desperately to claw its way out of debt.
Posted In: European Union, Brussels, Europe debt crisis

European economic outlook grows darker

Nov 7, 2012
The storm clouds are gathering over the European economy. The European Commission says the economy in the European Union will shrink this year and that next year it will only barely grow.
Posted In: Europe, European Union, European Commission

Mapping the future of the European Union

Nov 6, 2012
Geographer Harm de Blij on the destiny of an unstable union.
Posted In: maps, European Union, geography, book