James Crisp. Freelance journalist in Brussels.

Hire me for journalism, moderation, and sparkling copy

Britain receives final warning on ‘shameful’ air pollution levels

The European Commission has threatened Britain with court action and hundreds of millions of pounds in fines for persistently breaching EU limits on air pollution. Advertisements

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Juncker scolds dozen Commissioners for flocking to Davos

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker scolded his Commissioners for flocking to the World Economic Forum in Davos at a weekly meeting of the executive’s top brass.

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is the European Commission too white?

The controversy over France’s burkini ban – struck down by an administrative court today (26 August) – has thrown the spotlight on issues of diversity, integration and multiculturalism.

August 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Commission: Schengen suspension could be extended, 60% of migrants should be sent back

The European Commission today (26 January) said it could agree to a suspension of border-free travel in the Schengen zone of up to two years, and that nearly two thirds of … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Footballers ask Commission to abolish transfer system

The world union for footballers called for the transfer system to be “abolished” on Friday (18 September), and slapped in an EU legal challenge to FIFA that could ban transfer windows and drive … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

EU law could boost ‘safe’ securitisation

The European Commission will consider reducing how much capital banks must hold against risk for a new class of asset-backed securities, a process of packaging and selling loans blamed for the financial crisis. EurActiv understands … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

UK must puncture property bubble, Commission warns

The United Kingdom must curb rapidly rising property prices, particularly in London, and raise taxes rather than just slash spending, to increase its resilience to financial shocks, the European Commission warned yesterday … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Defiant ECR predicts kingmaker role in race for Commission Presidency

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group last night (25 May) claimed they could act as kingmakers in the appointment of the next Commission President, as their Tory chairman lost his … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Google can’t be broken up without new legislation, says Competition Commissioner

Google cannot be broken up into smaller companies without new EU legislation, the European Commission said today (20 May), after detailing two potential new antitrust investigations into the internet giant. … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Commission swamped by 150,000 replies to TTIP consultation

About 150,000 people have responded to the European Commission’s online consultation on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In January, the … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Follow me on Twitter

Advertisements

Categories

Follow James Crisp. Freelance journalist in Brussels. on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Archives