Jean-Claude Juncker gave his successor a symbolic ceremonial bell but joked that it was "absolutely useless."
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, EU Council President Charles Michel, EU Parliament President David Sassoli and European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde officially started in their positions on Sunday December 1.
The new European Commission took power after being delayed one month.
Donald Tusk is replaced as President of the European Council by former Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.
When the emissions cheating scandal erupted, Americans were quickly compensated, but four years on, European VW owners are still seeking justice.
For the first time in Commission history, there will be a European Equality Commissioner, Helena Dalli, whose goal is develop EU-wide legislation that protects the victims and punishes the offenders of gender-based violence.
Most of us might think sewage is just a waste product, but a group of scientists in Belgium are seeing it very differently. They've launched a project to recover precious metals like gold and silver from what we're all flushing away.
Twitter, Google, Instagram and Telegram were involved in the operation, Europol said.
In this week's state of the union, newly elected president of the European People's Party Donald Tusk says he will take on populists and nationalists.
EU parliament chief David Sassoli has announced the candidates for the European Commission have been approved, setting up a final vote in the European Parliament.
Women contribute nearly 80% of the food supply in Africa yet only have access to 15% of the land. The African Women’s Forum looks at how to empower women in the continent economically, enabling them to become powerful players in the fight against hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity.
Parliament voted overwhelmingly to condemn a bill proposed by the Polish government that would criminalize sex education in schools.
For the first time EU Finance Ministers are calling on the European Investment Bank to halt funding of oil, gas and coal projects.
David Sassoli, elected as President of the Eurpean Parliament in July, says rejection of three nominated commissioners and the current block on accession talks for potential new members are simply the normal, healthy functionings of democracy.
Verhofstadt told MEPs that “problems need to be solved” before the Withdrawal Agreement can be recommended to member states for approval.
In Germany, Ostalgia is a nostalgic feeling for certain aspects of life in Communist East Germany. But beyond memories, some in Brussels think that there were a few aspects of socialism that should make a comeback.
The Berlin Wall fell, but, especially since 2015, many different kinds of walls are constructed in EU to keep refugees and migrants out of Europe, and it's turning a profit.
According to a new survey from Eurostat 76 per cent of Belgians, alongside the Netherlands, Austria and Finland claim to feel happy all or most of the time over the last four weeks.
"John Bercow is probably the most rock-and-roll politician in the whole Brexit saga," Michael Schack, a Belgian DJ and drummer explained.
On the one hand the European economy is in its seventh consecutive year of growth and every EU country is set to grow. But on the other hand in some cases, like in Italy, this growth is 0.1%.
An article in the New York Times has sparked a stir for the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture.
According to the report, the European Union's agricultural subsidies are not reaching their intended destination, but rather populist politicians and their business circles.
A group of Brazilian indigenous people burned a tree and held banners outside the European Council in Brussels on Tuesday in a protest against fires in the Amazon forest
It’s hard to know how many migrants pass through Zeebrugge. Belgian authorities refuse to give any information at the moment, but the Ministry of interior previously indicated that close to 1800 migrants have been arrested in the port city this year alone.
Martine Beckers lost her sister, brother-in-law, and niece in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. She says despite UN troops being stationed only 500 metres from their home, they didn't help stop their murders.
At times, uncomfortable.
The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so called Islamic State group or Daesh, leaves a vacuum at the top of the terrorist organisation, and while the frequency of IS attacks on European soil has been decreasing recently. EU officials are warning the threat is far from over.