French President Hollande tells members of the European Parliament they can't do a proper job without a proper budget, but EU heads of state want to cut spending.
Pierre Moscovici has vowed to uphold EU budget rules if confirmed as the bloc’s economic affairs commissioner. He faced a European Parliament worried about his spending record as French finance minister.
European Parliament wrangles over several nominees to the incoming European Commission have prompted plans for crisis talks next Tuesday. The disputes center on Spanish, British and French nominees
The European Parliament is to conduct the last of the EU Commission hearings. The grilling has revealed weak points in the proposed 27-member team, which will likely be reshuffled before undergoing a confirmation vote.
The European Court of Human Rights has overruled Britain’s prohibition on voting by prisoners. The Strasbourg-based court found, however, that the 10 inmates who challenged the ban were not entitled to compensation.
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