Quality of life measurements could soon be used in addition to basic GDP statistics as the basis for EU policy decisions.
Under Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel, all Europe can look forward to is years of unemployment and falling living standards, argues Neil Clark.
French president claimed he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel did everything possible to convince UK to sign the EU deal to tackle debt crisis.
The EU summit in Brussels sees agreement among eurozone members to a tax and budget pact after the UK vetoed modification of the EU Treaty.
France and Germany will not leave this week's EU summit without a "powerful" deal to end the eurozone debt crisis, says French Finance Minister.
The French and British leaders held talks to discuss the debt crsisis ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels next week on the future shape of the EU.
European Union proposals on future agricultural spending set to trigger year-long debate among the bloc's 27 member states over subsidies.
Following the arrival this month of thousands of Tunisians on the island of Lampedusa, Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini has warned that the fall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi will open a migratory exodus of 'biblical proportions'. Carine Fouteau reports on how pro-democracy revolts sweeping away the dictatorial regimes of the Arab world have opened up an embarrassing issue for the European Union, which for years has relied on the despots of North Africa to help control clandestine migration from the continent.