Topics :: European Union

Romanian Millionaire Priest Running for Euro Parliament on Anti-Gay Platform

By EDGE | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Iulian Capsali, a former U.S. lawyer turned Romanian Orthodox priest worn €1.6 m has gathered over 120,000 signatures to be registered as an independent candidate for a Member of European Parliament to represent "traditional family values."

EU, Russia Shrink Planned Summit to Short Meeting

By Juergen Baetz | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
A long-planned summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the European Union leadership has been reduced to a short meeting in the wake of their confrontation over Ukraine’s future.

EU Court: Gays In Civil Pacts Have Same Benefits

Thursday Dec 12, 2013
The European Union’s highest court has ruled that in EU countries where gay couples can’t marry, they must get the same benefits as married people if they enter into civil partnerships.

EU Commissioner to Boycott Winter Olympics

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
European Union commissioner Viviane Reding announced on Tuesday that she will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February because of the country’s anti-gay law.

EU Court: Homosexuality Can Be Grounds for Asylum

By Juergen Baetz | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
Refugees facing imprisonment in their home country because they are gay may have sufficient grounds to be granted asylum in the European Union, the 28-nation bloc’s top court ruled Thursday.

Moldova Overturns ’Gay Propaganda’ Law, Hopes to Join EU

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
The Moldovan government has overturned the country’s "homosexual propaganda" ban on Friday in order to gain membership to the European Union.

EU Survey Reveals Many Gays Live in Fear

Friday May 17, 2013
The European Union is calling for action to counter discrimination and violence against homosexuals after a major survey revealed many gays are living in fear across the 27-nation bloc.

Berlin’s Restaurants Reach for More Michelin Stars

Monday Nov 19, 2012
Berlin is Germany’s gourmet capital, with the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the country. The 2013 Michelin Guide awarded twelve Berlin restaurants with the prestigious stars, including four two-star establishments.

More Than Mustard: A Dijon Weekend

By Mark Thompson | Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
The "route des Grands Crus" is the "Champs-Elysees" of Burgundy, home to some of France’s most famous vineyards. Located approximately 20 miles from Dijon, the Cote de Nuits wine region is 90 minutes by train from Paris - perfect for a weekend getaway.

Why Gay Tourism Matters

Saturday Oct 27, 2012
A report shows that gay Europeans spend up to $65 billion (€50 billion or £41 billion) each year on tourism, roughly the same as the USA although Europe’s population is nearly three times as large.