Croatia joins India, Lithuania, Pakistan, Turkey and Ukraine as Associate Member States, while Cyprus and Slovenia are Associate Member States in the pre-stage to membership.
The next major European project after the LHC should be a 100-km circumference circular collider, argue more than 50 senior particle physicists.
More than 13,000 European scientists have objected to changes in the representation of education and research in the European Commission.
A cross-party committee of the legislature of the Republic of Ireland last week unanimously recommended joining CERN.
A European Physical Society commissioned report reveals that physics-based industries generate over 16% of total EU turnover.
The 250-page briefing book of the European Strategy for Particle Physics has been published.
Design phase begins for SEEIIST, a centre for internationally competitive research founded in the spirit of the CERN model.
On 10 July, CERN and the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC) founded a new research centre for astroparticle physics theory called EuCAPT.
Broader European support is vital to preserve and build capacity in fundamental physics in the region of former Yugoslavia and the Balkans, argues Goran Djordjevic.
The open symposium of the European Strategy for Particle Physics stimulated much lively discussion about the future of particle physics and the central role of CERN, writes Eckhard Elsen.