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Diabetes: A silent killer that hurts the world's poorest

30 November, 2015 - 06:30

Dr. Tatiana Leiva, an expert on the disease and a professor at the University of Nicaragua, has conducted studies that show that around 400,000 people have been diagnosed and close to 200,000 are unaware that they are suffering with it.

Women are not second class citizens: It's time to stop the violence

4 hours 48 min ago

Trade unions have a role to play in ending the scourge of gender-based violence, writes Luca Visentini on the International Day for the elimination of violence against women.

Luca Visentini is General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

Gazprom halts supplies to Ukraine

5 hours 5 min ago

Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller announced on Wednesday (25 November) that due to non-prepayment for gas, Russia has halted supplies to Ukraine, with which tensions are growing.

Fair income for farmers makes Europe independent

5 hours 17 min ago

A fair economy should go hand in hand with a fair income. But this is not quite the case yet in the agriculture business, write Annie Schreijer-Pierik and Jaco Geurts.

How to raise our game? New approach to European Industrial Competitiveness

6 hours 18 min ago

On the occasion of the European SME Week 2015, Austrian MEP Paul Rübig hosted a breakfast briefing in the European Parliament on the 17th November on the “New Approach to European Industrial Competitiveness: SMEs in the Surface Engineering Sector”.

UN decries stopping refugees at borders

9 hours 14 min ago

The United Nations yesterday (24 November) condemned new restrictions on refugees that have left around 1,000 migrants stuck at the main border crossing into Macedonia from Greece, denied entry due to their nationalities in violation of international law.

New Polish government shelves EU flag

9 hours 18 min ago

Journalists gathered yesterday (24 November) in the press room of Poland's new conservative government discovered that the blue and gold star-studded European Union flag normally on display was gone, leaving only its red-and-white Polish counterpart.

France halts push for Syria coalition with Russia

9 hours 36 min ago

During a visit to the US yesterday (24 November), French President François Hollande abandoned plans to include Russia in an international coalition against Islamic State, following the Paris attacks, in which 130 people lost their lives.

Sweden ends open door policy for asylum seekers

9 hours 50 min ago

Stockholm wants to dramatically decrease the influx of asylum seekers coming into the country. Sweden will observe minimum standards for asylum policies under EU law and international rules, the government announced on Tuesday (24 November).

Jeremy Rifkin: ‘What’s missing from UN climate talks is a new economic vision’

10 hours 17 min ago

The good news is that European cities and regions are at the forefront of the internet revolution which can deliver this promise, he told EurActiv in a wide-ranging interview.

INFOGRAPHIC: Demography is a vehicle for development

10 hours 47 min ago

The Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016, Development Goals in an Era of Demographic Change, was published on 6 November.

Putting reuse and repair at heart of the circular economy

10 hours 52 min ago

Michal Len is the director of RREUSE, a representative body for social enterprises active in reuse, repair and recycling.

Two thirds of European oil refineries ready for tar sands imports

10 hours 57 min ago

EXCLUSIVE / More than two thirds of European oil refineries are now equipped to process tar sands, research has found, raising fears the EU is ready to welcome a flood of imports of one of the most environmentally devastating fuels in production.

MEPs go on warpath over energy efficiency days before COP21

11 hours 2 min ago

EXCLUSIVE/ MEPs have stepped up pressure on the European Commission over its decision to effectively cap any increase to the EU’s 2030 energy efficiency targets, just days before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) begins.

EU-Guyana trade deal must protect land rights, activists say

11 hours 7 min ago

Rising trade in timber stemming from such a deal could improve living standards in the South American country, according to a report released by activist groups the Forest Peoples Programme and the Amerindian Peoples Association.

Car emissions campaigners turn sights on Renault

11 hours 16 min ago

The tests commissioned by the DUH group, which have not been independently verified, follows Volkswagen's admission that it used illegal "defeat devices" to cheat diesel emission regulations.

In a statement, Renault said it contested the findings of the DUH lobby group.

Commission aims at having full European deposit insurance scheme by 2024

24 November, 2015 - 17:35

Bank deposits within the EU up to 100,000 euros, no matter which bank or country they are in, should be guaranteed by 2024 by a European fund, the European Commission proposed on Tuesday (24 November).

Erasmus+ struggling to attract apprentices

24 November, 2015 - 17:18

An undeniable success for students, the Erasmus exchange programme was broadened in 2013 to include apprentices. But in practice, few of them have taken advantage of the opportunity.

Socialist Costa to head Portuguese government with uneasy far-left backing

24 November, 2015 - 16:48

The Socialist Party (PS) has promised to end years of harsh austerity, increase families' disposable incomes and help the poor, who suffered during Portugal's debt crisis and a bailout that ended last year, while still cutting the deficit in line with Portugal's European commitments.

Slovakia takes EU to court over migrant quotas

24 November, 2015 - 16:34

Slovakia will launch legal action by next month against an EU quota plan to distribute 160,000 refugees and migrants across the bloc, a justice ministry spokeswoman told AFP today (24 November).