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I won't duck fight with EU, Britain's Cameron tells Tories

4 hours 32 min ago

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday (7 October) promised not to “duck a fight” with the European Union over his country’s renegotiation of membership, ahead of a referendum on the UK’s 42-year membership of the bloc.

Parliament approves Alitalia request for EU aid fund

4 hours 59 min ago

In line with the European Commission's proposal and the Committee on Budgets approval, the European Parliament has authorised funds from the EGF in order to support 1,249 workers who were made redundant by the Italian airline, following its privatisation in 2009.

Milk production in the EU: Holding on to the fantasy, or facing the truth?

6 hours 41 min ago

Olga Kikou is European Affairs manager for Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), an international NGO working on the welfare of farm animals and sustainable farming and food.

UN climate change panel elects new leader

6 hours 54 min ago

Lee, an energy economist, pledged that the advice of the IPCC would move closer towards political reality.

MEPs demand geographical protection for artisanal products

7 hours 3 min ago

The European Parliament on Tuesday (6 October) adopted a non-binding resolution by ">

Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2015

10 hours 33 min ago

The sixteenth edition of Social policy in the European Union: state of play has a triple ambition. First, it provides easily accessible information to a wide audience about recent developments in both EU and domestic social policymaking.

EU-Taiwan relations need update

10 hours 46 min ago

Taiwanese businesses thinking to invest abroad do not automatically think about Europe because bilateral relations between the two commercial partners have been low-profile, said Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang, Chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, in an interview with EurActiv.

Czech broadband money caught in political intrigue

13 hours 26 min ago

Nearly two years after the adoption of the new long-term EU budget (2014-2020), the Czech government is still struggling to fulfill conditions that would open the door to half a billion euros of EU cohesion money available to support high-speed internet.

EU starts military operation against ‘mafia of the sea’

13 hours 27 min ago

A military operation to catch migrant traffickers begins today (7 October), with European warships patrolling international waters in the Mediterranean to arrest smugglers dubbed the "mafia of the sea".

EU finance ministers approve new tax transparency rules

13 hours 29 min ago

Almost one year on from the Luxleaks scandal, which broke with the revelation of secret tax deals (tax rulings) between governments and multinational companies, the European Union's finance ministers have ">

First freely elected President of Hungary dies

13 hours 32 min ago

Árpád Göncz, the former dissident, and the first post-Communist President of Hungary, died on Tuesday (6 October) aged 93. He enjoyed widespread public support and was regularly polled as the most popular Hungarian politician of his time.

Commission rebukes Moscovici's hawkish stance on Spanish budget

13 hours 43 min ago

Moscovici is widely regarded as a "dove" among Commissioners dealing with economic issues. But his tough stance toward Spain has not only “surprised” fiscal hawks such as German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble.

West welcomes decision by separatists to postpone Donbas election

14 hours 6 min ago

A decision by pro-Russian separatists to postpone local elections was welcomed on Tuesday (6 October) by Kyiv, the European Union, Washington and Moscow, as a sign of progress in the faltering peace process.

Commission's proposal for stricter thresholds in organic farming opposed

14 hours 15 min ago

The sale of organic products is a booming business. According to the European Commission, the presence of organic products on the European market has quadrupled in the past decade. However, this increased production has led consumers to question whether everything that glitters is actually gold.

Coelho faces difficulties forming government

14 hours 30 min ago

Portugal's president asked Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday (5 October) to form a government, following an inconclusive election which denied the centre-right leader a parliamentary majority.

PEGIDA defiant amid confusion over German asylum figures

14 hours 41 min ago

The PEGIDA movement was thought to be dead in the water. But the escalating - if unclear - number of refugee arrivals, and Monday night's show of strength by the xenophobic group, show that anti-Islamic backlash is still alive and well in Germany.

Commission details offer to Turkey to tackle refugee crisis

14 hours 49 min ago

The EU has offered Turkey a plan under which it would resettle more refugees, but only if Ankara establishes new camps and boosts its coastguard to slow the flow of people to Europe, officials said on Tuesday (6 October).

Tents in football fields: That is not Europe

15 hours 27 sec ago

Marc Calon is the President of Housing Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing.

Europe's data authorities step into post-Safe Harbour spotlight

15 hours 9 min ago

Data protection officials are assuming increasing prominence following Tuesday's (6 October) ECJ decision to outlaw Safe Harbour, which called them to take on a bigger role in Europe's privacy debacles.

Three million people unite to derail TTIP

6 October, 2015 - 17:55

A petition signed by three million people against the EU-US trade deal will be handed to the European Commission on Wednesday (7 October).