The European Commission warned China on Wednesday (15 May) it was ready to launch an investigation into anti-competitive behaviour by producers of mobile telecommunications equipment, but stopped short of beginning proceedings.
The Czech Republic has become the first country among the new EU member states to join the world's leading development donors. But Czech media and the public in general paid little attention to the accession to this prestigious club, EurActiv Czech Republic reports.
Europe’s rules on the energy performance of buildings are beginning to affect the investment decisions of pension funds and other financial institutions, said Tatiana Bosteels, the head of Responsible Property Investments at Hermes Funds Managers.
Prime Minister David Cameron suffered an embarrassing blow in parliament yesterday (15 May) when more than a third of his Conservative lawmakers voted against him in protest at his stance on Britain's membership of the European Union.
An EU-led donor conference agreed on Wednesday (15 May) to provide €3.25 billion to fund a sweeping development plan for Mali, but European donors made clear that the interim government must live up to its promises to democratic and social reforms in exchange for the international lifeline.
Ever wondered how the shale gas debate might seem with the benefit of hindsight? So has Stefan Schleicher of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research in Vienna. He predicts that the real game-changer for gas will some from its integration into a low-carbon, Europe-wide energy system.
EU’s tarnished image as a community of nations is alarming. It is therefore essential to create the conditions for a better future in a post-crisis world, not only for Europeans but also for many other global citizens, writes Sinan Ülgen.
European authorities have raided offices of oil majors Shell, BP and Statoil in an investigation of suspected manipulation of oil prices, one of the biggest cross-border actions since the Libor rigging scandal.
European fisheries ministers have agreed to end decades of overfishing and ban throwing unwanted fish back into the sea to restore stocks to healthy levels by 2020.
European companies’ competitiveness is hampered by unnecessary burdensome legislative instruments in climate, energy and environment and policymakers must rebalance industrial strategies towards manufacturing, BusinessEurope president Jürgen Thumann said in an interview with EurActiv. The European Business Summit (EBS) begins today (15 May).
European companies’ competitiveness is hampered by unnecessary burdensome legislative instruments in climate, energy and environment and policymakers must rebalance industrial strategies towards manufacturing, BusinessEurope President Jürgen Thumann said in an interview with EurActiv, as the European Business Summit (EBS) gets underway today (15 May).
The European gas sector is in a disastrous state and without policies to boost investment, the power supply of some countries could be at risk, a top industry official said.
European Union finance ministers approved a €7.3-billion increase in the bloc's spending for 2013 on Tuesday (14 May), as part of a deal to unblock talks on the EU's next long-term budget.
Cancer diseases are becoming more complex and EU research institutes have to work closer together to identify diagnosis and define better treatment for the patients, experts say.
The European Union will pledge more than half a billion euros to help Mali rebuild after months of conflict, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said on Tuesday (14 May).
The content of European Council working party meetings on the EU’s tobacco policy review is being leaked to the industry, said an EU source who added that the debate is “hotting up”.
Visa Europe has decided to cap its inter-bank credit card fees at 0.3% of transaction value for four years, the same level as the rival MasterCard network, to end a European Union competition investigation and stave off a possible fine.
A noted climatologist and recently-retired NASA research chief has entered the EU’s energy policy debate, with a warning that any re-industrialisation strategy which increases fossil fuels use can only be short-term, irrational and economically wasteful.
Europe’s most influential business lobby will have its first female leader starting in July, but as BusinessEurope holds its annual summit over the next two days, men will dominate at the podium.
The United Nations' eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted in 2000, are edging closer to their 2015 completion target date. But progress remains slow in several areas, such as reducing infant and maternal mortality rates, and access to basic sanitation. EurActiv brings a visual overview.