Now that a budget deal has been brokered between EU heads of states and governments, NGOs intend to be uncompromising in tracking the spending decisions at national level, writes Markus Trilling .
Mari Elka Pangestu, one of the nine candidates to succeed World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy in May, tells Euractiv about her “multilateral and inclusive” vision for the WTO.
Russian gas company Novatek has renewed its long-standing demand to market liquefied natural gas (LNG) directly to foreign customers without going through monopoly gas exporter Gazprom.
Policymakers recognise the links between innovation, growth and employment. However, novelty often bears uncertainty in Europe, where an increasingly risk-averse mind-set could threaten innovation, writes Dirk Hudig.
EXCLUSIVE / Non-binding energy efficiency goals are meant to be treated with reverence but are routinely ignored, ticked off, or met by using legislative scams, ex-government officials have told EurActiv.
France called yesterday (11 February) for coordinated action by the world's major economies to counter the strength of the euro and avoid damaging an economic recovery, but Europe's finance ministers said it was up to markets to decide the currency's value.
Multinational food, drink and alcohol companies are using strategies similar to those employed by the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies, health experts said on Tuesday (12 February).
EU ministers will hold a meeting in Brussels tomorrow (13 February) to deal with the fallout from the horsemeat scandal as investigations in France and the UK continued yesterday.
Pope Benedict XVI's decision to abdicate was greeted with respectful tributes from EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Commission President José Manuel Barroso.
US President Barack Obama is expected to call for comprehensive trade and investment talks with the European Union in his annual State of the Union speech today (12 February), following more than a year of exploratory discussions.
Global wind power expanded by almost 20% in 2012 to reach a new peak of 282 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, while solar power reached more than 100GW, having more than doubled in two years.
After 26 hours of negotiations, European heads of state and governments decided on a smaller EU budget for the period 2014-2020. Here are the numbers, compiled by EurActiv France.
Prohibitive prices of cigarettes and alcohol encourage smuggling, according to participants at a recent conference in Warsaw on smuggling across the EU's eastern border. EurActiv Poland reports.
France and Germany could become the avant-garde of cross-border energy cooperation and could set the standards for all of Europe, writes Georg Zachmann.
Organisers of a European Citizens’ Initiative that seeks to halt sales of public water utilities say they have gathered one million signatures from across Europe, becoming the first such group to do so since the grass-roots efforts were launched last spring.
The Romanian prime minister said on Monday (11 February) that any fraud over horsemeat sold as beef had not happened in his country and he was angered by suggestions it might have been.
Cuts to the energy infrastructure package in the EU's new budget will increase costs and delays to the European Commission’s plans for a low carbon economy by 2050, Philip Lowe, the EU’s top energy civil servant said on Friday (8 February).
Several European Commissioners say they regret the cuts in the 2014-2020 EU budget, agreed on Friday (8 February) after a marathon 24-hour summit. However, the Commissioners expressed hope that the European Parliament would approve the deal.
British Prime Minister David Cameron won praise from his party's anti-EU camp with a successful fight to cut the European Union budget.
The British government on Monday (11 February) intensified its campaign to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom, publishing a legal opinion suggesting it would forfeit its membership in the European Union, NATO and United Nations if it chose independence.