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Biggest anti-TTIP rally to hit Berlin

9 October, 2015 - 13:12

This evening (9 October), more than 600 special buses and five trains will shuttle protestors from every corner of Germany into the capital.

Avramopoulos oversees first relocation of asylum seekers

9 October, 2015 - 10:57

Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos will travel to Italy today (9 October), to oversee the first-ever relocation of asylum-seekers, from Lampedusa to Sweden, where they will have their asylum applications processed.

Reaching SDGs from the ground up

9 October, 2015 - 10:33

Frédéric Vallier is Secretary General of CEMR, the Council of Municipalities and Regions. CEMR is the lead partner of PLATFORMA – the European voice of Local and Regional Governments in Development Cooperation.

Greek island struggles to bury drowned migrants

9 October, 2015 - 10:24

He stood on the mud, crows cawing overhead, pointing at unmarked graves. "Here's a mother with her baby. And here's another young woman. Over there, that's a 60-year-old man."

Commission’s proposal to put Turkey on ‘safe countries' list under attack

9 October, 2015 - 06:58

Commission plans to put Turkey on a list of "safe countries", to which migrants can be quickly returned as they would not risk oppression, have run into opposition from several European nations, sources said on Thursday (8 October).

Dieselgate exposes member state opposition to emissions curbs

9 October, 2015 - 06:50

Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and most Eastern member states are reluctant to adopt stricter rules to limit emissions from diesel vehicles, despite watered down proposals from the European Commission.

Brussels has asked capitals to send a written position by the end of next week.

Nobel Prize in literature goes to journalist from Belarus

9 October, 2015 - 06:36

Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and dissident writer, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday (8 October) “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time", the Swedish Academy announced.

UK scientists announce ‘stay in EU’ campaign

9 October, 2015 - 06:27

A campaign backed by more than 6,000 British scientists to stay in the European Union was launched on Friday (9 October), ahead of a British referendum due on the issue by 2017.

So far, the question of a possible Brexit from the EU has been dominated by trade, jobs and migration.

Juncker: We can’t let EU relations with Russia be dictated by US

9 October, 2015 - 06:06

Europe must improve its relationship with Russia, and should not let this be something decided by Washington, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday (8 October).

Russian Ambassador: West should stop playing 'double games' in Syria

9 October, 2015 - 05:54

If the West is determined to fight the Islamic State, which is the international community’s common enemy in Syria and Iraq, it should concentrate on that, and stop engaging in “double games”, Russia's Ambassdor to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

Climate finance: The Global North is failing on its $100 billion promise

9 October, 2015 - 05:39

For years, developing countries have been clamouring for technical and financial aid from the richest countries in the world to help them face the consequences of climate change.

A New Deal between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa

9 October, 2015 - 05:35

Franco Bassanini was Italy's Minister of Public Administration until 2001, Jean-Louis Guigou is the founder of the Euro-Mediterranean Think Tank IPEMED and Miguel-Angel Moratinos was Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs until 2010.

Dieselgate post-mortem continues

9 October, 2015 - 05:31

Ulrich Eichhorn, Managing Director of the German Association of the Automobile Industry (VDA), was given a hard-time by the Greens. On Tuesday (6 October), he was invited to attend a frank discussion about the emissions scandal.

Europe's regions take climate finance into their own hands

9 October, 2015 - 05:23

Transport management, waste treatment and energy efficiency in buildings are just three areas in which towns and cities can take action to reduce their impact on the climate.

MEPs green light new online payment rules

9 October, 2015 - 05:19

MEPs approved rules on Wednesday (7 October) to cut costs imposed on online payment services and to make them safer and more resistant to fraud. Legislators say the new measures will boost the growth of innovative online services in the payments sector.

World finance must flow towards low carbon infrastructure, G20 ministers told

9 October, 2015 - 05:08

Focusing development and traditional finance towards low carbon energy efficient infrastructure will fight climate change, help the world meet sustainability targets and boost global economic productivity, the world’s finance ministers have been told.

Myanmar official accuses China of meddling in rebel peace talks

9 October, 2015 - 03:57

A top negotiator in Myanmar's peace talks with ethnic rebels has accused neighbouring China of derailing a nationwide ceasefire deal last week that would have brought Japan and Western nations in as observers to monitor an end to decades of conflict.

EU ministers agree on injecting competition into domestic rail service

8 October, 2015 - 16:40

European railway companies will be allowed to offer domestic rail services in other countries from 2020 under new proposals agreed on Thursday(8 October) by European Union ministers.

EU heating strategy draft favours renewables and district heating

8 October, 2015 - 16:40

The European Commission is working on a strategy to reduce energy wasted in heating homes and offices, prompting concern among utilities which fear it will reduce their power sales.

MEPs condemn Thai junta

8 October, 2015 - 15:45

Thailand’s military junta came under cross-party attack at the European parliament on Thursday (8 October), with MEPs demanding a return to democratic rule, the release of political detainees, and an end to human rights and labour abuses.