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Journalists unmask shady deals in probe of internet providers

1 February, 2016 - 06:15

A group of investigative journalists are calling out internet service providers in a number of EU countries for their shady business connections and lack of transparency.

Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk: The EU forgot its values

1 February, 2016 - 06:07

Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy in Turkey because of its cooperation in the migration crisis, local media reported yesterday (31 January).

Renzi tells Merkel: 'Budget flexibility was a promise'

29 January, 2016 - 17:03

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi insisted on Friday that the EU's budget rules should be interpreted flexibly and that austerity should not be seen purely as an end in itself.

Cameron tight-lipped on possible ‘emergency brake’ in Brexit negotiations

29 January, 2016 - 15:51

British Prime Minister David Cameron kept silent Friday on the possibility of an “emergency brake” on EU migration to the UK, ahead of a meeting with the European Commission's president in Brussels.

Norwegian industry plans to up fossil fuel production despite Paris pledge

29 January, 2016 - 15:26

“We know that if we burn all the coal, oil and gas available, the Paris agreement cannot be fulfilled. Significant parts of the total fossil resources must remain, untouched,” said Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen, director of the Norwegian oil and gas association and a former minister of finance.

EU needs 'radical rethink' of foreign aid in 2016

29 January, 2016 - 14:44

James Mackie is Senior Adviser for the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), and Rhys Williams is Communications Officer.

Ban Ki-moon calls for clean energy investment to be doubled

29 January, 2016 - 14:31

Speaking at the UN investor summit in New York on Wednesday (27 January), Ki-moon addressed more than 500 global investors who represent more than €20 trillion in assets.

Are car emissions tests fit for the scope?

29 January, 2016 - 14:30

European decision makers should support a review of the test cycle to better reflect real-driving conditions and ensure that CO2 saving technologies are adequately reflected in official CO2 emissions data.

Belgium asked Greece to ‘push immigrants back’

29 January, 2016 - 14:01

Greece's Migration Minister, Yiannis Mouzalas, said on Thursday (28 January) that Belgium had asked him to go against the law, and “push migrants back in the sea”. EurActiv Greece reports.

Will the Parliament support Christians in the Middle East?

29 January, 2016 - 12:38

Lars Adaktusson is an MEP (Swedish Christian Democrats) with the EPP Group.

Moscovici: Commission to discuss feasibility of country by country tax reporting

29 January, 2016 - 12:14

Speaking on Thursday (28 January), Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he was in favour of public country by country reporting as long as the Commission's risk assement concludes that it won't damage competitiveness or hinder investment.

Not so bad: 5 laws the EU nailed down in 2015

29 January, 2016 - 12:11

The EU is probably the most popular scapegoat for politicians. For some, it is a symbol of neo-liberal economic politics, for others, a bureaucratic nightmare that issues self-preserving legislation at a record pace.

Commission promotes smart farming to mitigate climate change

29 January, 2016 - 07:48

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission wants to build “bridges” between agriculture and the ICT sector in order to better address the environmental challenges of farming.

Pittella: Member states are to blame for the refugee deadlock

29 January, 2016 - 07:32

Europe is on the brink of collapse due to the “foolish and short-minded illusions” of EU member states, Gianni Pittella said in an interview with EurActiv.

Gianni Pittella is the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) chief in the European Parliament.

UN rejects EU request to attend green aviation meeting

29 January, 2016 - 06:45

EXCLUSIVE / The United Nations’ agency for aviation, the ICAO, has snubbed a request by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to allow MEPs to sit in on a crunch meeting to reduce the industry’s contribution to climate change.

Juncker backs forcing multinational companies to publish their tax bills

29 January, 2016 - 06:30

EXCLUSIVE / European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker supports forcing multinational companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple to publish the profits they make and the taxes they pay in each EU country they operate in.

Europe's answer to GPS three times over budget and 13 years late

29 January, 2016 - 06:18

Plagued by technical setbacks and delays, the European satellite navigation programmes, Galileo and EGNOS, will come in three times over budget at €13 billion, according to the French Court of Auditors.

German coalition approves tighter asylum rules

29 January, 2016 - 06:15

The new measures include a two-year ban on family reunions for asylum seekers who are granted limited refugee protection and speeding up the deportations of failed applicants, said Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, announcing the deal.

EU funds still used to subsidise fossil fuels in Eastern member states

29 January, 2016 - 06:12

The countries of Eastern and Central Europe rarely use their EU funding for energy transition projects, instead using the money to entrench their dependence on fossil fuels.

UNICEF report: €2.6 billion needed in 2016

29 January, 2016 - 06:08

Due to the events of 2015, in which the refugee crisis in Europe took centre stage, displaced Syrians will need even more emergency aid this year, with the agency estimating that it will require €782 million to help children affected by the civil war.