The UK Independence Party is offering supporters the chance to win a pint with Nigel Farage in exchange for a donation, as it ramps up its general election campaign.
UKIP is looking to build on it success in May’s European elections, where it won more seats than any other British party. The 2015 national poll could have significant repercussions on the UK’s relationship to the EU.
Farage yesterday set out his election strategy, which includes tax cuts, stricter controls on benefits and on immigration.
Something is wrong with the punitive nature with which most of the world approaches tobacco and nicotine regulation. In contrast, the harm reduction approach taking shape in the US, if properly implemented, could put a huge dent in tobacco related disease, argues Jeff Stier.
In a recent report, Germany's Federal Court of Auditors issued sharp criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's "Energiewende', a project aimed at transitioning to renewable energy. The government says the auditors are wrong to only consider financial aspects. EurActiv Germany reports.
Under pressure from the EU to come clean following controversial statements from a member of his government, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić stated Friday (22 August) that his country had no intention of profiting from the Russian embargo on imported Western food. EurActiv Sebia reports.
Speaking to the press in Belgrade, Vučić said his government had no intention to encourage exports to Russia, after Brussels urged the EU hopeful not to exploit the Kremlin's ban on Western food imports.
Germany's Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is polarised over the Ukraine conflict, with Russian criticism coming from the party's leader Bernd Lucke and Brandenburg's top AfD candidate Alexander Gauland threatening to withdraw from the upcoming regional elections. EurActiv Germany reports.
The MEP who led calls to cap fund managers’ bonuses has slammed Sharon Bowles, the ex-chairman of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, for taking a job with the London Stock Exchange.
Sven Giegold, a German Green, took to Twitter today (22 August) to brand Bowles’ move to the financial sector directly from the influential ECON Committee a “swapping of sides” that “shamed democracy”.
He said that Bowles led important negotiations over EU rules governing the London Stock Exchange and added, “citizens distrust such revolving doors!”.
The UK’s leading electronic cigarette manufacturer, Totally Wicked, has launched a legal challenge to the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) on the grounds that Article 20 of the Directive breaches EU law.
Article 20 within the TPD defines the regulations for e-cigarettes, which will come into force in 2016.
What is Ukraine expecting from the visit of the German Chancellor? The answer is simple – a lot. However, if Merkel confines herself only to calls for the peaceful settlement of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, this will be the dead-end of European diplomacy on Ukraine, writes Bohdan Sumenko.
Bohdan Sumenko is co-founder of the Information and Analytical Center Content and Consulting in Ukraine.
The newly elected European Parliament has more female MEPs than ever in its history and the days when there was just one female member of the European Council are long history. Ten female out of 28 Commissioners is just the bottom line for the new Juncker Commission as there is no way the European Parliament will accept a College packed with testosterone, argues Piotr Maciej Kaczyński.
India will not have enough arable land, irrigation, or energy to provide enough nutritious food to India’s future 1.7 billion people if 35-40% of food output is left to rot. The new Modi government should therefore consider alternative ways to solve India’s food crisis argue Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi denied yesterday (21 August) that his government planned to raise taxes, cut pensions or adopt corrective measures to rein in the budget deficit this year.
There have been repeated media reports this summer that the government will need to pass a mini-budget to hold the deficit inside European Union limits after the economy unexpectedly slipped back into recession.