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Can France revive its influence in Brussels?

4 Février, 2016 - 12:24

As Paris prepares a cabinet reshuffle, in which it seems likely that Ségolène Royal will take over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the question of France’s place in the European Union can no longer be ignored.

Belarus opposition leader: Lukashenko is fooling the West, like Ceausescu

4 Février, 2016 - 12:15

The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is fooling the EU, like Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu did during the Cold War, Ales Bialiatski told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

EurActiv network partners with Class Editori, Italy & Agencia EFE, Spain

4 Février, 2016 - 11:36

EurActiv announced new partnerships with Italian publishing house Class Editori and Spanish news agency EFE.

The partnerships were presented at a debate in the Brussels Press Club attended by EU officials, MEPs, embassies, regional representations, companies and industry associations.

Luxembourg seeks deep impact in asteroid mining

4 Février, 2016 - 11:27

Yesterday (3 February), the Luxembourg government said that it would develop a legal and regulatory framework in order to provide "certainty over the future ownership of minerals extracted in space" from Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), such as asteroids.

Britain pledges extra €1.6 billion for Syria before donor conference

4 Février, 2016 - 08:32

With Syria's five-year-old civil war raging, and UN-mediated peace talks in Geneva halted after just a few days, amid acrimony between government and opposition negotiators, the one-day London conference will try to tackle dire humanitarian needs.

EU approves €3 billion migration fund for Turkey

4 Février, 2016 - 07:59

European Union countries approved yesterday (3 February) funds for Turkey to help refugees and migrants in the country in exchange for Ankara ensuring fewer of them venture out towards Europe.

Gorbachev: ‘I am ashamed by Putin and Medvedev’

4 Février, 2016 - 07:54

In a Russian video interview published on Monday (1 February), former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev harshly criticises President Vladimir Putin, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

France: No 'new' negotiations at Brexit summit

4 Février, 2016 - 07:29

"We want the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union. The compromise that has been found will likely allow us to find solutions to problems that until now seemed difficult to resolve. But at the European Council (summit), there can be no new adjustments ...

Hungarians protest tight government control of education

4 Février, 2016 - 07:16

Thousands of Hungarians protested on Wednesday (3 February) against reforms of the education system by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's centre-right government that they consider oppressive and heavy-handed.

€250 billion Romania-Russia Tupolev deal dead in the water

4 Février, 2016 - 06:47

On the outskirts of Bucharest, Russia has set its sights on building a massive business park, including, among other ventures, an aircraft factory. The sums of money being talked about are staggering and have been discussed at the highest levels of the Romanian government.

Portugal bows to EU pressure to lower budget deficit

4 Février, 2016 - 06:44

The new Socialist-led minority government, allied with the radical left, cut its projected budget deficit to 2.4 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), from 2.6 percent announced two weeks before, the source said on condition of anonymity.

EU countries must power neighbours during shortages, under new rules

4 Février, 2016 - 06:32

European Union countries will be obliged to help power households and social services such as healthcare in neighbouring member states in case of severe shortages, under legislation to be put forward by the European Commission next week.

Education under attack in Pakistan

4 Février, 2016 - 06:19

Socialist MEP Marie Arena is a Belgian Member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.

Low oil prices threaten to kill off recyclers

4 Février, 2016 - 06:09

Cheap oil is not good news for everyone. The recycling industries were among the first to suffer, and now the used oil regenerators are under threat.

EU watchdog Falque-Pierrotin: 'We can't just accept words' on privacy shield

3 Février, 2016 - 18:17

Data protection watchdogs from around the EU have reassured companies that they can continue transferring personal data to the US under alternative legal means—at least for the time being while the EU nails down details on its new 'privacy shield'.

Parliament sets red lines for TiSA negotiations

3 Février, 2016 - 17:39

The European Parliament on Wednesday (3 February) adopted a number of recommendations - their red lines and blue lines - for the ongoing negotiations over the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).

European lawmakers back limited reduction in car emissions

3 Février, 2016 - 16:15

European lawmakers on Wednesday (3 February) backed a compromise deal to reduce car emissions that will still allow vehicles to exceed official pollution limits, defying calls for more radical reform following Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating scandal.

Resignation of reformist minister sheds light on rampant Ukraine corruption

3 Février, 2016 - 15:37

Ukraine's Economy Minister, Aivaras Abromavicius, abruptly tendered his resignation today (3 February), saying overwhelming corruption had stifled his efforts to push through measures essential to getting growth back on track in the cash-strapped country.

Juncker tells divided MEPs to back EU-UK Brexit deal

3 Février, 2016 - 15:17

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today in Strasbourg (3 February) told Members of the European Parliament to back the deal struck by David Cameron and Donald Tusk to keep Britain in the EU.

EU institutions still divided over conflict minerals

3 Février, 2016 - 15:06

“Trade is an excellent weapon to eradicate poverty in developing countries,” the European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said at a press conference in Amsterdam on Tuesday (2 February).