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Van Parijs: An unconditional basic income in Europe will help end the crisis

11 Avril, 2014 - 16:32
In an interview given after the conference on the “Unconditional Basic Income” (UBI) organised in the European Economic and Social Committee, Phillippe Van Parijs argued that the EU should put in place such a basic income for all of its citizens, to help it escape the crisis, and to show that it is a community that “cares” for all its members.

Michel Barnier: “We set up the banking union in record time”

11 Avril, 2014 - 15:44
The French Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, published a book titled Se reposer ou être libre (to rest or to be free) on 17 April. He spoke with EurActiv about reforming the European banking system.

Study reveals German-US scepticism over TTIP

11 Avril, 2014 - 14:00
Most Germans and Americans support the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a recent study shows. But the devil is in the details, as both sides remain sceptical of each other’s standards, and Germans lack trust in EU negotiators. EurActiv Germany reports.

Cyprus president says gas can help reunification

11 Avril, 2014 - 14:00
President Nicos Anastasiades said discovery of natural gas around Cyprus us could galvanize international efforts to resolve the long-standing division of the island, and smooth development of an alternative energy supply source to Russia.

Modibo Traoré on Africa finding its own development path

11 Avril, 2014 - 04:24
There are not enough resources on the planet for Africa to follow the same path as Europe, but by investing in the right areas, the continent can develop sustainably, argues Modibo Traoré.

British government urged to implement Youth Guarantee

10 Avril, 2014 - 16:06
Youth unemployment has left ‘a generation scarred’, and the House of Lords has urged the British government on Thursday (10 April) to implement the EU's Youth Guarantee.

Think tank projects Ukraine at equal distance from Russia and EU

10 Avril, 2014 - 15:40
As Russia, the USA, Ukraine and the EU are expected to hold talks next Thursday in Geneva to try to negotiate an end to the Ukraine crisis, a Brussels think tank published today (10 April) advice on how this “exceptionally important opportunity” should be used.

Think thank projects Ukraine at equal distance from Russia and EU

10 Avril, 2014 - 15:40
As Russia, the USA, Ukraine and the EU are expected to hold talks next Thursday in Geneva to try to negotiate an end to the Ukraine crisis, a Brussels think tank published today (10 April) advice on how this “exceptionally important opportunity” should be used.

NGOs: Germany's development promises are 'deception'

10 Avril, 2014 - 15:19
Despite billions in pledged aid, Germany will miss the 0.7% target for development funding by 2015. NGOs spoke of "deception", calling on the country to finally take responsibility. EurActiv Germany reports.