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Catalonia’s Puigdemont to set terms for talks with Sánchez

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:57
Former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont announced he would hold a meeting in Brussels to define his party Junts per Catalunya’s framework to open formal negotiations with the PSOE and would set the terms of the talks. After the Spanish...
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Sweden to crackdown on irregular migrants

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:55
It could soon be mandatory to report the irregular stay of migrants in Sweden, according to a proposal being prepared by the Swedish coalition and its far-right ally, which also plans to tighten internal immigration controls with random checks and...
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EU Commission questions Belgium for suspending reception of single male asylum-seekers

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:54
The European Commission will contact the Belgian authorities to inquire about the announcement by Secretary of State Nicole de Moor that Belgium’s Asylum Seeker Reception Agency (Fedasil) will no longer accept single male asylum seekers, the EU executive said at...
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French ambassador to Niger remains in place despite mounting pressure

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:53
France continues to refuse to recognise the authority of the putschists in Niger, who have now instructed police to expel the French ambassador to the country, a letter revealed on Thursday reads. The letter, sent by the Foreign Ministry designated...
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Greens eye French, Spanish model for German energy subsidies

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:51
Germany could subsidise electricity prices despite EU state aid rules, the Green Party, a junior partner in Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition government insisted, pointing to efforts by France and Spain to extend their own subsidies. German Economy Minister Robert Habeck...
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Moscow stages local elections in occupied parts of Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:50
Russian-installed authorities began holding regional elections on Thursday (31 August) in parts of Ukraine Russia claimed as its own last year, seeking to cement Moscow's authority in what it calls its "new territories" despite the ongoing conflict.
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Russian oil fuels new political crisis in Bulgaria

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:49
Bulgarian political stability is threatened by a fuel market crisis as the ruling coalition wants to cut dependence on Russian oil, which would mean clashing with Russian private company Lukoil, which owns the Burgas refinery and has a monopoly on...
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Czech banks hit by Russian cyber attacks

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:48
Several Czech banks and the Prague Stock Exchange were targeted by hackers on Wednesday and Thursday, with strikes aimed at banks’ websites or internet banking services, and the stock exchange’s website. Czech banks Komerční banka, Česká spořitelna, ČSOB, Air Bank...
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EU elections ahead; winners, losers, reactions

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:45
EU citizens will elect the next class of EU lawmakers in June next year, and as European parties and groups begin to gear up for the elections, EURACTIV’s back-to-school forecast ahead of a heated pre-election year reveals the future dynamics...
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Dutch FM: Greece makes EU China policy ‘difficult’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:43
Effective EU policy-making towards China is hampered by certain EU member states, like Greece, being too dependent on the East Asian country, Foreign Trade Minister Liesje Schreinemacher (VVD/Renew) stated in an interview on Thursday. Schreinemacher, who will temporarily take over...
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EU watchdog monitors surge of cash going into biodiversity funds

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:40
The surge in money going into biodiversity funds is the "next frontier" of environment, social and governance (ESG) investing and warrants increased monitoring to avoid greenwashing, the European Union's securities regulator said on Thursday (31 August).
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UN chief sends Russia bid to revive Black Sea grain deal

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-01 04:36
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on 31 August that he had sent Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "a set of concrete proposals" aimed at reviving a deal that allowed the safe export of Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea.
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A Romanian city’s individualised housing strategy for Roma

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 16:36
Since 2019, the Romanian municipality of Reșița has been adopting a new approach to housing its Roma community, moving them away from run-down neighbourhoods and ensuring public housing responds to their needs.
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Commission splits from rogue Commissioner as clock ticks on crucial Ukraine ban decision

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 15:45
Cracks have appeared in the European Commission as it was forced to distance itself from its own Agriculture Commissioner over a crucial decision of whether to extend restrictions currently imposed on the import of Ukrainian agrifood goods.
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Ukraine’s Kuleba tells critics of counter-offensive to ‘shut up’

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 15:30
Toledo, Spain - Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Thursday (31 August) lashed out at critics of the slow pace of the country's counter-offensive against Russia's invasion.
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The Brief – Black Sea Alert

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 14:20
The title of this Brief is inspired by the works of Tom Clancy (1947-2013), who got praise notably from US President Ronald Reagan for his well-researched fiction mirroring the military confrontation during the Cold War.
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Hot economic policy autumn

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 13:59
While the EU economy mimicks the weather by cooling down a little more than would be comfortable (at least in Western Europe), various economic policy debates are certain to heat up this autumn.
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Obesity: Weight loss drugs no quick fix for tackling public health crisis

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 13:53
Weight loss drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy are rising in popularity - however, experts have warned that the drugs are not a silver bullet solution to the problem of obesity in Europe, a complex and multifactorial public health issue.
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French government earmarks €4 bln for low-carbon hydrogen

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 13:28
The French government will release €4 billion in subsidies in the form of public-private contracts for the development of low-carbon hydrogen projects as part of the country's updated national hydrogen strategy.
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Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia reject China’s latest South China Sea map

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 13:19
The Philippines, Malaysia and Taiwan have rejected as baseless a map released by China that denotes its claims to sovereignty including in the South China Sea, which Beijing on Thursday (31 August) said should be viewed rationally and objectively.
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