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Battle lines and ‘illusions’ ahead of EU summit on Brexit

Fri, 2017-04-28 07:53
UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (27 April) accused the other 27 EU countries of lining up to oppose Britain over Brexit after Germany's Angela Merkel said the UK should have no "illusions" over the exit process.
Categories: EurActiv

Bulgaria sees risks in Commission’s ‘entente’ with Gazprom

Fri, 2017-04-28 07:38
Sofia will hold a conference call with the European Commission today (28 April) to make known its positions concerning a proposal to end a five-year antitrust case with Gazprom. The Bulgarian press has unveiled some of the country’s concerns.
Categories: EurActiv

Malaysian PM: Uneven growth could fuel extremism in South-east Asia

Fri, 2017-04-28 06:17
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak warned today (28 April) that South-east Asian countries needed to ensure their economic growth was inclusive, or risk marginalised populations turning to violent extremism or even overturning political systems.
Categories: EurActiv

MEPs demand tough rules for textiles importers

Fri, 2017-04-28 05:46
The European Parliament has called for strict, binding legislation governing textiles imported to the EU, to crack down on the kinds of abuses brought to light by the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, in which more than 1,100 people died.
Categories: EurActiv

‘Small’ terrorist threats averted in London, Edinburgh, Berlin

Fri, 2017-04-28 05:45
Armed British officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in London yesterday (27 April) on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.
Categories: EurActiv

Clinton advisor: Hillary had a plan to ‘help support the European project’

Fri, 2017-04-28 05:24
EXCLUSIVE / Julianne Smith was the head of Hillary Clinton’s Europe team during last year's presidential campaign. In an interview with, she said Hillary had a dedicated team and a detailed strategy for Europe ready to start from day one in the White House.
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No quick and easy fix to food price issue, EU official admits

Fri, 2017-04-28 05:20
There will be no easy solution to high food prices in Europe unless the supply chain is made transparent and farmers get organised to take a bigger slice of the market, a European Commission official has warned.
Categories: EurActiv

EU summit to mull post-Brexit membership for a ‘united Ireland’

Fri, 2017-04-28 05:04
EU leaders will discuss whether to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said yesterday (27 April).
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Violence erupts as protesters storm Macedonia parliament

Fri, 2017-04-28 04:55
Nationalists stormed Macedonia's parliament on Thursday (27 April) and attacked MPs, including the opposition leader, in protest against a vote for a new parliamentary speaker.
Categories: EurActiv

Will the EU move at the pace of its slowest members?

Fri, 2017-04-28 04:16

Bulgaria is trying desperately to save its coal industry from tighter pollution standards at the last minute, explains Genady Kondarev.

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Public sector jobs fail to escape Brexit uncertainty

Fri, 2017-04-28 04:11
Public sector jobs in the United Kingdom and in the EU itself are far from safe from the uncertainty generated by Brexit. UK public services are already suffering and British civil servants could be put out to pasture by Brussels.
Categories: EurActiv

Mogherini: EU defence cooperation speeding up

Fri, 2017-04-28 04:00
EU defence integration is advancing faster than in other areas and could see key decisions made this year to boost cooperation, foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday (27 April).
Categories: EurActiv

NGO: Freedom of the press at lowest point in 13 years

Fri, 2017-04-28 03:37
With populism and authoritarianism on the rise in many countries, global press freedom has taken a blow. In fact, it is at its lowest point in 13 years, according to a US-funded research and advocacy organisation.
Categories: EurActiv

EU’s ‘New Consensus on Development’ puts migration control centre-stage

Fri, 2017-04-28 03:13
The EU's New Consensus on Development is meant to plot a roadmap to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Instead, the draft proposal appears to prioritise migration control, security and military operations, writes Johannes Trimmel.
Categories: EurActiv

A new EU agricultural policy for people and nature [Sponsored]

Fri, 2017-04-28 02:44
Despite previous reforms, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) largely continues to support a resource-intensive and high-impact agricultural model which is not fit for today’s societal and environmental challenges, writes Jabier Ruiz.
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Primeval forest risks sparking new EU-Poland clash

Thu, 2017-04-27 16:46
The EU warned Poland on Thursday (27 April) it may take legal action to stop logging in a UNESCO World Heritage forest, risking a new clash with Warsaw's right-wing government.
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Europe’s car industry appeals for tariff-free trade deal ahead of Brexit summit

Thu, 2017-04-27 16:34
Two days before EU leaders meet to sign off on their guidelines for Brexit negotiations, the car industry is demanding the divorce deal guarantee tariff-free trade after the UK leaves the bloc.
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The Brief: French election descends into tyre fires and dolphins

Thu, 2017-04-27 14:57
Last Sunday, it became clear that the second round of the French election would be fought over Europe. At EURACTIV, we were quick to announce this “clash” between the Europhile and the Eurosceptic. Now it seems we were a bit hasty.
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Syrian refugee in Romania: ISIS banned chemistry and biology

Thu, 2017-04-27 14:35
In recent years, the Syrian community in Romania grew due to the ongoing civil war. They say like Romania. They have their school there. But still, the refugees wish to eventually return home, they told
Categories: EurActiv

Austria won’t increase contribution to EU budget after Brexit

Thu, 2017-04-27 13:58
European Union negotiators displayed unity as they met today (27 April) to discuss guidelines for divorce talks with Britain, seeking to forestall differences that could emerge at a later stage of talks.
Categories: EurActiv