Agrifood 27-07-2017

Juncker pledges to end ‘unacceptable’ food discrimination

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday (27 July) promised Slovakia and other Eastern European member states he would help stamp out the "totally unacceptable" sale of lower quality food products in their markets.

Agrifood 27-07-2017

Greek regions aim to boost agri-tourism potential this summer

Greece's regions are exploring ways to link rising tourism to local quality food consumption and get away from the established concept of mass tourism.

Future EU 27-07-2017

The EU should not allow the symbol of peace in Europe to become a symbol of waste

As members of the European Parliament we are time and again confronted with the same question: why do you accept this carrousel of moving the Parliament between Brussels and Strasburg with all its blatant waste? Time after time emotions run high on this - and rightly so, write the members of the European Parliament’s Single Seat Steering group

Transport 27-07-2017

Refuting cartel tag, VW says automaker exchanges ‘common’

German car giant Volkswagen, facing allegations that it colluded with fellow automakers on diesel emissions and other issues, insisted on Wednesday (27 July) that technical exchanges between manufacturers were "quite common".

Economy & Jobs 27-07-2017

Athens hopeful new bond will open access to ECB funds

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday (26 July) claimed that his country's first bond sale in three years would help convince the European Central Bank to provide additional liquidity to its struggling economy.

Global Europe 27-07-2017

EU naval mission granted more time and objectives

The European Council on Tuesday (25 July) extended the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean, despite concerns that Operation Sophia has not been effective in breaking up people-smuggling networks.

Brexit 27-07-2017

UK-commissioned EU migration impact study promises no Brexit cliff-edge

Britain commissioned an independent study on Thursday (27 July) on the role European Union nationals play in the British economy, saying that Brexit would mean new immigration rules, but that there would be no sudden cut-off for workers or employers.

Brexit 27-07-2017

Demand to rent UK commercial property falls to 5-year low

Demand to rent British commercial property levelled off for the first time in almost five years during the past three months, as online shopping hurt high-street retailers and Brexit and election worries unsettled other potential tenants.

Climate change 27-07-2017

Gove’s ‘green’ Brexit will be hard to achieve

On top of weakening environmental protection in the UK, a hard Brexit would strengthen the influence of the EU’s climate sceptic governments and undermine the bloc’s commitments at home and abroad, writes Joseph Curtin.

Stefan Lofven
Elections 26-07-2017

Political crisis grips Sweden as confidence vote looms

A political crisis gripped Sweden on Wednesday (26 July) after opposition parties called for a no confidence vote they would almost certainly win over a botched outsourcing deal in which sensitive material was transmitted abroad.

Digital 26-07-2017

EU court’s blow to Canada deal marks new hurdle for data laws

An EU data sharing agreement with Canada is illegal because it violates privacy rights, the European Court of Justice said Wednesday (26 July), marking a new legal blow to the bloc's data deals.

Brexit 26-07-2017

The Brief: Headless chlorine chickens

Chlorinated chicken, washed eggs, beef dripping in hormones. Sound tasty?

EU tightens grip on disobedient states over migration

The European Commission on Wednesday (26 July) stepped up its legal case against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over their reluctance to take in migrants from other EU countries, after an adviser to the EU's top court dismissed a challenge brought by Slovakia and Hungary.

Commission threatens to trigger ‘nuclear option’ for Poland

The European Commission has “substantial concerns” about the rule of law in Poland. The ongoing reform of the judiciary, meant to increase the government’s control over the judicial system, has pushed the College of Commissioners to issue a third set of recommendations to the Polish government.

EU court upholds Hamas terror listing

The European Union's top court on Wednesday upheld the bloc's decision to put Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on its terrorism blacklist.

Development Policy 26-07-2017

Taking stock of 2030 Agenda: Are we making progress with integrated implementation?

There is no planet B. Humanity needs to acknowledge this and work together to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015, in a relatively short space of time, write  Hannah Janetschek and Imme Scholz.