The mayor of the Greek island of Kos has warned that the establishment of a refugee reception centre there will lead to riots and violence, as well as having a negative impact on the island’s lucrative tourist trade. EurActiv Germany reports.
Sterling traded below a recent one-month high against the dollar on Monday (8 February), as uncertainty about Britain's place in the European Union and diminishing rate hike prospects kept investors cautious.
Statistics and, more importantly, history itself teaches us that for questions over the UK’s EU membership to be put to bed, the winning camp must win by around 20%. The ‘remain’ campaign must emphasise the issue of security, argues Tom Spencer.
Within a few short weeks, Poland's public media have become more combative, more eurosceptic and more favourably disposed to the authorities, amid a purge by the new right-wing government that has triggered broad outcry, experts say.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has denounced a senior US official’s visit to Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, underlining the “mistrust” the visit has created in Ankara over the nature of Turkey’s “partnership” with the U.S.
Tens of thousands of Syrians remain stranded at the border with Turkey today (8 February) after escaping a Russia-backed government attack on Aleppo, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepared to visit Ankara.
Norway will be on its last third of natural gas reserves by 2035, much of it in the Arctic, and almost all of it destined for the EU market, the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy told EurActiv in an interview. Tord Lien said production would stop once the reserves were gone.
Exasperated by the flood of so-called scientific works from Romanian prisons, on 3 February, the government suspended a controversial law that allowed reduced sentences in exchange for publishing “works with scientific value”.
The economic crisis, the threats of Grexit and Brexit and the death of Schengen are all failures of the EU. To survive, the bloc must learn to solve the root causes of its problems, writes Ernest Maragall.
The eurozone needs to press ahead with structural reforms and closer integration, including a eurozone finance ministry, to deliver sustainable growth, the heads of the French and German central banks wrote in a German newspaper on Monday (8 February).
Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday (7 February) as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing and the Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and cargo aircraft.