EXCLUSIVE / The British government has warned European lawmakers that a bid by conservative Christian groups to ban EU funding for activities linked to abortion or the destruction of human embryos could obstruct life-saving operations in the developing world, in a briefing note seen by EurActiv.
Iulian Capsali, a Romanian Orthodox priest, has gathered the necessary signatures to be registered as independent candidate for the European elections, the Romanian press reports. He presents himself as “the candidate of the Romanian family”, campaigning against abortion and against “homosexual culture”.
Russia sought to woo the French business elite Wednesday (16 April) as the threat of tougher sanctions over the Ukraine crisis loom with a Franco-Russian association warning of job cuts in France as a result of restrictions.
The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (15 April) to oblige manufacturers to label all non-food goods with their country of origin, a step designed to help consumers know what they are buying, but one that has divided industry.
Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU party and the Bavarian CSU are closely integrated, but they will run separate campaigns for the European elections, top CDU candidate David McAllister explained, pointing out stark differences between the two sister parties. EurActiv
Foreign ministers of the US, Russia, Ukraine and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis in Geneva today (17 April). But a violent clash in the city of Mariupol, in eastern Ukraine, with three people killed is likely to poison the atmosphere of the meeting.
For the first time in four years, Greece has acquired fresh money from the bond market. But amid explosive demand, and euphoria among investors, a study released by a research centre in Freiburg warns of premature optimism. EurActiv Germany reports.
The Mission of Ukraine to the EU made available today (16 April) information supporting what appears to be obvious: that Russian special forces are behind the actions of the paramilitary taking control of several cities in eastern Ukraine, whose uniforms have no national insignia. EurActiv publishes the information obtained, without edits.
The far-right remains in the lead to win the European elections in France, according to a recent opinion poll, the second in the past six months that puts Marine Le Pen's party in pole position. EurActiv France reports.
Neelie Kroes, the Commission Vice President responsible for the Digital Agenda, slammed Tuesday (15 April) the decision of a Belgian court to ban Uber, a US-owned taxi-service application, and lashed out at a Belgian minister for taking this initiative with the aim of “protecting a cartel” of Brussels taxis.
The European Parliament voted through a proposal yesterday (15 April) that should help make trucks safer for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as reduce CO2 emissions. MEPs, however, rejected plans to allow so-called 'mega-trucks' across the EU, leaving the decision to member states.