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30/05/2016

Gibraltar’s chief minister on Brexit… and monkey Viagra?


How cities are using the green economy to solve Europe’s employment crisis

Green Week opens today with a focus on greener cities: how can we make our cities more sustainable and liveable, asks Anna Lisa Boni.
UK & Europe 30-05-2016

Live: Countdown to Brexit referendum

The United Kingdom will vote on its membership of the European Union on 23 June. As we move within a month of the all-important date, follow EurActiv's live feed for all the latest developments.
Development Policy 30-05-2016

Fair trade advocate: ‘Fair Trade Town label brings a lot of marketing’

The fair trade of local goods can benefit local areas economically and socially. Now, as the Summer Olympiad arrives in town and the world watches, Rio de Janeiro seeks to be the next “Fair Trade Town”. EurActiv Germany reports.

Trump threatens to 'cancel' COP21 agreement

Just hours after clinching the necessary number of delegates to become the Republican nominee, Donald Trump unveiled new energy plans that would see the US overhaul "draconian climate rules" in order to stimulate job growth in the oil and gas sector. EurActiv’s partner edie.net reports.
Energy 30-05-2016

Mediterranean nations setting ambitious renewable goals hurt by fearful investors

The countries of the southern Mediterranean have, in theory, excellent conditions in which to develop renewable energies. But regulations and risk-fearing investors are hampering progress. EurActiv’s partner El País – Plan
Digital 30-05-2016

Piracy eats up 5.2% of music sales in the EU

In 2014, the European music industry lost 5.2% of its total annual sales to piracy, according to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).  EurActiv Spain reports.
Health & Consumers 30-05-2016

Glyphosate authorisation back on the table next week

Member states are to have another go at coming to an agreement on the use of the pesticide glyphosate next week. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 30-05-2016

Stop ignoring the refugee crisis and start working on solutions

Nothing better demonstrates the decline of the EU as the pillar for common solutions than the painful scenes of refugees abandoned at Idomeni. The crisis is here to stay, so the EU must adapt, write Joost Lagendijk and Monica Frassoni.


Frontex chief: 'Turkey has delivered' on refugee deal

Protecting the European Union's external borders has become a focal political point of the refugee crisis. The director of the EU's border protection agency, Frontex, has called for a controlled and "credible" system. EurActiv’s partner treffpunkteuropa.de reports.
Global Europe 30-05-2016

From Greece, Putin warns Romania and Poland

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (27 May) warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.
Global Europe 30-05-2016

Hollande, Merkel call for European unity at Verdun centenary

French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed yesterday (29 May) for Europe to unite to face its current challenges as they marked the 100th anniversary of Verdun, the longest battle of World War I.
Trade & Society 30-05-2016

TTIP negotiators asked to ‘think small first’

In a push to make the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) work for SMEs, small and medium-sized business owners have asked for a carefully-crafted deal that would reflect their needs not only in a dedicated chapter, but across the full treaty.
Development Policy 30-05-2016

Youth Ambassadors call on world leaders to fight for their future

There are 1.8 billion people aged 15-24 in the world. That’s the the biggest proportion of the global population made up by young people in history, write ONE youth campaigners.
Development Policy 30-05-2016

Wall of silence from development NGOs on Brexit threat

EXCLUSIVE / Actors, scientists and now even historians have put their names forward to argue for Britain to stay in the EU. But with less than four weeks to go to the UK referendum, there has been a resounding wall of silence from key development NGOs on the dangers – or even opportunities – posed by a Brexit.
Agriculture & Food 30-05-2016

Biostimulants take centre stage in EU push for green fertilisers

The review of the European Union's Fertilisers Regulation will promote innovative products such as biostimulants, in an effort to help agriculture take the turn of the circular economy.
UK & Europe 30-05-2016

Gibraltar's chief minister on Brexit... and monkey Viagra?

Gibraltarian politicians are campaigning for the UK to stay in the EU in next month's referendum, but Gibraltar's First Minister Fabian Picardo said the outcome won't affect the territory's relationship to Britain.