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31/05/2016

NATO urged to ward off ‘serious’ Russian challenge


UK & Europe 31-05-2016

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.
Digital 31-05-2016

A bright outlook for the cloud

If data is the oil of the 21st century digital economy, then cloud computing is its engine. Europe needs to make sure that its digital motor is running properly to reap the benefits from future data driven innovation, big data and the internet of things, writes Elena Zvarici.
EU Priorities 2020 31-05-2016

Giegold: ‘Many member states avoid European transparency like the plague’

EXCLUSIVE / Back in 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker prioritised transparency as a crucial point of his Commission's mandate. EurActiv Germany spoke with Sven Giegold about the future of transparency in the institutions.
Europe's East 31-05-2016

WWII: A new ‘religion’ for Russia

Each year, Russia’s WWII victory celebrations become more grandiose and spectacular. In recent years, the cult of the Great Victory has become a quasi-religion and the main basis which unites the Russian society, writes Oleksii Polegkyi.
Euro & Finance 31-05-2016

The IMF discovers the downside of neoliberalism

Three IMF economists have signed a letter in which they say that neoliberal policies, in particular the opening of capital markets and austerity, have been “oversold”. EurActiv’s partner La Tribune reports.
Global Europe 31-05-2016

Turkey: No future for refugees

Despite official claims, Turkey cannot be considered a safe country – neither for migrants nor for its own citizens, writes Hakan Ataman.
Development Policy 31-05-2016

Chad's ex-leader Habre gets life sentence for atrocities

Former Chad president Hissène Habré, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted yesterday (30 May) of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule.
Enlargement 31-05-2016

Turkey warns Germany ahead of Armenian genocide vote

Germany's parliament votes Thursday (2 June) on a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", despite a strong warning from Turkey.


Global Europe 31-05-2016

At EPP anniversary summit, Tusk slams ‘utopian’ illusions of united Europe

EU leaders promoting utopian "illusions" of a united Europe have lost touch with its peoples and risk losing out to Eurosceptic populists bent on breaking up the bloc, European Council President Donald Tusk said yesterday (30 May).

EU, Berlin oppose Chinese bid for 'strategic' German robotics maker

Top officials in Brussels and Berlin oppose a Chinese takeover bid of German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, a newspaper reported on Monday (30 May).
Global Europe 31-05-2016

EU to label Russia a 'strategic challenge'

Until the illegal annexation of Crimea, the European Union had labelled Russia its "strategic partner". But in the new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy, which is expected to be unveiled at the end of June, the bloc will label Russia its “strategic challenge”, a diplomat said yesterday (30 May).
UK & Europe 31-05-2016

UK pharma sector braced for regulatory shake-up after Brexit

The UK's pharmaceutical regulator would lose influence over the European Medicines Agency (EMA) if Britons vote to leave the EU in a June referendum. As a result, it could well consider aligning itself with its US equivalent, sector advisors have told EurActiv.com.
Agriculture & Food 31-05-2016

Milan mayor energises urban food sustainability movement

Cities across the world should improve their food culture and systems in order to adjust to the planet’s contemporary needs, Milan’s Mayor, Giuliano Pisapia, told EurActiv.com.
UK & Europe 31-05-2016

Brexit: Environment and development case needs to be heard

UK environmental NGOs should be leading the Remain camp in order to protect the interests they believe in, writes Tony Long. However, they are failing to do so.
Digital 31-05-2016

Data protection watchdog: Privacy Shield is 'not robust enough'

The EU's top privacy watchdog blasted the still pending Privacy Shield agreement yesterday (30 May), dealing a blow to the European Commission-brokered data transfer agreement with the United States.
Global Europe 31-05-2016

NATO urged to ward off 'serious' Russian challenge

NATO's parliamentary assembly on Monday (30 May) called on members of the Western military alliance to be ready to respond to the "potential threat" of Russian aggression against them.