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30/08/2016

Austria suggests ‘union of interests’ with Turkey instead of EU membership


UK & Europe 30-08-2016

Live: Towards the post-Brexit relationship

Follow EurActiv's live coverage as the new UK government begins to deal with the country's exit from the EU.
UK & Europe 30-08-2016

Putin to meet May, Merkel, Hollande and Erdogan in China

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will hold a number of high-level bilateral meetings on the sidelines of 4-5 September summit in Hangzhou, China, a Kremlin aide told reporters on Tuesday (30 September).
Trade & Society 30-08-2016

France demands end to TTIP talks

France plans to call for an end to the transatlantic free trade talks in September, so the negotiations can be restarted "on a good basis", Matthias Fekl announced. EurActiv France reports.

This G20 must push COP21 agenda by ending fossil fuel subsidies

Next week sees the first G20 summit since the Paris Agreement. It was a turning point in political action on climate change. Europe must push for an end to fossil fuel subsidies at the summit in order to capitalise on its momentum, urges Jill Duggan.
Elections 30-08-2016

European elections: national lists, European parties?

Pro-European circles generally believe that only transnational lists can make elections to the European Parliament more European. But the proposal is unlikely ever to be accepted by the Council. Pierre Jouvenat considers an alternative.
Energy 30-08-2016

Turkmenistan says in talks with EU on possible gas deliveries

Turkmenistan is discussing diversifying its gas exports and selling gas to European Union countries, President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said yesterday (29 August) at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Global Europe 30-08-2016

EU in pole position in race for UN Secretary General

A secret vote held yesterday (29 August) in the UN Security Council has put three candidates from EU countries in the lead in the race to replace UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, whose second term expires on 31 December.
Global Europe 30-08-2016

6,500 migrants rescued off coast of Libya in one day

Around 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Monday (30 August), the Italian coastguard said, in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years.


Development Policy 30-08-2016

Africa builds 'Great Green Wall' against extremism and misery

With food insecurity, terrorism and migration to Europe reaching unprecedented levels, Africa is hoping that a “wall of trees” can help protect its people and stop these threats becoming global crises. EurActiv Germany reports.
Agriculture & Food 30-08-2016

Commission accused over Baltic cod fishing limits

Conservationists have blamed the European Commission for being “picky” regarding the scientific advice it used to propose fishing limits in the Baltic Sea.
Development Policy 30-08-2016

Polio: the disease Nigeria can't seem to shake

Ridding the world of polio is going to take a little longer than originally expected, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
UK & Europe 29-08-2016

Experts float blueprint for post-Brexit EU-UK relations

A senior German lawmaker, an adviser to the French prime minister and a former deputy head of the Bank of England have proposed that a post-Brexit Britain form a new "continental partnership" with the EU that could one day be extended to other countries such as Turkey and Ukraine.
Digital 29-08-2016

European regulators to scrutinise WhatsApp privacy switch

Facebook's move to relax the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the world's most popular mobile messaging application, will be closely scrutinised, the chair of Europe's leading group of privacy regulators said on Monday (29 August).
Europe's East 29-08-2016

Keep EU sanctions on Russia, says Lithuania's foreign minister

EU sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine should stay in place as long the situation on the ground does not improve, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Monday (29 August), dismissing calls from EU's rotating president Slovakia for them to be lifted.
UK & Europe 29-08-2016

Brexit fuels Japanese worries over planned trade deal

The prospect of Brexit is giving Japan serious cause for concern as its government fears dwindling interest in a planned free trade agreement with the EU. EurActiv’s partner Wirtschaftswoche reports.
Enlargement 29-08-2016

Austria suggests 'union of interests' with Turkey instead of EU membership

One of Austria's ruling political parties has proposed a "union of interests" between the EU and Turkey, in place of actual membership. EurActiv Germany reports.