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26/05/2016

Gordon Brown calls for EU migration cash to sway undecided Brexit voters


UK & Europe 26-05-2016

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.
Global Europe 26-05-2016

At G7 summit, Tusk pleads for global burden-sharing on refugees

The world needs to act together on the refugee crisis gripping Europe, and not leave the continent to battle the problem alone, European Council President Donald Tusk said yesterday (25 May).
Euro & Finance 26-05-2016

Member states fail to reach deal to tackle company tax avoidance

European Union finance ministers failed on Wednesday (25 May) to agree new rules to counter tax avoidance and deferred until June a possible deal on clamping down on schemes by multinational companies to disproportionately reduce tax bills.
Health & Consumers 26-05-2016

Andriukaitis: We have the tools to avoid 'unnecessary loss of lives'

Decision-makers should stop ignoring risk factors like tobacco, which causes deaths that could have been avoided, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EurActiv.com.
Agriculture & Food 26-05-2016

Scrapping EU biofuels targets is the right thing to do

The biofuel lobby decries plans to scrap biofuel targets. Ending support for harmful and costly biofuels is the only right thing to do, writes Marc-Olivier Herman.
Global Europe 26-05-2016

Merkel says 'not worried' about EU-Turkey migrant deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (25 May) brushed off concerns about a landmark EU-Turkey deal designed to stem the flow of refugees to Europe after critical comments by her Turkish counterpart.
Energy 26-05-2016

Putting innovation at the heart of the Energy Union

As the European Commission elaborates its Energy Union strategy, and as national and local governments plan their contribution to the union’s aims of energy security, decarbonisation and cost-efficiency, they need to create an environment that nurtures innovation in policy, technology and business models, write Pascal Lamy and Philip Lowe.
UK & Europe 26-05-2016

Turnout is greatest concern for 'In' camp, says Cameron

Those fighting for Britain to remain in the European Union are making good progress but getting young people to register and turn out to vote is the 'In' camp's greatest concern, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday (25 May).


Energy 25-05-2016

The game behind France's carbon price floor

The carbon pricing measures announced by French President François Hollande will unfairly benefit EDF, the energy company's competitors have said.  EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Euro & Finance 25-05-2016

Eurogroup’s Greece deal ‘beneficial’ for all sides

The deal reached at Tuesday’s Eurogroup meeting (24 May) “politically benefits all sides”, diplomatic sources close to the negotiation have told EurActiv.com.
Digital 25-05-2016

Spotify spared from Commission's geoblocking plans for now

The European Commission has narrowly avoided a showdown with the music industry and e-book publishers over its new plans to stop e-commerce firms charging buyers more if they live in certain EU countries.
Europe's East 25-05-2016

EU and Ukraine celebrate the release of Nadia Savchenko

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko arrived home in Kyiv today (25 May) after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of a prisoner swap in which two Russians held in Ukraine were returned to Moscow.
Digital 25-05-2016

Google’s new system raises fresh privacy concerns

EXCLUSIVE / Germany's data protection commissioner, Andrea Voßhoff, has urged caution when it comes to Google Home and Amazon Echo: the companies' flagship voice command services. EurActiv's partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
Future EU 25-05-2016

Oi, Eurocrats! Time to wake up to the virtues of bad news

A fatal weakness of the European Commission is its officials’ faith in good news. Their misguided thinking is that by trumpeting what they think are the EU’s most positive aspects they can counter escalating eurosceptism, writes Giles Merritt.

Airport security chiefs question controls outside terminals

Following the terrorists attacks in Brussels on 22 March, airport security chiefs are calling for heightened intelligence cooperation.
UK & Europe 25-05-2016

Gordon Brown calls for EU migration cash to sway undecided Brexit voters

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown today (25 May) called for European cash for towns and cities struggling to cope with the refugee crisis, in a bid to convince 14 million undecided Brexit referendum voters to back staying in the EU.