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19/01/2017

Theresa May to attend first part of EU Malta summit on 3 February


19-01-2017

The Brief: EPP should relish revenge on rivals

Let us all take a moment, come together, and fervently pray that reports of the death of the Grand Coalition have not been exaggerated.
Global Europe 19-01-2017

Europeans and Uncle Trump: A risk and an opportunity

Donald Trump's inauguration as US president is a geopolitical event that entails risks whose causes and consequences Europeans need to analyse if they are to turn that event into an opportunity for our Union, warn Enrico Letta, Yves Bertoncini and members of the Jacques Delors Institute board of directors.
Global Europe 19-01-2017

Live: World Economic Forum, direct from Davos

Between 17 and 20 January, the Swiss mountains will be abuzz as the World Economic Forum once again descends on Davos. After a hugely tumultuous year, follow EurActiv.com’s live coverage of the meeting, where we will be on-site to provide all the latest developments.
Health & Consumers 19-01-2017

Germany votes to ease access to medical marijuana

The German Bundestag today (19 January) unanimously passed legislation granting seriously ill patients easier access to medical marijuana. EurActiv Germany reports.
Energy 19-01-2017

Croatia seeks to buy back its oil group from Hungarian investor

Croatia has stepped up plans to take full control of oil group INA by setting up a special group today (19 January) to prepare a proposal for a buyout of Hungarian energy company MOL's 49% stake.
Energy 19-01-2017

Commission insists Greece must privatise 66% of DESFA gas grid

Europe's top energy official said today (19 January) that Greek authorities should privatise a majority stake in Greek gas grid operator DESFA, after a deal collapsed last year.
Euro & Finance 19-01-2017

German SPD says Europe can back Athens without the IMF

In an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung, Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) deputy chairman Carsten Schneider insisted that the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) participation in the Greek bailout was not necessary. EurActiv Greece reports.

NASA issues climate warning before Trump inauguration

Last year was the hottest on record with temperatures rising across the planet, NASA has warned, just days before climate change denier Donald Trump takes over the US presidency.


Luxembourg foreign minister tells EU to take refugee obligations seriously

The European Union cannot ignore the images of freezing refugees and must implement its redistribution programme, according to Luxembourg's foreign minister. EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
UK & Europe 19-01-2017

May flogs ‘Global Britain’ to world leaders in Davos

In the wake of confirming that "Brexit means hard Brexit", UK Prime Minister Theresa May opened her arms to the world at the World Economic Forum, saying Britain is a great, global trading nation and is ready to shape globalisation.

Three principles to make or break European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Pillar of Social Rights is the European Commission’s attempt to create the social ‘triple A’ rating that its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, set as a goal of his term in office. Its success is hinged on whether the EU puts social rights at the heart of its work, writes Jana Hainsworth.
Enlargement 19-01-2017

US imposes sanctions on Bosnian Serb leader

The US has introduced sanctions against Milorad Dodik, president of Republika Srpska, the Serb entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dodik has shrugged this off as futile vindictiveness by the outgoing US administration.
UK & Europe 19-01-2017

Goldman Sachs to slash London presence due to Brexit

US bank Goldman Sachs will move 1,000 staff from London to Frankfurt as part of a post-Brexit reorganisation that will reduce its City headcount by half, German business daily Handelsblatt reported today (19 January).
UK & Europe 19-01-2017

Cartoon: Behind May's Brexit plan

Theresa May laid out her vision for Britain's future outside the EU in a long-overdue speech on Tuesday (17 January). Berco reads between the lines of her 12 point plan...
Global Europe 19-01-2017

Germany says will boost defence spending, demands clear US agenda

Germany, under fire from US President-elect Donald Trump for not meeting NATO's defence spending goal, is boosting military budgets, but also wants Trump to map out a consistent foreign policy agenda, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said.
UK & Europe 19-01-2017

Theresa May to attend first part of EU Malta summit on 3 February

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will attend the first part of a meeting of European Union leaders in Malta early next month, her spokeswoman said yesterday (18 January).