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29/06/2016

Rajoy hopes for a government by early August


UK & Europe 28-06-2016

MEPs try to stop emissions trading bill falling into Polish hands after Brexit vote

MEPs are today (28 June) trying to stop the stewardship of EU emissions trading legislation falling into the hands of a coal-supporting Polish member of the European Parliament.
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Juncker vs. Farage: The final battle

“I’m surprised that you are here. You were fighting for the exit. The British people voted for the exit. Why are you here?” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday in Strasbourg.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

A new strategy for Europe can respond to Brexit

The European Council meeting today (28 June) should take the first decisive steps towards adopting our strategy as a guideline for the reform of Europe’s economic, social and environmental policies. It would be the best answer to Brexit, writes Karl Aiginger.
Europe's East 28-06-2016

Austria backs graduated Russia sanctions

Brexit continues to have far-reaching consequences, among which is the potential for normalised relations with Russia. Austria is seeking a leading role in this push. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Commission in bid to lead 'tough' Brexit talks with UK

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is ready to take a “tough stance” with the UK. Rallying behind its boss, the executive’s legal arm confirmed its support for Juncker taking charge of the negotiatians, EurActiv.com has learnt.
Agriculture & Food 28-06-2016

Brexit: A step forwards or backwards for a Greener Europe?

Environmental action is one of the triumphs of the EU. The UK’s contribution and ambition in this area is likely to be sorely missed, write Viviane Gravey, Andrew Jordan and Charlotte Burns.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Brexit will end EU investment in the UK

A major contributor to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the main beneficiary of the Juncker Plan, a post-Brexit United Kingdom will have to learn to live without EU investment. EurActiv France reports.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Embattled Juncker spars with gleeful Farage in EU Parliament

Jean-Claude Juncker sparred with Nigel Farage this morning, calling the UKIP leader a liar and insisting he not return to the European Parliament.


English will remain an official language of the EU

English will indeed stay an official language of the European Union when the UK leaves the bloc, according to the Commission’s Representation in Ireland, refuting the claims of a senior MEP.

The EU needs to talk whaling with Japan

Japan has resumed its ‘scientific’ whaling activities in Antarctica. The EU should use its trade deal negotiations to gain commitments from the Far-East country to enforce the multilateral environmental agreements to which it is a signatory, write Chris Butler-Stroud and Joanna Swabe.
Europe's East 28-06-2016

Towards compassion and a ‘compact’ on refugees

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appeals to European leaders meeting in Brussels today (28 June) to contribute for a new Global Compact on Responsibility-sharing for Refugees, as well as a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

George Osborne: Minister of 'fear'

Finance minister George Osborne, who ruled himself out of the race to be Britain's next premier Tuesday (28 June), played a key role in warning against Brexit, heading a campaign rivals dubbed "Project Fear".
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Bulgarian Socialist leader meets blacklisted senior Russian official

On a visit to Russia, Bulgarian Socialist Party chief Kornelia Ninova met with Sergey Naryshkin, President of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, who is on the EU sanctions list. Ninova stated that her party is against the sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Cameron heads to Brussels for awkward divorce encounter

With England's disgraced football team returning from France after being dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland, Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Brussels today (28 June) for an awkward encounter with his 27 counterparts.
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Lithuania seeks to preserve UK ties against Russia

Lithuania, which looked to Britain to help toughen the EU line on Russia, said yesterday (27 June) it wanted the European Union to preserve all that it could of its ties with London after the Brexit vote.
Elections 28-06-2016

Rajoy hopes for a government by early August

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called yesterday (27 June) for a government to be formed by early August after his conservative Popular Party (PP) emerged stronger from another inconclusive general election.