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30/05/2016

G7 leaders promise to boost global aid


Digital 30-05-2016

Piracy eats up 5.2% of music sales in the EU

In 2014, the European music industry lost 5.2% of its total annual sales to piracy, according to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).  EurActiv Spain reports.
UK & Europe 30-05-2016

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 30-05-2016

From Greece, Putin warns Romania and Poland

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (27 May) warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.
Global Europe 30-05-2016

Hollande, Merkel call for European unity at Verdun centenary

French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed yesterday (29 May) for Europe to unite to face its current challenges as they marked the 100th anniversary of Verdun, the longest battle of World War I.
Trade & Society 30-05-2016

TTIP negotiators asked to ‘think small first’

In a push to make the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) work for SMEs, small and medium-sized business owners have asked for a carefully-crafted deal that would reflect their needs not only in a dedicated chapter, but across the full treaty.
Development Policy 30-05-2016

Youth Ambassadors call on world leaders to fight for their future

There are 1.8 billion people aged 15-24 in the world. That’s the the biggest proportion of the global population made up by young people in history, write ONE youth campaigners.
Development Policy 30-05-2016

Wall of silence from development NGOs on Brexit threat

EXCLUSIVE / Actors, scientists and now even historians have put their names forward to argue for Britain to stay in the EU. But with less than four weeks to go to the UK referendum, there has been a resounding wall of silence from key development NGOs on the dangers – or even opportunities – posed by a Brexit.
Agriculture & Food 30-05-2016

Biostimulants take centre stage in EU push for green fertilisers

The review of the European Union's Fertilisers Regulation will promote innovative products such as biostimulants, in an effort to help agriculture take the turn of the circular economy.


UK & Europe 30-05-2016

Gibraltar's chief minister on Brexit... and monkey Viagra?

Gibraltarian politicians are campaigning for the UK to stay in the EU in next month's referendum, but Gibraltar's First Minister Fabian Picardo said the outcome won't affect the territory's relationship to Britain.
Sustainable Dev. 30-05-2016

Circular economy: An investment that pays off

There is a new way of thinking, known as the circular economy, which means that products are designed and produced to be used for as long as possible, easily repaired and, once they reach the end of their lives, recycled or disposed of effectively, writes Karmenu Vella.

Theodorakis: ‘Policy inaction feeds xenophobia, not poverty’

Populism and fear favoured by policy inaction have helped xenophobia and racism flourish, according to Stavros Theodorakis, leader of the centre-left Potami party, who spoke to EurActiv.com in an exclusive interview.
UK & Europe 27-05-2016

Paris and Berlin ready new EU plan for after Brexit vote

European Union heavyweights France and Germany are readying a joint plan for the future of the bloc after Britain's June 23 referendum, irrespective of whether Britons vote to remain or leave, sources said Friday.
Transport 27-05-2016

IKEA, Nestlé and Philips join call for EU limit to truck emissions

A group of nineteen large companies and environmental NGOs are demanding the European Commission introduce binding CO2 limits for trucks.
UK & Europe 27-05-2016

Brexit's big three arguments - fact-checked

Pro-Brexit campaigners want to leave the EU in order to do away with tiresome legislation and control immigration better. But how watertight are their arguments? EurActiv's partner WirtschaftsWoche has done some fact checking.
UK & Europe 27-05-2016

EU to unveil military cooperation plan...after Brexit vote

The European Union said Friday (27 May) it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation after Britain's referendum on whether to leave the bloc, but denied they were secret proposals for an EU army.
Development Policy 27-05-2016

G7 leaders promise to boost global aid

The leaders of the G7 have committed to increasing global aid in the face of the biggest migration crisis since the Second World War. Currently the United Kingdom is the only member of the group to fulfil its aid commitments. EurActiv France reports.