Haiti is suffering from both a literal and figurative perfect storm of events: earthquakes, extreme weather, drought, poverty and hunger. International aid provided by both the UN and EU could be insufficient. EurActiv’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
The opinion polls show a small but steady majority for Remain and the Leavers still lack a coherent prospectus for Brexit. Surely, as a Commission official told me this week, ‘things will be back to normal after 23 June’. But such wishful thinking is misplaced, writes Andrew Duff.
The IMF and German hawks want the patient dead. And they still want a Grexit. But the Socialists say “Non passerano” [they will not pass], Gianni Pittella, leader of the Socialist and Democrats group in the European Parliament, told Euractiv.com in an exclusive interview.
After almost four years since the European Parliament’s code of conduct was updated in the wake of a scandal, it is clear that it still lacks clarity, fails to provide appropriate limitations on MEPs’ second jobs and is only very weakly enforced, writes Paul de Clerck.
In the EU, agriculture directly employs more than 10 million farmers. More than 77% of the Union’s territory is rural and home to half of its population. Overall, Europe’s agri-food industry accounts for 46 million jobs in 15 million businesses, accounting for 6% of the EU’s GDP.
SPECIAL REPORT / Ken Gabriel has dedicated his life to innovation and entrepreneurship at Google, and the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). For Gabriel innovation boils down to “satisfying an unmet need”.
Ukraine told the UN Security Council yesterday (28 April) that a fragile ceasefire must be strengthened before progress can be achieved in political talks on solving the two-year conflict in the country's east.
Britain would be richer if it left the European Union, a group of British economists said on Thursday (28 April), in contrast to warnings from leading global institutions of a big hit to output and living standards.
US and European Union trade officials said yesterday (28 April) they would not settle for a limited trans-Atlantic free trade deal that ignores deep divisions on agricultural products, services, public procurement and dispute resolution.
In a wide-ranging interview, Commissioner Neven Mimica tells EurActiv.com's Matthew Tempest about the executive's master plan for legal migration, as well as the limits of development aid to African states in the rough.