UK Eurosceptics in favour of Brexit will not be persuaded by Juncker’s words in Strasbourg, writes Denis MacShane. The Commission President has simply reinforced British stereotypes of migrant laborers.
Environmentalists criticised on Tuesday (9 February) the importance of new fuel efficiency measures agreed at international level, calling them "ineffective", due to the expected technological improvements in aircraft.
Despite existing equality legislation, women are massively underrepresented in business. Stronger implementation of EU directives and changes to national social policies can turn this around, writes Barbara Matera.
Manfred Weber, the leader of the EPP group in Parliament, has welcomed Turkey's commitment to reduce the number of refugees crossing into Europe. EU member states must now do their part and start taking in their quotas of refugees, he said. EurActiv’s partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Most of the Union’s members have reservations with regard to the possible limitations of in-work benefits for EU workers in the UK, contained in the proposals from Brussels to address David Cameron’s demands ahead of the Brexit referendum. The EurActiv network reports.
The African Union (AU) has criticised the EU's decision to cut funding for its peace-keeping mission in Somalia by 20% at a time when it is entrenched in a deadly battle with terrorist militants. EurActiv Germany reports.
A bill that opponents say targets Israeli human rights groups critical of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians won initial approval in parliament yesterday (8 February) with the support of right-wing parties.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened to flood Europe with migrants in November if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the refugee crisis, a Greek news website said yesterday (8 February).