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01/09/2016

Europhile Macron quits French government to ‘offer something new’


UK & Europe 31-08-2016

Live: Towards the post-Brexit relationship

Follow EurActiv's live coverage as the new UK government begins to deal with the country's exit from the EU.
Trade & Society 31-08-2016

German leaders told to put brakes on CETA as well

Dismantling democracy, millions spent in lawsuits and jobs in peril. A study into the effects of the planned CETA and TTIP agreements on the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia has revealed a grim picture. Bleaker still is the conclusion that the results can be applied to all of Germany. EurActiv Germany reports.

Substantial number of refugees hold illegal jobs in Germany

Many refugees in Germany are in illegal employment, according to radio station NDR. In addition to poor working conditions, the employees at times earn just €1 an hour. EurActiv Germany reports.
Trade & Society 31-08-2016

Austrian economy minister adds his 'nein' to TTIP debate

Austria's economy minister has said talks on an EU-US free trade agreement should be halted, adding his voice to an increasingly polarised debate on both sides of the Atlantic over whether to keep the negotiations going.
31-08-2016

Francois Hollande buries hope of concluding TTIP this year

While the European Commission, Barack Obama and Angela Merkel all insist the transatlantic trade negotiations can be concluded by the end of the year, François Hollande has said he is ready to throw in the towel. EurActiv France reports.
Transport 31-08-2016

Dieselgate: Former Commissioner on the defensive

Former European Commissioner Günter Verheugen has claimed that there was no evidence of emissions test manipulation up to 2010, as he moved to defend himself against accusations of collusion with the car industry. EurActiv Germany reports.
Enlargement 31-08-2016

Putting trust in Turkey

The OSCE could be quickly able to deploy a monitoring mission to Turkey  that could lend its expertise to make Turkish democracy more resilient, writes Christine Muttonen.
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Energy 31-08-2016

What impact has Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ had on infrastructure and the labour market?

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The sharp increase in the use of renewables like solar and wind has provided more flexibility to the German electricity market.


Enlargement 31-08-2016

Kosovo deplores ‘terrorist’ attacks over Montenegro border deal

Kosovo police said yesterday (30 August) they have detained six opposition supporters on suspicion of involvement in a rocket-propelled grenade attack on parliament.

Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany and EU on refugee crisis

Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview published today (31 August).
Global Europe 31-08-2016

Kurdish-backed fighters in Syria agree Turkey truce

Kurdish-backed militias in Syria agreed yesterday (30 August) to a US initiative to stop fighting Turkish forces whose week-old incursion in the country has stoked tensions between Washington and Ankara.
Euro & Finance 31-08-2016

Brussels Apple tax ruling reverberates across the Atlantic

The European Commission’s demand for Apple to pay back a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland has triggered warnings that it could damage transatlantic economic ties. Others in Washington, however, used the case to call for an international tax system to ensure revenues are paid where they are due.
Energy 31-08-2016

Sefcovic embarks on third trilateral gas talks on Ukraine

Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said he will visit Kyiv on 2 September to discuss energy reforms and lay the groundwork for trilateral talks with Ukraine and Russia that he hopes will help ensure uninterrupted gas supplies in the winter.
Development Policy 31-08-2016

Sudan says 816 African migrants heading for Europe arrested in 2 months

Some 800 African migrants and a group of smugglers were arrested near Sudan's border with Libya while trying to reach Europe between June and August, security officers told reporters yesterday (30 August).
Euro & Finance 31-08-2016

Spain risks third election in one year, endangering eurozone

Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy yesterday (30 August) urged lawmakers to back him for a second term, arguing ahead of a confidence vote which he appears set to lose that the country "urgently" needs a government.
Elections 31-08-2016

Europhile Macron quits French government to 'offer something new'

After two years in office, France’s controversial Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron, has resigned. Macron made himself popular with his EU counterparts by placing Europe at the heart of his political message. EurActiv France reports.