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29/06/2016

Towards compassion and a ‘compact’ on refugees


UK & Europe 29-06-2016

Kerry says Brexit may not happen

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday (28 June) that Britain's vote to leave the European Union might never be implemented and that London is in no hurry to go.
Development Policy 29-06-2016

Sachs: 'China's development strategy is more successful than Europe's'

One of the world's leading economists, Jeffrey Sachs, has told EurActiv's partner WirtschaftsWoche why Africa needs more development aid. He also urged Europe to be more like China.
Enlargement 28-06-2016

Gibraltar and Scotland discuss staying in EU

The leaders of Gibraltar and Scotland discussed remaining within the European Union on Tuesday after a British vote to leave the bloc, a statement said.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Live: First EU summit post-Brexit

Following the UK's historic decision to leave the EU, the member states will now convene in Brussels to begin the unprecedented decision of discussing the terms of its divorce. Follow EurActiv's live blog for all the developments as they happen.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

The tempting prospect of a non-Brexit

David Cameron has not yet triggered the negotiations that will take the United Kingdom out of the EU. Until he does, the UK will remain a full member. So what would happen if they decided to stay after all? EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports.
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.