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Agrifood 24-08-2017

Netherlands finds second banned chemical on chicken farms as cost of scandal spirals

The tainted eggs scandal deepened once again on Thursday (24 August), as Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers said traces of a second banned insecticide had been found on Dutch poultry farms. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAgro reports.

Climate change 07-08-2017

Deadly heatwave ‘Lucifer’ hits Europe

Swathes of southern Europe sweltered on Saturday (5 August) in a heatwave that has claimed several lives, cost billions in crop damage and is, scientists warned, a foretaste of worse to follow in coming decades.

Health 03-03-2017

Dieselgate scandal will take 1,200 lives, study warns

Dieselgate will claim 1200 lives, a new study of the Volkswagen scandal claims.

Health 04-05-2016

EU court upholds new tobacco laws on packaging, menthol cigarettes

The EU's top court on Wednesday (4 May) ruled that the bloc's new laws on plain tobacco packaging and ban on menthol cigarettes were legal, rejecting a challenge by tobacco giant Philip Morris and others.

Global Europe 30-11-2015

Israel partly severs diplomatic ties with EU over labelling row

Israel said on Sunday (29 November) it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labelling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Global Europe 10-11-2015

EU report slams Turkey over rule of law, free speech

The EU accused Turkey on Tuesday (10 November) of backsliding on the rule of law, rights and the media, calling on the new government to take urgent action in a sensitive report that Brussels held back until after elections.

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Brexit 08-09-2015

Cameron suffers parliamentary defeat over Brexit referendum rules

British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered an embarrassing defeat in parliament on Monday (7 September) after Eurosceptic members of his Conservatives joined forces with opposition lawmakers to reject proposed rules for a European Union membership referendum.

Brexit 07-09-2015

New poll shows UK would vote to leave EU

A new opinion poll published Sunday showed more Britons want to leave the European Union than want to stay ahead of a referendum to be held by 2017. The poll is the first to put the EU exit camp in the lead.

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Refugees greeted to cheers in Germany as EU bickers over quotas

Thousands of exhausted refugees and asylum seekers received a hero's welcome Sunday (6 September) as they streamed into Western Europe. But Austria warned the emergency measures are only "temporary" as the EU struggles to establish a united response to the crisis.

Competition 28-07-2015

French farmers warn of further protests, as blockades sparks anger in Germany

French farmers furious over falling food prices stopped as many as 400 lorries bringing produce from Germany for several hours on Monday (27 July), as a similar protest took place near the Spanish border.

Euro & Finance 28-07-2015

Brussels denies Varoufakis’ claims that troika controlled Greek tax agency

The European Commission on Tuesday (28 July) sharply denied claims by Greece's ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis that creditors overseeing Greece's bailout also controlled the country's tax agency.

Euro & Finance 23-07-2015

Greek parliament passes second set of bailout measures

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras contained a rebellion in his left-wing Syriza party to win parliamentary approval on Thursday (22 July) for a second package of reforms required to start talks on a financial rescue deal.

Agrifood 22-07-2015

Dutch flowers represent ‘sanitary threat’, Russia says

Dutch flowers represent a sanitary "threat" to Russia and could be banned in the country, its agricultural watchdog said yesterday (21 July), as Moscow's relations with The Hague have reached their nadir.

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Climate change 09-07-2015

MEPs clear reform of carbon market

The European Parliament approved a proposal to begin reform of the world's biggest carbon market in 2019, clearing the last major hurdle before the plan can become law.

Enlargement 15-05-2015

International pressure on Macedonian political elite brings no results

Macedonia's prime minister, under international pressure to resolve a political crisis in the troubled Balkan country, held talks yesterday (14 May) with opposition and ethnic Albanian party leaders.

Languages & Culture 15-05-2015

Luxembourg PM is first openly gay EU leader to marry

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel is to wed his partner today (15 May), becoming the first European Union leader to enter into a same sex marriage, a symbol of growing social change across the continent.

EU won’t adopt Australian model of turning back immigrant boats

The European Commission said yesterday (4 May) that it had no intention of adopting Australia's model of turning back boats with immigrants. The reaction was prompted by a statement made by Australia's right-wing premier, Tony Abbott, who said his country and the EU were in talks over the issue.

MEPs call on member states to share asylum seeker burden

EU lawmakers Tuesday (28 April) demanded the bloc share the burden of accepting asylum seekers, as the pressure on southern European countries from migrants crossing the Mediterranean showed no sign of easing.

Euro & Finance 27-04-2015

‘Plan B’ mooted for Greece as Merkel, Tsipras agree to intensify dialogue

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a phone conversation on Sunday (26 April) to maintain contact during talks between Athens and its lenders to reach a debt deal, a Greek government official said.

Europe's East 17-04-2015

US paratroopers’ arrival in Ukraine raises heckles in Moscow

Hundreds of US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east, the US army confirmed today (17 April), a move Moscow warned could "destabilise" the war-torn ex-Soviet country.

Global Europe 07-04-2015

Poland to build watchtowers at Kaliningrad enclave border

Poland will build six watchtowers to survey its 200-kilometre-long border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, the police said yesterday (6 April).

Euro & Finance 07-04-2015

Cyprus ends money transfer restrictions

Cyprus on Monday (6 April) signalled a return to financial normality in scrapping capital controls two years after they were imposed to halt a banking meltdown, the finance ministry said.

Digital 07-04-2015

Turkey lifts ban on Twitter after it removes photos of slain prosecutor

Turkey on Monday (6 April) blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over the publication of images of a Turkish prosecutor killed by leftist militants during a hostage standoff last week.

Europe's East 03-04-2015

West’s ties with Russia frozen after year of Ukraine conflict

Relations between the West and Russia remain at their lowest since the Cold War, on the first anniversary of the start of the Ukraine conflict. But all bridges have not yet been burned, analysts say.