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28/08/2016

Cambodia lashes out at ‘hypocritical’ EU

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Agriculture & Food 28-07-2016

German farmers: 'Aid is not going to help active farms'

SPECIAL REPORT / The aid package coming the way of milk farmers will only be of help if funds are not tied to targets on reducing production, the Secretary-General of the German Farmers' Association told EurActiv.de. However, he did downplay the impact Brexit will have on the sector.
Enlargement 20-07-2016

German-Turkish community: ‘Erdogan thrives on European criticism’

One of the leaders of the Turkish expatriate community in Germany, Gökay Sofuoğlu, spoke to EurActiv Germany in the aftermath of the failed coup in his homeland about the impact of Ankara's domestic policy on Turks living abroad.
Future EU 18-07-2016

Kaufmann: Brexit means EU 'has a mountain to climb ahead of it'

A debate about the future development of the EU has raged across the continent since the UK's Brexit vote. While many believe this is the beginning of the end, others, like Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann MEP, see it as an opportunity to start afresh. EurActiv Germany reports.
Development Policy 15-07-2016

Germany urged to recognise Namibia massacre as genocide

More than a century since the German Empire carried out racial extermination in Namibia and in the wake of its recognition of the Armenian genocide, Germany is being urged to do the same for Namibia. But Berlin’s unwillingness to grant reparations has been criticised. EurActiv Germany reports.
Security 15-07-2016

Parliament approves watered-down gun proposal

Gun aficionados like marksmen, hunters and museum curators can breathe a sigh of relief, as the European Parliament has taken the carving knife to a Commission proposal on gun controls. EurActiv Germany reports.
Trade & Society 14-07-2016

Ifo economist: 'China may not become a market economy in our lifetime'

Critics warn that granting Market Economy Status to China would threaten millions of European jobs. This is an exaggerated view, Erdal Yalcin told EurActiv Germany.

EU's new air quality guidelines accused of being 'patchy'

The EU intends to continue its efforts to reduce air pollution, but its new guidelines have been criticised for being too patchy. EurActiv Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 13-07-2016

Panama Papers parliament committee keen to avoid LuxLeaks mistakes

The initial outrage provoked by the Panama Papers is over. Now that the dust has settled, a European Parliament committee will examine the case in detail. EurActiv Germany reports.
Security 11-07-2016

German public 'misled' on weapon exports

Germany recently released its report on arms exports, which showed that sales have nearly doubled, despite promises to scale back the number and value of weapons being sent abroad. EurActiv Germany reports.
Health & Consumers 11-07-2016

Commission energy drinks proposal leads to fresh calls for minimum age limit

The European Commission intends to widen the scope for energy drink makers to advertise their products, but consumer protection activists have voiced concerns about misleading health claims and their effect on young people. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 07-07-2016

German lawmakers denounce Thailand's draft constitution

The Thai government is increasingly cracking down on its critics, warned the German government's foreign affairs committee ahead of the Southeast Asian country's vote on its new constitution. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 06-07-2016

EU decried for seeking deal with 'North Korea of Africa'

Despite crimes against humanity being commonplace in Eritrea, the EU wants to deal with Eritrea's autocratic regime on a border protection project, using development aid under German leadership. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 05-07-2016

UNICEF denounces lack of aid for refugee children

In a new report, UNICEF outlines the dramatic situation in which millions of children currently find themselves. Worldwide, one in nine children is a victim of violence or armed conflict. The report spoke of a "new era of humanitarian crises". EurActiv Germany reports.
01-07-2016

EU set to spend €62 billion on Africa to tackle migration

The EU has made significant funds available for a migration partnership with African countries, so that asylum seekers can be intercepted before they reach the bloc's external borders. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 01-07-2016

David McAllister: 'There can be no cherry picking on Brexit'

"I suspect that no one in London really knows what is going to happen next," said the Vice-President of the European People's Party (EPP), David McAllister, in an interview with EurActiv Germany.
Global Europe 29-06-2016

Thai military cracks down on allegations of torture

In Thailand, three human rights activists face several years in prison after revealing details of torture perpetrated by the military. They are charged with insulting the army. EurActiv Germany reports.
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.
Development Policy 27-06-2016

NGOs warn EU against opening 'dark chapter in its history' on migration

More than 100 NGOs have called upon the European Commission to put a stop to its controversial migration plan. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Economist: Brexit is not a good deal

Economic experts went to great lengths to warn voters about the risks of Brexit, but now it is here. What this will mean for the UK, and Germany, is the centre of fierce debate. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

Austria unlikely to follow UK, but calls for EU reform

The overall response in Austria to the result of the UK's referendum has been to call for closer cooperation and to put the EU on the path to reform. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 15-06-2016

Leinen: Shock of Brexit would draw EU closer together

As the UK's vote on its EU membership looms on the horizon, EurActiv Germany spoke to Jo Leinen MEP about what might happen if Brexit happened and what kind of relationship the UK could expect with the EU.
Global Europe 15-06-2016

EU willing to pay 'almost any cost' to stop refugees

Amnesty International has accused the EU of indirectly supporting attacks on refugees by Libyan security forces because of the bloc's cooperation with the country's authorities. EurActiv Germany reports.
Health & Consumers 13-06-2016

EU drugs chief: 'US now looks to Europe on decriminalisation'

The internet provides a vast marketplace for new dangerous substances and drug prevention authorities risk being left in the wake of dealers and distributors, warned the head of the EMCDDA, Alexis Goosdeel. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 09-06-2016

Cambodia lashes out at 'hypocritical' EU

The Cambodian government has defended itself against accusations from Europe that it is harassing the opposition and unpopular NGOs. Phnom Penh labelled the accusations "hypocritical". EurActiv Germany reports.