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Economy & Jobs 24-10-2017

Posted workers: Macron’s first victory in reforming the EU

After lengthy negotiations, EU member states found a compromise on Monday (23 October) on the reform of posted workers, one of the pivotal issues for the EU reform pushed by Emmanuel Macron. EURACTIV France reports.

Agrifood 22-09-2017

France to cut support for booming organic farming

Despite the growth of organic agriculture, France will suspend state support to organic farmers by 2018, in a decision that could weaken the sector, as shown by examples in the UK and the Netherlands. EURACTIV France reports.

CETA 08-09-2017

Europe braces for CETA, attacks its legality in top EU court

Two weeks before the EU-Canada trade agreement enters into force, France evaluates its environmental and health impacts and Belgium challenges the agreement in the European Court of Justice. EURACTIV France reports.

Climate change 28-08-2017

Carbon neutrality by 2050: An ambitious and focused objective

In 2050, France will have to be carbon neutral. An objective that should prompt to action, accord to Renaud Bettin.

Future EU 24-08-2017

Macron calls for a ‘radical reform’ of Europe

The French and Austrian heads of state shared their views on EU workers from low-pay countries and on the future of the EU during a summit in Vienna. EURACTIV France reports.

EU Priorities 2020 23-08-2017

12 European heads of state in 10 days: Macron’s diplomatic tour de force

The French president will meet 12 European heads of state in the coming 10 days during seven meetings. EURACTIV France reports.

Future EU 18-08-2017

Eurobarometer: Europhilia on the rise in France

In France, optimism for the EU has been on the rise since last autumn, according to a Eurobarometer study published on Friday (17 August). EURACTIV France reports.

Health 17-08-2017

Conflict heightens food insecurity in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 7.7 million people are hungry, a +30% rise in one year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). EURACTIV France reports.

Politics 17-08-2017

Russian propaganda machine to launch French TV channel

Russian Television (RT) will start broadcasting from Paris in December, as the Kremlin steps up its information war. EURACTIV France reports.

Brexit 16-08-2017

Brexit to shake up Germany’s uneventful electoral campaign

The pro-European stance of Germany‘s SPD clashes with that of CDU. The centre-righ remains pro-European, but by a small margin. EURACTIV France reports.

Central Europe 27-01-2017

Trans-Europe Express: Refugees forever

The refugee problem won’t go away. No matter how hard populists try to put up walls and seal off borders, they keep on coming.

Trade & Society 11-05-2016

European Parliament unites against Chinese MES

In a move that could change the lines of the debate, the European Parliament’s left and right have united to oppose the Council and Commission over Chinese market economy status. EURACTIV France reports.

Health 08-12-2015

Slovenia and Netherlands lead way in cholesterol treatment

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a disease that can be detected easily and for which treatment exists. However, in Europe, only Slovenia and the Netherlands have put in place screening for the disease. EURACTIV France reports.

Development Policy 03-12-2015

France targets African renewables projects for climate finance

African countries are among the world's smallest emitters of CO2, but are on the front line of climate change. France has pledged additional funding for climate adaptation, amid accusations of recycling old money. EURACTIV France reports

Health 02-12-2015

High cholesterol wrongly blamed on unhealthy lifestyles

High cholesterol levels are often associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices. But in reality, up to 80% of hypercholesterolemia is genetically pre-determined. EURACTIV France reports

Health 20-11-2015

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of cardiovascular disease

A vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by 35%. This risk is particularly high in Northern Europe, which has relatively few sunlight hours. EURACTIV France reports

Health 19-10-2015

‘Good’ cholesterol is actually bad after menopause, new research finds

Researchers in the United States have found that hormonal changes in women during the menopause can cause so-called ‘good cholesterol’ to become dangerous to their health. EURACTIV France reports

Health 05-10-2015

Text messages help treat cardiovascular diseases

An new study has found that sending text messages to heart attack survivors, encouraging them to make healthier lifestyle choices, can bring significant health benefits. EURACTIV France reports.

Health 21-09-2015

Respiratory diseases among the EU’s biggest killers

Respiratory conditions linked to industrial and agricultural emissions killed 670,000 EU citizens in 2012. Men were more affected than women. EURACTIV France reports.

Euro & Finance 01-09-2015

Moscovici optimistic about Greece’s future and eurozone recovery

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici has said he has “no reason to doubt” the eurozone's economic growth prediction of 1.5% for 2015. EURACTIV France reports

UK study recommends e-cigarettes as healthier alternative to smoking

Electronic cigarettes are 95% less harmful than normal cigarettes and could be a useful tool to help people quit smoking, a study published by Public Health England said. EURACTIV France reports.

Immigrant crisis causes outcry in Europe

Jean-Claude Juncker has responded to the public outcry over the immigration crisis by urging European leaders to show solidarity and resist the message of populist parties. EURACTIV France reports.

Transport 28-05-2015

The greening of the airline industry

The airline sector is trying to lessen its carbon footprint. In mid-June, the Paris Air Show will host the COP21 seen from the sky conference. Boeing and Airbus are concentrating their commercial efforts on the environment, which is now a selling point. EURACTIV France reports.

Hotel California
EU Priorities 2020 24-04-2015

The Juncker Commission’s hotel lifestyle

Commissioners are encouraged to be present in both Brussels and at home, even if this leads to unconventional arrangements. Jean-Claude Juncker and Pierre Moscovici both accepted a settling-in grant for the move to Brussels, despite staying in hotels in the EU capital. EURACTIV France reports.