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30/09/2016

Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

Location: China


Health & Consumers 29-09-2016

Fake drugs cost EU billions of euros, its health and its jobs

Counterfeit drugs are not only hazardous to health, they cost people their jobs too, a new EU study has revealed. But Germans in particular are willing to take risks. EurActiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Europe risks exclusion from key UN climate body

The ratification of the Paris deal on slashing greenhouse gas emissions by the USA and China has caught the EU by surprise. In a stunt never seen before, EU countries will make efforts to pass the deal through national parliaments by 7 October.
UK & Europe 21-09-2016

In maiden UN speech, May says UK not turning away from the world

British Prime Minister Theresa May told leaders yesterday (20 September) that her country will not turn away from the world after the shock vote to leave the European Union, seeking to allay fears over the future unity of the West.
Future EU 12-09-2016

Will Europe’s year debut be a success?

As Europe begins to think in earnest about life after the UK, the future of the EU remains very much obscured. In the week leading up to the Bratislava summit, a number of think tanks have outlined what they think the historic meeting will bring, starting with Jean-Dominique Giuliani.
Global Europe 12-09-2016

Rift brewing between Putin and Merkel over UN nomination

An international standoff is brewing over alleged attempts by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to impose European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva as candidate for the post of UN Secretary General.
Global Europe 06-09-2016

China convinces G20 nations with 'fair' communique

Arguably, the most remarkable progress made during the G20 summit held in Hangzhou (China) was not included in the conclusions. It was rather the change of attitude of the architect of the final text, China.
Global Europe 05-09-2016

G20 in China: A successful conclusion

China flexed its muscles at the G20 summit held in Hangzhou, seen as a success in terms of content and logistics, although some details illustrated the remaining gaps between Beijing and its Western partners when it comes to managing an international gathering.

US and China ratify Paris climate pact, leaving EU behind

The United States has joined China to formally ratify the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions, the world's two biggest economies said on Saturday, which could help put the pact into force before the end of the year.
Global Europe 05-09-2016

Europe urges G20 nations to pour billions into refugee crisis

EU chiefs called on global leaders to increase their support to deal with the 65 million refugees in the world as the bloc's capabilities are “close to the limits”, warned European Council President, Donald Tusk on 4 September.

Beijing pushes for innovation to boost global growth

China will host the G20 summit on 4-5 September in Hangzhou, in the midst of a joint public-private innovation effort to counter the economic crisis.
Transport 02-09-2016

Study: Shipping air pollution causes 24,000 deaths a year in east Asia

A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in east Asia, causing thousands of deaths a year in a region with eight of the world’s ten biggest container ports, scientists have said.
Energy 01-09-2016

G20 states must take harder carbon line, say NGOs

G20 states must work harder to ensure a swifter transition to a low carbon economy, NGOs urged Wednesday (31 August), notably deploring continued EU finance for fossil fuel-powered projects.
Global Europe 01-09-2016

Japan woos Russia with deeper economic ties

Japan is hoping the lure of deeper economic ties with Russia will strengthen strategic relations in the face of a rising China, but sceptics question whether the approach will generate a breakthrough in a decades-old territorial dispute.
Global Europe 31-08-2016

G20 is a test for Europe

The G20 summit, which opens this weekend in China, will see the EU in defensive mode, shaken by Brexit, the refugee crisis and on-going structural problems in the Eurozone, writes Fraser Cameron.
Development Policy 31-08-2016

UN environment chief: ‘Without growth, there can be no end to poverty’

The new head of the UN's environment programme (UNEP) spoke to EurActiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel about capitalism and development.
UK & Europe 30-08-2016

Putin to meet May, Merkel, Hollande and Erdogan in China

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will hold a number of high-level bilateral meetings on the sidelines of 4-5 September summit in Hangzhou, China, a Kremlin aide told reporters on Tuesday (30 September).
UK & Europe 29-08-2016

Brexit fuels Japanese worries over planned trade deal

The prospect of Brexit is giving Japan serious cause for concern as its government fears dwindling interest in a planned free trade agreement with the EU. EurActiv’s partner Wirtschaftswoche reports.
UK & Europe 22-08-2016

‘Forget Commonwealth, target US & China’, economist warns Brexit trade team

Theresa May’s new Brexit team of trade ministers should ignore the former Commonwealth and concentrate on the US and China, according to a new report from a former Bank of England economist.
Trade & Society 16-08-2016

EU to boost steel trade defences as imports surge

The European Commission is expected to further strengthen its steel trade defences, possibly as early as October, industry leaders say, as a global trade war in the alloy intensifies and imports keep flooding into the bloc.
Trade & Society 02-08-2016

China ready to explore free trade deal with Britain

China has an open attitude towards a free trade deal with Britain and is willing to study it, the country's Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday (2 August).
Energy 29-07-2016

UK to reconsider controversial nuclear energy plans

Britain's government has said it will launch a new review into a controversial project to build two new nuclear reactors led by French utility EDF, the country's first new nuclear plant in decades.
Security 28-07-2016

Commission creating more risk of money laundering, not less

The European Commission’s list-based attempt to strengthen and harmonise approaches to disrupting money laundering and terrorist financing is arguably creating greater vulnerabilities by ignoring countries that are not on the list that present a considerably more substantial risk, writes Tom Keatinge.
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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.
UK & Europe 25-07-2016

Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightens risks for the world economy, finance chiefs from the G20 group of leading countries said Sunday (24 July), vowing to use "all policy tools" to boost growth.