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23/08/2016

Paris set to miss COP21 commitments

Location: France


Cazeneuve: Three held in France in August for planning attacks

Seven people with links to terrorist networks, at least three of whom were planning attacks, have been arrested in France this month, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday (23 August).
Elections 03-08-2016

Hollande says Donald Trump makes him sick

French President Francois Hollande slammed the "excesses" of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as sickening.
Global Europe 03-08-2016

UK lawmakers slam EU response to migrant crisis

The European Union's response to the surge in migrant arrivals has been "lamentable", a committee of British lawmakers said Wednesday (3 August), slamming the bloc as unprepared to deal with the crisis.

UK court rules against decision to accept Calais migrants

The British government on Tuesday (2 August) won its legal appeal against a decision to let four Syrian refugees living in France's "Jungle" camp come to Britain, but they will not be deported.
Agriculture & Food 01-08-2016

Glyphosate: Understanding the controversy

The debate over glyphosate has not been a scientific discussion but an activists’ war against ‘Big Agri’. Glyphosate is scientifically proven to be safe and should be re-authorised, writes André Heitz.

French right calls for detention without trial for potential terrorists

In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, the French right has called for a hardening of the country’s anti-terror laws, including authorising detention without trial, a measure the government argues is anti-constitutional. EurActiv France reports.
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.
UK & Europe 28-07-2016

Resignation of EDF director paves way for Hinkley Point go-ahead

An EDF director opposed to the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant has resigned before a crucial board vote on the project, paving the way for the French company to approve it.
UK & Europe 28-07-2016

Boris Johnson meets French foreign minister who called him a liar

Boris Johnson, the new British foreign secretary, today (28 July) met his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, the man who branded him a “liar with his back to the wall” after the referendum campaign on the UK’s membership of the EU.
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.
Agriculture & Food 27-07-2016

France delays ban on neonicotinoids until 2018

Environmental groups fear that the biodiversity bill adopted last Wednesday (20 July) will be watered down under the next French government, particularly the ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides, which has been put off until 2018. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
Euro & Finance 27-07-2016

George Soros: 'We need an EU that the UK would want to be a part of'

Business magnate George Soros is convinced that the EU needs to reinvent itself. In an interview with EurActiv's partner WirtschaftsWoche, he explained how Europe should deal with Brexit.

EU vows to help France fight IS 'barbarity'

The head of the European Commission on Tuesday (26 July) pledged "Europe's solidarity and cooperation in the fight against barbarity", in a letter to French President François Hollande after a church attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Terror expert: Europe can survive ISIS without electing nutjobs

Terrorism is not new to Europe, despite the recent Islamic State inspired attacks that have rocked France and Germany, Alexander Ritzmann has said. The terror and radicalisation expert said it was vital that the outrages did not lead to policy decisions confusing migration with terrorism ahead of crunch elections in Germany and France next year.
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Agriculture & Food 27-07-2016

Crisis-hit French farmers unconvinced by new CAP

SPECIAL REPORT / French milk, pork and beef farmers are currently facing severe crises, and they fear that the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not have the answers they need. EurActiv France reports.
Health & Consumers 27-07-2016

Fake wines and spirits cost the EU ‘at least’ 4,800 jobs per year

The rise of counterfeit products in spirits and wine across Europe cause annual government losses estimated at €1.2 billion as well as approximately 4,800 jobs in these sectors, a new study has found.
Euro & Finance 26-07-2016

Has the Juncker Plan really boosted investment in Europe?

The Juncker Plan has put an end to Europe’s “investment breakdown”, according to the European Commission President. But many of its projects are no different to those normally financed by the European Investment Bank. EurActiv’s partner La Tribune reports.

EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage

The European Commission has given eight EU countries just two months to incorporate into national law new rules on returning cultural items illegally taken from other member states. Failure to comply will mean the beginning of legal action. EurActiv Spain reports.
Elections 25-07-2016

Trump says US could pull out of World Trade Organisation

Republican White House nominee Donald Trump suggested Sunday (24 July) that the United States could pull out of the World Trade Organisation if he is elected president.
Enlargement 21-07-2016

Turkey to 'follow France' and suspend European rights convention

Turkey will follow France's example in suspending temporarily the European Convention on Human Rights following its declaration of a state of emergency, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Thursday (21 July), according to broadcaster NTV.

A 'yellow card' and the damage done

The European Commission is expected to overrule the yellow card” triggered by national parliaments today (20 July), over the revised Posted Workers directive. Valentin Kreilinger reflects on the damage this decision is likely to cause.
Global Europe 20-07-2016

Hollande embarks on tour to push for European 'army'

French President François Hollande visited Portugal on Tuesday (19 July) and will stop over in Ireland on Thursday (21 July) in an attempt to reinforce the foundations of the EU, including fostering increased defence cooperation, following the terrorist attack in Nice last week. EurActiv France reports.
UK & Europe 20-07-2016

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday (21 July) to start thrashing out the roadmap for Britain's departure from the EU.

Paris set to miss COP21 commitments

The French capital cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 9.2% between 2004 and 2014. But this is not enough to reach its 25% target by 2020. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.