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16/01/2017

Spanish MEP: Trump presidency is ‘excellent’ for EU-Latin America relations

Location: United States


Global Europe 16-01-2017

European leaders react to Trump bombshells

Europe should face Donald Trump with "confidence", German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Monday (16 January), after the US president-elect had predicted that more EU members would leave the bloc and charged that NATO was "obsolete".
Global Europe 16-01-2017

NATO, Russia, Merkel, Brexit: Trump unleashes broadsides on Europe

NATO is "obsolete", Germany's Angela Merkel made a "catastrophic mistake" on refugees, Brexit will be "great" and the US could cut a deal with Russia: Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides on Sunday (15 January) in interviews with European media.
Global Europe 13-01-2017

French far-right leader Le Pen visits Trump Tower

Populist French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen visited Donald Trump's headquarters but left without meeting the US president-elect or any of his staff, aides said Thursday (12 January).
Global Europe 12-01-2017

In Brussels, Merkel warns EU-US ties not 'eternal'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the EU Thursday (12 January) it should not rely on "eternal" US support, as concern grows in Europe about Donald Trump's commitment to transatlantic ties.
Global Europe 12-01-2017

British spy behind Trump’s ‘kompromat’ also investigated EU's Georgieva

EXCLUSIVE / Christopher Steele, a former Russia operations officer for Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency who is purported to be the author of a dossier of allegations against US President-elect Donald Trump, has also investigated former Bulgarian Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, EurActiv.com can reveal.
Global Europe 12-01-2017

Trump on collision course with China over artificial islands

US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing yesterday (11 January), saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.
Global Europe 11-01-2017

Former Eastern EU leaders warn Trump on Russia

Seventeen leaders of EU member states, among which only Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev is still in office, wrote to President-elect Donald Trump, asking him not to improve relations with Russia.
Health & Consumers 11-01-2017

Tattoos could pose health risk says new Commission report

Ink used in tattoo parlours can contain low-purity pigments that are not meant to be applied to the skin and may pose a health risk, according to a European Commission report. EurActiv Spain reports.
Global Europe 10-01-2017

Europe's top brass to skip Davos as China takes up globalisation torch

Few leaders from Europe's largest countries and EU institutions will attend the elite gathering in Davos next week (17-20 January), despite the fact that the threat of populism is expected to be high on the agenda.
Enlargement 09-01-2017

Turkey says EU 'incomplete' without it, eyes better US ties

Turkey today (9 January) urged the European Union to revive stalled negotiations on Ankara joining the bloc, saying without it Europe was "incomplete".
UK & Europe 06-01-2017

May set to be first EU leader to visit Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to become the first EU leader to visit President Donald Trump, after Downing Street announced a trip scheduled for the spring.
UK & Europe 05-01-2017

Brexit campaigner Farage to attend Trump inauguration

Nigel Farage, who has said he wants to be a bridge between the British government and the new US government, will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this month.
Global Europe 04-01-2017

Israeli PM concerned about UN moves after planned Paris conference

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday (3 January) he hoped to stave off any possible moves at the UN Security Council against his government's policies following a Paris conference scheduled for later this month on Middle East peace.
Transport 04-01-2017

VW faces first legal test case over emissions in Germany

German consumer rights champion myRight filed the first legal test case against Volkswagen in Germany on Tuesday (3 January), raising pressure on the carmaker to compensate customers in Europe over the emissions scandal.
Global Europe 02-01-2017

United States reveals details of Russian cyber attacks

The United States is waging a war against Russian cyber attacks. After expelling Moscow's diplomats, the Obama Administration decided to publish a report detailing the names of the different groups of hackers and their methods. EurActiv's partner Ouest France reports.
Future EU 23-12-2016

Top 10 faces that will define Europe's 2017

The European Union enters 2017 under pressure from both external and internal forces, facing challenges on all fronts and experiencing a surge by anti-EU nationalists across the continent itself. Who will have the biggest impact on the sequel to what has been an annus horribilis for the bloc?
Trade & Society 23-12-2016

US renews fight against EU ban on hormone-treated beef

The United States said Thursday (22 December) it was relaunching a trade fight against a European Union ban on imports of hormone-treated American beef, raising the possibility of imposing tariffs on European goods.
Global Europe 22-12-2016

Former RT presenter: Russian disinformation is a weapon

The ultimate aim of the Russian disinformation machine is to destabilise the West, Liz Wahl, a former Russia Today (RT) news presenter, told EurActiv Poland.

Trade & Society 22-12-2016

Future of EU trade deals in doubt after Singapore ruling

A decision regarding the European Union’s trade deal with Singapore could have far-reaching implications for future agreements, after the EU’s top lawyer said the European Commission could not finalise the deal without member state approval.

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Health & Consumers 22-12-2016

UK and US at odds with Europe over statin use

SPECIAL REPORT / Statins are already the United Kingdom’s most commonly prescribed medicines – roughly 6 million Brits take the drugs on a regular basis to lower the risk of a cardiovascular incident, in line with US practice. But in continental Europe, views tend to differ.
Trade & Society 21-12-2016

US ambassador on TTIP, Europe and the 'roots of rage'

In our ‘Over A Beer’ video series this month, EurActiv’s Brian Maguire chats with United States Ambassador to the European Union, Anthony Gardner.
Development Policy 21-12-2016

Rise of far-right 'idiots' may hit aid and refugees, say laureates, leaders

The rise of far-right politics across the world may hit already scant foreign aid, increase tensions between communities and countries, and lead to more people fleeing conflict, Nobel laureates, leaders and experts warned.

Petition calls for Barack Obama to fulfil Green Climate Fund pledge

More than 100 climate and development organisations, along with 70,000 people, have called on Barack Obama to help secure the future of the Paris Agreement by transferring the remaining $2.5bn committed by the US.
Global Europe 20-12-2016

Spanish MEP: Trump presidency is 'excellent' for EU-Latin America relations

Socialists and Democrats (S&D) MEP Ramón Jáuregui has called Donald Trump’s imminent presidency an “excellent opportunity” for the European Union to develop its relations with Latin America. EurActiv Spain reports.