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01/10/2016

Dieselgate: Former Commissioner on the defensive

Location: United States


27-09-2016

German vice-chancellor backs down on Syria peace rally plan

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has backed down on his plans to call for peace demonstrations in front of the Russian and American embassies in Berlin. EurActiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Trade & Society 26-09-2016

TTIP: Negotiations ‘in the void’

Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are forging ahead, despite opposition from a number of countries. And the American elections are almost certain to compromise the deal. EurActiv France reports.
Euro & Finance 26-09-2016

Deutsche Bank plunges to historic low

Fears that Deutsche Bank will have to raise capital, in order to pay its US Justice Department fine for misselling subprime mortgages, have seen it suffer badly. Angela Merkel has ruled out state aid. EurActiv’s partner Milano Finanza reports.
Trade & Society 23-09-2016

Don’t be fooled by CETA: It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing

In his State of the Union speech, Jean-Claude Juncker called the Canada-EU trade agreement the most progressive trade agreement the EU has ever negotiated. It actually poses a genuine threat to the health sector, argues Emma Woodford.
Security 23-09-2016

EU court recommends removal of Tamil Tigers and Hamas from terrorist list

The European Union's top court took a step toward confirming the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government.

Paris Agreement: Saving face and negating Trump

The Paris Agreement has to come into force as soon as possible in order for the EU to maintain its tag as a climate policy trailblazer and to counter the effects of a possible Trump presidency. EurActiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Global Europe 21-09-2016

EU adds its voice condemning attack on Syria humanitarian convoy

The EU has added its voice to the international row over the deadly attack on a humanitarian convoy near Aleppo on Monday (19 September), but - unlike the USA - it did not point its finger at Russia.
Trade & Society 21-09-2016

Thousands protest in Brussels against US, Canada trade deals

Thousands of protesters marched through Brussels on Tuesday (20 September) to demand the European Union abandon planned transatlantic free trade deals they say will worsen labour conditions and allow big business to challenge governments.
Trade & Society 20-09-2016

France tells EU to get tough on TTIP

France has called for the EU to rethink its approach to trade negotiations, while pushing ahead with CETA, the free trade deal with Canada. But free trade is an increasingly thorny subject with European citizens. EurActiv France reports.
Global Europe 19-09-2016

France leading the campaign for EU military HQ

France and Germany both support the idea of creating a European military headquarters, but Paris has the most to gain from the project. EurActiv France reports.
Trade & Society 13-09-2016

A plea for science-based standards in TTIP

The EU’s preference for the “precautionary principle” over science-based decision-making is a barrier to transatlantic trade in the meat industry. TTIP and regulatory convergence would benefit both EU and US farmers, argues Barry Carpenter.
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

The omissions of the EU’s new Arctic policy

Nations both close and distant to the Arctic Circle are increasingly becoming engaged in the North, as the European Union’s new policy for the Arctic shows. The plan is a step forward, but it speaks volumes by what it leaves out, writes Antonia Sohns.
Digital 09-09-2016

Europe lunges towards a pyrrhic victory in copyright 'modernisation' effort

Maintaining the existing balanced approach to intermediary liability – consistent with both EU and US commitments to both a free and open internet and meaningful copyright protections – will enable European startups and other firms to thrive, writes Josh Kallmer.
Trade & Society 08-09-2016

Sarkozy wants to restart TTIP negotiations in 2017

The French right has called for the TTIP negotiations to be restarted after the 2017 elections in Germany, the United States and France. EurActiv France reports.
Health & Consumers 07-09-2016

Air pollutants strongly linked to Alzheimer's

The chronic neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer's could be caused by particulate matter produced by exhaust fumes, power plants and agriculture, according to a new study. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 06-09-2016

Non-EU citizens will pay to enter Schengen area under future ETIAS scheme

The EU's future passenger registration system could bring in up to €2 billion per year, which could be used to counter EU budget cuts. EurActiv France reports.
Trade & Society 05-09-2016

Moscovici: It is 'not appropriate' to suspend TTIP talks

France's European Commissioner believes the EU should continue its trade negotiations with the United States and stand up for its demands, rather than follow the French government's example and give up on the project. EurActiv France reports.

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.

Seven things to know about the G20’s low carbon progress

As a new report warns that the G20 must strengthen its commitment towards a low-carbon economy through collective climate action, EurActiv’s partner edie.net has investigated how the world's leading economies measure up in their respective decarbonisation efforts.
Global Europe 02-09-2016

US imposes sanctions on 'Putin's bridge' to Crimea

Companies building a multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea, a project close to the heart President Vladimir Putin, were targeted by the United States in an updated sanctions blacklist yesterday (1 September).
Trade & Society 31-08-2016

German leaders told to put brakes on CETA as well

Dismantling democracy, millions spent in lawsuits and jobs in peril. A study into the effects of the planned CETA and TTIP agreements on the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia has revealed a grim picture. Bleaker still is the conclusion that the results can be applied to all of Germany. EurActiv Germany reports.
31-08-2016

Francois Hollande buries hope of concluding TTIP this year

While the European Commission, Barack Obama and Angela Merkel all insist the transatlantic trade negotiations can be concluded by the end of the year, François Hollande has said he is ready to throw in the towel. EurActiv France reports.
Transport 31-08-2016

Dieselgate: Former Commissioner on the defensive

Former European Commissioner Günter Verheugen has claimed that there was no evidence of emissions test manipulation up to 2010, as he moved to defend himself against accusations of collusion with the car industry. EurActiv Germany reports.