Trans-Europe Express live

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The real-time complement to the TEE newsletter, Trans-Europe Express live is updated daily, focusing on new EURACTIV Network and Media Partner content, and commentary.

 

 

Joel Schalit 08/06/201716:09

Optimism in short supply. Sigmar Gabriel hopes his new Berlin Plus plan will receive a warm welcome. Intended to dispel fears in the Western Balkans that the Union is preoccupied with domestic crises, Belgrade worries that Berlin Plus is an excuse to leave Serbia in the “EU waiting room”.

Joel Schalit 08/06/201716:07

Wouldn’t resist a Russian invasion. The idea of creating a powerful EU army continues to divide opinion in neutral Austria. Critics of the plan say its neutrality is incompatible with joint military cooperation.

Joel Schalit 08/06/201716:06

Anti-racist but pro-Brexit. “I would like to see a deal where we couldn’t perceive the UK or the EU as winners or losers. Where the UK is no longer a reluctant tenant of the EU but we are good neighbours,” ECR chief Syed Kamall told EURACTIV Poland.

Joel Schalit 08/06/201716:04

Mushroom clouds are prettier. The Commission’s Clean Energy proposal will lead to a price increase for households, Andrea Beatrix Kádár of the Hungarian Ministry of Development told EURACTIV Slovakia.

Joel Schalit 08/06/201716:01

Not green enough. Sales of organic produce are on the up in Europe. In 2015 alone, they rose by 13%, so it is no surprise the industry is struggling to approve proposed reforms to the EU’s eco-regulation.German Greens MEP Martin Hausling hopes to do something about it.