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02/05/2016

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EIT boss: ‘There is a new focus on measuring results’

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Institute of Technology has come under heavy criticism from EU auditors, who flagged a “lack of tangible results” in a recent report. But most issues have now largely been addressed, assures Martin Kern, who promises a new focus on results.
EU Priorities 2020 21-04-2016

Under Martin Schulz, the Parliament has become the '29th member state'

The president of the European Parliament will not say whether he plans to stay in his position in 2017. The German Chancellor may prefer to keep him in Brussels, at arm’s length. EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports.
Trade & Society 11-04-2016

Parliament must stand up for whistleblowers, not corporate secrecy

The adoption of the new Trade Secrets Directive in the European Parliament this week, which seems all but certain, will send a terrible signal to Europeans just one week after the Panama Papers were revealed, writes MEP Julia Reda.
Trade & Society 11-04-2016

Schäuble urges global push to share information on tax cheats

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Sunday (10 April) pleaded for countries to work together in the fight against tax cheats and money launderers by sharing national lists naming the beneficiaries of shell companies.
EU Priorities 2020 08-04-2016

The week when Europe was hit by a perfect storm

The result of the Dutch referendum was the latest in a series of serious setbacks for the European project. The second week of April could be remembered as the moment when all the fronts in Europe’s multifaceted crisis started to converge, writes Jorge Valero.
Global Europe 07-04-2016

Dutch voters reject EU-Ukraine association

Dutch voters on Wednesday (6 April) rejected a European pact with Ukraine in a referendum seen as a barometer of anti-EU feeling, dealing an embarrassing blow to the government in charge of the rotating EU presidency, sending shockwaves throughout the Union.
Europe's East 06-04-2016

Dutch referendum on Ukraine treaty will test anti-EU sentiment

A Dutch national referendum today (6 April) on the EU-Ukraine Association agreement is turning into a test of anti-EU sentiment before June's Brexit vote.
Global Europe 04-04-2016

EU to announce overhaul of 'Dublin rules' for asylum seekers

The EU will unveil plans to overhaul its asylum system this week following a controversial migrant deal with Turkey, but the proposals look set to trigger fresh rows in a bloc already deeply divided by the refugee crisis.

Live: Brussels attacks - The aftermath

The aftermath of Tuesday's twin bombings at Brussels airport and on its metro. EurActiv gives up to the minute updates on the latest developments and implications at European level.

UKIP under fire for blaming Brussels attacks on 'lax' Schengen border system

Shortly after two explosions were confirmed at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels, the British far-right party UKIP used the incident to send a press release blaming the attacks on the Schengen passport-free travel zone and “lax border controls” in Europe.
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EU Priorities 2020 18-03-2016

EPP Summit 17 March 2016

Summit, 17 March: EPP stands united on the EU-Turkey agreement.
Euro & Finance 15-03-2016

Maystadt: Consensus quietly growing for eurozone budget

A consensus has emerged in Germany, France and Italy over the need to create a eurozone budget, according to Belgium’s former Minister of Finance, Philippe Maystadt. But the popularity of anti-European parties is blocking progress. EurActiv France reports.


Tsipras and Corbyn to rub shoulders with center-left leaders in Paris

François Hollande's long-awaited meeting of the European left will take place in Paris tomorrow (Saturday 12 March), as the EU's socialist leaders struggle to convert promises into economic results and jobs. EurActiv France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 08-03-2016

Grybauskaite: Politics will stop being a men's club if women dare to dream

It is a long path to the EU leaders' table, but if women dare to pursue their convictions in political life, politics will stop being a men's club, said Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, one of only three women leaders in the European Council.
EU Priorities 2020 07-03-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Who are the EU summit champions?

The EU summit today (7 March) will be the 101st for Jean-Claude Juncker, as premier of Luxembourg and president of the European Commission. Second comes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with 66 summits Third is Donald Tusk, with 57 summits as premier of Poland and president of the European Council.
Global Europe 04-03-2016

EU unveils plan to restore Schengen by the end of 2016

The EU on Friday (4 March) unveiled a "roadmap" to end border controls imposed by member states because of the migrant crisis and restore by the year's end the Schengen passport-free travel area.
EU Priorities 2020 03-03-2016

Golden Dawn thugs disrupt European Parliament meeting

EXCLUSIVE / Golden Dawn thugs, led by two Greek nationalist MEPs, disrupted an event held in the European Parliament yesterday (2 March), screaming at those present to “shut up” and leaving them “frozen with fear”.
EU Priorities 2020 02-03-2016

National Front’s voting errors raise questions of competence

MEPs from France's National Front have corrected 988 voting errors since July 2014, seven times more than members of the French Socialists or the British Conservatives. EurActiv France reports.
Euro & Finance 02-03-2016

Is cohesion policy under threat?

Cohesion Policy, the European Union’s main investment policy tool, is soon to face a struggle for survival. One that could threaten the core values of solidarity and convergence of regional disparities on which the EU has been built up, write Nikos Lampropoulos and Francesco Molica.

ILO: Middle class at risk

The erosion of the middle class is worrying, because it particularly hurts young people, thus leading to an intergenerational gap. But it is even more worrisome, as it does not seem to have been taken seriously enough so far, said ILO senior economist Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead.
Elections 26-02-2016

Alain Juppé lays out pro-EU presidential campaign in Brussels

The favourite to become the French Republican party's presidential candidate, Alain Juppé, set out his stall over the future of Schengen during a visit to Brussels on Wednesday (24 February). EurActiv France reports.
Euro & Finance 25-02-2016

Maria João Rodrigues: We should invest in Europe and expand domestic demand

The European Parliament insists that fiscal consolidation and reforms are not enough and that the EU should have a strong priority in investment in Europe and expanding the internal domestic demand, Maria João Rodrigues told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-02-2016

EPP Summit February 2016

The #‎EPPSummit took place today in Brussels ahead of the #‎EUCO.
Global Europe 19-02-2016

EU summit wrap-up: Cameron secures compromise deal

EU leaders meet Thursday and Friday (18-19 February) for a crucial summit to tackle the refugee crisis and avoid Britain’s possible exit from the European Union.