Global Europe

Economy & Jobs 13-12-2017

One Belt, One Road initiative: Beyond trade and investment

The One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR) has been described as ”the most significant and far-reaching plan that China has ever put forward”.

Brexit 08-12-2017

Tweets of the Week: Brexit, Tillerson, Centeno, and Catalonia

This week it’s Brexit deal scuppered by the coalition, Tillerson in Brussels on a mission, new Eurogroup president in position, and Catalonia wants recognition.

Azerbaijan 29-11-2017

Ambassador: For Azerbaijan, this was the best Eastern Partnership summit

The Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium, Fuad Isgandarov, commented the results of the Eastern Partnership summit held in Brussels on 25 November.

Economy & Jobs 23-11-2017

Cash and non-cash assistance in humanitarian aid and development

Some 125 million people worldwide are currently dependent on emergency aid as a consequence of war, instability, inequality and natural disasters.

Politics 15-11-2017

Over A Coffee with Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian MEP

Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian Liberal MEP, joins EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire over a coffee.

Europe's East 13-11-2017

‘Cold Eastern Winds’: An interview with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, joined Brian Maguire in the EURACTIV Studio to discuss the Eastern Partnership Summit declaration, Ukraine’s intense reform process, the challenge of ‘Ukraine fatigue’ in Brussels, and the risks Russia continues to present along Europe’s Eastern border.

Central Asia 24-10-2017

Professor: Central Asia becomes more and more a common market

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), King’s College London, says that the old quarrels between Central Asian states, and especially between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are disappearing. This in his words leaves room to cooperation, the entire region becoming a very important factor vis- à -vis China, Russia and the West.

Azerbaijan 02-10-2017

Ambassador: Criticism against Azerbaijan is orchestrated

“The closer we are coming to the EU, the more criticism we are hearing. But we are approaching the point of no return in our relations," Fuad Isgandarov, ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belgium, told EURACTIV in a wide-ranging interview.

Future EU 13-09-2017

State of the Union 2017 Live, as it happened

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the European Union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday 13 September. EURACTIV.com brings you coverage, analysis and background from the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

EU Priorities 2020 13-09-2017

Juncker’s full 2017 State of the Union speech

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual State of the Union speech covered what the EU achieved last year and where the bloc is heading.

Central Asia 12-09-2017

EXPO 2017 Astana will give birth to three big projects

EXPO 2017 ended on 10 September, having gathered the participation of 115 countries and 22 international organisations, providing a unique platform for a debate on best technologies for the future of energy. Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, tells EURACTIV about his country’s plan to build on the success of the exhibition.

Development Policy 06-07-2017

EU foreign affairs: Militarising EU development aid; Minsk 2.0; and freezing out Erdogan.

Will the militarisation of the EU's development aid get sent back to base by the ECJ? Should the EU push for a new Minsk implementation schedule?

Politics 28-06-2017

Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency: Cohesion will be one of our priorities

Bulgaria will take over the rotating Presidency of the EU from 1 January 2018. Lilyana Pavlova, the minister for the Bulgarian Presidency, told EURACTIV.com about its priorities, which include security and migration, the Western Balkans and the future of cohesion policy.

Development Policy 13-06-2017

‘Partnerships in development’: We can do it

EURACTIV invited Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope, Jacqueline Mugo, Secretary General of Business Africa, Pierre Gattaz, President of Medef, the largest employer federation of France, and Klaus Rudischhauser, EU Commission Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development , to discuss the role of public-private partnerships in development.

09-06-2017

The Presidency debate: Neighbourhood policy

Europe’s response to crises close to home, is a comprehensive neighbourhood plan; a plan maximising Europe’s soft power in the short-term, to bring security and prosperity in the long-run.

The UK General Election, Development Days, and EU defence
Brexit 09-06-2017

Tweets of the Week: UK election, Development Days, and EU defence

Good morning to all of you who had a sleepless night watching the UK General Election! As well as #GE2017, this week we also kept an eye on European Development Days and the future of European defence.

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Politics 02-06-2017

Tweets of the Week: The Paris Agreement, EU China Summit, Twiplomacy, and Covfefe

Once again, Donald Trump set Twitter on fire. Welcome to the covfefe kerfuffle.

Digital skills 31-05-2017

Europe, young talent and the future of work: Employability in the face of technological disruption

With youth unemployment still high in Europe, many companies report difficulties in attracting talent with the right skills.

30-05-2017

The Presidency: Love thy neighbour

War, hunger, destitute lives. Not in distant places but on Europe’s doorstep. Fences don’t stop desperation. Europe’s response to crises close to home is a comprehensive neighbourhood plan; a plan to maximise Europe’s soft power in the short-term, to bring security and prosperity in the long-run.

Trump, EBS, and Manchester
26-05-2017

Tweets of the Week: Trump, EBS, and Manchester

Happy holiday Friday! It’s no rest for the wicked as this week we’re playing Top Trump Tweets!

18-05-2017

The story of an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq

Hassan was in Kirkuk when a bomb exploded in a nearby building. He was with some friends. They entered to see if they can help. A machine gun opened fire on them. His companions died. He is now 18 and calls Romania his home. Hassan spoke to EURACTIV.ro

Anti-government protests sweep Czech Republic

Thousands gathered in Prague and other Czech cities on Wednesday (10 May) for protests against Vice-Prime Minister Babiš and President Zeman, claiming they will continue to demonstrate until both politicians resign. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

Central Europe 27-04-2017

Syrian refugee in Romania: ISIS banned chemistry and biology

In recent years, the Syrian community in Romania grew due to the ongoing civil war. They say they like Romania. They have their school there. But still, the refugees wish to eventually return home, they told EURACTIV.ro.

29-03-2017

Making a stop in Serbia, part II: People helping people

As tragedies unfold, aid workers talk about the lack of hope among the refugees and their potential for self-harm. EURACTIV Romania reports.