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22/01/2017

Foreign ministers to flesh out Global Strategy roadmap

Med & South


UK & Europe 19-01-2017

The Times: EU needs 'bold leadership and honest thinking' on migration

European leaders can't keep pretending freedom of movement is not an issue. Whether, in the context of Brexit or the migration crisis, inaction is undermining people's confidence in the EU, says Emma Tucker.
Global Europe 13-01-2017

Rights groups denounce Spain’s plan to sell warships to Saudi Arabia

Close ties between the royal families of Spain and Saudi Arabia could help Madrid conclude a lucrative deal to sell warships to Riyadh, alarming human rights groups.
Global Europe 11-01-2017

Christians recognised as most persecuted religious group worldwide

Around the world, Christians are being persecuted because of their faith. The European Parliament brought much-needed recognition to the victims of persecution and needs to follow up with concrete tools to protect religious groups worldwide, writes Adina Portaru.
Global Europe 11-01-2017

West failed to understand what really happened in Turkey

Six months after the failed coup in Turkey, the EU must come to understand that there is no double standard when fighting terrorism, writes Veysi Kaynak.
Elections 11-01-2017

French presidential candidate Fillon to propose immigration quotas

French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon, who is favourite to win this year's election, will lay out on Wednesday (11 January) his proposals to cut immigration to a "strict minimum" through the use of quotas, an aide said on Tuesday.
UK & Europe 09-01-2017

Spain sees joint sovereignty over Gibraltar difficult if UK opposes

Spain sees just a slim chance of joint sovereignty over Gibraltar if Britain opposes it, its foreign minister said in an interview with the leading Spanish newspaper El Pais on Sunday (8 January).
Enlargement 05-01-2017

Turkish Cypriot leader urges reunification deal in 2017

The president of Northern Cyprus said yesterday (4 January) that a historic opportunity "should not be lost" on the Cyprus reunification talks in Geneva next week, according to the Turkish daily, Sabah.
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.
Public Affairs 03-01-2017

Italy's 5 Star Movement unveils new 'ethics' code

Italy's anti-establishment 5 Star Movement said on Monday (2 January) it would not automatically require its politicians to step down if they come under legal investigation, prompting critics to accuse it of hypocrisy.

Juncker promises Turkey 'continued support' in terror fight after Istanbul attack

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pledged Turkey the EU's "continued support" in its fight against terrorism yesterday (1 January), after the New Year's Eve nightclub attack that killed 39 people.
Euro & Finance 23-12-2016

Italian government approves decree to rescue Monte dei Paschi

The Italian government approved a decree early on Friday (23 December) that will open the way for the rescue of Monte dei Paschi di Siena after the world's oldest bank failed to win backing from investors for a vital capital increase.
Security 21-12-2016

Czech finance minister blames Merkel's migration policy for Berlin attack

Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel bore responsibility for the attack on a Berlin Christmas market and that migrants had "no place" in Europe.


Euro & Finance 16-12-2016

Sources: Italy prepares to pump €15 bln into ailing banks

Italy's government is ready to pump €15 billion into Monte dei Paschi di Siena and other ailing banks, sources said, as the country's third-largest lender pushes ahead with a private rescue plan that is widely expected to fail.

New exhibit shows how translation shapes Mediterranean culture

From the Lutheran Bible to Tintin and from Aristotle to the Rosetta Stone, translation has shaped Mediterranean culture for centuries, despite the vast array of untranslatable material in existence. It’s a paradox that a new exposition in Marseilles is focusing on. EurActiv Spain reports.

Med & South 09-12-2016

Italy, Greece face off against easterners in EU migration feud

The European Union's tug of war over how to share out the burden of caring for asylum-seekers is not over, Slovakia's interior minister said on Friday (9 December) after six months of trying unsuccessfully to bridge differences between member states.
Global Europe 02-12-2016

Commission: Turkey must respect EU member states’ sovereignty

Ankara must respect the sovereignty of EU member states over their territorial sea and airspace, European Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijancic told EurActiv.com.
EU Priorities 2020 02-12-2016

2017 EU budget adopted with more for migration, security

The European Parliament on Thursday (1 December) adopted spending by the European Union of nearly €158 billion for 2017, including a hefty increase to tackle the migration crisis and terrorism.
Elections 29-11-2016

Fillon: French Sovereignty and European integration?

The centre-right candidate for next year's French presidential election presents himself as a defender of French sovereignty who wants to limit the powers of the European Commission. But he also supports further European integration in some areas. EurActiv France reports.

UfM representative: 'Obligation' to protect Mediterranean from climate change

COP22 kicked off this week and achieving the goals set by the last instalment in Paris will top the agenda of the Marrakesh conference. EurActiv Spain spoke with Miguel García-Herraiz about the climate challenges facing the countries that border the Mediterranean.

Security 07-11-2016

Cyprus talks relocate to Switzerland, hopes for deal by year-end

The Cyprus peace negotiations will be relocating to Switzerland this week, as the island nation’s Greek and Turkish leaders look to make progress on some of the most difficult issues hampering reunification. EurActiv Spain reports.

Alarm over effectiveness of EU-Turkey refugee deal grows in Brussels

Some seven months after the European Union and Turkey struck an agreement to turn back the tide of Syrians fleeing west, very few refugees have been sent back from Greece, and Brussels is losing its patience as overcrowded camps grow violent.
Elections 31-10-2016

Spanish crisis gives way to new political battles

When conservative political survivor Mariano Rajoy takes control of Spain once again this week he will be faced with unprecedented opposition as he grapples with painful economic reforms and resurgent Catalan separatism.
Med & South 27-10-2016

EU training Libyan coast guard to curb refugee flows

The European Union has begun training the Libyan coast guard as part of efforts to curb the growing influx of irregular migrants from North Africa, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Thursday (27 October).
Global Europe 13-10-2016

Foreign ministers to flesh out Global Strategy roadmap

Foreign ministers will on Monday (17 October) flesh out a roadmap for the European Union's Global Strategy, adopted last June against the background of big tensions over the Syrian war.