EXCLUSIVE / Labour rights in the US must be improved before any potential TTIP deal is signed and Brexit’s economic impact is of concern, according to the chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, Bernd Lange.
The commemorations this year of the centenary of World War I – still known as the “Great War” (see background) – are likely to reawaken the ghosts of nationalism and highlight stark differences in how Europeans remember the conflict.
The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday (8 April) has elicited a barrage of comments from a continent that she influenced, encouraged, liberalised and loathed in equal measure.
The full effects of a decline in public health spending in Europe are still not visible, public health experts say following a report showing that European public health spending is falling for the first time since the 1970s.
By highlighting what European integration has achieved in the Ich will Europa (I Want Europe) campaign, German Chancellor Angela Merkel attempts to persuade German citizens that further sacrifices are worthwhile, argues Stratfor.
Switzerland is the most innovative country in the world – buoyed up by a high turnover of patent registrations – according to the latest Global Innovation Index (GII), heading a list dominated by Europe.
Jeffrey Sachs argues that as US power declines the need for regional cooperation to ensure peace and prosperity will increase. He believes the European Union provides the best model for such cooperation and should inspire other regions of the world.
Leaders did not deliver an international agreement in Copenhagen and the US is dragging its feet on a climate bill, but all is not lost as positive action on reducing carbon emissions is developing quickly and we are rapidly approaching the climate-energy tipping point, American climate guru Lester Brown told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.