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Freedom of thought 24-08-2017

Survey: Muslims well-integrated in Western Europe, but still face rejection

Muslims have come a long way towards integration into Western Europe, particularly in terms of language, education and work, but remain on the margins of everyday social acceptance, a study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung revealed on Thursday (24 August).

Global Europe 22-03-2017

One year after the Brussels attacks, the city remembers those lost

Wednesday (22 March) marks the first anniversary of the Brussels attacks, which took over 30 lives and injured many more, shocking the capital of the European Union

Brexit 02-02-2017

UK unveils Brexit blueprint

The British government on Thursday (2 February) presented its Brexit strategy to parliament, publishing 12 objectives that it believes will secure "a new, positive and constructive partnership" with the EU.

EU Jewish leaders warned against embrace by alt-right nationalists

EU Jewish leaders have been warned against being co-opted by alt-right nationalist groups emboldened by Donald Trump’s presidency and trying to ‘whitewash’ themselves of previous anti-Semitism.

Commission launches youth volunteer ‘solidarity’ corps

European? Aged 18-30? Unemployed? Want to work abroad for pocket money? The EU's new Solidarity Corps may be for you.

Health 05-12-2016

EU turns up pressure on accessibility rights of people with disabilities

The draft European Accessibility Act seeks to bring together “fragmented” national laws while creating new rights enabling full access to services ranging from transport to cash dispensers.

Energy 24-11-2016

European power grid on cusp of storage revolution

An electricity market revamp could see battery storage go mainstream. But questions remain over who will put the infrastructure in place.

Energy 23-11-2016

EU throws in the towel over national energy support schemes

EU member states have pressed ahead with a variety of schemes to remunerate energy generators for keeping power plants on stand-by, despite warnings from Brussels. It now seems certain that such "capacity mechanisms" will remain a fact of life, at least for the foreseeable future.

Development Policy 22-11-2016

Qualified welcome for EU’s new once-in-a-decade development rethink

Major NGOs gave a guarded welcome today (22 November) to a major once-in-a-decade, overhaul of the EU’s thinking on development.

Public Affairs 22-11-2016

Transparency International: EU must fight corruption in order to beat populism

Creeping populism is seducing thousands of citizens who seem to swallow the anti-elite narrative attacking corrupt officials, but the European Union - which has a positive track record in fighting clientelist schemes - must preach for more transparency to unsettle nationalists’ claims, says the boss of Transparency International.

Global Europe 14-11-2016

EU braces for more ‘business-like’ ties with Trump

European Union foreign ministers insisted yesterday (13 November) they expected good relations with Donald Trump, after a crisis meeting that Britain, France and Hungary snubbed in a move that exposed rifts over the US president-elect.

Development Policy 14-11-2016

Development NGO: Rich countries gaming tax avoidance blacklist

Europe is pushing new legislation to fight tax avoidance and tax evasion. But these initiatives are not always helpful for developing countries, which are struggling to improve their tax systems, Tove Ryding told EURACTIV.com

Global Europe 09-11-2016

World becomes unpredictable as ‘populist’ Trump wins US election

The projected victory of Donald Trump is sending shockwaves to Europe. This article will be regularly updated as reactions keep coming.

Development Policy 08-11-2016

Female genital mutilation: Putting human rights at the core of Europe’s asylum system

Female genital mutilation (FGM) survivors, and women and girls at risk, are particularly vulnerable in the asylum system. They must receive support to help them navigate the process, writes Liuska Sanna.

Euro & Finance 07-11-2016

European Parliament to side with banks and reject new Basel banking rules

The European Parliament is expected on Thursday (10 November) to announce that it does not intend to accept new international standards that would require banks to have greater capital reserves. EURACTIV’s partner Milano Finanza reports.

Global Europe 04-11-2016

If Europe could vote in the US election…

If European nations were voting in the US presidential election, Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide. However, the support for Donald Trump is high in migrant-wary central Europe and in the population in western Europe supportive of far-right and anti-EU forces.

Transport 05-10-2016

EU ‘ready to explore’ free InterRail tickets for European teenagers

The European Commission is considering handing out free InterRail tickets to all young Europeans when they turn 18, following up on a proposal made by Members of the European Parliament to counter the wave of euroscepticism spreading across the continent.

Brexit 03-05-2016

Poll: UK voters fear Scottish independence more than leaving EU

Britons are more worried about the prospect of Scotland gaining independence than of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, a poll published today (3 May) found.

Climate change 21-03-2016

Why Sustainable Finance Holds the Key to Europe’s Recovery

There is an urgent need to channel capital into sustainable infrastructure and innovation that will drive job creation. The race is on leading the way in sustainable finance between Europe and the rest of the world, writes Achim Steiner.

Global Europe 21-03-2016

Tsipras: ‘I hope we won’t face the Donald Trump experience’

Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras warned of the risk of Donald Trump becoming the next US President. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Agrifood 01-03-2016

Bernd Lange: The US needs to improve workers’ rights

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.

Languages & Culture 05-01-2016

Little Europe

If we want to transcend the dichotomy between regulated diversity and nationalist reaction, Europeans will have to go beyond mere tolerance. Whether or not this takes place within a common European identity is another question, argues Josh White.

Agrifood 04-01-2016

EU farmers slam US over ‘technical barriers’ to trade

EXCLUSIVE / Lifting non-tariff barriers is the utmost priority in the transatlantic trade negotiations, particularly for the fruit and vegetable sector, said Copa-Cogeca, the association representing EU farmers.

Agrifood 10-12-2015

Time to reconsider EU sanctions against Moscow, say German farmers

The EU should reconsider its sanctions against Moscow due to the Ukraine crisis, as the farming sector is struggling, the German Farmers' Association (DBV) told EURACTIV.