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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.