More than a year since the EU-Turkey Agreement, a European immigration law is still distant but badly needed. The European distribution mechanism does not work due to the lack of receptiveness of many EU member states, MEP Barbara Lochbihler told EURACTIV Germany.
The Greek government aims to use Copernicus, Europe's earth-monitoring system, to maximise the potential of smart farming, which will help the country ensure its position in the post-crisis era, Greece's digital policy minister told EURACTIV.com.
The European economy is enjoying a period of positive momentum as growth spreads across all member states, public accounts are expected to look healthier and risks are balanced for the first time in a long while, the European Commission concluded on Thursday (9 November).
A group of mainly Syrian women and children who have been stranded in Greece pitched tents opposite parliament in Athens on Wednesday (1 November) in a protest against delays in reuniting with relatives in Germany.
Greece is politically and economically stable and now it’s the time for productive investment that will create jobs and increase the country’s GDP, Greek business leader Konstantinos Michalos told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
The total reported economic losses caused by weather- and climate-related extremes in the 33 EEA member countries between 1980 and 2016 amounted to more than €450bn, according to a recent study released by the European Environment Agency. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Two pioneering solar PV projects in Greece that enable renewable electricity benefits to be shared across local communities are coming under threat from draft EU rules on renewable energy “self-generation”, Greenpeace has warned.
With Turkey being one of the items on the agenda of the EU summit starting on Thursday (19 October), AFP is reporting that migrants are still coming to Greek islands despite the EU-Turkey deal to stem the arrival of refugees from Turkish territory.
Seven refugee children tried to kill themselves in Sweden last February, three of them succeeded. Mental health issues are widespread among migrant and refugee children across Europe, writes Karen Mets.
Cyprus is due to end its energy isolation after it agreed with fellow EU member Greece to press on with an undersea electricity cable, which will also link the island to Israel in the hope of tapping into significant gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis supports Macron’s federalist proposals on the euro single currency but believes only a real threat could make Germany budge on the issue. EURACTIV France reports.
Macedonia's ruling Social Democrats claimed victory in municipal elections on Sunday (15 October), signalling large-scale support for the new government that has pledged to speed up the small Balkan country's accession to NATO and the European Union.
Eurozone finance ministers deluged German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble with farewell gifts yesterday (9 October) as the man who inspired Europe's austerity answer to the debt crisis attended his last meeting with them.
Fresh doubt has been thrown on one of the biggest investment plans in Greece, the redevelopment of the old Athens airport in Ellinikon, since the Central Archeological Council (KAS) defined 120 hectares intended for residential construction as an archeological site.
Greece welcomed a decision by senior archaeologists to conditionally permit a major tourism project in Athens yesterday (4 October), saying it cleared the way for the country to turn the site into one of Europe's biggest coastal resorts.
Bulgaria and Romania are on the lookout for investors in three big regional infrastructure projects, following a joint session of the heads of government on Tuesday (3 October), Bulgarian media reported.
A European Commission proposal to put an emissions limit on what power plants can be subsidised continues to divide the member states but the EU executive and the European Parliament stand united in supporting the CO2 cap.
The European Commission approved last week three applications for geographical indication labels for products from France and Greece, continuing its drive to ensure quality and origin of food produced in the EU.
The cynicism of was undeniable. Just as the Commission announced it was taking the second step in an infringement procedure against Poland over the reform of its justice system, legal experts associated with the PiS government announced that the country could still demand reparations from Germany for its occupation during World War Two.