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Global Europe 30-03-2016

US to step up NATO presence in wake of ‘aggressive Russia’

The United States will step up its troop presence in eastern Europe in response to "an aggressive Russia," with continuous rotations of an additional armored brigade beginning in early 2017, the US military said Wednesday (30 March).

Brexit 03-02-2016

Obama phones Cameron: ‘Stay in EU’

US President Barack Obama waded into the boiling debate over Britain's European Union membership on Tuesday (2 February), telling Prime Minister David Cameron his country was best served inside the 28-country bloc. 

Global Europe 16-10-2015

EU doesn’t need a CIA – but better intelligence would help

Björn Fägersten asks: could better intelligence-sharing boost European foreign and security policy? 

Agrifood 16-10-2015

EU agri-food industries draw ‘red lines’ in TTIP battle

European agri-food business organisations have drawn their “red lines” ahead of the eleventh round of EU-US trade talks taking place next week, expressing serious concerns over access to the US market for their products.

Silvio Berlusconi & Rupert Murdoch partner on new transatlantic media
Public Affairs 01-04-2015

Murdoch and Berlusconi partner on transatlantic media, announce EURACTIV and Roll Call takeover

Silvio Berlusconi’s MediaSet and Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp are poised to set the transatlantic news agenda and dominate both the EU and the US media space.

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Health 04-02-2015

The EU-US trade deal could leave Europeans sick

European citizens could end up paying more for new medicines and for a longer period of time, write Aliénor Devalière and Tessel Mellema.

Trade & Society 09-10-2014

TTIP negotiating mandate finally declassified

The Council of the European Union Thursday (9 October) finally published the secret negotiating mandate for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US.

Trade & Society 09-09-2014

De Gucht rejects claims Commission misrepresented benefits of TTIP

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission has rejected claims it misrepresented the possible economic benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Health 28-08-2014

TTIP will sacrifice food safety for faster trade, warn NGOs

EXCLUSIVE/ The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will irreversibly put EU consumers and animals at risk, the European Commission will be warned today (28 August).

Trade & Society 26-08-2014

EU gives up on TTIP for US reinsurance reform

EXCLUSIVE/ Negotiators pushing for better US market access for EU reinsurers have abandoned talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), recognising the trade deal is unlikely to remove rules forcing the industry to post as much as 100% collateral against their American liabilities.

Trade & Society 19-08-2014

Some little things you should know about TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is not about higher or lower standards but about the EU and US setting the same standards together. Doing so could save money and time for thousands of small and medium sized mechanical engineering companies, writes Reinhold Festge.

Europe's East 19-08-2014

‘Dozens’ of refugees, including women and children, killed by rocket fire in Ukraine

Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine yesterday (18 August) when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said.

Public Affairs 31-07-2014

EU Ombudsman demands more TTIP transparency

The European Ombudsman today (31 July) opened two investigations into the EU Council and Commission over a lack of transparency around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Economy & Jobs 30-07-2014

Warsaw says Russian ban on Polish produce is revenge for EU sanctions

Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday (30 July) and said it could extend it to the entire EU, a move Warsaw called Kremlin retaliation for new Western sanctions over Ukraine imposed on Russia a day earlier.

Euro & Finance 29-07-2014

Ireland wants to repay IMF loans before eurozone bailout fund

The IMF is in favour of Ireland refinancing its bailout loans and Dublin would like to begin the process this year if it can get agreement in Europe, finance minister Michael Noonan said on Monday (28 July).

Trade & Society 24-07-2014

Commission swamped by 150,000 replies to TTIP consultation

About 150,000 people have responded to the European Commission’s online consultation on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Trade & Society 16-07-2014

Backroom talks on dangerous TTIP agreement must end

German MEP Helmut Scholz explains why the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament is calling for an immediate end to negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Euro & Finance 16-07-2014

Le Pen won’t hijack TTIP committee, vow MEPs

Marine Le Pen and her far-right allies will not be allowed to hijack the debate over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), despite sitting on the European Parliament committee overseeing the EU-US trade deal, its new chairman promised Tuesday.