Brexit 17-09-2019

Britain’s Supreme Court enters Brexit drama

The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday (17 September) for hearings on Boris Johnson’s explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month. The British prime minister’s first talks Monday with European Commission...
Digital 17-09-2019

Apple embarks on EU court battle over €13 billion tax bill

Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU on Tuesday (17 September), fighting the commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland €13 billion ($14 billion) in back taxes.

EU industry chief hands over full docket to successor

Polish Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska will relinquish the reins of EU industrial policy to France's Sylvie Goulard on 31 October. Ahead of the changeover, she looked back on her time in office and discussed the challenges facing her successor, including her beefed-up portfolio.
Energy 17-09-2019

The attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq refinery and the realpolitik of oil

After a Saudi oil processing facility came under attack, attention turned on the immediate effect this could have on oil prices. But the worry should be more over the medium term than the short term, writes Robin Mills. Robin Mills...
Europe's East 17-09-2019

In Georgia, EU opens first European School outside the bloc’s borders

In line with EU aims to deepen relations with the Eastern Partnership countries, EU and Georgian officials on Monday (16 September) launched a European School in Tbilisi, the first educational institution of this kind launched beyond the bloc’s boundaries.
Politics 17-09-2019

Slovak PM Pellegrini seen surviving no-confidence vote

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini should easily defeat a no-confidence vote on Tuesday (17 September), but his government is being increasingly damaged by revelations about the reach of the main suspect in the 2018 murder of a journalist into state offices.

EU grills Hungary over rule of law concerns

EU affairs ministers grilled Hungary on Monday (16 September) over Prime Minister Viktor Orban's tightening of restrictions around free media, judges, academics, minorities and rights groups, which the bloc worries weakens democracy in the ex-communist country.
Global Europe 17-09-2019

Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

US President Donald Trump said on Monday (16 September) it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict.
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Preparing for more EVs: Three things for policymakers to consider

With the new legislative mandate of the EU Institutions kicking off and Mobility Week in full force, EVs and sustainable transport are high on the agenda. But more remains to be done. The predicted uptake in EVs in the coming decades means that several issues must be addressed, including charging infrastructure, proper management of the growing battery stock and higher demand for resources, writes Bernard Respaut, Chief Executive of the European Copper Institute.
Brexit 16-09-2019

‘Empty lecturn’ press conference leaves Johnson humiliated

Visiting UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was left humiliated after his Luxembourgish host effectively empty-chaired him on Monday, before criticising Johnson’s handling of the Brexit negotiations and accusing the Leave campaign, which Johnson had fronted, of lying during the 2016 referendum campaign.
Politics 16-09-2019

The Brief, powered by BP – Open season

This week’s European Parliament plenary session will be the first after Ursula von der Leyen unveiled her team of Commissioners last Tuesday. It will also mark the opening of the hunting season as MEPs prepare to grill the proposed new Commissioners.
Agrifood 16-09-2019

Agriculture DG loses state aid oversight to boost competition rules

In an unexpected move, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has decided to move state aid competences in farming and fisheries from two directorates-general, Agriculture and Maritime affairs and fisheries, to DG Competition.
Climate change 16-09-2019

Thousands of car protesters block Frankfurt Motor Show with bikes

Thousands of protesters took advantage of this year's international motor show in Frankfurt to call for a "transport revolution" - by parking their bikes. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
Agrifood 16-09-2019

The ‘belching cow’ phenomenon and why it’s a problem

Methane, which is emitted when cows belch, is the second most common greenhouse gas on the planet but its effect on the atmosphere is about thirty times more harmful than that of CO2. The political agenda is set on curbing CO2 emissions, leaving the issue of methane emissions often untouched. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Politics 16-09-2019

Poland’s ruling party plans to allow arrests of MPs and judges

Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS/ECR) announced its election program at the weekend, under which there would no longer be immunity for judges and prosecutors and it would be possible to detain parliamentarians at the request of the prosecutor general.
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Health 16-09-2019

ESA: Who we are and what we stand for

We as an industry welcome open discussions, initiatives, and exchange of information with all the stakeholders, experts, and responsible institutions to make sure true and most up-to-date findings and scientific facts on UV radiation and sunbed use are made available to the public and consumers.
Future EU 16-09-2019

The new EU Commission shows newfound lust for power

It is hard not to see Emmanuel Macron's influence in Ursula von der Leyen's speech presenting her team of Commissioner-designates, or in the amount of top EU jobs obtained by France. But the idea of a powerful Europe is also seducing the Germans. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 16-09-2019

Johnson the Brexit ‘Hulk’ finally meets EU’s Juncker

Six weeks after he took office and six weeks before he is due to lead Britain out of the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to meet Jean-Claude Junker.

European Green Deal calls for a green EU budget

Torn between the cuts caused by Brexit and the investments that the European Green Deal requires, negotiations over the next EU budget after 2020 are getting tough. The EU must not, however, pass on the challenge and use 40% of its funds to support climate action, writes Markus Trilling.
Brexit 16-09-2019

No-deal Brexit would be ‘disaster’ warns BusinessEurope

A shock exit by Britain from the EU without an agreement would be "a disaster", the European employers' organisation, Business Europe, warned on Monday (16 September).
Politics 16-09-2019

Macron’s EU party draws ‘red line’ on Commission hearings

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Health expert: Cancer control plans must be implemented

The governments should take full responsibility for the implementation of national cancer plans, which are a commitment toward people and not just a piece of paper, health expert Dr Tit Albreht told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Politics 16-09-2019

Belgian Commissioner-pick faces corruption probe

The man Ursula von der Leyen chose to be her rule of law guard dog in the incoming European Commission is facing allegations of corruption and money-laundering, according to Belgian media. This could cast doubt on another member of her proposed college before all candidates are vetted by the European Parliament.
Future EU 16-09-2019

Le Pen hails EU ‘way of life’ job as victory on path to Élysée

French far-right opposition leader Marine Le Pen waded into controversy over the appointment of an EU Commissioner for "protecting the European way of life", endorsing a move that has stoked concern about rising populism across the continent.

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