EURACTIV Network

Electric vehicles 03-12-2021

For many Europeans, the electric vehicle revolution is a mirage

The view from Brussels policymakers is clear: the electric vehicle revolution is firmly underway. But a EURACTIV investigation reveals serious barriers to electric vehicle acceptance across eastern and southern Europe.
Politics 03-12-2021

Lithuania: EU should step up security role in its East

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian presidents calling for sanctions to be imposed against Russia, Angela Merkel's 16-year-reign as German chancellor coming to an end on Thursday, and so much more.
Politics 02-12-2021

Others punish, Slovakia incentivises elderly to get vaccinated

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about President Emmanuel Macron saying the rule of law will be one of the main challenges of the EU Council presidency in January, the last place with press access to the ruling party in Hungary being cordoned off, and so much more.
Politics 01-12-2021

Far-right Zemmour makes Le Pen look normal

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland losing its top spot when it comes to the education of young people, Bulgarian police finding fake COVID-19 passes, and so much more.
Politics 30-11-2021

Austria considers €7,200 fine for unvaccinated

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria likely fining those who remain unvaccinated once the country makes the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory in February, the Czech president calling on Visegrad countries to make the vaccine mandatory for all, and so much more.
Politics 29-11-2021

Italian official: Paris-Rome deal eyes a sovereign EU

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about a majority of Finns now opposing fur farming, Slovak progressives pushing for a new system to compensate for the green transition, and so much more.
Politics 26-11-2021

German Green ‘pragmatists’ beat out the left

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the EU Parliament calling on Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria to immediately ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women, France saying no to lockdowns, and so much more.
Politics 25-11-2021

German government will push for a European federation

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Sweden's first female PM resigning after a few hours in power, a Budapest-based research centre suspected of spying on the Central and Eastern Europe region for China, and so much more.
Politics 24-11-2021

France denies talks to buy Israeli Pegasus spyware

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria and North Macedonia showing unity after the tragic bus accident that claimed 46 lives, Iranian special services increasing their activities in Europe in the past years, and so much more.
Politics 23-11-2021

Commission keeps mum over Albania’s asylum seekers

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Exiled Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya criticising Berlin over its phone call with Lukashenko, Finland agreeing to send COVID-19 vaccines to Estonia, and so much more.
Politics 22-11-2021

New Czech FM to target Chinese investments

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France promising to 'continue the fight' in the fisheries dispute with the UK, more EU countries considering mandatory vaccines and lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise, and so much more.
Politics 19-11-2021

Greece pushes EU for a third shot in COVID pass

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders and German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer visiting Warsaw, some Irish vaccination centres reporting that about half of those who booked a booster shot had failed to show up, and so much more.
Politics 18-11-2021

Source: COVID certificates expire 12 months after second jab

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about caretaker chancellor Angela Merkel calling Belarus strongman Lukashenko for the second time this week, Romania's interim energy minister blaming Russia for the natural gas crisis, and so much more.
Politics 17-11-2021

Baltics pledge support to Poland over NATO’s Article 4

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France launching an action plan to fight child prostitution, some Italian regions wanting to impose a lockdown on the unvaccinated like in Austria, and so much more.
Politics 16-11-2021

Czechia to ‘CAP’ EU funds for large agrarian companies

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the situation at the Poland-Belarus border sparking a political storm in Finland, Hungary's Central Bank chief speaking out against the economic policy of the ruling Fidesz party, and so much more.
Politics 15-11-2021

EU assesses duration of third COVID-19 jab

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria imposing a fully-fledged lockdown on the unvaccinated from Monday, Czechia Civic Democrats calling on the outgoing government to help Poland with the border situation, and so much more.
Politics 12-11-2021

Greek media landscape raises eyebrows in Brussels

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the state of Upper Austria imposing a lockdown for the vaccinated from Monday, Slovenian Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak appearing to be on his way out due to a scandal, and so much more.
Politics 11-11-2021

Bulgarian elections set to determine Western Balkan enlargement

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about caretaker Chancellor Angela Merkel calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to exert his influence on Belarusian strongman Lukashenko, Bulgaria activating the EU Civil Protection Mechanism because of the difficult COVID-19 situation in the country, and so much more.
Politics 10-11-2021

Construction material prices hikes threaten EU projects in Slovakia

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about European Council President Charles Michel chiming into the German coalition negotiations, Finnish universities receiving guidelines to deal with China, and so much more.
Politics 09-11-2021

Bulgaria received pre-election discount from Gazprom

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France's Communist Party presidential candidate blaming Big Pharma for "crimes against humanity", Lithuania upping the readiness of its troops at its border with Belarus, and so much more.
Politics 08-11-2021

V4 group not as crucial as political leaders claim

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria introducing tough restrictions for the unvaccinated, Visegrad no longer being a "fatal alliance", and so much more.
Politics 05-11-2021

Vienna excludes unvaccinated from nightlife, considers tests for vaccinated

In today's news from the Capitals, find out more about an increasing number of Czechs getting the jab following the announcement that bars and restaurants will check COVID-19 certificates, Bulgaria's appaling treatment of vulnerable people, and so much more.
Politics 04-11-2021

French far left: Block road for Le Pen 

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Polish Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa set to visit Prague in a bid to unblock the Turów dispute, Greece's PM going after the unvaccinated in an interview with TV channel MEGA, and so much more.
Politics 03-11-2021

Experts dampen hopes of Central Europe’s nuclear future

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about one third of Austrians fearing another terrorist attack, the US and Romania announcing plans to build a “first-of-a-kind” small modular reactor (SMR) plant in Romania, and so much more.