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Economy & Jobs 12-01-2022

UK finance reigns in Europe despite Brexit fallout

One year after Britain's formal exit from the European Union, London's powerful City financial sector still reigns on the continent despite losing key business and bankers to rival hubs.
Global Europe 11-01-2022

‘No path ahead but the sea’: Lebanese join migrant flow to EU

If he wasn't making good money smuggling irregular migrants to the European Union by sea, Ibrahim himself might have joined the growing exodus from crisis-hit Lebanon.
Politics 06-01-2022

Polish ambassador to Prague faces recall over mine row comments

Poland's new ambassador to Prague is to be recalled for criticising his country in comments about a dispute with the Czech Republic over a coal mine, the Polish government said Thursday.
Global Europe 06-01-2022

Two killed in Sudan as thousands protest against military

Two Sudanese protesters were killed on Thursday while taking part in the latest mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule after a coup, medics said. One of the slain demonstrators took a “live bullet to the head by the...

Most countries may see annual heat extremes every second year: study

Almost every country on Earth could experience extremely hot years every other year by 2030, according to new research Thursday highlighting the outsized contribution of emissions from the world's major polluters.
Eastern Europe 06-01-2022

Medical charity pulls team from Poland-Belarus border migrant crisis

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has withdrawn its team on the Belarus-Poland border after Warsaw repeatedly blocked access to migrants there trying to enter the European Union, it said Thursday.
Economy & Jobs 05-01-2022

EU under pressure on ‘ghost flights’

The European Union is under increasing pressure to further ease rules on airport take-off and landing slots to cut the number of "ghost flights" airlines are running to retain them.
Health 05-01-2022

Pfizer/BioNTech to develop mRNA-based shingles shot

Germany's BioNTech and US pharma giant Pfizer, which together developed a COVID-19 vaccine in record time, said Wednesday they are working on a shingles shot using the same mRNA technology.
Politics 04-01-2022

Does Draghi stay or go? Italy readies for new president

Italy's parliament will start voting on January 24 for a new president, with Prime Minister Mario Draghi widely expected to take over despite the risk of destabilising the country's post-pandemic recovery.
Global Europe 19-08-2020

Hezbollah member guilty of Lebanon ex-PM’s 2005 murder

A UN-backed tribunal on Tuesday (18 August) found a member of the Hezbollah Shiite movement guilty over the 2005 murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri but cleared three other suspects after a years-long trial.
Global Europe 30-06-2020

Maduro gives EU ambassador 72 hours to leave Venezuela

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Monday (29 June) gave the head of the EU mission in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, 72 hours to leave the country after the bloc announced sanctions against 11 Venezuelan officials. “Who are they to try...
Agrifood 23-10-2019

EU will not renew authorisation of ‘bee killer’ substance thiacloprid

Based on a conclusion by the EU's food safety authority (EFSA), the EU Commission announced on Tuesday (22 October) that it will not renew the authorisation of the "bee killer" substance thiacloprid. This means that the substance can still be used until April 2020. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
Economy & Jobs 04-01-2019

Eurostat: Eurozone inflation slows to 1.6% in December

Eurozone inflation slowed to an annual rate of 1.6% in December, preliminary data from the EU statistics unit Eurostat showed on Friday (4 January), mainly owing to energy items.
Economy & Jobs 02-01-2019

ECB installs temporary administrators at Italian bank

Supervisors at the European Central Bank (ECB) said on Wednesday (2 January) they had ordered temporary administrators to take over floundering Italian lender Banca Carige after most of its board resigned.
Agrifood 24-08-2017

Netherlands finds second banned chemical on chicken farms as cost of scandal spirals

The tainted eggs scandal deepened once again on Thursday (24 August), as Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers said traces of a second banned insecticide had been found on Dutch poultry farms. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAgro reports.
Climate change 07-08-2017

Deadly heatwave ‘Lucifer’ hits Europe

Swathes of southern Europe sweltered on Saturday (5 August) in a heatwave that has claimed several lives, cost billions in crop damage and is, scientists warned, a foretaste of worse to follow in coming decades.
Health 03-03-2017

Dieselgate scandal will take 1,200 lives, study warns

Dieselgate will claim 1200 lives, a new study of the Volkswagen scandal claims.
Health 04-05-2016

EU court upholds new tobacco laws on packaging, menthol cigarettes

The EU's top court on Wednesday (4 May) ruled that the bloc's new laws on plain tobacco packaging and ban on menthol cigarettes were legal, rejecting a challenge by tobacco giant Philip Morris and others.
Global Europe 30-11-2015

Israel partly severs diplomatic ties with EU over labelling row

Israel said on Sunday (29 November) it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labelling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Global Europe 10-11-2015

EU report slams Turkey over rule of law, free speech

The EU accused Turkey on Tuesday (10 November) of backsliding on the rule of law, rights and the media, calling on the new government to take urgent action in a sensitive report that Brussels held back until after elections.
David Cameron
Brexit 08-09-2015

Cameron suffers parliamentary defeat over Brexit referendum rules

British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered an embarrassing defeat in parliament on Monday (7 September) after Eurosceptic members of his Conservatives joined forces with opposition lawmakers to reject proposed rules for a European Union membership referendum.
Brexit 07-09-2015

New poll shows UK would vote to leave EU

A new opinion poll published Sunday showed more Britons want to leave the European Union than want to stay ahead of a referendum to be held by 2017. The poll is the first to put the EU exit camp in the lead.
Refugees welcome

Refugees greeted to cheers in Germany as EU bickers over quotas

Thousands of exhausted refugees and asylum seekers received a hero's welcome Sunday (6 September) as they streamed into Western Europe. But Austria warned the emergency measures are only "temporary" as the EU struggles to establish a united response to the crisis.
Competition 28-07-2015

French farmers warn of further protests, as blockades sparks anger in Germany

French farmers furious over falling food prices stopped as many as 400 lorries bringing produce from Germany for several hours on Monday (27 July), as a similar protest took place near the Spanish border.