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The fossil fuel companies profiting from Europe’s oil trade with Russia

As the European Union is preparing a full-scale embargo on Russian oil imports, EURACTIV takes a closer look at some of the companies that have so far profited from the trade within the bloc.
Politics 30-04-2022

Special Capitals: What Europeans do to support Ukraine

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. The European news you deserve to read. Welcome to The Capitals by EURACTIV. Ukraine has been...
Energy 10-03-2022

NETWORK ROUNDUP: EU split on Russian oil and gas ban

Germany and Hungary are the most vocal opponents of an EU import ban on Russian energy, which is staunchly supported by Poland, while France and others sit on the fence.
Europe's East 07-02-2022

Europe’s diplomatic flurry reveals those absent in Ukraine diplomacy

European diplomacy over Ukraine puts in another gear this week with the French and Russian leaders to meet in Moscow, Germany’s Chancellor paying a visit to Washington and other European diplomats flocking to Kyiv.
Coronavirus 06-01-2022

Paid PCR tests cause political turmoil in Greece

The opposition and medical associations have mounted pressure on the Greek government to distribute free PCR tests for people, as Greeks seem to be the only EU citizens who still pay to get a molecular test.
Health 01-12-2021

Fake COVID passports flourish in southeastern Europe

While the European Commission and EU countries struggle to contain the latest surge in coronavirus infections, thousands of vaccine-averse Europeans are paying for fake COVID passes while not getting the jab. EURACTIV network reports.

Special Edition: EU capitals get ready for heated energy talks

EURACTIV’s partners across Europe analysed the mood in the bloc’s capitals as Europe could be heading into a harsh winter for its energy-poor population that many see as the make-or-break moment for the European Commission’s European Green Deal.
Politics 02-10-2021

What Europe expects from post-Merkel Germany

As political parties in Berlin are holding the first official coalition talks this weekend, the rest of Europe has adopted a wait and see approach. EURACTIV partners across Europe analysed what is at stake for EU countries as the “colours”...
Coronavirus 28-06-2021

Greece pays young people €150 to get vaccinated

The Greek government has announced plans to grant €150 to every young Greek who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 or will get the jab soon, calling it "a gift of gratitude" ahead of the summer.
Health 09-12-2020

EU citizens should know which COVID-19 vaccines they take, Commission says

EU citizens should be aware of all necessary information related to the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines in order to ensure transparency and build trust in the vaccine, an EU spokesperson has told EURACTIV. According to available data compiled by the EURACTIV network, however, the level of transparency will vary across the bloc.
Non-discrimination 08-12-2020

Less blame, little action for Europe’s Roma during second COVID wave

Romani people, Europe's largest ethnic minority, have been less stigmatised during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic but their social problems have seen little improvement. The EURACTIV Network reports.
Non-discrimination 13-11-2020

Terrorism and Muslim communities: Europe’s ‘right’ battle

In recent weeks, violent terrorist attacks have shocked France and Vienna, after cartoons of Prophet Mohammed were published by French satiric publication Charlie Hebdo to mark the start of the trial for the 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris.

Preserving biodiversity in Europe: Is sustainability the answer?

While most of the world is focusing on climate change and the steps needed to curb it, another critical environmental aspect - that of biodiversity - is failing to get the attention it deserves.
Politics 25-09-2020

German intelligence chief quits over rising far-right extremism

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the political spat between the UK and Italy, Germany's military agency head resigning, and so much more.
Politics 11-09-2020

Moria fires prompt swift EU promises on migration policy

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany and France accepting more underage refugees from the Moria camp, half of Slovakia's society agreeing that Western society is a threat to their values, and so much more.
Health 06-03-2020

EU focuses on face masks challenge as coronavirus outbreak escalates

EU health ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting today (6 March) to discuss the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and particularly their readiness to confront the rapid spread of the virus across the bloc. EURACTIV was informed that the...
Health 14-01-2020

Athens metro advertises anti-abortion campaign

An anti-abortion campaign poster displayed in the metro of Athens has triggered the strong reaction of the government, which forced the transportation company to immediately remove it.
Politics 05-12-2019

Germany and Russia caught in diplomatic spat over Berlin killing

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about Germany's diplomatic spat with Russia, as well as so much more. The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
Air Quality 27-11-2019

How air quality rules stack up across Europe

Air quality is rapidly becoming more and more of an emotionally-charged subject as the health implications become more explicit. Here is how things stand at both EU and national level.
Electric vehicles 02-05-2019

Visegrad countries fight to keep pace with e-mobility transition

Central Europe falls under the EU average of electric vehicle market penetration. But it doesn’t want to be left behind by the global trend, leaping into battery production and dreaming even bigger. EURACTIV's network partners report.
Politics 22-02-2019

The Capitals: Czech far-right supporters expose their party, back Syrian orphans

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
Politics 22-02-2019

EPP protects Orbán for now, fearing he might join far-right

The EPP does not want to raise tensions with its ‘bad boy’ Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán because this might push him towards joining Italian populist Matteo Salvini or even far-right Marine Le Pen, a Christian-Democrat (CDU) told

Paris attacks give EU leaders excuse to get tough on refugees

Reports of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night's attacks may change attitudes towards migrants across Europe. The EURACTIV network reports.