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EU Elections 2019 06-09-2018

Macron seeks new ‘progressive’ coalition for 2019 European elections

French President Emmanuel Macron wants to shake up the EU political ecosystem, hoping to forge a new progressive alliance at the end of this year for the 2019 European Parliament elections, a source in his office said on Wednesday (5 September).
Development Policy 29-08-2018

EU-ACP relations after Cotonou Agreement: Re-set, re-launch or retreat?

Struck in 2000 in Benin, the Cotonou Agreement has shaped relations between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) for nearly 20 years. The accord expires in 2020 and negotiations between the European Union and the ACP on its successor will begin in the coming weeks.
Enlargement 12-01-2018

Tusk warns against ‘Game of Thrones’ in Balkans

EU chief Donald Tusk warned in an emotional speech on Thursday night (11 January) against having a "game of thrones" in the Western Balkans, as Brussels seeks to encourage the region's efforts to reform, leave behind ethnic hostilities and join the bloc.
Elections 05-01-2018

Poll: Martin Schulz’s popularity hits historical low

Social Democrat Martin Schulz's popularity dropped nine percentage points since last month to 30 percent below his predecessor in the leadership of SPD Sigmar Gabriel, according to a new poll.
Central Europe 27-01-2017

Trans-Europe Express: Refugees forever

The refugee problem won’t go away. No matter how hard populists try to put up walls and seal off borders, they keep on coming.
Europe's East 21-08-2015

Juncker to receive Poroshenko on 27 August

European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker will hold talks in Brussels next week with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the EU said Friday (21 August).
Energy 31-07-2015

Putin and Erdogan to discuss TurkStream this autumn

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan this autumn and the two will discuss the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday (31 July). 
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.
Brexit 27-07-2015

UK and France see euro reform as possible ‘win-win’

Britain and France agreed on Monday that efforts by eurozone nations to shore up the single currency after the Greek crisis could go hand-in-hand with wider reforms the UK needs to stay in the European Union.
EU to try again to phase out coal subsidies
Energy 27-07-2015

EU tries again for compromise on deal to phase out coal aid

EU bosses are pushing to resolve a clash between industry and environmental policy with a new strategy to phase out funding to export coal technology to developing nations, ahead of a meeting of leading economic powers on the issue.
Global Europe 09-07-2015

France says letting Greece go means admitting EU’s ‘impotence’

France showed its true colours yesterday (8 July) when Manuel Valls said that a Greek exit from the eurozone would be an admission of the European Union's impotence.
Transport 18-06-2015

Clean Sky: Aviation researchers test radical ideas in a conservative industry

SPECIAL REPORT / European researchers foresee a time when people could travel across the globe in the equivalent’s of today’s hybrid cars – an airplane that uses fossil fuel when a burst of energy is needed, then switches to stored electricity while cruising to a landing.
Brexit 10-06-2015

Under-18s could vote in Brexit referendum

UK Prime Minister David Cameron today (10 June) agreed to allow Members of Parliament to vote on whether 16 and 17 year olds should be allowed to participate in the country's in-out referendum on European Union membership.
Development Policy 20-04-2015

European countries focus aid on ex-colonies

Until the 20th century, they were Europe's biggest imperial powers. Today, France, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Portugal are spending the bulk of their Official Development Assistance (ODA) budgets on their former colonies. The EURACTIV network reports.
Trade & Society 25-03-2015

Latvia: EU, US ‘likely’ to miss year-end target for free trade deal

The EU and United States will likely miss a year-end target to seal the world's biggest-ever free trade deal, current European president Latvia said Wednesday (25 March).
Energy 20-03-2015

Athens opposes EU energy strategy, blocks privatisations

The Syriza-led government will be against an Energy Union that undermines Greece's national interests, including in its relations with Russia, said Greek energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, who also ruled out any privatisation schemes for the country’s energy sector.
Development Policy 19-12-2009

EU looks beyond ‘weak’ Copenhagen climate deal

After two weeks of extenuating talks, world leaders delivered an agreement in Copenhagen that left Europeans disappointed as it failed to commit rich and poor countries to any greenhouse gas emission reductions. EURACTIV reports from the Danish capital.