Anne-Claude Martin I - article translated from French

EU Elections 2014 29-07-2014

Elections boosted belief that Europeans have a voice

Despite the victory of Euroscepticism in the EU elections, more Europeans believe their voice counts in the EU than ever before. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 25-07-2014

Beating AIDS worldwide, NGOs still alarmed

According to the UN, AIDS-related deaths and further infections are on the decline worldwide. However, NGOs worry that foreign aid will be cut because of the global economic crisis. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 24-07-2014

High cholesterol causes breast cancer, study shows

British researchers have discovered a relationship between high cholesterol levels in women, and breast cancer. EURACTIV France reports.
ice cap

France wants to spearhead EU strategy on Arctic region

The Arctic’s melting ice caps do not just have serious environmental consequences, they also unearth economic opportunities. France wants Europe to secure a more important bargaining position, next to large northern countries like Russia and Canada. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 15-07-2014

France tries to rein in Bitcoin market

The French Ministry for Finance wants to increase the regulation of virtual currencies, in an attempt to fight financial crime. EURACTIV France reports.
Juncker and Hollande
EU Priorities 2020 14-07-2014

France seeks top EU portfolio, not gender balance

Paris seeks to obtain the economic and monetary affairs portfolio in the new European Commission and has less interest in ensuring gender balance in the EU executive. EURACTIV France reports.
wind energy

Carbon market pays off: €89m to fund French projects

For the first time ever, the sale of carbon credits will finance projects that help tackle climate change. The EU Commission will fund 19 projects, two of which are in France. EURACTIV France reports.

EU internet governance: Franco-German alliance

A new report from the French Senate outlines a strategy for greater European internet governance spearheaded by the Franco-German alliance. Only then can the EU compete with US’s online hegemony. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 11-07-2014

French medicine agency clears new anticoagulants despite safety concerns

A new generation of anticoagulants have been blamed for the deaths of patients in France. Studies from two leading French health agencies conclude that they do not pose a serious risk, but doubts remain. EURACTIV France reports.
Musicians playing in Strasbourg at the Parliament's opening session, June 30, 2014 [© European Union 2014 - European Parliament]
Transport 10-07-2014

High-speed train link reinforces Parliament’s Strasbourg seat

Those campaigning against the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg were dealt a major blow on Tuesday (8 July) when France’s national railway company, SNCF, announced a new direct TGV route between Brussels and Strasbourg. EURACTIV France reports.

Paris floats plan for EU-wide minimum wage

A Europe-wide minimum wage, adapted to each country, would support the EU's economic revival and tackle "low cost" labour from Eastern European countries, according to a new report for the French Economic Ministry. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 10-07-2014

OECD shocked by lack of productivity in emerging countries

The OECD has called for structural reforms as some emerging countries, considered engines of growth, struggle to catch up with advanced countries in terms of productivity. EURACTIV France reports.
European Parliament
EU Elections 2014 01-07-2014

Schulz back, parliamentary reconstitution continues

Martin Schulz was today (1 July) elected for a second term as European Parliament President but nominations for other top jobs will keep new and re-elected MEPs busy this week. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 26-06-2014

France campaigns for EU border guards

France wants to increase funding for Frontex, Europe’s border control agency, and ensure border guards. It will raise the issue in the European Council on Friday 27 June. EURACTIV France reports.