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Global Europe 06-08-2018

Mogherini’s Asia trip set to deepen EU security role

During a roundtrip of Asia this week, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will seek support to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, as well as exploring security cooperation in order to expand engagement and up the EU's role in global security, writes Fraser Cameron.
Global Europe 20-02-2018

They talk of war but it’s their own citizens these ‘strong’ men fear most

In the current geopolitical context, European support for those fighting for human dignity is more important than ever, writes Shada Islam.
Development Policy 25-07-2016

Mass killing of elephants: Will the EU go on turning a blind eye?

Every year, 30,000 elephants are killed for their tusks according to Fondation Franz Weber, a Swiss-based NGO campaigning against the ivory trade for over 40 years, writes Willy Fautre.
Euro & Finance 12-04-2016

I use cash, and I’m not a criminal

Politicians left and right have begun calling for a ban on large-denomination banknotes and restrictions on cash payments as a means of fighting crime, money laundering and terrorism. Their argument is flawed, writes Guillaume Lepecq.
Global Europe 18-01-2016

Another tough year ahead for the EU

If the EU can overcome its many internal problems in 2016, especially the refugee and UK issues, then it will be able to make a greater impact in the external field, writes Fraser Cameron.
Trade & Society 14-10-2015

Commission plays ‘pivot to Asia’ trade card

European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will today (14 October) present the new forward-looking trade and investment strategy - turning its focus to Asia, EURACTIV has learned.
Development Policy 17-08-2015

How developing countries are paying a high price for the global mineral boom

A 200ft deep pit gapes where three years ago stood a mountain. Fields where small farmers planted rice and grew fruit are now an industrial site.
Development Policy 20-04-2015

A new political impetus for the fight against malaria

Past successes should not hide what remains to be done towards complete eradication of malaria, write Maurice Ponga and Cristian Dan Preda.
Development Policy 03-03-2015

Donor darlings are political, not scientific

The €55 billion a year of European money going to development is politically motivated rather than scientifically. Formal colonies, trade partners and media-favorites become ‘donor darlings’. Some poor countries are bearing the brunt, writes Kasper C. Goethals.
Trade & Society 09-12-2014

ISDS clause: a gateway to future trade deals

SPECIAL REPORT: Trade officials negotiating the ISDS arbitration clause within the EU-US trade agreement have half an eye on their next deals, since the wording is likely to shape other key trade treaties on the table.

Belgium outranks Germany on innovation, study finds

The innovative strength of the German economy has slipped in 2014, according to a recent study by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), meanwhile confirming that Switzerland remains the most innovative economy in the world. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Child marriage
Development Policy 25-07-2014

Child marriage

Although child marriage is prohibited by international law, over 700 million underage girls are married worldwide, particularly in Africa and Asia.
Energy 23-04-2014

First analysis: EU states energy saving plans ‘not credible’

Energy efficiency action plans sent to Brussels by EU member states are so lacking in credibility that infringement proceedings should be taken out against 13 of them, according to the first major analysis of compliance efforts with a new European Union law.
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A silent cull of the world's children
Development Policy 01-03-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: A silent cull of the world’s children

According to the World Health Organization, some 6.6 million children, under the age of 5, died in 2012, half of them from conditions that were preventable, or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions.