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EU Elections 2019 03-07-2019

Christine Lagarde, a non-conventional pick for the ECB presidency

A lawyer by training, Christine Lagarde has been nominated to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Banck (ECB). The IMF director has an atypical profile, due to her lack of banking experience and question marks over her past. EURACTIV France reports.

France takes the lead on conflict prevention

While armed conflicts are on the rise around the world, Paris launched a new strategy for prevention, resilience and sustainable peace in developing countries, on 13 June. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Economy & Jobs 31-07-2017

Majority of Romanians and Croatians cannot afford a one-week holiday, Eurostat says

A significant number of EU citizens from Eastern and Southern Europe cannot afford a one-week annual holiday, according to a new Eurostat survey.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Survey: One fifth of British businesses may move operations abroad

One fifth of British business leaders are considering moving operations abroad after the country's shock decision to leave the EU, according to a survey from a leading business lobby group.
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Public Affairs 03-06-2016

EU Matters with Lars Erik Grønntun

At the European Business Summit, Giovanni Colombo spoke to Lars Erik Grønntun, President and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies EMEA, to discuss challenges currently facing the EU, and how to communicate in times of crisis.
Agrifood 14-03-2016

France gathers Eastern allies to take on agricultural crisis

The EU’s eastern member states could throw their weight behind France’s calls for a temporary suspension of the rules of the internal market to counteract the agricultural crisis. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 10-02-2016

Paris ups anti-Brussels rhetoric over farming row

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls challenged Europe over the agricultural crisis on Monday (8 February), as farmers stepped up their protests against low meat prices. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 08-12-2015

Making an impact on migration

Migration and security concerns will continue to top the agenda of the December European Council until the root causes are addressed. The impact investment community can provide concrete solutions to this challenge, writes James Knight.

Asylum seeker reception: Dignified standards must be maintained across the EU

With unprecedented numbers of refugees arriving in Europe, we must do more to guarantee their safety and dignity, and help them to integrate into European society, writes Denis Haveaux. 
Development Policy 27-11-2015

Member states deepen development aid diversion to refugees

The Global South is losing out, as EU members dig into their development aid budgets to meet the costs of their asylum policies. EURACTIV France reports.

Europe of tomorrow will inherit the children of today

On Universal Children's Day, Jana Hainsworth argues that EU policy must keep children at its heart, from ending child poverty in the EU to dealing with the migrant crisis.  

Robert Fico: Anti-refugee, pro-Russian headache for the Socialists

Embarrassed by the Slovakian premier's Islamophobic comments, the Party of European Socialists will consider suspending Robert Fico's SMER party on Friday (9 October). EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 05-10-2015

Visitors find EU Brussels quarters ugly

On a blustery afternoon, three German tourists emerge from the Brussels metro, seeking the very heart of Europe in all its grandeur.

Lithuania’s approach to refugees: History, compassion and solidarity

Lithuania aspires to live up to its own historical standards of tolerance and Christian compassion, as well as the modern European ideal of solidarity, writes Gediminas Kirkilas. 

Refugee crisis reveals fundamental splits in European political parties

The leader of the European Parliament's Socialists & Democrats group has called for the suspension of the Slovak delegation, following the controversial statements of Prime Minister Robert Fico. EURACTIV France reports
Europe's East 24-09-2015

Are sanctions the best way to help Ukraine?

As the conflict in Ukraine escalates, relations between Russia and Europe continue to deteriorate. In order to help Ukraine to survive, the current situation needs to be understood within  context of Ukraine-Russia relations and Russian self-perception, writes Adriel Kasonta.

EU summit to focus on roots of refugee crisis

After ministers voted on a relocation plan Tuesday (22 September), the attention at today's EU extraordinary summit will focus on strengthening the bloc's external borders, as well as giving extra funding to Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and UN agencies. EURACTIV France reports.

Asylum systems in Europe remain disparate

Many asylum seekers want to reach Germany or Sweden, appearing less attracted to Mediterranean countries such as France and Italy. Big differences between national asylum systems explain their preferences. The EURACTIV Network reports. 
Agrifood 21-09-2015

Eric Andrieu: ‘Agricultural aid helps the biggest companies’

The French lawmaker believes that the European Commission's response to the farming crisis will penalise small farmers, and help big business, without solving the problem.
Agrifood 11-09-2015

Milk crisis drives wedge between France and Germany

France is urging the Commission to increase the price it pays farmers for surplus milk. But most other countries, including Germany, refuse to return to a regulated market. EURACTIV France reports

Pressure builds on Eastern Europe to accept refugee quotas

Several countries have already changed their tune on refugee quotas, while others, particularly in Eastern Europe, remain hostile to Jean-Claude Juncker's proposal. EURACTIV France reports
Global Europe 08-09-2015

Not in my backyard: The European refugee crisis

European Union member states are ‘burden-shifting’ rather than ‘burden-sharing’ when it comes to the management of the recent influx of refugees, argues Manon Tiessink.
Central Europe 08-09-2015

Hollande attacks Slovakia, Hungary over response to refugee crisis

The voluntary system has not provided enough space for refugees in the European Union. François Hollande has blamed this failure on the bad will of certain countries. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 04-09-2015

Stiglitz: ‘Inequality is holding back the American economy’

The US economic recovery is false, according to Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz. He told La Tribune that sustainable growth can only be achieved by tackling inequality, limiting the power of the financial sector, and reempowering trade unions.

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