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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.
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 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.

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.

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

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
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
Economy & Jobs 01-09-2015

Inability to unite on major challenges may pull the EU apart, say politicians

French Socialist Party leaders have warned that the multitude of crises currently buffeting the European Union could deal a death blow to the European project. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 01-09-2015

Moscovici optimistic about Greece’s future and eurozone recovery

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici has said he has “no reason to doubt” the eurozone's economic growth prediction of 1.5% for 2015. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 24-08-2015

Varoufakis: Greek deal was a coup d’état

Ignoring the will of the people by pursuing unpopular austerity policies plays into the hands of Europe's extreme right, say Yanis Varoufakis and Arnaud Montebourg. EURACTIV France reports.

Immigrant crisis causes outcry in Europe

Jean-Claude Juncker has responded to the public outcry over the immigration crisis by urging European leaders to show solidarity and resist the message of populist parties. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 05-08-2015

Are Paris and Berlin really divided over Greece?

In an interview with Handelsblatt, Michel Sapin said Wolfgang Schäuble was “wrong” about Grexit, but the French-German relationship goes from strength to strength. La Tribune reports.
Agrifood 17-07-2015

Farmers look to EU food aid to boost meat market

French farmers are feeling the heat, as prices stagnate and bankruptcy threatens more and more businesses. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 16-07-2015

France accepts Greek deal, calls for eurozone government

The French National Assembly was the first national parliament to vote on the Greek debt deal on Wednesday 15 June. MPs accepted the agreement by 412 votes to 69. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 10-07-2015

Commission will provide food and medical aid to Greece

The European Commission may not be one of Greece's creditors, but the Vice-President for Budgets has said it will not stand idly by and watch the crisis unfold. EURACTIV France reports

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