Space exploration and exploitation has traditionally been the domain of the Americans and Russians. But Europe is in the mix too, from building the machines that put satellites in orbit to harbouring dreams of mining asteroids. Here’s what the future holds.
A major contributor to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the main beneficiary of the Juncker Plan, a post-Brexit United Kingdom will have to learn to live without EU investment. EURACTIV France reports.
EU member states still refuse to share information on air passengers, fearing the data could fall into the wrong hands. France is pushing for the proposal’s adoption with one hand, while watering it down with the other. EURACTIV France reports.
Most French political parties officially support the United Kingdom's continued membership of the EU. But cracks in the veneer are beginning to show, as more and more French politicians back Brexit. EURACTIV France reports.
French Green MEPs have called on Ségolène Royal to challenge the EU’s new diesel emissions limits, but the ecology minister supported the lower standards when they were adopted in October. EURACTIV France reports.
The European Parliament refuses to take funds from existing investment programmes to finance the Juncker Plan. The choice could jeopardise the future of Erasmus and Galileo, according to the Commission. EURACTIV France reports.
Europe is a global leader in maritime transport, a sector which emits 15 times less CO2 than road haulage. Yet, the European Union has so far failed to develop so-called "motorways of the sea", Dominique Riquet told EURACTIV France.
Almost 40% of goods traded within the European Union are transported by sea, a cleaner alternative to road transport. Despite efforts from Brussels to promote maritime transport, the sector's market share within the EU has not grown in the last 15 years. EURACTIV France reports.
Intergroups have no legislative power, but are formed to promote exchange of views - on subjects as diverse as animal rights or youth - and are often used as a single point of contact by lobbyists. EURACTIV France reports.
The European Commission is due to present its 300 billion euro investment plan next week. This plan is expected to rely heavily on the European Investment Bank (EIB), which could be put in charge of a new investment fund. EURACTIV France reports.