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EU-China 16-07-2018

China set to fully control Portugal’s power grid amid Europe’s inertia

China is set to make further inroads into European infrastructure, as a state-owned company attempts to gain full control of Portugal’s power grid.
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2018

France rolls out the red carpet for finance sector post-Brexit

France's prime minister presented new measures to appeal to financial circles, which are currently considering their post-Brexit options. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Economy & Jobs 20-11-2017

China to invest in UK despite Brexit turbulences

While the EU-UK talks to agree on an orderly divorce have stalled, Chinese investors are willing to pour more money in the exiting member state over the coming years despite the uncertainty around its future relationship with the bloc.
12-10-2017

Multilateral Investment Court: an utterly flawed and unjust system

The European Commission's plans for a Multilateral Investment Court sanctions a biased and ineffective arbitration system, leaving people and the environment exposed to international investors' whims, writes Fabian Flues.
Economy & Jobs 30-08-2017

Juncker to push for new trade agreements in Union speech

The Commission president will ask for mandates to negotiate new free trade agreements, and will propose a framework to screen foreign investment, as part of a trade package to be announced during his state of the EU address on 13 September, officials told EURACTIV.com.
Economy & Jobs 22-08-2017

EU and US get tough on China trade

Both Brussels and Washington are taking steps to force China to tackle obstacles to foreign investment and the long-standing issue of intellectual property theft, writes Fraser Cameron.
Economy & Jobs 26-06-2017

Malmström clashes with Greenpeace over EU-Japan deal’s ‘green’ credentials

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström made the case on Monday (26 June) for new trade deals with foreign partners, as fresh criticism emerged about ongoing talks with Japan.
Economy & Jobs 23-06-2017

Leaders tone down Macron’s call for foreign investment scrutiny

A majority of member states on Friday (23 June) resisted a proposal by France, Germany and Italy designed to control and block foreign investment at EU level, citing fears about protectionism.
Economy & Jobs 23-06-2017

Macron isolated over Chinese investment controls

French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal to protect strategic industries by granting Brussels the power to oversee Chinese acquisitions in the EU will be rejected by other EU leaders at this Friday’s (23 June) Council summit. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 21-06-2017

EU mechanism to veto foreign investment ‘not on the cards’

EU leaders will discuss on Friday options to “screen” foreign investment in strategic sectors, but a more far-reaching proposal that would allow blocking takeovers at EU level remains off the table for now.
Energy 24-05-2017

The EU needs to meet decarbonisation targets at affordable prices

Nuclear is the only reliable source of low carbon energy, without which decarbonisation targets simply cannot be met at affordable prices, writes Tim Yeo,
Economy & Jobs 19-05-2017

Trust in EU trade policy boosted by court decision

Following the European Court of Justice’s landmark ruling on the EU-Singapore trade deal, MEP Christofer Fjellner urges the Commission to come up with a roadmap so future agreements do not face the same gauntlet as the EU-Canada deal.
Trade & Society 15-02-2017

Commission says proposal to block Chinese takeovers is ‘worth discussing’

The European Commission welcomed Germany, France and Italy’s proposal to halt China’s buyouts in Europe in some cases given the “limited access” to the Chinese market.
Development Policy 29-06-2016

Sachs: ‘China’s development strategy is more successful than Europe’s’

One of the world's leading economists, Jeffrey Sachs, has told EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche why Africa needs more development aid. He also urged Europe to be more like China.
Enlargement 15-06-2016

As UK moves to leave EU, Greenland might come knocking

Three decades after Greenland exited what is now the EU, some of its politicians and business leaders say the vast Arctic territory should consider rejoining because of its slowness to diversify the economy away from fish.
Development Policy 26-05-2016

Energy crisis looms near for Africa

Africa suffers from a massive shortfall in energy supply and the problem is only expected to get worse as the population grows, unless investment and better management can be guaranteed. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 31-03-2016

How Europe can help Iraq’s economic development

The European Union can play a role in the stabilisation of Iraq that could contribute to economic growth and peace while helping stem migration flows from the region, writes Dr. Theodore Karasik.
Trade & Society 08-01-2016

Germany’s Gabriel in Cuba for trade talks

Germany's Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, has started an official visit to Cuba where he hopes to promote economic and trade relations. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Energy 03-12-2015

Dependence on coal jeopardises climate targets

Decarbonisation is the name of the game in this day and age; now a new study has shown how it should actually be implemented. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Development Policy 02-12-2015

Development banks urged to learn from lessons of the past

A new study has shown that foreign investment has to be more targeted if the objective of limiting global warming to two degrees is to be achieved. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 20-11-2015

Egypt to go nuclear using Russian money

Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement on Thursday for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, with Russia extending a loan to Egypt to cover the cost of construction.
Climate change 05-11-2015

NGOs call on German banks to stop funding coal

Environmentalists are demanding that German banks end their “irresponsible” financing of the coal industry abroad. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 01-10-2015

German Africa envoy: Scepticism remains over SDG implementation

Günter Nooke, Angela Merkel's representative in Africa, has called for a rethink of international approaches towards Africa, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Development Policy 10-09-2015

African politicians criticise ‘risk averse’ German companies

While German politicians have labelled Africa as a "continent of opportunity" for the German economy, African representatives lament the perceived risk-aversion of German companies. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.