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Global Europe 18-05-2021

No respite in Gaza from Israeli strikes, as UN, EU hold talks

The UN Security Council was due to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday (18 May) amid a flurry of urgent diplomacy aimed at stemming hostilities between Israel and armed Palestinian groups that have left over 200 dead.
Health 18-02-2020

FIFA commits to carbon-neutral 2022 football World Cup

FIFA aims reach carbon neutrality at the next World Cup, to be hosted by Qatar in 2022, in spite of the numerous environmental challenges linked to the location of the event, according to a recently released sustainability strategy.
Health 28-11-2019

Qatar imparts World Cup lessons…even before kickoff

Qatar has pledged to host not only the most sustainable World Cup in the middle of the desert, but is already sharing lessons from the event three years before the teams even begin to play.
Global Europe 25-11-2019

EU wins over Gulf’s wealthy donors with ‘behind-the-scenes’ diplomacy 

Backroom efforts are helping to convince Gulf countries to support humanitarian aid through the UN system and support priorities including education, EU commissioner Christos Stylianides has told EURACTIV.
Economy & Jobs 21-11-2019

‘Relearning’ education in the age of AI

After decades spent discussing how and what to teach in the classrooms, the focus is now turning more to implementation, experts said at the World Innovation Summit for Education conference in Doha. Education experts discussed how to reap the benefits of the digital revolution as new challenges arise in the era of artificial intelligence.
Aviation 05-03-2019

Investors put airline emissions on the radar, deride short-term thinking

Some of the world’s leading airlines do not have emission-cutting plans than extend beyond 2020, according to new research backed by investors worth trillions of dollars.
Global Europe 06-06-2018

Qatar turns to Europe to escape Gulf blockade

Isolated among the Gulf States for the past year, Qatar has paradoxically managed to steer a successful course through the economic conflict waged against it, by turning to Europe. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Global Europe 13-03-2018

Trump fires chief diplomat Tillerson after clashes, taps Pompeo

US President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today (13 March) after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Global Europe 06-07-2017

Energy giants bank on Qatar in LNG price war, despite political crisis

The West's three biggest energy corporations are lobbying Qatar to take part in a huge expansion of its gas production, handing Doha an unintended but timely boost in its bitter dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors.
Global Europe 27-06-2017

Germany brands Arab states’ Qatar demands ‘very provocative’

A list of 13 demands submitted by four Arab states to Qatar as a condition to lift their boycott on the Gulf country is "very provocative" because some items challenge Doha's sovereignty, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday (26 June).
Global Europe 06-06-2017

Saudi and allies cut Qatar ties in diplomatic crisis

Saudi Arabia and several of its allies yesterday (5 June) cut relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to have hit the region in years. Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and the...

Germany’s refugee policy: ‘Borders on cynicism’

Arms exports to Saudi Arabia, the return of refugees to Afghanistan and the deal with Turkey: Germany's peace institutes have come out firing against many of Germany's more controversial policies. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Transport 07-06-2016

Commission wants aviation deals with growing markets by 2019

European Commission will start negotiating comprehensive aviation agreements with United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Turkey, and countries from the Southeast Asia region, after member states gave the green light on Tuesday (6 June).
Transport 01-06-2016

EU to finally start talks with Gulf countries on aviation agreements

With several months delay, EU member states are expected to give the European Commission the green light next Tuesday (7 June) to start negotiations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on comprehensive aviation agreements that will also cover alleged subsidies given to their airlines.
Transport 10-05-2016

Qataris fly to Brussels to unblock aviation deal with EU

The Qatari Minister of Transport, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, will fly to Brussels on Tuesday (10 May) to reinvigorate talks on an aviation agreement with the European Union, which have been stalled for almost half a year.
Transport 09-03-2016

EU makes slow progress on aviation deals with Gulf countries

EU member states have not even started discussing the mandate for the European Commission to negotiate agreements with fast-growing aviation countries in the Persian Gulf, despite a push from Brussels to get the green light by early spring.

Parliament upholds National Front MEP’s immunity from prosecution

Charged with libel for comments about Qatar, the MEP and vice president of the French National Front has had his parliamentary immunity confirmed by a vote this afternoon (Tuesday 2 February). EURACTIV France reports.
Mariano Rajoy

Spain and Hungary tumble in TI’s annual corruption report

Spain and Hungary are both plagued by nepotism and a lack of transparency, whilst one ray of hope is the EU's problem child, Greece, according to a new report by Transparency International. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 11-12-2015

Poland receives first LNG delivery from Qatar

Poland is finishing preparations for liquefied natural gas deliveries which should go into fully commercial regime next year. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Transport 10-12-2015

Qatar Airways CEO voices doubt about proposed EU air traffic accords

The head of Qatar Airways on Wednesday cast doubt on proposed European Union air traffic agreements that might limit Gulf carriers from flying to European destinations because of what some see as unfair subsidies.
Development Policy 14-02-2014

FIFA urged to ‘rerun the vote’ on Qatar’s 2022 Football World Cup

“The clock is ticking” for Qatar’s 2022 football world cup, warned a FIFA representative who was attending a European Parliament hearing on Thursday (13 February) that looked into reports of forced labour and deaths on stadium construction sites. Trade unions are now calling on the world football governing body to "rerun the vote".
Development Policy 23-08-2013

Anti-slavery group calls for boycott of 2022 Qatar World Cup

EXCLUSIVE / A call has gone out for the international community to shun the 2022 World Cup in Qatar unless it reforms its indentured labour practices on the Unesco International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade (23 August).
Energy 21-11-2012

LNG terminal set to redraw Poland’s energy map

Poland took a decisive step yesterday (20 November) towards building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on its Baltic coast, a project that could significantly reduce Central and Eastern Europe's reliance on Russian imports.
Languages & Culture 29-10-2012

OIF defends Qatar’s admission to French-speaking club

Leaders of French-speaking nations in the Francophonie organisation OIF officially welcomed the Gulf state of Qatar as a new associate member this month, raising eyebrows in some quarters over the club's membership criteria. But OIF officials defended the decision, saying Doha had demonstrated its commitment to the French language.