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Politics 02-06-2022

EU’s compromise with Orbán over the Russian oil ban/why monkeypox isn’t the end of the world

This week on our Beyond the Byline podcast, we’re focusing on the extraordinary meeting of EU leaders in Brussels to discuss energy, Ukraine and food security. We’ll ask: What sanctions were discussed as part of the meeting? What’s happening with...
Agrifood 10-12-2021

A look back, a look forward, & some humble bragging

In the last EURACTIV agrifood podcast of 2021, EURACTIV's agrifood news team takes a trip down memory lane to discuss the biggests moments and themes from 2021.
Agrifood 27-09-2021

Organic day, impact assessment, UN food summit

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team explores the controversy surrounding the UN’s food systems summit with the help of IPES-Food’s Nick Jacobs and Attila Szocs of small farmers association European Coordination Via Campesina. The Commission gets in touch with its hippy...
Politics 27-05-2021

EU fury with Belarus and the Turów coal mine dispute

This week, our podcast takes us to Belarus, where a Ryanair passenger plane was forced to land so the Belarusian authorities could detain one of the passengers, the dissident journalist Roman Protasevich.
Energy 25-02-2021

Strategic Compass and the EU’s €440 million failed gas projects

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about Friday’s EU summit, where the leaders are expected to discuss security and defence issues. During the first part of their meeting, they will be joined by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg for...

Budget Summit: How it happened

EU leaders are under pressure to reach a deal on the next Multiannual Financial Framework and the Recovery Fund as they are heading into their fourth day of negotiations.
Future EU 18-10-2019

Differences between Merkel and Macron are slight but real

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave their views on Europe in their concluding remarks at the end of the European Council Summit on Friday 18 October. Although they attempted to show a united front on EU issues, differences persisted. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 19-06-2019

How to pick the next saviour of the euro

EU leaders will try to pick the new European Central Bank president on Thursday evening (20 June), in times when further monetary flexibility is becoming more likely, but EU officials and diplomats have warned against politicising the election of Mario Draghi's successor.
Energy 17-03-2016

German-Polish spat threatened summit backing for Paris Agreement

EXCLUSIVE / A spat between Germany and Poland almost derailed plans for European Union leaders to call for the swift signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change at today’s summit in Brussels.

Timmermans: Failure on EU-Turkey deal will turn Greece into refugee camp

Failure to agree a deal with Turkey at today’s summit on migration will condemn Greece to becoming the refugee camp of Europe, Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans warned on Wednesdays (16 March).
Global Europe 11-03-2016

Three questions on the draft EU-Turkey agreement on Syrian refugees

Potentially a 'momentous' deal, argues Solon Ardittis, but the EU-Turkey agreement on a refugee swap  must pass some serious legal hurdles first.
Security 09-03-2016

EU parliament slams ‘sultan’ Erdogan on Turkey deal

European Parliament lawmakers accused the EU Wednesday of giving Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the "keys to the gates of Europe" through a migration crisis deal with Ankara.
Technology 25-10-2013

Data protection rules delayed at EU summit talks

SPECIAL REPORT / France and Germany responded to escalating rows over espionage by the US by announcing a review of security relations to be completed by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the adoption of a proposed EU data protection regulation was delayed until 2015.
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Brexit 28-06-2013

Cameron: “In this town you have to be ready for an ambush”

The British Prime Minister vented frustration with Brussels and the institutions in his post-summit press briefing describing how he “defeated” an eleventh-hour attempt to unpick the British rebate. Read the full article: http://www.euractiv.com/uk-europe/cameron-locks-loads-overcome-fru-news-528968
EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

Van Rompuy seeks tax compromise by imposing deadline

A proposal by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy to fight tax evasion, heralded in draft conclusions to today’s EU summit, will seek to maintain momentum on the EU savings directive by asking leaders to agree the initiative by the end of the year.
Central Asia 20-12-2012

How a Nobel Peace Prize winner should approach Putin

The European Union - winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize - should take a strong stand against the ongoing destruction of civil society in Russia at the summit with Vladimir Putin,  write Adam Bodnar and Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska.

Professor: EU needs more women scientists

Research institutions must realise that there are smarter ways to use the funds they have. The entire focus of the European Gender Summit is to highlight gender as a tool for making research more effective and for achieving results of a higher quality, says Curt Rice.
Competition 26-11-2012

Europe’s competitiveness gap: Never waste a good crisis

To avoid a lost decade for the competitiveness of the European economy, EU leaders will need to summon the same energy they used to prevent a catastrophic economic meltdown, say Carl Björkman and Guillaume Amigues.
Global Europe 23-11-2012

Ukrainian corruption overcomes European bureaucracy

The simple expectation from the Ukrainian authorities that the EU won't let Ukraine transformation into a new Belarus allows the current Ukrainian administration to manipulate the position of official Brussels in favour of itself, says Viktor Tkachuk.
EU Priorities 2020 22-11-2012

Rising poverty and unemployment: Discarded priorities of the EU budget

After more than two years of campaigning for a social pillar in the EU budget, the proposals made last week are extremely disappointing and worrying, writes Pierre Baussand.

EU staff strike against Cameron’s ‘petty polemics’ on budget

EU staff members went on strike on Wednesday (21 November) to protest against proposals to axe €80 billion from the EU's proposed budget for the period 2014-2020. The protest was especially targeted at British Prime Minister David Cameron's role in the negotiation, ahead of a special EU summit dedicated to the bloc's long-term budget.

EU staff to strike over budget cuts, threaten to hit summit

Thousands of staff members working at the EU institutions are expected to go on strike in Brussels today (8 November) to protest against potential budget cuts. If unsuccessful, unions plan another strike during the EU summit later this month.

Leaders eye patent breakthrough at EU summit

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy is poised to broker a deal over the stalled European patent at an EU summit starting tomorrow (28 June) in Brussels. EURACTIV Italy reports from Rome on the possible breakthrough.
Euro & Finance 25-06-2012

Rodrigues: Eurozone crisis is reaching a new stage

The eurozone crisis is reaching a new stage. It is no longer evolving in small economies, but also in large economies, Maria João Rodrigues tells EURACTIV Slovakia.