Italy's debt-burdened government approved a package of economic reforms Tuesday (11 April) designed to cut €3.4 billion from its deficit this year, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said, following pressure from Brussels.
The first freight train to run from the United Kingdom to China departed yesterday (10 April), carrying goods like vitamins, baby products and pharmaceuticals as Britain seeks to burnish its global trading credentials for when it leaves the European Union.
It would be hard to find a political issue that divides the Visegrád group more than their opinion of the Putin regime. EurActiv Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland, and Budapest’s Political Capital, report.
The European Commission has said it could accept reduced responsibility for some policy areas, but only in return for greatly strengthened powers over defence, border control, migration, counter-terrorism and trade.
A Moroccan minister has warned the European Union that it must “clarify its position” and put an end to its conflicting positions regarding the North African country or face the consequences for both migration and the economy. Euractiv Spain reports.
Depending on which country you ask, in Central Europe, the new US government is either a source of unease in matters concerning Moscow or, in the case of Hungary, newfound confidence. Euractiv's Central European partners report.
Ideology has “Trump-ed” common sense in the US, the country’s former ambassador to the EU warned. Anthony Gardner said that post-Brexit trade talks between Britain and America and the UK and the EU will be long and difficult.
EXCLUSIVE/ Any free trade agreement between Britain and the United States will take years rather than the 90 days mooted by Donald Trump’s supporters, the former US ambassador to the EU warned the day before (26 January) British Prime Minister Theresa May meets the new president.
On the day of the inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, bearish business leaders gathered in Davos were ready to jump on the bandwagon of the new era, but the political elites remain unimpressed and fear growing populism and protectionism.
The Digital Single Market may offer China some inspiration for adopting an electronic world trade platform that can tear down national borders and boost international e-commerce, writes Luigi Gambardella.
EURACTIV has analysed the positions of French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy on the major European issues and found that his rhetoric is dominated by falsehoods and contradictions. EURACTIV France reports.
German Vice-Chancellor and Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel will visit Russia next week to hold talks with Russian government officials about the state of bilateral trade relations, his ministry said in a statement on Friday (16 September).
In a move that could change the lines of the debate, the European Parliament’s left and right have united to oppose the Council and Commission over Chinese market economy status. EURACTIV France reports.
The steel crisis has cost lives in the North East England constituency, MEP Jude Kirton-Darling has said, before launching a blistering attack on the British government for its inaction in the fight to save steel.
Policymakers are struggling to find the way forward to preserve a future for the European steel industry, once bedrock of the bloc’s industrial economy, which is currently facing the most serious crisis in its history.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a summit with EU leaders yesterday (30 March) to strengthen ties with bloc, vowing to boost counter-terrorism cooperation as he paid tribute to the victims of the Brussels attacks.