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Europe's East 03-05-2017

Romanian MEP calls for EU-funded anti-Russian propaganda project

Romanian MEP Siegfried Mureșan has proposed that the EU fund a project to the tune of €3 million aimed at combatting Russian propaganda on social media networks. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Future EU 01-12-2016

Emily O’Reilly: Europe could face a ‘Marie Antoinette moment’

EU Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly warned that the bloc needs to create jobs and restore citizen confidence in order to stop a "wave of populism" in the West. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Security 30-11-2016

European Defence Union: The return of ‘hard power’

The EU is stepping up its efforts on common defence policy and a "coalition of the willing" could quickly deploy EU troops and promote common defence projects. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Brexit 22-11-2016

Brexit minister fails to impress in Strasbourg, UKIP under investigation

UK Brexit minister David Davis has taken part in his first official meetings on the continent, to disappointing reviews, while the UK has decided to investigate whether UKIP’s funding of its Brexit campaign breached any laws.
Euro & Finance 21-11-2016

Morgan Stanley advises how best to ride out potential upcoming election chaos

Financial services giant Morgan Stanley has released a report on how best to protect portfolios, ahead of Italy's crucial referendum and upcoming European elections. EURACTIV’s partner Milano Finanza reports.
Future EU 17-11-2016

Spain comes in from the EU cold

After nearly an entire year without an elected government, Spain has reclaimed its place on the European and international stage. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Future EU 17-11-2016

Austria unwilling to copy Brexit as study reveals EU membership benefits

EU doom-mongers predicted in the wake of the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote that other countries would follow suit in the months and years to come. But one of the countries touted as a fellow ‘exiter’, Austria, looks likely to stay in the European club for now. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Climate change 16-11-2016

Germany positive about 2050 climate targets, 2020 looks less promising

Environmentalists have praised Germany for its ambitious 2050 emissions targets, where it is aiming for a 95% reduction in comparison to 1990 levels. But things are less rosy when it comes to its 2020 targets. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Security 15-11-2016

Divided Austria unites in opposition to EU army

Calls for an "EU army" to be set up have increased since Donald Trump's US election victory, but neutral Austria, at least, is handling the issue very carefully. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 14-11-2016

Will Austrian presidential election be hit by the ‘Trump effect’?

Will the political situation in the United States have an impact on European elections? Austria's rerun of its presidential election could well provide the first acid test, ahead of crucial votes in France and Germany next year. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Security 10-11-2016

Mogherini calls EU a peace ‘superpower’, in wake of Trump win

The European Union is becoming a "superpower" that is indispensable to world peace, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said earlier today (10 November), as Europe continued to react to Donald Trump's US election victory.

Global Europe 10-11-2016

Trump victory could rob German far-right of US bogeyman

The Alternative für Deutschland party (AfD) hailed Donald Trump’s election victory at first, but the new president could rob the far-right party of one of its main bogeymen that it uses to drum up support: the United States itself. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Elections 07-11-2016

Bavaria to welcome Trump if elected

If Donald Trump wins the US presidential election this week, Bavarian leader Horst Seehofer would welcome the Republican candidate, warning that Germany cannot “behave like it is the whole world’s headmaster”. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Trade & Society 31-10-2016

US doubtful that CETA momentum will speed up TTIP talks

With CETA finally taken care of, there is renewed confidence in Germany that the EU's TTIP talks will be reinvigorated. Across the Atlantic though, doubts remain. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Global Europe 18-10-2016

‘Dangerously complacent’ Europe unready for Trump or Clinton

European leaders have either underestimated the danger of a Donald Trump presidency or overestimated the level of continuity Hillary Clinton will bring, according to a new study by the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Global Europe 09-08-2016

Democrats ‘extremely worried’ about transatlantic ties under Trump

Democratic Party officials have expressed deep concerns about the future of EU-US relations in the event that Donald Trump wins the next American elections, sources from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament told EURACTIV.com.
Elections 03-08-2016

Hollande says Donald Trump makes him sick

French President Francois Hollande slammed the "excesses" of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as sickening.
Global Europe 13-04-2015

Steinmeier backs Hillary Clinton for President

Germany's foreign minister welcomed Democrat Hillary Clinton's expected announcement that she will run for the U.S. presidency in the 2016 election race, saying she had showed herself to be a strong partner for Europe.
Digital 05-03-2015

US election could trigger battle over Internet governance

SPECIAL REPORT / Officials attempting to reach a deal over the reform of Internet governance have told EURACTIV that delays and the “weaponisation” of the issue in the current US political climate are threatening to ignite an international dispute.
Med & South 21-01-2009

Conflicts freeze as Obama takes office

As Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States in a ceremony watched by billions worldwide yesterday (20 January), two conflicts came to an end, sending a message to the new leader of the world's only remaining superpower.
EU Priorities 2020 20-01-2009

Obama’s American dream makes Europe wonder

Europeans appear to be dazed and confused about the United States' decision to elect a symbol of change to the White House. Some wish their own societies were capable of similar breakthroughs, but others are sceptical of President-elect Barack Obama's ability to bring about real change, reveals a round-up of contributions from the EURACTIV network.

EU to help Obama close Guantánamo

The Union's foreign affairs ministers will discuss, on 26 January, how to help US President-elect Barack Obama close the controversial Guantánamo detention camp by accepting the relocation of former inmates on EU soil, a Council source confirmed today (13 January).
Elections 06-11-2008

Europe warned against ‘Obamania’

Policymakers and analysts have begun to warn Europeans against over-expectation regarding Barack Obama's ability to deliver on his stated agenda for change, at least in the short term.
Elections 05-11-2008

Europe hails Obama’s election as new US president

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and other EU leaders congratulated Senator Obama on his election, expressing hope that there would be "renewed commitment" from Europe and the United States to tackling the ongoing financial crisis and foreign policy issues.

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