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Global Europe 30-03-2016

US to step up NATO presence in wake of ‘aggressive Russia’

The United States will step up its troop presence in eastern Europe in response to "an aggressive Russia," with continuous rotations of an additional armored brigade beginning in early 2017, the US military said Wednesday (30 March).

Brexit 03-02-2016

Obama phones Cameron: ‘Stay in EU’

US President Barack Obama waded into the boiling debate over Britain's European Union membership on Tuesday (2 February), telling Prime Minister David Cameron his country was best served inside the 28-country bloc. 

Global Europe 16-10-2015

EU doesn’t need a CIA – but better intelligence would help

Björn Fägersten asks: could better intelligence-sharing boost European foreign and security policy? 

Agrifood 16-10-2015

EU agri-food industries draw ‘red lines’ in TTIP battle

European agri-food business organisations have drawn their “red lines” ahead of the eleventh round of EU-US trade talks taking place next week, expressing serious concerns over access to the US market for their products.

Silvio Berlusconi & Rupert Murdoch partner on new transatlantic media
Public Affairs 01-04-2015

Murdoch and Berlusconi partner on transatlantic media, announce EURACTIV and Roll Call takeover

Silvio Berlusconi’s MediaSet and Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp are poised to set the transatlantic news agenda and dominate both the EU and the US media space.

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Health 04-02-2015

The EU-US trade deal could leave Europeans sick

European citizens could end up paying more for new medicines and for a longer period of time, write Aliénor Devalière and Tessel Mellema.

Trade & Society 09-10-2014

TTIP negotiating mandate finally declassified

The Council of the European Union Thursday (9 October) finally published the secret negotiating mandate for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US.

Trade & Society 09-09-2014

De Gucht rejects claims Commission misrepresented benefits of TTIP

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission has rejected claims it misrepresented the possible economic benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Health 28-08-2014

TTIP will sacrifice food safety for faster trade, warn NGOs

EXCLUSIVE/ The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will irreversibly put EU consumers and animals at risk, the European Commission will be warned today (28 August).

Trade & Society 26-08-2014

EU gives up on TTIP for US reinsurance reform

EXCLUSIVE/ Negotiators pushing for better US market access for EU reinsurers have abandoned talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), recognising the trade deal is unlikely to remove rules forcing the industry to post as much as 100% collateral against their American liabilities.

Trade & Society 19-08-2014

Some little things you should know about TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is not about higher or lower standards but about the EU and US setting the same standards together. Doing so could save money and time for thousands of small and medium sized mechanical engineering companies, writes Reinhold Festge.

Europe's East 19-08-2014

‘Dozens’ of refugees, including women and children, killed by rocket fire in Ukraine

Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine yesterday (18 August) when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said.