Samuel White Archives

  • Macron prepares for first EU summit as a free political agent

    News | Future EU 21-06-2017

    Right, left or centre? In preparation for his first EU summit as president of France, Emmanuel Macron has chosen not to throw his lot in with any political family. He has his own strategy and expectations are high all round. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Macron’s Defence Minister, Syvie Goulard, resigns

    News | Elections 20-06-2017

    France’s Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard resigned on Tuesday (20 June). The former MEP wanted to demonstrate her willingness to cooperate with an investigation into her party’s employment of assistants in the European Parliament. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Quiz: How much do you know about Brexit?

    News | Brexit 20-06-2017

    Negotiations between the UK and the EU began on Monday (19 June) and are scheduled to take until March 2019. It is crucial for the future of European and British citizens that both sides reach a good settlement in the complex divorce. How much do you know about the subject?

  • Parliament strengthens 2030 climate and energy package

    News | Climate change 16-06-2017

    MEPs on Wednesday (14 June) voted to strengthen a draft EU regulation that fixes binding national targets for cuts to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sectors not covered by quotas. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

  • Could proportional representation work for France?

    News | Elections 16-06-2017

    France is mulling the introduction of proportional representation for its next legislative election. It could take inspiration from its European neighbours, all of which – bar the United Kingdom – use a version of PR. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.

  • Conflicts of interest erode trust in food safety agency

    News | Agrifood 15-06-2017

    Close to half of the experts at the European Food Security Agency have conflicts of interest that call into question the validity of the agency’s work, according to a new study by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO). EURACTIV France reports.