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CETA deadlock complicates EU efforts to relaunch trade policy

3 hours 15 min ago
A Canadian minister left Brussels in tears on Friday (21 October) as Wallonia's staunch opposition to the EU-Canada agreement puts the future of new trade deals at risk.
Categories: EurActiv

A new horizon for Turkey

3 hours 23 min ago
Turkey was shaken by the July coup attempt, but its citizens are united and more determined than ever to stand up for democracy and against terrorism, writes Egemen Bağış.
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CETA: A way out of European self-dwarfism

3 hours 42 min ago

Anti-CETA campaigns and mass protests have put the EU-Canada deal under constant pressure. Daniel Caspary MEP asks: What are we going to do if the European Union buries its common trade policy?

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France strengthens financial transaction tax to fund development

3 hours 53 min ago
France will increase its Financial Transaction Tax in an attempt to halt the decline of its official development assistance budget, which has been cut each year since 2012. EurActiv France reports.
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Oxfam: Our ‘red lines’ on securitisation and conditionality of EU aid

4 hours 3 min ago
The EU is in the process of reviewing its entire framework for development cooperation, to incorporate the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change - but there must be 'red lines', Oxfam tells
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The Brief: Brexit is humbling footnote at EU summit

4 hours 21 min ago
EU leaders had far bigger fish (and chips) to fry than Brexit at the European Council summit in Brussels.
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Brexit can be the rallying call for a Europe at its lowest ebb

5 hours 4 min ago

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU has caused its continental partners to close ranks; the unexpected result of the Brexit vote is a rallying point that Europe can use to offset their other differences, writes José Manuel Sanz.

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May defends EU response to Aleppo bombing, as Russian warships sail in English Channel

5 hours 16 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May today (21 October) insisted that EU leaders’ response to Moscow’s bombing of Aleppo was a success, as Russian warships passed through the English Channel on their way to Syria.
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CETA collapse scuppers Bulgaria and Romania visa deal

5 hours 24 min ago
Bulgaria and Romania agreed today (21 October) that their deal to obtain visa-free travel would be part of the CETA agreement, answering the concerns of the Belgian region of Wallonia. A couple of hours later they realised that they made the wrong decision.
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Germany’s intelligence service reform stokes controversy

6 hours 14 min ago
Germany’s ruling coalition is to adopt a new intelligence law today (21 October). Concerns have been raised about the increase in the amount of surveillance that will be permitted by the new legislation. EurActiv Germany reports.
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Juppé: Anglo-French border should be moved to UK

8 hours 6 min ago
France's Alain Juppé will move the border with Britain from Calais to southern England if he wins power next year, setting up a potential battle with London over immigration following the Brexit vote, the Guardian reported on Friday (21 October).
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EU aid principles will be a ‘thing of the past’ under new African migrant deal

8 hours 29 min ago
Extending the Turkish "cash for migrants" scheme to five African countries will mark a turning point for European aid policy, which has previously been dependent on the principles of democracy and human rights. EurActiv France reports.
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The End of Europe

9 hours 1 min ago
The EU risks disintegration with the emergence of a xenophobic and populist wave. The European project needs to be completely rethought, far from the current state of exception, argues historian Enzo Traverso.
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CLEPA statement on ‘Low-Emission Mobility Strategy’ [Promoted]

9 hours 36 min ago
In response to the European Commission's proposal for a 'Low-Emission Mobility Strategy', CLEPA presents the following video statement.
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Netherland’s Rutte still mired in Ukraine referendum aftermath

9 hours 38 min ago
At the EU summit overnight (20-21 October) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte obtained little support for his proposals for a way forward following the referendum in which his compatriots rejected the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
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Once asylum beneficiaries in 1956, Hungarians now reject migrants

9 hours 57 min ago
Sixty years ago, Soviet tanks crushed an anti-communist uprising in Budapest, sending 200,000 Hungarians - men women and children - fleeing across the border into Austrian refugee camps, then onwards into a welcoming Western world.
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Commission wants fast internet in schools to fix digital illiteracy problem

10 hours 16 min ago
The European Commission has been coaxing EU countries to improve technology education in an effort to cut unemployment and help companies as they rely more on internet-connected programmes and machines.
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The cities fighting for London’s bankers after Brexit

10 hours 26 min ago
France's Hauts-de-Seine department, west of Paris, has launched a poster campaign at London's St Pancras railway station and Heathrow airport, in an effort to seduce the City's bankers across the Channel. EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports.
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Business as usual for Draghi and the ECB

10 hours 31 min ago

The European Central Bank (ECB) is to stick with its policy of record-low interest rates and bond purchasing scheme, as head of the bank Mario Draghi continues to try and reach the bank's inflation targets. EurActiv Germany reports.

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Malta tops EU obesity rankings, Romania thinnest

13 hours 15 min ago
Malta has the highest proportion of obese adults in Europe, according to EU figures released yesterday (20 October), while Romania is the least obese.
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