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EU pushes for 2017 conclusion to free trade talks with Japan

1 hour 55 min ago
The European Union should be able to conclude a free trade agreement with Japan this year after failing to hit an end-2016 deadline, a European Commission source close to the negotiations said on Monday (20 February).
Categories: EurActiv

Hollande calls Versailles mini-summit on the future of the EU

1 hour 57 min ago
French President François Hollande said yesterday (20 February) there would be a summit in Versailles with the leaders of Germany, Italy and Spain on 6 March to prepare reforms for the European Union ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on 25 March.
Categories: EurActiv

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions

2 hours 53 min ago
Turkey's main pro-Kurdish opposition party said yesterday (20 February) it had appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over what it said was the unlawful imprisonment of its two leaders on terrorism-related charges.
Categories: EurActiv

Le Pen’s headquarters raided by police in EU parliament jobs probe

2 hours 58 min ago
French police raided the headquarters of Marine Le Pen's National Front party west of Paris on Monday (20 February) in relation to a probe into alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants.
Categories: EurActiv

EU and Russia at loggerheads over Ukraine separatist passports

3 hours 12 min ago
Russia said yesterday (20 February) that President Vladimir Putin's decision to recognise passports issued by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine complied with international law, after the move drew criticism from France, Germany and the European Union.
Categories: EurActiv

EU privacy watchdogs reiterate warning about Windows 10

3 hours 25 min ago
European Union data protection watchdogs said on Monday (20 February) they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite the US company announcing changes to the installation process.
Categories: EurActiv

With Hungarian support, Poland defies EU over rule of law

3 hours 27 min ago
Poland dismissed on Monday (20 February) demands that it implement judiciary reforms deemed essential by the European Commission to uphold the rule of law.
Categories: EurActiv

Greece’s lenders shift from austerity to reforms

4 hours 7 min ago
The Eurogroup took a small step on Monday (20 February) towards the completion of the second review of Greece's €86 billion rescue programme, placing the emphasis on reforms over austerity to reduce the country's huge debt pile.
Categories: EurActiv

Irish PM expected to say this week when he will resign

5 hours 8 min ago
Ireland's finance minister said on Monday (20 February) that he expects Prime Minister Enda Kenny - who has already said he will not lead his party into an election due next year - to say on Wednesday (22 February) when he will step down.
Categories: EurActiv

Montenegro’s parliament ‘will vote for NATO by 59%’

5 hours 39 min ago
Montenegro will finish the ratification procedure of its NATO accession with a vote in parliament in the coming months. Public opinion is evenly divided for and against NATO membership, but it is unlikely that a referendum will be called over the issue.
Categories: EurActiv

Romania’s have-a-go heroes fight corruption

5 hours 52 min ago
Romanian architect Serban Marinescu never thought he'd come up against such brazen corruption. And when a city mayor demanded a backhander, he plucked up his courage and reported him.
Categories: EurActiv

The Brief: Mike Pence’s promises to the EU are meaningless

Mon, 2017-02-20 16:57
Today brought the US vice-president’s first official visit to Brussels and the first taste of the Trump Tea Party for presidents Juncker and Tusk.
Categories: EurActiv

Malta’s new draft law raises concerns over internet freedom

Mon, 2017-02-20 16:42
Several thousand people took to the streets of Malta on Sunday (19 February) to protest against a new bill that is expected to force online news sites to register with the government.
Categories: EurActiv

Greens MEP: Unpaid internships ‘unacceptable’

Mon, 2017-02-20 16:22
Nearly 100 laughing young persons gathered around Schuman Circle to protest the plight of unpaid interns on Monday (20 February).
Categories: EurActiv

Socialists and Democrats reject Polish ‘morning-after pill’ restrictions

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:57
MEPs from the Socialist & Democrats are pushing back against the latest attempts by the right-wing government in Warsaw to clamp down on access to contraception, calling it an “attack on women".
Categories: EurActiv

US vice president pledges support for EU and NATO in first Brussels visit

Mon, 2017-02-20 14:45
US Vice President Mike Pence appeared to row back on President Donald Trump's statements against NATO and the European Union in his first visit to Brussels.
Categories: EurActiv

EU drugs agency: Don’t politicise Brexit relocation, say Athens, Copenhagen

Mon, 2017-02-20 14:30
The criteria regarding the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London after the Brexit vote should not be political, Danish and Greek officials told on Monday (20 February).
Categories: EurActiv

Food exports: A Spanish success story

Mon, 2017-02-20 13:44
Exports from Spain’s outward-looking food industry are booming. Since the economic crisis began in 2008, Spanish food exporters have seen six years of growth, expanding the sector by 60%. Euractiv Spain reports.
Categories: EurActiv

Agricultural trade

Mon, 2017-02-20 13:44
Can new niche markets save EU farmers’ income? How should the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy look like in order to support an export-driven farming sector?
Categories: EurActiv

It is time to remove the stamp of corruption from Romania

Mon, 2017-02-20 13:36
The fight against corruption, so highly supported by Brussels, has become a witch-hunt with prosecutors, judges, the secret services and the president all protecting their business interests, writes Norica Nicolai.
Categories: EurActiv


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