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Consumer co-operatives: A retail force for a prosper & sustainable Europe [Promoted content]

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:00
For 175 years, co-operatives have successfully used commercial efforts to generate social value. Yet, their model is not sufficiently promoted. The Single Market & local communities will benefit if this changes.
Categories: European Union

Enlargement debate: Western Balkans, torn between hope and outrage

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:23
With enlargement being a “hot potato” for EU institutions, EURACTIV addressed the issue in a debate on Tuesday (5 June). Diplomats and journalists talked freely about the perceived reluctance of some member states, but also about existing real internal obstacles.
Categories: European Union

FAO official: ‘Veganism is certainly not for everyone’

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:04
Veganism is certainly not for everyone, particularly when it comes to mother and children, as it is deficient in some important minerals and vitamins, Henning Steinfeld, an official from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Categories: European Union

Fiat-Chrysler withdraws Renault merger offer

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:50
Fiat-Chrysler's (FCA) $35 billion-plus merger offer to Renault fell apart only 10 days after being made public, with both companies' shares falling sharply in early trading on Thursday (6 June). FCA blamed French politicians for the collapse.
Categories: European Union

China’s panda diplomacy puts a smile on ‘best friend’ Putin’s face

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:47
Chinese President Xi Jinping presented two pandas to Moscow’s zoo at a ceremony with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (5 June), in a gesture the Russian president described as a sign of deepening trust and respect between the two powers.
Categories: European Union

Dutch minister ‘Bloks’ Bulgaria’s Schengen accession

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:44
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. /// SOFIA The Netherlands has once again blocked Bulgaria’s Schengen accession due to corruption. But this time another problem has also risen: human...
Categories: European Union

Italy’s Di Maio, Salvini slam EU debt warning

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:36
Italy's populist Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday (5 June) dismissed Brussels' formal warning over the country's excessive public spending as "too easy".
Categories: European Union

US calls ‘false’ the narrative that LNG cannot compete with pipeline gas

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:25
US prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) being shipped to Europe will remain competitive with Russian piped gas prices over the long term, US energy secretary Rick Perry said on Wednesday (5 June).
Categories: European Union

Five takeaways from the EU’s economic recommendations to member states

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:23
While the public finances of all EU member states are now officially out of the “red zone”, the European Commission on Wednesday (5 June) still had tough economic policy recommendations for Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece and Germany.
Categories: European Union

Why France’s Total will not sponsor the Olympics in Paris

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:21
Although it has not yet made its decision public, France's oil company Total will not be a partner of the 2024 Paris Olympics. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Categories: European Union

EU throws the ball to member states to monitor RED II implementation

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:04
The implementation of the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) remains to a large extent the responsibility of the member states, EU sources told EURACTIV.com, in light of ongoing fraud investigations into the practice of mixing palm oil with cooking oil (UCO).
Categories: European Union

EU-Kazakhstan: Elections, trade and transition

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:04
A small cultural contextualisation may prove helpful when discussing political reform in Kazakhstan, says Samuel Doveri Vesterbye. Here it is.
Categories: European Union

Social Democrats win Danish general election

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 07:53
Denmark's opposition Social Democrats looked set to win Wednesday's (5 June) general election, two exit polls suggested, after a poor showing for the far-right and a surge for the main green party.
Categories: European Union

Trump says Ireland’s Brexit ‘wall’ will ‘work out very well ‘

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 07:29
US President Donald Trump voiced confidence Wednesday (5 June) that Ireland's post-Brexit "wall" situation with its UK neighbour will work out fine, earning a quick retort from the Irish premier who noted that a wall is the last thing his country wants.
Categories: European Union

Watad: The oil company that came from nowhere and became a key player in Syria

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 07:03
Life in rebel-held northwest Syria has, without a doubt,  been made easier by Watad Petroleum’s presence. But with no information available publicly about who owns or runs it, there is a persistent suspicion about it, writes Haid Haid.
Categories: European Union

Civil society organisations at the Sabir Festival put up a fight against nationalistic agendas in the EU [Promoted content]

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 07:00
A few days ahead of the surge of Salvini’s party, Sabir and its organisers represent the flipside of Italian social movements, who want bridges where nationalists want walls, writes Francesca Chiavacci.
Categories: European Union

Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 18:22
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (5 June) a budget worth €168.3 billion for the bloc in 2020, aimed at promoting a more competitive European economy and solidarity and security in the EU.
Categories: European Union

Plastic production on the rise worldwide but slowing in Europe

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 17:11
While the global production of plastics is increasing, it is slowing down in Europe, according to PlasticsEurope, the leading pan-European association of plastics manufacturers. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Categories: European Union

The Brief – Finland’s time paradox

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 16:51
The Finns take over the EU rotating presidency in July but face a race against time to deliver on their most ambitious goal.
Categories: European Union

German farmers rely on subsidies, says young female farmer

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 15:58
The number of young people who want to work in agriculture is shrinking. Those who choose farming in Germany have to put up with high acquisition costs, complicated bureaucratic requirements and a modest income. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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