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Trump blasts May’s ‘soft’ Brexit plan, says Boris Johnson would be ‘great prime minister’

Ven, 13/07/2018 - 07:14
US President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with the UK might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans.
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Polish Transmission System Operator: Europe needs to reshape its electricity market [Promoted content]

Ven, 13/07/2018 - 06:50
The management and balancing of the power system is becoming more and more complicated and expensive, and the European TSOs face new challenges. In order to prevent the instability of the system and the increase of the energy costs for the end users, it is necessary to reshape the current electricity market.
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Tweets of the Week: David Davis, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump – Oh My!

Ven, 13/07/2018 - 06:50
It’s the week of the three buffoons! David Davis decides to quit, Boris Johnson makes a split, and Donald Trump gives Nato a fit. This week started with a bang when David Davis make his shock resignation from the British...
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Women with Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer should be able to continue or return to work [Promoted content]

Ven, 13/07/2018 - 06:50
Important advancements in diagnosing and treating breast cancer in Europe have been made in the last years. However, there are still many challenges to overcome, writes Lydia Makaroff.  
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EU’s next top model could unlock Paris Agreement

Ven, 13/07/2018 - 06:00
The European Commission outlined plans this week for a long-term strategy to drag Europe onto a Paris Agreement-compliant climate trajectory. But there are concerns that the forthcoming set of scenarios could be undermined by one factor: maths.
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The Brief – White heat, white light?

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 16:57
The UK finally revealed its hand on Thursday, publishing a 104-page White Paper that looks awfully like continued membership of the single market and customs union. Just don’t call it that, whatever you do.
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UK Brexit Paper backs Ukraine-style association pact

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 15:55
The UK outlined plans for a Ukraine-style association agreement with the EU on Thursday (12 July) as it published its long-awaited White Paper on relations with the EU after Brexit.
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How to reduce the impact of plastic products on the marine environment?

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 15:55
The ocean provides us with everything we need: food, oxygen, inspiration and jobs. It also regulates the climate. Despite its vital importance, between 4.8 and 12 million tons of plastic enter the ocean every year.
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On climate change, ‘red alert is on’, says COP21 president Laurent Fabius

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 15:34
The world community has taken action against climate change but it must "triple its efforts" to reduce emissions and Europe needs to take the lead, COP21 President Laurent Fabius said ahead of the crucial United Nations’ annual conference (COP24) in December.
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EU court dismisses Austrian case against UK nuclear plant

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 15:06
A European Union court on Thursday (12 July) dismissed a case brought by Austria against EU-approved subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain.
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Germany can extradite Puigdemont to Spain for graft, not rebellion: court

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 15:00
A German court ruled Thursday (12 July) that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may be extradited to Spain, but only for alleged corruption and not on the more serious charge of rebellion.
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Michael Gove vows to safeguard environmental standards post-Brexit

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 14:48
Following the shock resignations of both Boris Johnson and David Davies over the Prime Minister's Chequers proposals, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has re-affirmed that environmental standards will not "slip lower" than those of the EU post-Brexit. EURACTIV's media partner reports.
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Trump ends NATO summit on happy note, saying he made it ‘much stronger’

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 14:30
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday (12 July) he was able to squeeze an additional $33 to 40 billion for defence from his allies. But NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said the figure had been made public before and did not mean Europe was committing any new money.
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Trade war starts to dent European growth

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 14:18
The European Commission cut expected EU growth for this year by 0.2% compared to its forecast less than three months ago, as output was weaker than expected during the first semester and external risks, especially the trade war, are on the rise.
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Micro-regulating trading practices between food multinationals and retail will end up in consumers paying

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 14:08
As the European elections and the change of Commission loom next year, the Commission is in a hurry to get its last proposals out and parliamentarians are keen to complete their scrutiny before the campaign trail beckons, writes Christian Verschueren.
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Commissioner Thyssen to leave politics at the end of European mandate

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 13:13
European Commissioner for Social Affairs, Marianne Thyssen, (CD & V) will end her political career upon completing the current mandate in Brussels, after 28 years of involvement in European politics.
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NATO summit continues after delirious first day

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 07:58
NATO leaders will seek to dampen a febrile atmosphere as their summit wraps up Thursday with talks on Afghanistan and Ukraine, after US President Donald Trump stung allies with a shock demand to double defence spending.
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Soil ‘completely underestimated’ in EU climate strategy

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 07:53
While climate change takes a toll on agriculture and land use contributes to warming the planet, soils still find little attention from policymakers in their climate strategies.
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Macedonia’s roadmap to NATO accession explained

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 07:43
As expected, Macedonia received an official invitation to join the NATO alliance yesterday (11 July), a month after it reached an agreement with Athens on its new name.
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What’s in a beer? The road ahead for consumers’ right to know [Promoted content]

Gio, 12/07/2018 - 07:30
Beer drinkers like clear, consistent, honest communication. That’s why Europe’s brewers have voluntary committed to providing consumers with the list of ingredients and nutrition information in full accordance with EU law, a decision welcomed by policymakers and NGOs alike.
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