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03.08.2015

Merkel's German conservatives set sights on absolute majority

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from conservative allies on Sunday (2 August) to run for a fourth term in 2017 after an opinion poll showed they could win an absolute majority if an election were held next...more »


03.08.2015

EU prepares sanctions as Kerry seeks support for Libya peace plan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday (2 August) he would seek greater backing for a U.N. peace plan for Libya which has been spurned by some key players in a country where two rival governments are vying for power.  more »


03.08.2015

Illegal immigrants face eviction without court order under new UK law

Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face abrupt eviction from rental properties under new laws designed to make Britain a tougher place to live in, the government will announce as it redoubles its response to the Calais...more »


03.08.2015

Greeks brace for stock market losses after five-week shutdown

Greece will take another step away from full-on crisis mode today (3 August) by opening its stock market for the first time in five weeks, although immediate heavy losses are expected.  more »


03.08.2015

Energy Union needs clear, transparent rules and a change of mind-set

The completion of the Internal Energy Market can certainly be seen as one of the pillars of the Energy Union, but the closed markets of South-East Europe are a major obstacle, writes Kalina Trifonova.more »


31.07.2015

New Greek energy minister seeks alternatives to cut high power costs

Panos Skourletis, the new Greek energy minister, is tasked with a heavy reform agenda that could help revive the cash-strapped Greek economy and make the country return to growth. But the stakes are high.more »


31.07.2015

UN backs tobacco tax to finance sustainable development

The Addis Ababa action plan recommends raising taxes on tobacco to finance sustainable development. In the Philippines, a 340% tobacco tax hike helped fund a universal health insurance programme. EurActiv France reports. more »


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