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04.05.2016

Commission approves extending border checks at internal Schengen borders

The European Commission approved today (4 May) extending by six months controls at several frontiers inside the free-travel Schengen area, saying checks were justified by deficiencies in Greece's management of the bloc's external...more »


04.05.2016

Commission admits visa-free travel for Turks depends on national parliaments

The European Commission today (4 May) proposed that Turkish nationals would enjoy visa-free travel to the EU’s Schengen zone by the end of June, praising Ankara for its fast delivery on meeting the necessary conditions. But...more »


04.05.2016

Live: Countdown to Brexit referendum

Britain will vote on its membership of the European Union on 23 June. Follow EurActiv's live feed for the latest developments.more »


04.05.2016

Legal limbo for 2m Brits living in EU after Brexit, report warns

The 2 million UK citizens currently living abroad in the EU would face years of legal limbo over their futures, a report by senior British politicians warned today (4 May.)more »


04.05.2016

Courier giant ushers in ‘future of aviation’ with biofuels drive

The world's largest express transportation company, FedEx, is pioneering the use of sustainable aviation fuels through a new partnership which will see millions of gallons of biofuel produced from waste wood biomass. EurActiv’s...more »


04.05.2016

EU court upholds new tobacco laws on packaging, menthol cigarettes

The EU's top court on Wednesday (4 May) ruled that the bloc's new laws on plain tobacco packaging and ban on menthol cigarettes were legal, rejecting a challenge by tobacco giant Philip Morris and others.more »


04.05.2016

Oxfam: German companies complicit in human rights violations

Forced relocation, violence and death: German companies Siemens and Voith are complicit in human rights violations through hydroelectric projects in countries such as Brazil and Honduras, according to a report by Oxfam. EurActiv...more »


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