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TTIP elephants hiding behind ISDS

SPECIAL REPORT: The controversy surrounding the inclusion of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is seen by some as a smokescreen for ideological opposition to...more »


Amid tensions, Russia resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

Ukraine's military accused separatists of violating an agreed "Day of Silence" in the country's embattled east yesterday (9 December), an initiative that was seen as an attempt to forge a durable ceasefire paving the way to a new...more »


Barriers to infrastructure investment blocking Energy Union

Energy Union, the flagship initiative to wean the EU off its dependence on Russian gas, faces regulatory, financial and political obstacles that can delay or prevent funding for vital infrastructure, the EU Task Force on...more »


Abortion: Choice is a human right

In many developing countries today women and girls have their human rights violated by their own government, resulting in mental torment, horrific injury or even death, write MEP Heidi Hautala, Greens, Finland and MEP Sophie in...more »


Greece prepares for snap elections

In a sudden move and under pressure from international lenders, Greek PM Antonis Samaras decided yesterday to hold elections on 17 December, with a new wave of political instability expected to hit the country. EurActiv Greece...more »


Russia's Lavrov says easing of east Ukraine tensions "long way off"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday (9 December) that an easing of tensions in eastern Ukraine was still a long way off, despite an announcement by Kiev that it had suspended combat operations against...more »


FTT negotiations fall short of 2015 target

Diplomats from 11 EU member states had hoped to come to an agreement on the future European tax on financial transactions by today, 9 December. But talks failed due to disagreements over how the tax should be collected. EurActiv...more »

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