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30.06.2015

WHO re-classifies Agent Orange herbicide as 'carcinogenic'

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified the common herbicide 2.4-Dichlorophenoxyacet acid as "possibly carcinogenic to humans". EurActiv France reports. more »


30.06.2015

MEPs give TTIP proposal a second try

The European Parliament Trade Committee decided on Monday (29 June) to give a non-binding resolution on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) a second vote in plenary. MEPs agreed to submit the...more »


30.06.2015

Social media watchdog: Twitter is the gateway drug for extremists

Twitter is turning a blind eye to the extremists who use the platform to recruit, according to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP). CEP started a European branch on Monday (29 June) and says it will continue targeting extremists'...more »


30.06.2015

Merkel blames Tsipras for bailout deadlock

As the blame game intensifies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Athens of refusing to compromise, saying no one can get 100%, while Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was even tougher on the Greek government. EurActiv Germany...more »


30.06.2015

Ukraine, creditors trade accusations before key talks

The Ukrainian Finance Ministry kept up pressure on creditors yesterday (29 June) before key restructuring talks, blaming a bondholder group for the deadlock in negotiations. The bondholder group responding by saying that the...more »


29.06.2015

Juncker asks the Greeks to vote yes for Europe

From the Commission press room, President Jean-Claude Juncker turned directly to the Greek people today (29 June) in a dramatic message ahead of the 5 July referendum, calling on them to vote yes for Europe, irrespective of the...more »


29.06.2015

Greek crisis divides European Socialists

Syriza’s call for a July referendum has revealed strong divisions within the Socialists & Democrats group. EurActiv Greece reports. Greek lawmakers on Sunday (28 June) authorised Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' proposed 5 July...more »


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