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23.04.2015

EU chief scientist post still vacant, could be scrapped

The position of Chief Scientific Advisor could be dropped under Jean-Claude Juncker's European Commission, although the EU executive made a U-turn in January and reinstated the role following pressure from Parliament. Carlos...more »


23.04.2015

Brussels and Moscow prepare for Gazprom fight

Statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicate that the EU and Russia are gearing up for a legal battle over Gazprom contracts with a number of member states. On Wednesday (22 April) Lavrov called the charges...more »


23.04.2015

Insurers lead moves to include financial services in TTIP

SPECIAL REPORT / Insurers from the US and EU are amongst leading backers of a financial services chapter within the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), although the US remains opposed officially. European...more »


23.04.2015

US trade negotiator 'very disappointed' at European GM food ban

US Trade Representative Michael Froman expressed disappointment on Wednesday (22 April) that the European Commission has decided to let member states have 'opt-outs' on imports of genetically-modified food and feed. Froman, who...more »


23.04.2015

Private sector to chip in for COP 21

Big business will pick up part of the bill for the Paris climate conference in December, a revelation greeted with scepticism by NGOs. EurActiv France reports. more »


23.04.2015

British candidates embrace TTIP as 'biggest prize' for UK in Europe

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the “biggest prize” in global trade, Labour candidate Mike Grapes said on Tuesday (21 April), echoing a widely shared view among other British political...more »


22.04.2015

EU-African summit focuses on migration

Meeting on 22 April, the executive leaders of the European Union and the African Union focused on the issue of how to deal with migration from the Africa to Europe. A “College-to-College” meeting of the EU and Africa was held in...more »


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