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31.08.2015

Bettel: EU, Russia play a lose-lose game on Ukraine

EXCLUSIVE / In the wake of repeated international calls for a ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine, Europe and Russia must abide by the Minsk accord, Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel told EurActiv in an exclusive interview. On...more »


31.08.2015

Bulgaria offers Azerbaijan ‘a package’ of energy projects

The Bulgarian government has proposed a package of energy cooperation projects to Azerbaijan. It remains unclear if the massive deal is part of a swap of property linked to a plan to divest 17% of Azerbaijan’s shares of Greek gas...more »


31.08.2015

Fabius calls Eastern Europe's reluctance to receive migrants ‘scandalous’

European Union leaders yesterday (30 August) called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis. Home affairs...more »


31.08.2015

Bettel: What is best for the UK is not always best for the EU

In a candid interview with EurActiv, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel says he is not prepared to give anything to the UK, even though he agrees with David Cameron that we need a more efficient EU. Xavier Bettel succeeded...more »


31.08.2015

Eni announces discovery of huge gas field off Egypt’s coast

Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast. The company said the area was 1,450m (4,757 feet) beneath the surface and covered 100 sq km (39 sq miles). It could hold...more »


31.08.2015

Drink coffee, change the world

How many cents per cup of coffee consumed in developed nations help eradicate poverty in coffee growing regions? The answer is shocking, writes Fernando Morales-de la Cruz. Fernando Morales-de la Cruz is an entrepreneur,...more »


31.08.2015

France boosts efforts to tackle food waste

France’s Minister for Ecology, Ségolène Royale, has obtained a series of commitments from French supermarket chains to limit food waste. She also hopes to change the EU’s expiry date system for certain foods. EurActiv France...more »


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