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Ex-chemicals agency chief: ‘Courage’ needed to rethink EU laws

Europe’s chemical management rules, REACH, are over a decade old and the man seen as the architect of the legislation still thinks it is the most modern of...

Parliament VP: We cannot ‘copy and paste’ Commission transparency rules

Talks between the European Parliament, Commission and Council about a mandatory transparency register – an attempt to regulate lobbying – have unfolded...

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EU still leads the way on animal testing alternatives, industry representative says

The EU continues to lead the world in balancing ethics with science, although the gap with other regions is “significantly” narrowing, Charles Laroche ,...

ALDE: “we have to win over nationalists and populists across Europe,”

Madrid (EuroEFE).- Ahead of the European Parliament elections next year, over 1,000 liberals from all across the European Union last week gathered in Madrid...

S&D chief: ‘Political suicide’ for Europe to ignore Africa

Europe has to tackle the root causes of migration and better manage population flows by investing in people rather than walls, Udo Bullmann told EPA 's...

Weber: EPP has answers to populism and extremism

European People’s Party leader Manfred Weber, a potential candidate for the top Commission job, says his party is loyal to its Christian Democratic...

Stubb: No room for populism in EPP, European values are under threat

After serving his country as a minister and prime minister, and gaining first-hand experience in dealing with some of the EU’s biggest crises, Alexander...

Navracsics: I am ‘deeply interested’ in keeping the CEU in Hungary

Viktor Orbán’s offensive against the Central European University is at the core of the worsening relationship between Hungary and the EU institutions. But...

Hogan: EU member states will decide on agriculture innovation after 2020, not Brussels

Member states and not the European Commission will direct the precise support and funding for innovation and digitisation of farming in the post-2020...

Filip Grzegorczyk, PKEE vicepresident: "We would like to achieve some derogations to make capacity market work"

Filip Grzegorczyk, vice president of the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) , participated recently in Madrid in a EFEfórum Energy debate about “The...

Italian region shows two sides to the immigration story

Images of distressed refugees arriving on Italian shores have become increasingly familiar in recent years. EURACTIV reports on the situation on the...

Refugees at the EU borders – status update from Romania

How prepared is the EU to receive people in need of protection? How can the integration programmes be improved? Those are two important case files for...

The EU’s refugee crisis: Effective handling or botched up policy?

Dealing with the refugee crisis has proved to be an insurmountable task for Europe, due to the apparent lack of a coherent immigration policy and political...

‘Kitchen of Conflict’: Through the stomach towards tolerance

Poland and Hungary are the only two EU countries that have not accepted any refugees under the EU relocation and resettlement programme. Politicians who...

Integration through language

Five years ago, the founders of ‘Teachers on the Road’ started visiting fifty refugee homes in the German states Rhineland-Palatine and Hesse. A lot has...

Névache and Briançon – left to deal with migrants on their own

Following the closure of other roads, migrants embark on a clandestine Italian-French crossing in the Alps by the Col de l’Echelle. Local residents, haunted...

Bullmann: Macron must decide if he is a ‘real progressive’ or not

French President Emmanuel Macron has to make his political identity clear and clarify whether he is a “real progressive” who wants to contribute to a...

Copernicus chief defends role of satellites in CAP’s ‘control’ system

The EU will launch a new satellite this week as part of the ‘Copernicus’ initiative. The earth observation programme has proved to be useful in dealing...

Faria MEP: Offshore Safety Directive is ripe for reform

The Portuguese lawmaker behind the most recent European Parliament resolution on the safety of offshore drilling explained to EPA 's partner EURACTIV...

UN Arctic chief: ‘Climate change isn’t linear – it’s accelerating’

Climate change is most evident in the Polar Regions and its impact will serve as a litmus test for what happens to the rest of the planet, the UN’s chief...

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