EU says still time for Brexit deal as failure looms16.10.2018.

EURACTIV.com with AFP British and European leaders insisted Monday (15 October) they could still reach a Brexit deal despite the latest failed round of divorce talks, but the EU warned a no-deal scenario was “more likely than ever before”. British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted there was still “disagreement” over how to keep open Britain’s [...]

Hungary takes fight against NGOs to EU level

By Georgi Gotev | EURACTIV.com At a Luxembourg meeting of EU foreign ministers on Tuesday (15 October), Hungary called on the EU to stop funding for NGOs that undermine the sovereignty of neighbouring countries such as Israel and Egypt or states that contribute to illegal migration. The move in itself is not surprising, since Hungary [...]

Eurozone faces critical budget issue as Italy defies the rules

By Jorge Valero | EURACTIV.com For the first time since post-crisis rules entered into force, all eurozone countries are to submit their draft budget plans to the European Commission, but the Commission could also make an unprecedented move itself: sending one of budgets back to where it came from, most likely, Rome. The Stability and [...]

Mogherini: FYROM name change deal will transform entire South-East Europe15.10.2018.

By Christina Vasilaki | Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) The recently reached “historic” name deal between Athens and Skopje will have a wider positive impact and a spill-over effect in entire South-East Europe, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said. In an interview with EURACTIV.com’s Greek media partner Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), the High Representative of the Union for Foreign [...]

Norway’s latest CCS revival attempt meets lukewarm EU response12.10.2018.

By Frédéric Simon | EURACTIV.com The European Commission has given only cautious backing to a project led by Norway that would see carbon dioxide emissions captured at source from industrial installations and shipped offshore to depleting oil and gas fields where they would be buried more than 1,000 metres underground. It was supposed to be [...]