EU countries ‘off target’ on carbon emissions: report18.6.2018.

By Frédéric Simon | EURACTIV.com Most European nations are set to miss their carbon reduction pledges made as part of the Paris Agreement, according to a new ranking of “good”, “bad” and “ugly” countries published today (18 June) by Europe’s leading NGO coalition on climate change. National contributions made by EU member states are “nowhere [...]

Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek EU roadmap

EURACTIV.com with AFP French President Emmanuel Macron heads to Germany tomorrow (19 June) seeking progress with Chancellor Angela Merkel on elusive eurozone reforms, but the deepening EU rifts over migration threaten to dominate an already daunting agenda. The Franco-German ministerial meeting, being held at the Meseberg castle north of Berlin, is seen as key for [...]

Tsipras and Zaev seal historic deal to end name dispute

By Georgi Gotev | EURACTIV.com Greece and Macedonia on Sunday (17 June) signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a row that has poisoned relations between the two neighbours since 1991. “This is a brave, historic and necessary step for our peoples,” said Greek Prime [...]

Germany’s Maas unveils vision for post-Atlantic Europe14.6.2018.

EURACTIV.com with Reuters Germany’s foreign minister called for the European Union to become a more self-confident global actor, prepared to take counter-measures when the United States crosses “red lines” and able to respond to Russian threats and Chinese growth. In a Berlin speech, Heiko Maas gave the clearest sign yet that Germany no longer sees [...]

Rutte rejects Commission’s new funds for monetary union

y Jorge Valero | EURACTIV.com Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday (13 June) the EU should use the tools that are already available to support reforms and protect the euro, in his latest criticism of proposals to deepen the bloc’s integration. Speaking to the European Parliament’s plenary session, the liberal politician made a [...]