Italy’s 5-Star seeks talks with PD, slams door on the League25.4.2018.

EURACTIV.com with Reuters Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened the door to coalition talks with the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Tuesday (24 April), saying the only other way to end a political deadlock would be a return to the polls. Italian politics have been in limbo since an inconclusive vote on March 4, which saw [...]

Trump, Macron call for ‘new’ nuclear deal with Iran

US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for a “new” deal with Iran Tuesday (24 April), looking beyond divisions over a landmark nuclear accord that now hangs in the balance. Trump pilloried a three-year old agreement designed to curb Iran’s nuclear program as “insane” and “ridiculous”, despite European pleas for him not [...]

Donors set to stump up billions for Syria

EURACTIV.com with AFP International donors are expected today (25 April) to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN’s special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib. The UN’s aid agency says some $8 billion is needed from the gathering of ministers and aid organisations in Brussels for [...]

Wind power to hit new highs in Northern Europe24.4.2018.

By Sam Morgan | EURACTIV.com In a fresh sign of new energy trends in Europe, Belgium plans to double the amount of its waters made available for offshore wind farms, while Denmark has revealed the intention to build enough turbines to power its seven largest cities. On Friday (20 April), the Belgian government announced it [...]

EU agri-food operators sign milestone data sharing deal

In a bid to speed up the exploitation of new technologies in EU farming, a coalition of associations from the EU agri-food chain signed on 23 April a joint EU Code of Conduct on sharing of agricultural data. The objective of this voluntary initiative is to create a framework of cooperation among agri-food chain operators [...]