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Moscovici: Trump’s US could be tax haven blacklisted

EXCLUSIVE / The EU’s tax haven blacklist is taking shape, as the European Commission uses the momentum generated by the LuxLeaks and Panama Papers scandals. Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici did not … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

What President Trump could mean for energy and climate policy

Before Donald Trump was elected America’s new president in yesterday’s elections (8 November), experts told EurActiv.com that his presidency would have a corrosive effect on global and EU climate and energy policy.

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

FuelsEurope boss: Burning global-warming petrol is society’s choice

The burning of petroleum in transport, despite its contribution to climate change, is a choice made by customers in a society that runs on liquid fuel, John Cooper has said. … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker: I have a black book of my enemies

Jean-Claude Juncker has a little black book called “little Maurice” where he notes the names of everyone who has betrayed him, the European Commission president said in an interview in which he … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farage on UKIP’s future: After Brexit, who cares?

Nigel Farage told EurActiv.com that UKIP’s role after the UK referendum on Europe was to ensure there was “no backsliding or betrayal” on the vote to Leave. But he refused … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Maelbeek bomb survivor: I will get back on the Brussels metro

EXCLUSIVE / A survivor of the Maelbeek station bombing that killed at least 20 people on Tuesday today (24 March) vowed to get back on the Brussels metro when he … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tales of carnage, confusion and courage emerge after Brussels attacks

The terrorist attacks in Brussels brought tales of carnage, confusion and courage, as the Belgian capital struggled to cope with an unfolding tragedy that left at least 34 dead.

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Norwegian energy minister: We will drill until gas reserves run out

Norway will be on its last third of natural gas reserves by 2035, much of it in the Arctic, and almost all of it destined for the EU market, the … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nicosia mayor: Relations with Turkish Cypriots ‘starting to become a friendship’

The relationship between the two communities in Nicosia, Europe’s last divided capital, is starting to become a friendship, the city’s Greek Cypriot mayor has told EurActiv. Constantinos Yiorkadjis described how … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eastern Europe’s first black mayor: ‘If we’re Schengen, then why the fences?’

“Are we Schengen or not?” the Ghana-born mayor of Slovenian border-town Piran asked. “And if we are, why is the government putting up fences?”, he said, before warning that a … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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