EU trade ministers to hold first talks on granting China MES

Trade ministers will air their differences today (2 February) on the tricky issue of granting China market economy status starting in December, which Beijing considers to be ‘automatic’, following its admission to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

(c) EurActiv I 02.02.2016

US to quadruple military spending in Europe

The US plans to quadruple spending on its military presence in Europe in order to deter Russian aggression, leading US media say.

(c) EUobserver I 02.02.2016

Berlin: 35 square metres of TTIP transparency

German MPs can access the secret texts of the EU-US free trade agreement in a special reading room set up by the ministry of economy under very strict conditions.

(c) EUobserver I 02.01.2016

EIB opens its first Latin American offices in Panama

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will open its first Latin America in Panama, a decision made as a result of its "growing" activity in the region.

(c) EurActiv I 01.02.2016

Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk: The EU forgot its values

Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy in Turkey because of its cooperation in the migration crisis, local media reported yesterday (31 January).

(c) EurActiv I 01.02.2016

EU slams China's on-air 'confessions' as unacceptable

The European Union delivered some of its strongest criticism yet of China's human rights record, calling the televised broadcasts of confessions by Chinese and European citizens "unacceptable".

(c) Reuters I 29.01.2016

Few, but fanatics: The Kosovo women who join IS

In a generational shift in Kosovo, a largely secular and pro-Western society, Islamic radicalisation is making inroads. And it’s not just young men who join Islamic State.

(c) EUobserver I 29.01.2016

UN rejects EU request to attend green aviation meeting

The United Nations’ agency for aviation, the ICAO, has snubbed a request by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to allow MEPs to sit in on a crunch meeting to reduce the industry’s contribution to climate change.

(c) EurActiv I 29.01.2016

Serbia-Kosovo talks resume, despite unrest

Serb PM Vucic and his Kosovan counterpart, Mustafa, resumed EU-mediated "normalisation of relations" talks.

(c) EUobserver I 28.01.2016

EU’s passport fraud ‘epidemic’

Refugee crisis and Paris attacks put spotlight on Europe’s free-for-all. Greece and Italy trouble US officials the most.

(c) Politico I 28.01.2016

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