EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement on the European Defence Fund (EDF) this week, but decisions on the two major issues - budget and eligibility for funding -- had to be postponed as the file remains plagued by controversy.
EU lawmakers failed to seal an agreement on the future of the European Defence Fund (EDF) despite a nine hour negotiation session last week.
Although the European Greens and La République en Marche! (LREM) share common views on the European project, these should be promoted in a partnership of equals, Greens co-chair Reinhard Bütokofer told EURACTIV in an interview.
Diplomats reached a compromise on new cybersecurity rules more quickly and with less controversy than many observers close to the file had expected.
German parties exploring a coalition government have dealt an early blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's hopes for more expansive fiscal policies from Berlin, backing a balanced budget and rejecting the idea of a separate pot of cash for the euro...
Reinhard Bütikofer is one of the most authoritative voices in the European Parliament on 3D printing. In his view, Europe will have to struggle over the next decade to be a leader in industry, and will get there only if it turns research efforts into innovative results.
It doesn’t look good for Beijing. Brussels and Washington still refuse to recognise China as a market economy and the Commission has proposed legislation that completely changes the rules for EU trade with third countries. EURACTIV Czech Republic partner Aktuálně.cz reports.