Business and NGOs divided over TTIP regulatory cooperation

While EU and US negotiators are meeting this week in Washington, business groups and civil society organisations have released contradictory statements about regulatory cooperation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  Businesses on both sides of the Atlantic want coordination between regulators to be hardwired into the deal to remove barriers to trade.But 33 NGOs…

The National Front’s delegation will be the largest French group in the new European Parliament…

« The National Front’s delegation will be the largest French group in the new European Parliament. Integrating the far-right party into the new assembly could prove to be delicate exercise. » The day before the election, in the Île-de-France region that surrounds Paris, the FN team already posed logistical problems, as it did not expect to have three…

French alternative parties take on European elections

04/04/2014 – 10:20 The Pirate Party. Place de la Bastille, Paris. [EurActiv] « The European elections will be a soapbox for new French political parties, including the Pirate Party, and Cannabis Without Borders. EurActiv France reports. The European elections have always attracted alternative political parties. They are a chance for lesser-known political movements to voice their…