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Europe’s biggest challenge now comes from the US, Timmermans says

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 18:16
Europe’s most important task for the rest of this year is to stay strong and united in the face of challenges coming from the United States, the European Commision First Vice-President Frans Timmermans told a business forum on Wednesday (23 May), in comments likely to irk Washington.
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Commission demands ‘credible response’ from Italy to reduce debt

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 17:52
The European Commission on Wednesday (23 May) approved Italy’s efforts to balance its public accounts but asked the new government for a “credible response” in order to further reduce its immense public debt.
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The Brief, powered by Yara – Who says EU trade officials don’t have a sense of humour?

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 17:00
Canada aside, Australia and New Zealand have been among the most enthusiastic about inking trade deals with the UK after it leaves the EU. International Trade minister Liam Fox, and his team, see the Commonwealth countries as ‘low hanging fruit’ when it comes to brokering new trade deals.
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Collaboration for impact

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 15:39
Achieving sustainable development goals depends on the mutual relationship between European associations and the industry sectors. Stefan Crets and Louise Scott explain the role of both sectors and how they can raise sustainability impact in the community.
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Raising awareness of disabilities through sporting Intégrathlon

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 15:38
Since 2009, the Intégrathlon has challenged preconceived ideas about disabilities with sports events organised in five towns in Seine-Saint-Denis. EURACTIV.fr went to Tremblay-en-France, one of the cities at the heart of this year’s project.
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Heating and cooling: Towards a fossil-free reality?

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 14:24
Today, several renewable technologies are available to decarbonise heating and cooling (H&C). They are mature and ready to deliver but the market uptake of renewable energies in the H&C sector remains difficult.
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Smart agriculture can help cut ammonia emissions from agriculture, experts say

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 14:16
By using the right technology and agricultural practices, the agricultural sector will be able to reduce its carbon footprint and harmful ammonia emissions, experts said at a EURACTIV panel discussion on 16 May.
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Tajani ups the ante in Spitzenkandidaten controversy

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 14:09
One year ahead of the European Elections, emboldened by a recent opinion poll, the European Parliament made key announcements on Wednesday (23 May), signalling a strong preference for the Spitzenkandidaten system that was rejected by the heads of state and government..
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Barrier-free environment for fans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ [Promoted content]

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 14:00
With just a few weeks to go before the kick-off in Russia on 14 June, everything is set for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ to be a truly inclusive event for everyone.
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Green cities for a greener future

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 13:00
On issues such as providing cleaner air, reducing noise pollution, establishing cleaner water and tackling waste, cities are at the forefront of change, writes Anna Lisa Boni.
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Neftohim refinery boss: Europe’s refining sector will consolidate, improve

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 12:36
The number of oil refineries in Europe is likely to decrease but those that remain will be truly competitive, highly technological and highly efficient, Ilshat Sharafutdinov told EURACTIV in an interview.
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European beet producers’ growing concerns over sugar prices

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 11:10
The end of sugar quotas coincides with the collapse of prices on the world market. This is currently more of a problem  for sugar refiners than sugar beet growers, who are still protected by contracts. EURACTIV.fr reports
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Sofia metro lessons: Benefits and problems with the way EU funds are spent

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 10:36
In 14 years, Sofia's metro project has taken up nearly €1 billion from EU funds. It was declared "infrastructure project of the last decade" in Bulgaria. Due to be completed in less than two years, it should serve around 1.2 million people a day. EURACTIV's media partner Dnevnik reports.
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Freedom of expression in Europe: Who draws the line?

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 08:30
Hate speech laws are spreading in Europe as EU governments and international organisations try to find measures to defuse conflicts.
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Why the Paris Agreement requires an ambitious Energy Efficiency Directive

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 08:29
An energy efficiency target of around 35%, combined with a parallel increase in ambition for renewable energies, would allow the EU to halve its emissions by 2030, write Fiona Hall and Brook Riley.
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Belarus ends ‘teddy bear spat’ with Sweden, names envoy

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:50
Belarus on Tuesday (22 May) appointed its first ambassador to Sweden for almost six years, resolving a bitter diplomatic spat over a pro-democracy stunt involving teddy bears.
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Luxury home purchase haunts Spain’s far-left Podemos party

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:43
Accusations of hypocrisy have rained down on the couple that heads Spain's far-left Podemos party for buying a 600,000-euro luxury home with a swimming pool after previously condemning such extravagance.
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EU weighs sanctions over Venezuela vote ‘irregularities’

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:35
The EU said Tuesday (22 May) it will consider imposing new sanctions on Venezuela after Nicolas Maduro's re-election was marred by "irregularities" and failed to meet international standards.
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Modern diesels: part of the solution [Promoted content]

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:30
Motor vehicles’ undesirable tailpipe emissions are pollutants which impact ambient air quality and are harmful to human health, as well as greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions, which impact climate change.
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Commission to pour cold water on Bulgaria’s Eurozone ambition

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:27
Euro-hopeful Bulgaria does not yet meet the criteria to adopt the single currency, the European Commission will say today (23 May) in an assessment of European Union countries that must one day switch to the euro.
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