EU and Azerbaijan agree ‘Partnership Priorities’

Euractive general - Gio, 12/07/2018 - 07:27
A milestone in EU-Azerbaijan relations was reached in Brussels yesterday (11 July), with the end of negotiations of the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership Priorities in the presence of President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.
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In Central Europe, activists fight for ‘just transition’ away from coal

Euractive general - Gio, 12/07/2018 - 06:50
As Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic start phasing out coal, campaigners argue that all actors – including small entrepreneurs, communities and civil society – must be part of the process.
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Commission rejects auditors’ call to tighten control of EU member states’ debt

Euractive general - Gio, 12/07/2018 - 06:45
The European Commission has rejected the European Court of Auditors’ recommendation to strengthen surveillance of EU member states with high levels of public debt.
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No, EU citizens won’t be exempt from post-Brexit criminal checks

Euractive general - Gio, 12/07/2018 - 06:45
An article in the Daily Telegraph wrongly claimed that European citizens who currently reside in the UK will not be subject to international criminal checks after Brexit. looks into the story as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
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EU relies on stability in the Sahel for its own security

Euractive general - Gio, 12/07/2018 - 06:14
“Europe’s security, and that of Spain, depend on security in the Sahel," said the EU Special Representative for the Sahel, Ángel Losada. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
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Energy and cyber security: The other capacity gap

Euractive general - Gio, 12/07/2018 - 06:03
Europe’s energy companies have made real progress on cyber security in many ways. But actions speak louder than words, and cyber security needs to be a core component of any utility’s strategy, argues Michael John.
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Bulgarian President: Trump raised the target for NATO spending from 2% to 4%

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 17:43
US President Donald Trump has raised the stakes for his European allies’ defence spending from 2% to 4% of GDP, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev told a small group of Bulgarian journalists at the NATO summit on Wednesday (11 July). 
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EU unlocks €800 million for African investment vehicle

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 16:47
The EU’s much vaunted private investment vehicle in Africa has moved a step closer to becoming reality after €800 million was unlocked to leverage multi-billion euro investments on the continent.
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The Brief – Europe’s shameful anniversary

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 16:41
Twenty-three years ago to the day, modern Europe lived through one of its most shameful moments.
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Commission approves close surveillance of Greece after bailout

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 15:47
The European Commission adopted a set of measures on Wednesday (11 July) to closely monitor Greece's fiscal policy after it concludes an eight-year-long bailout programme on 20 August, closing one of the darkest chapter's in the single currency's short history.
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Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 14:00
Russia and Greece were poised on Wednesday (11 July) to expel two of each other's diplomats in a rare dispute that Greek media said had been prompted by the issue of Macedonia, which expects this week to be formally invited to join the NATO alliance.
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Polish electricity boss: Derogations needed to ‘make capacity market work’

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 13:24
European Union negotiators will turn their attention to revamping the bloc's electricity market rules under the Austrian Presidency but the issue of so-called capacity mechanisms continues to define the debate.
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‘All options’ are on the table to respond to Trump’s tariffs on black olives

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 12:21
The European Commission said on Wednesday (11 July) that “all possible options” are on the table to respond to the confirmation of the US tariffs on Spanish ripe olives, seen by the Europeans as ‘not justified’.
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Trump begins NATO summit with Nord Stream 2 attack

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 11:38
US President Donald Trump launched a strong verbal attack on Germany on Wednesday (11 July) for its support to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, aimed at bringing more Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea.
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Schneider: Commission’s proposal on Cohesion going in the wrong direction

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 08:03
The European Commission's plans to overhaul and slash Cohesion Policy spending in the next seven year EU budget are going in the wrong direction, says the Committee of the Regions' Michael Schneider.
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Eurosceptic minister: Italy needs to be ready for ‘all eventualities’ on euro

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:57
European Affairs Minister Paolo Savona said yesterday (10 July) that Italy had to be ready for "all eventualities" regarding its membership of the eurozone, which might depend on factors outside its control.
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Austrian far-right minister doubles down on asylum reform plans

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:56
Austria's hardline interior minister Herbert Kickl said yesterday (10 July) he would push to change the EU's migration policy to make it impossible to make asylum requests on European soil.
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Equinor: Oil majors have ‘muscle’ to join renewables race

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:54
International oil companies have “the financial muscle, the experience, the technical skills, and the supply chain” necessary to take part in the global renewable energy revolution, argues Eirik Waerness of Equinor.
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Trump horsewhips allies as confrontational NATO summit begins

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:39
To the pomp of brass bands and a fly-past of fighter jets, the NATO alliance holds a two-day summit starting today (11 July), looking stronger militarily than at any time since the Cold War, but also more divided than ever.
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Reassessing defence priorities will reinforce NATO’s core capabilities [Promoted content]

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:30
With new threats evolving across the region and increasing military build-ups at NATO’s borders, Europe needs systems that are ready, proven and interoperable on a large scale. As an industry partner, we stand committed to support any efforts that keep Europe and its allies safe.
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