Britain to double Western Balkans funding, security staff

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:59
Britain is to almost double the funding it provides to countries in the Western Balkans to 80 million pounds (€90 million) and ramp up its number of security staff in the region to try and tackle organised crime gangs.
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EU makes another attempt to press Ukraine to fight corruption

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:57
EU leaders used the 20th EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels on Monday (9 July) to press the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, once again to take credible steps to fight rampant corruption.
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Ex-IPCC Vice-Chair: EU contribution to Paris goals is ‘unambitious and outdated’

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:40
The European Union needs to “significantly improve its policy package” for 2030 in order to align itself with the emission trajectories of the Paris Agreement, according to renowned Belgian climate scientist Jean-Pascal van Ypersele.
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Most ivory bought in Europe is illegal, investigation finds

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:40
Almost three-quarters of all ivory sold legally in Europe is in fact illicit and comes from tusks of elephants that were killed after the 1990 ban on ivory trade, according to an investigation released on Tuesday (10 July).
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US questions CAP’s raison d’être with Spanish olives investigation

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:33
If the ongoing US government investigation into imported Spanish olives ends up imposing anti-dumping duties, it could potentially set a dangerous legal precedent and question the entire functioning of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), experts and farmers warn.
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May appoints Jeremy Hunt as new foreign minister

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:21
British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Jeremy Hunt as foreign minister yesterday (9 July) after predecessor Boris Johnson resigned in protest at the government's plans for a close trading relationship with the European Union.
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Germany would not be the main victim of Trump’s car tariffs

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:20
In May 2018, Donald Trump commissioned the US Department of Commerce to investigate whether car imports constitute a threat to US national security. It would seem so according to figures, but that is no more than an excuse to impose tariffs, writes Dr Clemens Fuest.
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Mysterious source of ozone-killing emissions tracked to China

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:14
A mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to plastic foam manufacturers in China, according to an on-the-ground investigation published on Monday. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Trump scolds NATO allies ahead of summit

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:09
US President Donald Trump berated fellow NATO members yesterday (9 June) for not contributing enough to the alliance while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, keeping up a recent drumbeat of criticism before meeting European allies this week in Brussels.
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Higher shares of renewables for higher levels of electrification

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:06
A deep decarbonisation of the European economy is doable, but it will rely heavily on an increased uptake of electricity – even if the challenges are very different across the individual use sectors, writes Kristian Ruby.
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Draghi urges countries to complete banking union as risks fall

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 18:06
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi urged eurozone member states to complete the banking union with a European Deposit Insurance Scheme, noting the “substantial” reduction of risks in the banks’ balance sheets and the benefits of risk-sharing.
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The Brief – This week everything is possible

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 16:38
A terrible week ahead of us will keep Europeans on their toes.
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Boris Johnson resigns as Brexiteers start to tumble

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 16:30
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit his post on Monday (9 July), following the earlier resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis, putting the government in a tight spot with less than nine months left to complete the complex Brexit negotiations.
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Romania’s president removes chief anti-corruption prosecutor

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 15:17
Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis sacked chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruța Kövesi on Monday (9 July) to honour a constitutional court ruling which Kövesi said may leave prosecutors exposed to political interference.
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European Parliament wants to put an end to the solidarity offence in Europe

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 14:31
Only eight EU member states have banned the solidarity offence from their national laws. This offence is often used to prosecute citizens and organisations assisting migrants. reports.
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Fraser Cameron: I don’t think the EU is hostile to New Silk Road

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 13:07
As long as the principles of the OECD, the World Bank and the IMF on transparency, public procurement and sustainable development are observed, the European Union is not hostile to China's New Silk Road project, Fraser Cameron told EURACTIV.
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Genuine cigarettes smuggling from Algeria gives Brussels another headache

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 12:26
The increasing flow of genuine cigarettes from Algeria into Europe is giving politicians a fresh headache.
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Are you ready to play Digital Health Golf? [Promoted content]

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 12:00
With the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on Digital Health in April, the course for digital health has been set – now it’s time to play Digital Health Golf!
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Beer-loving Belgium continues shift to wine-making superpower

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 11:21
Climate change is having a massive impact on Europe’s winemakers but the effects are not always negative. Belgium’s industry is on the up thanks to shifting temperature patterns.
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China and EU can lead on climate action

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 10:44
An upcoming EU-China summit in Beijing will be yet another moment for both economies to show leadership on climate action, following the United States' surrender of influence under Donald Trump, writes Professor Zou Ji.
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