Papadimoulis: Cohesion distribution could be improved but we don’t accept cuts

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 10:08
One and a half months after the new legislative package on Cohesion Policy for the 2021-2027 period was announced, negotiations are ready to start in order to reach a final consensus before the new European Parliament takes office in 2019....
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Commission vs. Android: Killing the cow for a steak

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 09:57
Competition is what makes the world a better place, not intelligent design by God or by bureaucrats. Therefore, protecting competition is one of the key responsibilities of the European Commission. But in the case of Android, it is about to make a huge mistake, writes Žiga Turk.
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Bosnia unwilling to be turned into EU migration ‘hotspot’

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 09:15
As EU states look to stem migrant flows to the continent, aspiring European Union member Bosnia is caught in the middle, with thousands of immigrants stuck in the impoverished Balkan country.
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Mayors urge EU to aim for net-zero emissions by 2050

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 09:00
The mayors of ten major European cities –including Paris, London, Milan and Barcelona – have issued a joint call for the EU to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement.
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Major risks apprehended over Trump’s Brussels, Helsinki visits

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 08:22
With a NATO summit in Brussels on 11-12 July and a tête-à-tête with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, this week will give Donald Trump a chance to elaborate on that surprising diplomatic doctrine, but only at the risk of further fueling tensions with the country's already deeply unsettled allies.
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16+1 summit: China ready to fund Centre in Sofia for EU partnership

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 07:58
China remains open for trade with foreign partners and can only benefit from an economically strong Europe, its premier said on Saturday (7 July) as he pressed for expanded ties with the continent's eastern wing while waging a tariff war with Washington.
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German firms promised ‘Marshall Plan’ tax breaks for African projects

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 07:40
Germany plans to use public money to support companies which invest in Africa, part of a new "Marshall Plan" with which it hopes to tackle the roots of the refugee crisis that has convulsed European politics since 2015.
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Why NATO should double-down on Georgian membership

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 07:38
When NATO leaders meet in Brussels this week they should have Georgia on their minds, write Amanda Paul and Ana Andguladze.
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Mick Jagger reacts to Walesa appeal in Poland judicial row

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 07:25
Rolling Stones legendary frontman Mick Jagger touched on Poland's controversial judicial reforms at a concert yesterday (8 July) in Warsaw, after anti-communist freedom icon Lech Walesa urged the rockers to support Poles "defending freedom" over court changes that critics say undermine democracy.
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Brexit minister Davis steps down in big blow to May

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 07:10
Britain's Brexit minister David Davis resigned yesterday (8 July) in a major blow for Prime Minister Theresa May as she struggles to unite her party behind a plan to retain strong economic ties to the European Union even after leaving the bloc.
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Share A Snack: do you REALLY know about savoury snacks? [Promoted content]

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 07:00
The European Snacks Association (ESA) recently organised the 5th edition of its “Share A Snack” event on the crowded Place Luxembourg to raise awareness about savoury snacks products and debunk common myths in a convivial atmosphere.
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Turkey reboots with masterplan for Erdogan one-man rule until 2028

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 06:43
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be sworn in for a second term today (9 July), wielding hefty new constitutional powers as he oversees a radically different system of government.
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Italy and Poland’s electricity markets face uncertain future

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 06:36
The ongoing reform of "capacity markets" for electricity, which remunerate power plants for remaining on standby in case of demand peak, should be technologically neutral in order to allow disruptive technologies like digitalisation and blockchain to develop, argue energy experts from across Europe.
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The ‘migration problem’ could be the motor for new relations with Africa

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 06:07
Current proposals put forward by the EU won't solve the migration problem, particularly with predictions of Africa's population doubling by 2050. Africa and Europe would both benefit from resetting their relations, writes Karl Aiginger.
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Key points of Britain’s post-Brexit trade plan

Euractive general - Dom, 08/07/2018 - 15:00
Here are the key points of the plan agreed Friday (6 July) between warring factions within the UK cabinet, long divided between those seeking a clean break with the EU and others wanting to maintain a closer relationship with the...
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The Brief – Who holds the Trump cards at NATO?

Euractive general - Ven, 06/07/2018 - 16:49
Next week’s NATO summit in Brussels could scarcely come at a more difficult time for Europe.
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Commission to table EU external border proposal by September

Euractive general - Ven, 06/07/2018 - 16:20
The Commission will translate the Council's demands into a set of concrete actions in order to improve control of the EU external borders, Jean-Claude Juncker announced on Friday (6 July) during the visit of the College of Commissioners to Vienna.
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EU must get serious about tackling Islamophobia

Euractive general - Ven, 06/07/2018 - 14:55
The European Commission is appointing its new coordinator on anti-Muslim hatred. This is a key opportunity to re-assess this role and ensure the coordinator has a clear human rights based mandate and meaningful resources to tackle racism and discrimination against Muslim communities in Europe, which have been lacking so far.
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Social voucher solutions ‘create jobs and combat black economy’

Euractive general - Ven, 06/07/2018 - 14:39
Social voucher solutions are smart ways to stimulate local economies and create jobs, as well as increase spending power and combat the black economy, Nathalie Renaudin tells EURACTIV.
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Trans-Europe Express – Desperately seeking white smoke

Euractive general - Ven, 06/07/2018 - 11:46
In less than nine months, the UK will formally leave the EU. That much is clear. Nothing else is.
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