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Munich Security Conference chief: “Germany only wants to do things without getting wet.”

Ven, 17/08/2018 - 15:52
The head of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, spoke to EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” about US President Donald Trump, the German free-rider mentality and Europe's lack of pride and self-respect.
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Germany and Greece reach agreement to repatriate refugees

Ven, 17/08/2018 - 15:17
Berlin has reached an agreement with Athens to send back refugees to Greece if they have already applied for asylum there. The move follows a similar agreement with Spain earlier this month, while a deal with Italy is also soon to follow.   
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Slovenia parliament OKs former actor as prime minister-designate

Ven, 17/08/2018 - 15:13
Slovenia's parliament approved on Friday (17 August) a minority coalition government led by comedian-turned-politician Marjan Šarec, ending a political stalemate after an inconclusive June 3 parliamentary election. However, analysts said the cabinet, supported by five centre-left parties, might have a limited shelf life
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Ukrainian rights activist claims Poland banned her from Schengen zone

Ven, 17/08/2018 - 09:29
A Ukrainian human rights activist claimed on Thursday (16 August) that Warsaw had banned her from Poland and the rest of the Schengen zone in what she called "a political affair".
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Soros foundation to quit Hungary by end-August

Ven, 17/08/2018 - 09:10
The foundation run by US billionaire George Soros said Thursday (16 August) that the last of its operations in Hungary would cease by 31 August, with its activities being transferred to Berlin.
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Polish president vetoes change to European parliament election rules

Ven, 17/08/2018 - 09:06
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday (17 August) vetoed a controversial reform of European Parliament election rules that would have essentially kept all small parties in Poland out of the running. “I refuse to sign it and am sending the...
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Turkish instability threatens Europe from the Italian flank  

Ven, 17/08/2018 - 08:51
Market pressure, financial exposure and a potential review of a key migration deal with Ankara has made Italy the most vulnerable country to the recent financial turmoil in Turkey.
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Ministers stay away as Brexit officials resume talks on Irish border

Gio, 16/08/2018 - 17:57
EU and UK officials cut short their summer holidays to resume Brexit talks in Brussels on Thursday (16 August). The two days of technical meetings will focus on the Northern Irish border and future trade relations but officials indicated that there was little chance of a breakthrough.
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Oettinger dismisses claims EU to blame for Italian bridge collapse

Gio, 16/08/2018 - 17:02
Brussels has recently encouraged Italy to increase expenditure in infrastructure, EU officials said on Thursday (16 August) in response to Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s allegations that the bloc's austerity policies were partly responsible for Italian bridge collapse. 
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Bayer loses €16 bln market value as concerns mount over further damages claims

Gio, 16/08/2018 - 15:24
Bayer shares registered yet another sharp decrease on Thursday (16 August), dropping as much as 6.5% in Frankfurt to hover near the 76 euros level as investors fear the German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant may face numerous litigations in the US after its controversial merger with Monsanto. 
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Is it ‘the economy, stupid’ in the EU’s southern neighbourhood?

Gio, 16/08/2018 - 10:00
While trade wars threaten across the Atlantic, enhanced economic cooperation could be the key to stability in the EU’s southern neighbourhood.
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Serbia eyes Kosovo border review, opposed by Merkel

Gio, 16/08/2018 - 09:49
Serbia's political life is heating up in August as discussions about its relations with Kosovo have reached frantic speed, varying from a possible partition of its former province to exchange of territory and border changes.
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Italy PM declares state of emergency after bridge collapse killed 39

Gio, 16/08/2018 - 09:40
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared on Wednesday (15 August) a state of emergency covering the region around Genoa after a bridge collapse killed 39 people and severed the port city's mainland corridor with southern France.
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New pesticide may harm bees as much as those to be replaced

Gio, 16/08/2018 - 09:19
A new class of pesticides positioned to replace neonicotinoids may be just as harmful to crop-pollinating bees, researchers cautioned Wednesday (15 August).
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US says EU stalling on Airbus, blocks request for WTO compliance panel

Gio, 16/08/2018 - 09:09
The US said on Wednesday (15 August) the EU and four of its planemaker states have failed to bring subsidies for Airbus into line with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling of last May, an accusation refuted by the EU.
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Migrant rescue ship arrives in Malta, ending standoff

Gio, 16/08/2018 - 09:01
The Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius arrived at Valletta harbour in Malta on Wednesday (15 August) to allow 141 migrants to get off, ending a five-day tug-of-war among EU countries which had seen the vessel banned from docking in several ports.
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UK FA minister on Brexit: ‘There is absolutely no guarantee that we will get a deal’

Mar, 14/08/2018 - 17:49
The risk of a no-deal Brexit has been increasing and the European Union commission needs to change its attitude if a deal is to be reached, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday (14 August). 
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EU ramps up legal threat to Poland over court reform

Mar, 14/08/2018 - 16:45
The EU on Tuesday (14 August) stepped up its legal threats to Poland over its controversial supreme court reforms, giving Warsaw one month to comply or risk being hauled before the bloc's top court.
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Mali opposition leader rejects results as counting underway

Mar, 14/08/2018 - 09:54
Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population "to rise up."
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French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port

Mar, 14/08/2018 - 09:33
The operators of the migrant ship Aquarius on Monday called on Europe to find a safe haven for 141 people it rescued in the Mediterranean, saying Italy and Malta had again refused to let the vessel dock.
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