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Not too close but not too far away: The EU’s relations with the new Turkey

Mer, 04/07/2018 - 11:41
The 24 June elections marked the start of a new term in the Turkish Republic’s political history as the elections completed the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential system. The result of these elections could affect Turkey's relations with the EU, writes Seda Gurkan.
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UK set to ‘dramatically’ miss 2030 energy efficiency targets for homes

Mer, 04/07/2018 - 08:30
The UK will not meet its 2030 goals to boost energy efficiency in its housing stock until the end of the century, new research from think tank IPPR has concluded. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
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MEPs slam Tusk over migration summit failure

Mer, 04/07/2018 - 07:58
Lawmakers from across the political spectrum in the European Parliament lined up on Tuesday (July 3) to criticise the results of last week’s EU summit on migration.
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Poles protest as government’s judicial reforms kick in

Mer, 04/07/2018 - 07:35
Thousands of Poles took to the streets of Warsaw and other Polish cities on Tuesday (3 July) to protest against the government's makeover of the judiciary that takes effect at midnight despite strong objections by the European Union.
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Merkel’s migration plot thickens as Social Democrats, EU neighbours weigh in

Mer, 04/07/2018 - 07:20
A migrant policy deal struck by Chancellor Angela Merkel to save the German government drew scepticism on Tuesday (3 July) from her Social Democrat coalition partners, who said more talks and work were needed to make the disputed proposal fly.
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EU’s Juncker warns Britain ‘we are all Irish’ on Brexit

Mer, 04/07/2018 - 07:15
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday said the EU stood firmly with Ireland in Brexit talks, just ahead of a crunch UK cabinet meeting which he said the bloc will follow closely.
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EU connected cars plan sparks national backlash

Mer, 04/07/2018 - 06:19
A niche policy fight over the technical groundwork for internet-connected cars has pitted car companies against telecoms operators and also set off alarm bells in a handful of EU capitals.
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MEPs give green light for EU military research fund ahead of NATO summit

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 19:22
Ahead of the NATO July summit in Brussels next week, MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday (July 3) endorsed the creation of a €500 million program aimed at boosting innovation in the European defence industry.
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China presses Europe for anti-Trump alliance on trade

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 17:09
China is putting pressure on the EU to issue a strong joint statement against US President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said.
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African leaders set up migration body, reject EU migrant ‘platforms’

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 17:08
African leaders have announced the creation of a new body to help coordinate national policies on migration, but rejected EU plans to set up migrant “disembarkation platforms” on their soil.
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The Brief – Xenophobia: A new European value, Hungary says

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 16:32
To those who believe that the EU shares a set of clear and well-known values, think again.
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Kurz pledges to shield Schengen as border dispute unfolds

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 16:00
Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz prioritised the protection of the external borders during his country's EU Presidency stint, in order to safeguard the Schengen area, as a recent deal between Germany’s conservative parties could lead to a resurrection of the bloc's internal borders.
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Lobbyist: In Brussels, the balance of power is in the camp of NGOs

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 15:30
It’s crucial for the industry to move from a defensive to a pro-active attitude and be able to communicate with the public and social networks in order to achieve a science-based policy making.
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Macedonia PM Zaev: We want to finish with problems once and forever

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 15:21
EXCLUSIVE / Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev recounts one of the most extraordinary political developments in recent times: the agreement with Greece on the long-standing name dispute that has blocked NATO membership and the start of EU accession talks.
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Time for EU member states to protect lakes and rivers

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 14:48
The latest science shows that Europe’s freshwater bodies are in a dreadful ecological state. Governments must finally take responsibility and undertake serious efforts to comply with EU legislation, urges Andreas Baumüller.
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Mayor of Astana announces big ambitions

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 14:36
The population of Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, is set to double, yet Mayor Asset Issekeshev insists that quality of life and ability to attract visitors will improve too.
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Austria kicks off EU Presidency with ‘a Europe that protects’

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 14:02
The first day of Austria's stint at the helm of the rotating EU Presidency already made clear that the next six months will be a diplomatic challenge for the country. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.
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Cohesion Policy has ‘added value’ for the Mediterranean, say regional leaders

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 13:17
"The Mediterranean Sea is not just a geographical boundary, it unites people." That was the message of the Regional Governor of Western Greece, Apostolos Katsifaras, chairman of the Intermediterranean Committee of the CPMR.
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EU nuclear inquest approves Belarusian atom-smashing

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 11:40
EU investigators concluded on Tuesday (3 July) that an under-construction nuclear power plant in Belarus complies with the bloc’s so-called ‘stress tests’ but made a number of recommendations to the national regulator.
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Grid neutrality is a prerequisite for energy storage to flourish

Mar, 03/07/2018 - 11:21
Without energy storage, the EU target for renewable energy cannot be reached. And that can only succeed if the incentives for investment are set correctly and if “ownership unbundling” rules in the EU energy market are strictly enforced, writes  Dr. Hans Wolf von Koeller.
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