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Why the Paris Agreement requires an ambitious Energy Efficiency Directive

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 08:29
An energy efficiency target of around 35%, combined with a parallel increase in ambition for renewable energies, would allow the EU to halve its emissions by 2030, write Fiona Hall and Brook Riley.
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Belarus ends ‘teddy bear spat’ with Sweden, names envoy

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:50
Belarus on Tuesday (22 May) appointed its first ambassador to Sweden for almost six years, resolving a bitter diplomatic spat over a pro-democracy stunt involving teddy bears.
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Luxury home purchase haunts Spain’s far-left Podemos party

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:43
Accusations of hypocrisy have rained down on the couple that heads Spain's far-left Podemos party for buying a 600,000-euro luxury home with a swimming pool after previously condemning such extravagance.
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EU weighs sanctions over Venezuela vote ‘irregularities’

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:35
The EU said Tuesday (22 May) it will consider imposing new sanctions on Venezuela after Nicolas Maduro's re-election was marred by "irregularities" and failed to meet international standards.
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Modern diesels: part of the solution [Promoted content]

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:30
Motor vehicles’ undesirable tailpipe emissions are pollutants which impact ambient air quality and are harmful to human health, as well as greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions, which impact climate change.
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Commission to pour cold water on Bulgaria’s Eurozone ambition

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:27
Euro-hopeful Bulgaria does not yet meet the criteria to adopt the single currency, the European Commission will say today (23 May) in an assessment of European Union countries that must one day switch to the euro.
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MEPs outraged over Zuckerberg’s EU Parliament show

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 07:01
Tensions soared between a handful of leading MEPs and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the 34-year-old billionaire avoided answering detailed questions on the company’s data policies during a meeting in the European Parliament on Tuesday evening (22 May).
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Cyprus to cap its ‘golden visa’ program

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 06:59
Stung by criticism it has been selling European Union passports for cash, Cyprus has tightened vetting procedures in a scheme that grants Cypriot citizenship to investors, the finance minister said yesterday (22 May).
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An Italian job to shield the euro

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 06:52
Market pressure, the strong hand of EU institutions and the limits of power will determine how far the new Italian government will go in shaking up the eurozone’s status quo.
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Blossoming batteries boosted by EU plan

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 06:43
Batteries and storage are set to become even more important as electro-mobility and renewable energy go from strength to strength. That is why EU efforts are meant to help the burgeoning industry compete against the likes of China and electric carmaker Tesla.
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Bullmann: Macron must decide if he is a ‘real progressive’ or not

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 06:35
French President Emmanuel Macron has to make his political identity clear and clarify whether he is a “real progressive” who wants to contribute to a social Europe, S&D President Udo Bullmann told EURACTIV in an interview.
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EU increases collaboration with authoritarian regimes to tackle migration

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 06:34
Europe’s struggle with migrants has led to an increase in funding for border control to authoritarian regimes such as Chad, Niger, Belarus, Libya and Sudan. reports.
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China says 16+1 summits are good for EU

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 06:33
Annual summits between China and central and eastern European countries are beneficial to the European Union as a whole, the Chinese government told Bulgaria's foreign minister, brushing off concerns that Beijing is seeking to divide the continent.
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Clean energy innovation: How Europe can make a real difference

Euractive general - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 06:05
Public-private partnerships are vital to achieving the leap forward, deploying new clean technologies at scale and fast, writes Maroš Šefčovič.
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Trump frena sul vertice con Kim: «Ci stiamo lavorando, possibile il rinvio»

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 00:45
Il presidente Usa sull’incontro con il leader nordcoreano: «Non si sa mai con gli accordi, potrebbe non accadere il 12 giugno»
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Inger Stojberg, la ministra danese che considera il Ramadan un pericolo

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 23/05/2018 - 00:14
«Chi digiuna prenda un congedo dal lavoro». È bufera per le esternazioni della leader politica di destra. Nel nord Europa l’astinenza da cibo e acqua può durare oltre 18 ore
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Royal Wedding: un ruolo a Corte per Doria? Così la madre di Meghan ha conquistato i Windsor

Corriere della Sera - Mar, 22/05/2018 - 22:38
La donna è stata accolta con molto calore dai Windsor, anche perché ha saputo tenere un profilo basso prima delle nozze. Potrebbe aiutare figlia e genero nei rapporti con gli Stati Uniti
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Trump’s trade exemptions might not be prolonged, EU warns

Euractive general - Mar, 22/05/2018 - 18:01
The EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Tuesday (22 May) there were “signals” from the US administration that it would impose tariffs on EU's steel and aluminium exports or enforce other restrictions, as she warned the bloc's steelmakers to prepare for the worst.
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The Brief, powered by Yara – Why Macron doesn’t care about protests

Euractive general - Mar, 22/05/2018 - 16:55
For Stephane, a Parisian shopkeeper, today’s demonstration is one too many. "It’s not good for business", he says while closing his store just before the civil servants demo arrives. Emmanuel Macron doesn’t really care though.
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EU energy chief courts Iran after Trump’s withdrawal from nuclear deal

Euractive general - Mar, 22/05/2018 - 16:29
Europe's energy and climate chief sought to reassure Iran's top ministers on Saturday (19 May) that the European Union wants to keep trade open despite the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
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