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Turkey promises to stamp out anti-China media reports

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 06:56
Turkey regards China's security as akin to its own and will move to stamp out any anti-China reports in its media, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Thursday (3 August), after meeting his Chinese counterpart.
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Dutch and Germans ‘massively’ get rid of contaminated eggs

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 06:41
Supermarkets in the Netherlands and Germany massively withdrew batches of eggs from their shelves on Thursday (3 August) amid fears that they contained high quantities of fipronil, a toxic insecticide which is dangerous for humans.
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EU fishing boats can operate in UK waters after Brexit, says Gove

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 05:31
The UK's environment minister has told the Danish fishing industry that boats from EU countries will still be able to operate in British waters after Brexit, as the UK does not have enough capacity to catch and process all its fish alone. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Poland accused of ignoring EU ruling on protected forest logging

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 05:27
Environmental activists have accused Poland of ignoring an order from the EU's top court to stop large-scale logging in one of Europe's last ancient forests - an allegation dismissed by Warsaw.
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UN admits it is up to Cypriots to broker deal alone

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 05:18
The United Nations will not resurrect the collapsed Cyprus reunification talks as the onus is now on the divided island's rival communities to prove they really want a long-elusive settlement, the outgoing UN envoy said on Thursday (4 August).
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New Russia sanctions: A European concern

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 05:17
Washington-Moscow relations are threatening to plummet even further after the US decided to impose new sanctions. The new penalties are likely to have an impact on European companies too. George Voloshin examines the situation in the second part of this op-ed. George Voloshin is head of the French branch of Aperio Intelligence, an independent corporate […]
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Tusk denounces Polish witch hunt

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 05:11
European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday (3 August) said he was being targeted in a Polish probe into the 2010 jet crash in Russia that killed Poland's then president and 95 others, following a marathon eight hours of questioning by prosecutors in Warsaw.
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Anti-monopolies economist: ‘Innovation breeds inequality’

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 05:02
Inequality is an inevitable side effect of innovation and many monopolies could be broken by simply eliminating patents, insists Italian economist Michele Boldrin. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
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Rural areas have bad internet access in most member states

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 04:59
Many rural parts of the EU have poor or no broadband internet, even as lawmakers in Brussels discuss new rules to speed up connectivity.
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Kosovo on brink of political crisis

Euractive general - Ven, 04/08/2017 - 04:57
Kosovo is facing political crisis after its new parliament failed to elect a speaker on Thursday (3 August), casting doubt on whether the coalition that won June's snap election can muster a majority.
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Diesel summit takeaway: voluntary retrofits will not stop driving bans in cities

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 17:47
Germany’s diesel summit with car companies this week was a disappointment and does little to cut air pollution, writes Ugo Taddei.
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New Russia sanctions: A road to nowhere?

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 14:46
Washington-Moscow relations are threatening to plummet even further after the US decided to impose new sanctions and Russia retaliated by expelling a large number of American diplomatic staff. George Voloshin examines the situation.
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Greek judges hit back at Commission over ‘intervention’ in their affairs

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 14:02
Greece's judicial authorities will not treat differently citizens whose work is related to the services of the European Commission, judges said on Thursday (3 August) in a statement.
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EU says all parties sticking to Iran nuclear deal

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 14:00
All the parties to the Iran nuclear deal are abiding by its terms, the European Union said Thursday (3 August), despite Tehran's charges that new US sanctions breach the agreement.
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Dutch egg scandal puts consumer health at risk

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 11:17
Hundreds of thousands of Dutch eggs have been declared unsuitable for consumption as they contained high quantities of fipronil, an insecticide toxic to humans.
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Kazakhstan’s geopolitical tightrope: Between Russia and the West

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 10:36
Recent remarks by Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak, who called on oil producers to show greater discipline in adhering to agreed-upon output cuts designed to raise the price of oil, have caught the attention of Kazakhstan.
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Poland revives German war reparations demand

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 10:29
Eight years after the end of the Second World War, Poland renounced its claim to reparations from Germany. But its parliament is ignoring that and is once again calling on Berlin to pay up. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU privacy watchdog: Privacy shield should be temporary

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 05:52
European privacy watchdogs have received “a few” complaints about the privacy shield data transfer agreement with the United States since it was brokered one year ago, the EU's top privacy advocate said in an interview.
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UK’s pursuit of post-Brexit US trade prompts Scottish whisky worries

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 05:45
Scotland’s economic minister has written to the UK government urging Westminster to duplicate EU legislation that protects its world-renowned Scotch whisky, after Brexit. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
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Polish government adviser: Commission position is ‘grotesque’

Euractive general - Gio, 03/08/2017 - 05:44
The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against Poland and has threatened to strip Warsaw of voting rights if it does not respect the rule of law. But a government adviser insists Brussels is being hypocritical and has little legal reason to get involved.
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